Tops In Blue coming to Portales

USAF file photo Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing sing during the Tops in Blue 2008 “Deja Blue” World Tour performance at Greyhound Arena in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Tops In Blue, the entertainment showcase of U.S. Air Force talent, […]

Cannon airman selected for Tops In Blue

Air Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the names of 31 airmen selected for the world-renowned Tops In Blue team for 2010. For nine days, 74 Air Force singers, dancers, and musicians competed for the Tops In Blue slots during January’s Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Education feature: Ranchvale nominated for Blue Ribbon School

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale second-grade teacher Sheri Robbins helps Vicente Torres with a math assignment Tuesday during class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three schools in the state nominated for national honors. Ranchvale is nominated for a Blue Ribbon School designation by the New Mexico […]

Blue-footed booby makes unprecedented appearance at Conchas Lake

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Courtesy photo: Glenn Walbek/www.pbase.com/gwalbek/galleries The blue-footed booby commonly is found in the Gulf of California between the mainland and Baja, Calif., with occasional sightings at inland lakes in Arizona, Nevada, Southeastern California and Texas. Freedom New Mexico Bird watchers are migrating to Conchas Lake for the rare chance to catch a glimpse of a blue-footed […]

Cannon gets ‘Deja Blue’ experience

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., left, and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., sing during their Tops in Blue 2008 World Tour performance. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th […]

Tops in Blue show Monday

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The U.S. Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, is offering a free night of family entertainment at 7 p.m. on Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. This year, Tops in Blue continues its long-standing tradition of “family entertaining family” by showing what has made […]

Tops in Blue coming to Portales

CNJ staff The U.S. Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, is offering a free night of family entertainment at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. The performance includes Latin sounds, All-American country music, and chart-topping hits, music from movies and Broadway shows. The Tops in […]

Feb. 13 Cannon Community

Tops in Blue performance — Air Force’s premiere entertainment showcase Tops in Blue will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Eastern New Mexico’s Greyhound Stadium. The event is two-hours of music, dance and old-fashioned fun. It is free and open to the military and community. Volunteers needed — The Community Center is looking for […]

These angels wear blue instead

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt Col. James Reineke, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron commander, helps Trevor Daniell, a child at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, unwrap Christmas gifts during this year’s Angels in Blue gift-giving party. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs For the past seven years, […]

Parade glows through Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Shirley Wolfenvarder and Charley O’Barney, 4, wave to parade spectators from the Clovis/Curry County 50-plus Olympics float in Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red, green and blue lights danced across little Darcee Thoms’ face as it peeked out of her hooded coat Saturday while […]

Military feature: Local woman oversees military tribute installation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Garden Club Member Bess Kline, left, and the New Mexico visitor information center supervisor Janice Hamilton, right, joined forces to place a Blue Star Memorial marker at the visitor information center on U.S. 60/84. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bess Kline said she has been working about […]

Security forces airman also musician

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By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Range, dexterity, and patience are traits that make for a well-trained security forces airman. For one such airman here, musical abilities should be added to that list. Senior Airman Mark Maddon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses all those traits to enhance his life […]

Tops in Blue makes splash in Clovis

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Performers with Tops in Blue perform a song during their musical set of the decade from 1947 to 1957 during their 2007 World Tour at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis on Feb. 18. Tops in Blue performers entertain airmen and local communities worldwide and on By Airman 1st Class […]

Feb. 19 – Tops In Blue

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A young girl watches Tops In Blue Monday night at Marshall Auditorium. Tops In Blue, an Air Force group, portrayed 60 years of Air Force service this year.

Tops In Blue performing Clovis

Courtesy photo The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment in the Marshall Junior High auditorium at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.  Freedom New Mexico staff Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. —The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is offering a free night of family entertainment in the Marshall Junior […]

Tops in Blue due Feb. 18

The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Marshall Junior High auditorium. The show “will wind visually and musically through six decades of history with footage laced with songs from each era,” according to a news release from Cannon Air Force Base. The event is free. […]

Local Roundup: Train strikes flatbed trailer

CNJ staff An eastbound train struck a flatbed trailer at the intersection of U.S. 84 and the New Mexico/Texas state line Friday night, police said. Emily Patterson of the Farwell Police Department said the accident occurred at 10:20 p.m. CST. The driver of a commercial pickup truck pulling a 35- to 40-foot trailer carrying heavy […]

Nov. 23, 1977

The Clovis Police Department received new uniforms in a shade of dark blue called “L.A. Blue,” named after the Los Angeles Police Department’s uniform colors. … The Clovis City Commission decided to sidestep federal regulation and re-install traffic signals at the 10th and 14th street intersections on Prince Street, claiming the intersections were dangerous. … […]

Business Feature: Biodiesel plant taking shape

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Job site superintendent Doug Noguez, left, of Agate Construction and Kevin Rubright, construction manager for ARES Corp., oversee work on the Clovis Biodiesel plant. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor In what was once a winter wheat field sits clusters of stainless and carbon steel tanks. The 14 tanks are […]