Wind facts

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A wind vane turns Friday in a gust outside a home on Norris and 21st Streets. Tonjia Rolan “Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men’s souls.” Guy Murchie, “Song of the Sky”

Airport hosting restored aircraft

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport will host a pair of restored World War II bombers Monday through Wednesday. The aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-25 Mitchell, will be on display at Blue Sky Aviation at the airport, with a noon Monday arrival. The B-17 and B-25 are nicknamed “Sentimental Journey” and “Maid […]

Thursday morning briefing: Star gazing, music acts and defending a pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Star gazing Star gazer Sheila Behr of Portales tells us that this week anyone can look up in the sky and see the closest supernova to earth in the last 25 years. All you need are a pair of at least 20×80 binoculars. Supernovas […]

Fireworks light sky

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The $25,000 pyrotechnics exhibition Smoke on the Water lit the sky for 30 minutes at Greene Acres Park. Kevin Wilson The annual Smoke on the Water fireworks, like many years before it, saw music, fun and a Clovis sky full of colorful explosions. On its perimeter, citizens practiced self-restraint. Fire […]

Education column: Art applies skills from other subjects

Gazing up at clouds in the sky and imagining shapes or animals: That’s what drew Alexa Pickel to art. An art teacher at Clovis High School for the last seventeen years, she teaches upper division two-dimensional fine arts, such as drawing, painting, and calligraphy. Brain research has shown that arts education contributes to strengthening problem-solving […]

Ospreys land at Whiting Field

Freedom Communications The sky wasn’t falling Wednesday if you lived north of Milton, it was the Osprey’s landing at NAS Whiting Field. A group of four MV-22B Ospreys and a KC-130J Super Tanker landed at NAS Whiting Field to offer a static display to future Marine airmen who are working on earning their wings. Captain […]

Ospreys land at Whiting Field

The sky wasn’t falling Wednesday if you lived north of Milton, it was the Osprey’s landing at NAS Whiting Field. A group of four MV-22B Ospreys and a KC-130J Super Tanker landed at NAS Whiting Field to offer a static display to future Marine airmen who are working on earning their wings. Captain Jamie Vandiver […]

Coach Roanhaus wins 300th

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis head coach Eric Roanhaus sends in a play with senior wide receiver Corbin Best in Friday’s game against Alamogordo. Clovis beat Alamogordo 40-0 for Roanhaus’ 300th win. Kevin Wilson Cannon blasts filled the air, as they have so often on Clovis Friday nights, and the fireworks lighted the night […]

New Mexico product of evolution

Don McAlavy Only a blue sky and a blue-green sea — that was New Mexico when its story first began. Only a blue sky with white clouds moving. Only a blue-green sea with lapping waves. We do not know how long nor why a sea was here once upon a time in the long, long […]

Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

8/31 Honors

Artist of the Month Ed Des Lauriers of Clovis is the Pintores Artist of the Month for September. His artwork will be on display at the Clovis-Carver Library through the month. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Pintores Art League. As a design draftsman at Lockheed, commercial pilot and eight years as an aircraft […]

July 13, 2008 Births

Tatum Gracelyn Sky (”Gracie”)

Lighting up the sky

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Penny White holds her sparkler in the wind as her mother, Carrie White, sits nearby on a blanket, handing out sparklers to any child who wanted one Friday at Greene Acres Park before the fireworks display. By Liliana Castillo and Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writers Boats filled the lake, music […]

Gotta love looking up

What do you love about Clovis? “I love the sky here,” Darlene Cunningham reports. “I am from Montana, which is touted as ‘Big Sky Country,’ but it’s obvious to me that they haven’t been in New Mexico.” • • • Who inspires you? Doug McGregor has an example for us all: “Right now I am […]

Conquering fear brings God near

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have always had a fear of heights. I say fear … the kind that keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high and walkways that are close too the edge. I avoid steep steps, and once while in Chicago, backed out when I was about to get […]

WNBA’s Sky cuts Greenwalt

CNJ staff CHICAGO — Clovis High grad Cisti Greenwalt was among three players cut on Sunday by the WNBA’s Chicago Sky after playing in two exhibitions last week. Greenwalt’s mother, Terri, said Cisti is still in Chicago and her agent is trying to get her another opportunity in the league. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt complied seven […]

Greenwalt helps Sky win

CNJ staff CHICAGO — Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt made her debut with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky on Wednesday and contributed seven points, six rebounds and a blocked shot to an 89-69 win over the Phoenix Mercury in Chicago. Greenwalt and the Sky were in Milwaukee on Friday night and posted another victory, edging […]

Greenwalt getting tryout with WNBA’s Sky

CNJ staff Former Clovis High and Texas Tech standout Cisti Greenwalt left for Chicago on Monday to get a preseason tryout with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt recently completed a season in a pro league in Sweden. Although her team struggled to only a couple of wins in a 30-game season, she led […]

Greenwalt back with Sky

CNJ Staff Former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt is back for a second try with the Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5, 183-pound center from Texas Tech is listed on the Sky’s 2007 roster as WNBA training camps begin. Greenwalt was traded to the Sky June 30 of last year after playing limited minutes for the Seattle […]

It’s good to be aboard for one more winter

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist It’s not officially winter just yet, but maybe you’ll forgive me for jumping the gun to say, I just went outside and saw a beautiful winter sky. I like what I saw.   I’d just let the dog out to take care of some extremely earthly business, and I followed […]