Airmen compete to be Cannon’s fastest

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, passes the baton to his partner during a four-person relay run on Sept. 18. The run for the fastest male and female competition was hosted by the 27th SOSS. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public […]

Pizza delivery driver robbed Sunday

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the Sunday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Around 10:30 p.m. police received a report a female delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when she went to the area of 13th and West streets to deliver a pizza order. According to a police report, the 19-year-old delivery driver […]

July 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. July 21 an officer responded to a business in the 700 block of 21st Street for a larceny report. A clerk said while he was waiting on a male and female customer, the female reached over the counter and […]

July 17, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. July 7 an officer responded to a home in the 1900 block of 21st Street for a domestic dispute. A woman said her former boyfriend had been drinking, came to her home and asked her for money to buy […]

July 13, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight July 5 an officer responded to a home in the 700 block of Axtell for a battery report. A woman said she was at a residence with some friends when a female she knew came in and started arguing with […]

Business feature: More female riders taking to the road

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carla DuBois, left, of Clovis goes over some of the features of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Monday with Debbie Walton of Clovis at the High Plains Harley-Davidson dealership on Mabry Drive. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ronnie Jones, general manager for High Plains Desert Honda, has seen a steady […]

Melrose hires female police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jennifer Dreiling will begin her first day as Melrose police chief on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Melrose’s first female police chief starts work Monday. Melrose Mayor and Personnel Manager Lance Pyle hired Jennifer Dreiling, 30, during Thursday’s city commission meeting. Dreiling, a 1996 Clovis High School graduate, […]

No votes lost

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Mac McDonald had to say: • “It sure is nice to finally not lose a vote in an election. I think the entire crew (mayor and city […]

Potholes before flowers

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Maria Cheverez had to say: • “For me the alcohol sales on Sundays is a minor thing when we have bigger tumbleweeds to deal with. Congrats to […]

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

Jail back in use

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Detention Center Warden Leslie Johnson takes a look at the renovated women’s jail, which will house 58 inmates. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A renovation project that took more than four months to create a separate women’s facility at the Curry County Detention Center is complete. Curry […]

Tucumcari man suspect in wife’s stabbing death

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

Second Portales robbery reported

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A knife-wielding robber who held up a Portales real estate office a few weeks ago may have struck again Thursday, according to Portales Police. Police received a report of an armed robbery at Quality Sales, 612 E. Second St., Portales, shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. According to police, a female […]

Military feature: Clovis grad beats odds as female pilot

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2nd Lieutenant Alison Henderlite says you have to be “kind of a tomboy and kind of tough” to be a female Air Force pilot. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer At 25 years old, Alison Henderlite has already achieved her No. 1 goal. An Air Force pilot, the 2nd Lieutenant is a minority […]

Female motocross racer takes to track

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Danni Williams, 10, of Clovis, has won nearly 100 motocross races. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind oodles of gear — a jumpsuit, a helmet, white boots and gloves — Danni Williams appears formidable. When she puts on the final piece of her outfit (orange-tinted goggles that shadow her […]

Commission approves all-female facility

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Chief Deputy Warden Audrey Barriga of the Curry County Adult Detention Center explains the changes that will take place to convert the annex into an all-female center. The renovation cost is estimated at $75,000. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners approved a re-design of the Curry County […]

Air Force’s first female chaplain to speak at Prayer Breakfast

2nd Lt. George Tobias The Air Force’s first female chaplain who later became the first female Air Force chief of chaplains, will address Cannon Airmen at a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at The Landing. The breakfast at Cannon is part of a National Prayer Breakfast that will be celebrated throughout the nation on […]

Putting animal terminology in nutshell

Bt Ryn Garulinski: Local Columnist Since my (pig’s) ear was chewed off when I mistakenly referred to a sow as “he” last week, I will clear up some animal terminology. Not only does it show I admit mistakes, but it also means I can share the great wisdom of animal references, those most people know […]

Police search for possible female robber

CNJ staff Clovis Police are looking for a female suspect they believe robbed three city convenience stores in the space of two hours early Saturday morning, according to a press release from Clovis Police. The suspect is described as a female standing between 5 feet and 5 feet, 3 inches, and weighing about 120 pounds […]