Reporter’s Notebook: Fort Sumner grad featured on “Chopper Challenge”

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Courtesy photo Ralph Randolph, a Fort Sumner graduate, places the gas tank onto his Jim Beam custom chopper during filming of Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Ralph Randolph, a 1984 Fort Sumner High School graduate, was picked as one of nine chopper builders for Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Viewers vote on the winner. Randolph […]

Crash witness amazed to find survivors

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Bryan Kos was planting wheat north of Melrose when the sounds of a low-flying helicopter caught his attention late Monday morning. As he watched, the chopper flew past him before crashing into a nearby maize field, he said. Jumping from his tractor and running toward the cloud of dust […]