Money should support towns, schools

By Brian Moore: Guest Columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Dynamic duo

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Clovis’ Rishard Matthews follows the block of teammate Brian Mead during Saturday’s Class 5A semi-final game against Onate in Las Cruces. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Running back Brian Mead and wide receiver Rishard Matthews are the one-two punch for a Clovis offense that’s helped the Wildcats to a […]

Stacy selected next CHS athletic director

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Brian Stacy, who has coached Clovis High’s cross country teams under contract for the past three seasons, has been selected to replace Dale Fullerton as the district’s athletic director. Stacy was chosen from a field of four finalists for the position. The others were Lonnie Baca, a teacher at […]

Coulter, Brian

Brian Coulter Services: Have been held. Brian Michael Coulter, 23, of Crofton, Ky., formerly of Cannon Air Force Base, died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born on May 18, 1981, in Crofton, Ky., to Gene and Mary Ann Kohl Coulter. He was a member of the […]

McTommoney , Brian

Brian McTommoney Services: Have been held. Brian McTommoney, 56, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home. He was born June 12, 1948, in Philadelphia, to Joseph and Valentine Moore McTommoney. He married Kathleen Macrina on June 19, 1970, in Camden, N.J. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 until 1973. […]

Vixens hold off Grady in semis

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Fort Sumner senior forward Sandy Fortner drives the baseline against Grady senior post Jennifer Blackburn during the Class A semifinal game at Bernalillo High School on Thursday. (Special to the CNJ: Andrew Chavez) CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner’s 16-4 advantage after the first quarter held up and the Vixens advanced to the Class 1A […]

Mount, Esmeralda

Esmeralda Mount Services: Have been held. Esmeralda “Esmie” Mount, 66, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1938, in La Loma, to Roman and Lugardita Romero Gonzalez. She married Michael Mount on June 9, 1967, in Clovis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Managing budget major balancing act

By Brian Moore Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there … pretty soon you’re talking real money. Even though our budget […]

Kane, Brian

Brian Kane Services: Have been held. Airman 1st Class Brian Martin Oliver Kane, 29, of Cannon Air Force Base, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 10, 1975, in Ireland, to Bernard and Jeanie McGoldrick Kane. He worked in the Public Affairs office at Cannon. […]

Cannon airman had knack for making others smile

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By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor He was good at mimicry. He always opened the door for his coworkers. And he had a voracious appetite. But what coworkers with Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs remember most about Airman 1st Class Brian Kane was his ability to put a smile on their faces — day […]

Echols, Mary

Mary Echols Services: Have been held. Mary McLaughlin Echols, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 2, 1910, in Clovis, to Frederick Christopher and Betha Guy McLaughlin. She married Coy Preston Echols on June 3, 1934, in Clovis. She was a bookkeeper for the Clovis News […]

Norris, Brian Craig

Brian Craig Norris Services: Have been held. Mr. Brian Craig Norris, 40, of Clovis, a chemist, died Tuesday July 27, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 13, 1964, in Clovis, to James Clyde and Shirley Ann Sewell Norris. He served in the Marine Corps during the Granada conflict. […]

Cats win third crown in four years

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Clovis junior Tanner Williams finished second to teammate Phillip Williams in Friday’s long jump. Photo by Rick White By Rick White Not much is slowing Phillip Williams down these days, not even a 3-inch gash to his hand he suffered less than an hour into the District 4-5A track meet when he spiked himself in […]

Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, aims for minority whip seat

By David Arkin Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, on Friday said he plans to run for the minority floor post in the state House of Representatives. Moore said he thinks it’s time for a change in leadership. “Some people have asked me to take this on,” he said. “I think we need some rural leadership.” Moore’s […]

Student profile: Brian Mead

Brian Mead, the son of John and Carolyn Mead, is in the ninth grade at Yucca Junior High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? Not too warm and not too cold, not windy, and going out to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and finding $1,000,000 in the street. What is so […]

Fisher Houses: Comfort zones for wounded and families

Tom Philpott “It’s unbelievable that places like this exist,” said Brian Alaniz, 29, a Navy hospitalman who lost part of his right leg and suffered other wounds just four days after President Bush ordered the invasion last March. Brian isn’t referring to Iraq, however. What he wants to talk about are Fisher Houses. He knew […]

Focused Wildcats breeze to 4-5A title

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Brian Romero led a 1-2 finish for the Wildcats. CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Brian Romero wasn’t about to finish second — even if it was at the expense of a teammate. Pulling away from fellow Clovis High senior Matt Appelman in the final mile, Romero toured the gravel-strewn Bear Canyon Arroyo course in 16 minutes […]

Public record 10/24

Compiled from court records from Oct. 16 through Oct. 21 Marriage Licenses Terrell Lee Bearden Jr., 22, and Jaclyn Marie Rink, 20, both of Clovis Arthur Raymond Medina, 61, and Cynthia Jeanette Roybal, 36, both of Tucumcari Clyde Douglas Bibbs, 42, and Latisha Jane Isbell, 29, both of Clovis Ruben Guadalupe Salas, 19, of Farwell, […]

Brian, Billie

BILLIE BRIAN Services: Will be held at a later date in Durant, Okla. Minnie Bell “Billie” Brian, 87, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Laurel Plains Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 12, 1916, in Kenefic, Okla. to Elie and Siney Anderson Washington. She came to Clovis in 1987. […]

CHS boys harrier third at Sandia

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Brian Romero led three Clovis High runners in the top 10 Saturday as the Wildcats finished third in the varsity boys division of the Sandia Invitational cross country meet. Small-school power Jemez Valley dominated the field, comprised of mostly Class 4A and 5A schools, behind individual winner Vernon Tosa. Jemez […]