Playoff decides Chaparral Open Partnership

By Dave Wagner Dave Gutierrez thought he and playing partner Sid Felan could win the championship flight of the Chaparral Open Partnership best-ball tournament, but not the way they played down the stretch in Sunday’s final round. Gutierrez, though, made a birdie putt on the first hole of sudden death to give his team the […]

Clovis mayor crosses into the blue

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Mayor David Lansford, right, smiles toward friends and family who were on hand to watch his F-16 orientation flight, as he waits for Yates to make final preparations before taxiing for takeoff Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As Clovis Mayor David […]

Clovis mayor to take flight with USAF

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Mayor David Lansford will take flight on Tuesday, courtesy of the United States Air Force. The mayor’s flight will be in a two-seater F-16 jet normally used for training purposes at Cannon Air Force Base but also used for orientation flights. The most recent mayor to receive an orientation flight […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

Air crew tests chemical suits

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Lt. Col. Pete Schaub, left, explains the Chemical Warfare Ensemble flight suit as 1st Lt. Kyle Wallace listens during an interview Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Eight air crew members with the 523rd Fighter Squadron have been getting strange looks […]

Our region owes thank you to Wright brothers

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico T oday we live an era of hyperspeed air travel by millions of men and women worldwide. So it almost seems an afterthought to celebrate the 100th anniversary of motorized flight. It shouldn’t be because it signaled a monumental shift in the events of daily life, especially travel. It was […]

Future of flight needs embracing

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico A s we look back 100 years to the Wright brothers’ success, today is also a good day to look at the future of aviation. A future as full of concerns, perhaps, as it was a century ago. Heike Berthold, a sales director for an airplane manufacturer, expressed them well […]

Cannon airman wins Clovis city golf championship

CNJ staff Randy Moore recovered from a potentially disastrous start and went on to win the two-day Clovis City Championship Sunday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. A weapons specialist at Cannon Air Force Base, Moore rebounded from a triple bogey on the first hole to shoot a 75 and win the 36-hole tournament title by […]