Commissioner wants Cannon land if closed

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The state’s land commissioner said Monday he would take action to regain state trust lands in eastern New Mexico if Cannon Air Force Base is closed. State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons said in a letter to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that he will seek the return of […]

Vasquez, Refugio

Refugio Vasquez Services: Have been held. Refugio “Rufus” Vasquez, 60, of Chase, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at his home in Chase. He was born on May 14, 1944, in Clovis, to Refugio and Candida Gallegos Vasquez. He had been a resident of Chase since 1979 and formerly of Garden City, Kan., and Clovis. […]

Former N.M. Lt. gov. still a part of politics

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — He may not be lieutenant governor anymore, but that doesn’t mean Clovis native Walter Bradley isn’t playing a key role in shaping New Mexico’s future and his political career. Believe it or not, the 57-year-old Bradley, who lost his bid for governor in the 2002 primary, is right […]

Regional officials puzzled by vote results

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local officials are still scratching their heads and trying to determine what Tuesday’s election results mean for their future. New Mexico voters passed a proposal on Tuesday reorganizing the state department of education and placing it under the authority of the governor, but the outcome of a second vote to increase […]

Stone, Howard

Dr. Howard Stone Services: Hav ebeen held. Dr. Howard Lyons Stone, 76, of Denton, Texas, a retired professor of education at Texas Woman’s University, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in Denton. He was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Kuling, Kiangsi Province, China, to the Rev. Albert H. and Mabel Lyons Stone. He attended Iolani […]

Commissioner pans amendment push

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Pat Lyons, commissioner of Public Lands for New Mexico (right), talks with Greg Southard of Leslie’s Candy Co. on Thursday during a Rotary Club meeting at the Holiday Inn in Clovis. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina A proposed Constitutional amendment that would spend a higher percentage of New Mexico’s land grant permanent […]

Cannon troops welcomed home

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Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Christina “Thumper” Hopper beamed when she was handed a bouquet of red roses by her husband. “This is great,” said Hopper, one of 12 F-16 pilots deployed during the Iraqi war with the 524th Fighter Squadron who touched down their jets early Monday afternoon on Cannon’s runway. […]