July 6, 2008 Births

Lansford Raegan Ashleigh Lansford was born at 12 a.m. June 11, 2008, to Matthew and Jennifer Lansford of Clovis at Covenant Women’s Hospital in Lubbock. She weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces. Grandparents are Edwin and Doris Ford and David and Debbie Lansford, all of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Frank and Marcella Blackburn and Lynn and […]

Chairman touts Ute water project

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford told city commissioners that a project proposing to build a pipeline from the Ute Reservoir to eight eastern New Mexico entities needs to be constructed, with or without federal funding. Lansford, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman, was responding to a question […]

Brumfield elected first woman mayor in Clovis history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gayla Brumfield was elected mayor of Clovis Tuesday with 1,941 votes, which equals 36.61 percent of the votes cast during the municipal election. Brumfield said she was “excited and speechless, which is unusual for her.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Longtime Realtor Gayla Brumfield closed her most recent deal […]

Mayor of change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term as Clovis mayor. He defeated eight challengers in three elections. By David Stevens: Editor Drainage issues had long plagued Clovis. Nearly every time significant rain fell — even a quarter of an inch — Greene Acres Lake would […]

Lady Cats advance to 4-5A title game

Antiesha Brown scored 15 points and Jasmine McDonald added 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Clovis girls beat Carlsbad 66-34 in a District 4-5A tournament semifinal game Thursday at Rock Staubus Gym. With the win, the Lady Wildcats advance to Saturday’s 4-5A tournament title game at Hobbs. Dave Wagner’s game report will be posted […]

Remember who finished second?

Mayor trivia: Who finished second in the mayor’s race the first time David Lansford was elected in 1996? Answer: Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield. Lansford received 2,683 votes. Brumfield had 1,343. Three other candidates had 974 votes between them. • • • Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? […]

Who won Super Bowl XXX?

Mayor trivia: Who won the Super Bowl the year David Lansford was first elected Clovis’ mayor? Answer: The Dallas Cowboys, led by Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, on Jan. 28, 1996. Lansford is a pro football fan and considers the Cowboys his favorite team. • • • We’re working on […]

Feb. 28, 2008

Clovis’ last mayoral election, 2004, saw three candidates. David Lansford defeated Steve Muscato and Raymond Atchley. Lansford won every polling place and picked up 73 percent of the vote. — Clovis City Hall records

Reception slated for Clovis mayor

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is hosting a reception Wednesday honoring Mayor David Lansford, according to a city news release. The event will be held 4 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, according to the release. Lansford, who has served as mayor since 1996, announced in November he would not […]

Newest blogger does sports

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • We’re beginning to compile content […]

New bloggers on the way

We’ll be adding two new bloggers to our Web site in the coming weeks. Mike Higgns has been one of the Golden Spread’s biggest sports fans the past five decades. His “Short Rutts” blog should be live any day now. Andy Kastelic, a theater major at Eastern New Mexico University, will be writing about his […]

Do you know David Lansford?

David Lansford has been Clovis’ mayor the last 12 years. He’s stepping down in March and the Clovis News Journal is planning an in-depth report on the life and times of the man some say has been the city’s most influential citizen for a decade. Do you know any David Lansford stories? Do you know […]

Three Wildcats 5A first-teamers

Three members of state runnerup Clovis earned first-team honors on the Class 5A all-state football team released today. The team was selected by 5A coaches. Running back Manuel Robles, cornerback Jaden Isler and center Nathan Carver earned first-team honors for the Wildcats, who finished the season 9-4. All three are seniors. Senior defensive end Diondre […]

Mayor must be leader on many fronts

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis City Charter defines the role of mayor very simply: He is the ceremonial head of the city, presides over city commission meetings and has no voting power unless one is needed to break a tie. But the actual role of mayor encompasses much more, officials said. Some […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

Military Year in Review: Base change boosts outlook

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CNJ file photo Lt. Michael W. Wooley, left, hands the 27th Special Operations Wing flag to Col. Timothy Leahy in October to symbolize the base’s change of command By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The 27th Special Operations Wing now calls Cannon Air Force Base home a little more than two years after nearly being […]

Attorney looking into fair funds

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday. Pyle said he would not comment on any other aspect of the investigation, including whether or not there is money missing. He referred all inquiries to Doerr, who did […]

Time capsule sealed away

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Mayor David Lansford locks the time capsule Friday while 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Timothy Leahy looks on. The capsule, entombed at Clovis-Carver Public Library, will be opened in 2057, City officials said. By Liliana Castillo The Clovis Centennial Committee placed a time capsule in a vault in the Clovis-Carver […]

City switching insurance provider

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After 19 years, the city is changing its provider for property, casualty and liability insurance. Following more than two hours of discussion, the Clovis City Commission awarded coverage to Aon Consulting, beginning in 2008. Stacy Martin of Clovis Insurance Center, which had handled the insurance for 19 years, had […]

County Commissioner plans to run for mayor

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley said he plans to run for Clovis mayor. David Lansford announced Thursday he is not seeking a fourth term as mayor. “David (Lansford) has done well,” said Ashley, who owns Clovis Concrete. “But there are some things I would like to strengthen.” The mayor’s […]