Weather, cargo plane crash delay Lubbock flights

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — An early morning plane crash and winter weather are causing delays today at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash of a cargo plane. Persons with scheduled flights should check with their airline, not the airport, for delays, airport director James Loomis said around 1 […]

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Freedom New Mexico Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should […]

11/30 Engagements

Gibbs-Burns Dr. Jim and Claudia Gibbs of Canyon and Kathy Gibbs of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gibbs of Lubbock, to Kevin Burns of Clovis. He is the son of Michael and Peggy Burns of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 4, 2009, at Hidden Falls Ranch in […]

Three dead, one injured in head-on collision

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A two-car head-on collision blocked a portion of NM highway 209 Wednesday. CNJ staff Three Clovis men were killed, and another was injured in a head-on collision Wednesday on N.M. 209 north of Clovis, according to New Mexico State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. According to Glascock, the three killed were: […]

Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient

CNJ staff A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hospital and will require chemotherapy and extensive medical treatment, according to her great aunt, Teresa Chavez. Chavez said her niece, Jennifer Chavez, […]

Shooting victim remembered as thoughtful, caring

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Courtesy photo Melissa Ward was shot and killed while traveling in a van last week in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite living a hard life, shooting victim Melissa Ward had a big heart, according to residents in the Lubbock neighborhood where she lived. Ward, who was shot and killed while traveling in […]

Lubbock Christian downs Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Lubbock Christian, ranked No. 24 in NAIA volleyball, continued its hot streak Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Chaps (18-1), extended their match winning streak to 12. The last six of those have been by 3-0 counts. Still, they […]

Shooting victim remembered as loving father

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gary Payne traveled to Lubbock on Thursday afternoon to visit his daughter and see her new house. After the visit, he headed home for Melrose, but never arrived. Police said Payne and a Lubbock woman, Melissa Ward, were shot in the head about 11 p.m. Thursday as they drove […]

Two shot to death in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Brandon Parker said he heard two gunshots and saw a speeding vehicle crash into a cinderblock wall on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Thursday night. Two people were found shot in the crashed van. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man and a Lubbock woman were shot […]

ENMU squads finish seventh at Texas Tech

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Sophomore Logan Robertson and freshman Yared Gamiz led Eastern New Mexico’s cross country squads to seventh-place team finishes Friday in the Texas Tech Jackrabbit Open. Robertson finished 43rd in a field of 109 men’s runners, posting a time of 28 minutes, 11.32 seconds over eight kilometers. Senior Derek Henio and […]

Airman still in critical condition after crash

Cannon Connections staff A 24-year-old Cannon Air Force base airman remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital a day after he was injured in a motorcycle accident, according to a Cannon spokesman. Staff Sgt. Brandon Seals of Cannon public affairs said he could not release the airman’s name until his next of […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

Airman injured in motorcycle accident

Cannon Connections staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Cannon airman injured in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Family feud lasted 40 years

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist I was up at the Loring filling station at 21st and Main in 1978 when a furniture truck pulled in and the two men got out and inquired of me where Oakhurst Street was. I gave them directions and then made a few inquires of them, seeing the sign on […]

Clovis man in stable condition following stabbing

A 22-year-old Clovis man is in stable condition at a Lubbock hospital after being stabbed twice in the chest Saturday. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8 p.m. Saturday police responded to the 400 block of Manana Boulevard where they found Isaac Solano suffering two wounds to his chest. Whitney said Solano was airlifted to […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Engagements

Brown-Rodriguez Chuck and Rachael Brown of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danielle Brown of Clovis, to Teofilo J. Rodriguez of Portales. He is the son of Reofilo and Inez Rodriguez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. […]

Church conference in Lubbock

Roundup 2008, a day-long workshop sponsored by the Northwest Texas, New Mexico and Rio Grande Conferences of The United Methodist Church, is set for Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Blackmon to play at LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon has signed to continue her basketball career next season at Lubbock Christian University. Blackmon, who helped the Lady Wildcats to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2005, played the past two sesons at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning Women’s […]

Dora native Hays leaves coaching behind

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A college baseball coaching legend who grew up on the dusty plains of Roosevelt County is ending his 38-year career in Lubbock. Larry Hays is the fourth winningest coach in NCAA baseball history with a career record of 1,509-860 after 16 years coaching Lubbock Christian and 22 years as […]