Boy Scouts to honor Lydick

CNJ staff The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America will honor the late Robert Lydick of Clovis during its annual Flag Plaza Memorial Dedication ceremony. The event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Wehinahpay Mountain Camp near Sacramento, N.M., honors deceased scouters who significantly contributed to the council’s camping program. Lydick was a […]

Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Lydick Kevin Wilson Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known […]

Our people: People person

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Courtesy photo The Lydicks were married in 1982. Chad Lydick works as an engineer and serves as an Eastern New Mexico University regent. Lydick said Gov. Bill Richardson asked him to serve as a regent and said he was interested in being involved in education. Lydick also served as a Clovis City Commissioner for eight […]

Regents present Richardson with ENMU letterman jacket

Eastern New Mexico University Regents Chad Lydick and Randy Harris and President Steven Gamble recently presented New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with a personalized ENMU letter jacket in his Santa Fe office. “We wanted to thank the governor for all he has done for Eastern,” said Chad Lydick, member of the ENMU Board of Regents. […]

Harris appointed to board of regents

Freedom New Mexico Clovis banker Randy Harris is the newest member of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. Harris was appointed Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson, filling the seat held by Alva Carter, who died in a tragic car accident last month. Richardson also re-appointed Clovis engineer Chad Lydick to the board. Lydick […]

Prior project postpones Prince paving

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A $3 million repaving project on Prince Street scheduled to start Monday is being delayed by a week, according to Chad Lydick of Lydick Engineers and Surveyors. K. Barnett and Sons will start the project to renovate Prince Street from Llano Estacado Boulevard and 21st Street on Sept. 2, […]

Clovis resident named ENMU regent

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chad Lydick of Clovis has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents replacing Jay Gurley, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Gurley said he resigned this week after he and his wife recently moved to San Angelo, Texas […]

Retiring CCC trustee honored for service

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis resident with a long history of civil service was honored Wednesday. About 50 people gathered at Clovis Community College to commemorate Robert Lydick’s nearly two decade-long tenure as a member of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. Lydick, 83, officially retired from the position Wednesday. His […]

Robert “Bob” Lydick

Robert “Bob” Lydick Date of birth: Oct. 17, 1923 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Erie, Kan. Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: U.S. Navy Rank: Fire controlman second class Unit and specialty: USS St. Paul fire controlman Veterans organizations: VFW 3280 In his words: Bob Lydick left his job at a tool […]

Air Force pushing to have Cannon’s fate decided by June or July

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Air Force is on a limited list of parties interested in Cannon Air Force Base, according to a local base advocate. The Air Force conducted a workshop Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for government parties interested in occupying the base. Though the Air Force expressed interest in occupying the […]

Business leaders outline priorities at annual banquet

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of community and business leaders gathered at Cannon Air Force Base on Friday night to honor those who fought doggedly to save the air base from closure in 2005. “It was one of the most challenging years of my 35 years of life in Clovis,” said 2005 Chamber […]

Chamber hands out awards

CNJ staff The following awards were handed out Friday at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber banquet: • Leadership Awards: Clovis Community College, Director of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission Hanson Scott • Ambassador Spirit Award: Norma Patterson • Ambassador of the Year: Jacque Ochs • Business of the Year: ENMR Plateau • Volunteer of […]

Possible Cannon mission located

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley has identified a potential new mission for Cannon Air Force Base, but its nature isn’t yet public, according to a press release from the offices of New Mexico’s U.S. senators. “My staff is actively exploring options and has already identified one […]

Base supporters optimistic

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The window of opportunity for Cannon Air Force is ever-growing. That’s the message Randy Harris, one of Cannon’s most loyal supporters, walked away with Monday after participating in two separate telephone conferences. “The bottom line is excitement,” said Harris, member of a subgroup nominated by the Cannon advocate group […]

Rowley pick solid, abstention puzzling

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College’s Board of Trustees made a sound decision last week when they appointed Becky Rowley as interim president. She knows the programs, faculty and direction in which the school is headed, which should make the transition to the next presidency a seamless experience. Recommended by Beverlee McClure, who leaves next month […]

Cannon campaign drawing to close

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base supporters are wrapping up their campaign to keep the base open as Base Realignment and Closure commissioners retreat to consider all the information they’ve gathered in the past three months. Eastern New Mexico’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Bill Richardson, has been making final calls to […]

Cannon supporters cautiously optimistic

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base supporters expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday as Base Realignment and Closure commissioners added military installations to the possible closure list. “I am very encouraged, not only that they chose to put about nine additional bases on the list, but that the Commission is independent in […]

Two panel members abstaining from vote

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Two Base Realignment and Closure Commissioners who attended a regional hearing last month in Clovis will abstain from a vote on the future of Cannon Air Force Base. Former Reps. James Bilbray of Nevada and James Hansen of Utah will recuse themselves from a vote on Cannon, reducing the […]

BRAC by numbers

1 out of 3 jobs Committee of Fifty member Chad Lydick said will be lost to the community if Cannon closes 1 out of 5 jobs the Department Defense estimates will be lost if Cannon closes 6 Base Realignment and Closure commissioners who attended Friday’s regional hearing in Clovis. The Commission consists of nine members. […]

Former Cannon commander promoted

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Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. (File photo) CNJ staff Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. According […]