Flags at half-staff for N.M. soldier

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson today issued an executive order directing that flags in New Mexico be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Damian Garza. Garza was killed Aug. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a river near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “Our heartfelt sorrow and gratitude go out to […]

Clovis shows panel members ‘human side’

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Gabriel Bryant of Clovis shows his support for Cannon Air Force Base as a delegation of New Mexico politicians talk to people outside Marshall Junior High School after the BRAC regional hearing. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer They lined up 5,000 American flags, shoe-polished windows with “We love Cannon,” created […]

Thousands show support for Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I […]

Reporter’s notebook: Business owner donating flags

A Clovis business owner said he is donating about 400 minature American flags to the area effort to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Steve Deleon of Sports Angle said he hopes the flags will be used by base supporters during a planned parade rally when members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission holds […]

Military families want flags for veterans’ graves

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Leon Morris wants to hear from local relatives of United States military veterans. Two local veterans’ groups, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 3280 and 3015, coordinate the annual Memorial Day placement of American flags on the graves of Curry County veterans. However, Morris said members of local veterans’ […]

2nd anniversary of Sept. 11 must not be forgotten

Can it be almost two years since unbelievable images of death and destruction in America dominated the world’s television screens? Yes, on Sept. 11, 2003, it will have been 24 months since terrorists used airliners to strike the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed […]

Veterans organization helps small town

Flags are important to veterans — especially at national holidays. So when the Wheatland Cemetery asked AMVETS Post No. 14 of Clovis to help replace the flags used to decorate veteran’s graves, the organization decided to help out by replacing every one of the miniature flags used at graves in the cemetery north of Grady. […]