Air Commandos earn citizenship

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Three Air Commandos earned their U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Feb. 16 at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Individuals must normally wait five years before applying to become a U.S. citizen, however, if they are serving in the armed forces during a time of war that […]

CCC offering chorale class

Freedom New Mexico Beginning Jan. 19, Clovis Community College is offering a new High Plains Chorale class. Course students will give a spring concert featuring the music of classic American composers. Clovis Community College instructor Ken McDonald said the course will be offered for college credit. Non-students can attend the course for $15 per semester. […]

Residents voice concerns over postal plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents watch a video produced by the U.S. Postal Service regarding potential changes to mail sorting facilities during a public input meeting Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Robin Fornoff U.S. Postal Service spokesmen ran into a small but contentious crowd Thursday during a public meeting in Clovis. The meeting […]

Proposal could make mail delivery take day longer

Benna Sayyed The passage of a U.S. Postal Service proposal could cause mail delivery in the area to take a day longer, but local postal jobs will not be affected, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. The proposal includes moving a mail processing center from Clovis to Lubbock. First-class mail service standards […]

Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Leslie Nagy, left, and Chris Cummins play as Mr. and Mrs. McGarrigle, proprietors of the McGarrigle hotel, in CCC’s presentation of “The 39 Steps.” Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 18

Area Santa Rosa 48, Texico 13 Muleshoe 43, Goldey 27 Bovina 34, Vega 26

Prep scoreboard — Nov. 12

Football Saturday Class 5A First round Eldorado 35, Highland 21 Class 4A First round Roswell 42, Grants 6 Class 3A First round Albuquerque Academy 48, Ruidoso 21 Hot Springs 42, Zuni 10 Robertson 31, Portales 7 Class 2A First round Tularosa 35, Dulce 0 Texico 60, Laguna Acoma 20 Class 1A Semifinal Mesilla Valley Christian […]

Clovis soldier's recovery progressing

By Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members […]

Injured soldier showing improvement

Kevin Wilson Just a few months ago, Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr. had no problem walking. Or running. Or seeing. Or carrying on a conversation. That hasn’t been true since July 15, when the 1999 Clovis High graduate sustained a gunshot wound to the head during battle in Afghanistan. But family members are […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 14

Area Class 3A Roswell High 51, Portales 20 Class 2A Texico 21, Santa Rosa 20 Class 1A Fort Sumner 46, Hagerman 6 8-man Melrose 56 Floyd 6 6-man Hondo 61, Elida 6 Texas Class 1A Farwell 18, Sudan 0 Springlake-Earth 42, Bovina 20 Class 2A Muleshoe 62, Friona 21 New Mexico Atrisco Heritage 35, Rio […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 7

Area football Class 5A Clovis 33, Artesia 25 8-man Melrose 28, Mountainair 22 6-man Lake Arthur 50, Elida 0 Texas Class 1A Farwell 27, Bovina 13 Class 2A Muleshoe 41, Slaton 12 New Mexico Carrizozo 26, Magdalena 12 Cleveland 42, Valley 0 Crownpoint 48, Wingate 0 Dalhart, Texas 31, Clayton 0 Dulce 28, Ramah 0 […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 30

Area Class 5A Roswell Goddard 29, Clovis 28 Class 2A Texico 47, Hagerman 0 Class 1A Loving 30, Fort Sumner 26 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 26 6-man Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0 Texas Class 1A Farwell 20, Seagraves 6 Iraan 34, Bovina 28, overtime Class 2A Muleshoe 41, Bushland 7 New Mexico Alamogordo 50, Hobbs […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 23

Area Class 5A Rio Rancho 27, Clovis 14 Class 3A Roswell Goddard 56, Portales 15 Class 2A Texico 33, Gruver 13 8-man Melrose 62, Reserve 6 6-man Clovis Christian 80, Hondo 28 San Jon 44, Elida 14 Foothill 60, Floyd 6 Texas Class 1A New Deal 14, Farwell 0 Sundown 42, Bovina 14 Class 2A […]

Friday’s prep football scoreboard — Sept. 16

Area Rio Rancho Cleveland 49, Clovis 14 Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 16 Class 3A Portales 42, Raton 20 6-man Vaughn 41, Elida 0 Clovis Christian 60, New Mexico School for the Deaf 14 Texas Farwell 30, Tucumcari 15 Dimmitt 34, Bovina 33 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 49, Bernalillo 3 Artesia 41, Deming 33 Aztec 63, […]

What matters most is our opinion of God

With the beginning of a new college semester, I think back to my own college days. During those years, I had many wonderful professors who were friendly and engaging. Then I had a few that were really intimidating. One was an English professor. My sophomore year, I needed an English class so I chose an […]

Air commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard

• Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard • Hometown: Taunton, Mass. • Air Force career field: Radio Frequency Transmission Systems • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Airman 1st Class Joshua Leonard arrived at Cannon in Sept. 2010. He achieved a 93 percent average at the Radio Frequency Transmission Systems technical school course […]

Clovis soldier injured in Afghanistan

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cassie Smith, second from right, sister-in-law of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr., takes part in a prayer vigil Wednesday for Smith at Central Baptist Church. Smith was critically injured July 15 while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 60 attended the vigil. Sharna Johnson Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” Smith […]

Education digest — July 7

Muleshoe college offering digital photography seminar South Plains College Muleshoe Center is offering a one-day digital photography seminar Saturday, according to a news release. The class costs $40 and payment is required with registration. Participants must have their own camera, which should be digital, including SLR and point-and-shoots, the release said. The class will be […]

Students chase dinosaur clues at Kids College

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The dinosaurs class learned how to uncover fossils Wednesday at CCC. Liliana Castillo Gourds made to look like dinosaur eggs, traced dinosaur footprints, bones and a paper mache pterosaur in a tree were a few of the clues students in a Kids College class pieced together Monday and Tuesday to […]

Portales grads look to future

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser gives graduate Katlyn Gore a hug after she received her diploma Friday night at Greyhound Arena. Nusser said the Class of 2011 was one of the biggest PHS had seen in some time. Argen Duncan The 161 graduates of the Portales High School Class of […]