City seeking bids for runway expansion

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is seeking bids for extending a runway at the municipal airport. The bid is for an extension of about 1,800 feet to the 4-22 runway. Airport Manager Steve Summers said the renovation would put the runway at 7,200 feet. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said the extension would allow […]

First Person: Pilot by day, writer by night

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and wrote a children’s book in his spare time. Maj. Steve Beattie flies unmanned aircraft for the Air Force and in his spare time, he wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book. And, he’s working on a master’s degree. But […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Airmen’s Center will include a kitchen twice as large as the one used now at Cannon, along with the base post office and a recreation center. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk at Hurlburt […]

House sessions may be webcasts

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican By Steve Terrell The santa fe New Mexican Although state Senate leaders voted last month to not webcast Senate floor sessions

Clovis’ newest police chief discusses plans, challenges

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steve Sanders was sworn in as Clovis’ police chief on Oct. 13. Steve Sanders was sworn in as Clovis’ police chief on Oct. 13.Sanders, 47, is a former commander with the Northglenn Police Department, has more than 21 years of experience in law enforcement and also holds a master’s degree […]

Colorado police commander new Clovis police chief

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Courtesy photo Steve Sanders, of Northglenn Colo., will assume the duties of Clovis police chief Oct. 13. CNJ staff Steve Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., was hired Monday as Clovis police chief, according to the city manager’s office. He will assume the duties of chief Oct. 13. Sanders, 47, a commander with the Northglenn Police Department, […]

Airport runway to undergo improvements

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport learned some welcome news, Airport Manager Steve Summers reported at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. Summers said he was notified recently by the Federal Aviation Administration additional funding was available for runway improvements at the airport. A mill overlay project will start Monday on the airport’s […]

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off serves up history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ken Romine of Brownfield, Texas, pulls a chicken fried steak out of a pot of hot oil during Saturday’s Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Romine said he’s been chuck wagon cooking for 15 years. Steve Woods, 60, of Denton, Texas, served a hearty cowboy dinner of chicken fried steak, beans, mashed potatoes, […]

Pearce visits Clovis, addresses key issues

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Courtesty photo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the […]

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

No room for good ol’ boys

What needs to change about Clovis? Steve Gershon says the city needs to lose “the good ol’ boy mentality.” “I think it’s been going on so long here in Clovis

Grenade shocks couple doing yard work

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry A member of Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit looks at a grenade Saturday in Portales. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The old saying goes that close only counts in hand grenades and horseshoes. A Portales couple got closer to a grenade than they wanted […]

Take 5: Senior leads Buffs

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Melrose senior guard Eric Walker is the only senior for the Buffaloes this season, and takes his leadership role seriously. Walker said some of the juniors have also stepped up to be team leaders. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Eric Walker’s favorite professional athletes, Steve Nash and Peyton Manning, lead by example and think team […]

N.M. journalism looking for fresh faces

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist JIM BELSHAW, Albuquerque Journal columnist. Jim Belshaw would have us believe he writes to champion the cause of ordinary New Mexicans. But does he, or has this veteran newsman gone stale, thriving on his poker buddies, his connection to the Belshaw elites, noted authors and academics? Jim Belshaw, writing for […]

Crocodile Hunter inspiration to many

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, recently passed away. Like many people around the world, we were sad to find out about Irwin’s passing. Our family has enjoyed watching his show, and our children loved to imitate his Australian accent. We laughed at Irwin’s jokes, expressions, and his contagious zest for […]

Bomar, Buckley O.

Buckley O. Bomar, 38, of Fort Sumner died March 9, 2006, at his home. He was born Dec. 24, 1967, in Fort Sumner to D.O. Bomar and the former Mary Iona Glenn. Raised on the family ranch west of House, he graduated from House High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. He […]

Bell, Maurice “Fud”

Maurice “Fud” Erwin Bell, 93, Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Texico to William Austin and Louisa Minnion Bell. He was raised in Clovis. He married Mary Elizabeth Reed on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. He was a co-owner of Elliott-Bell auto supply, […]

Gilbert, Gladys

Gladys Gilbert, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Marietta, Okla., to Theora and Charles R. Tanner. On July 3, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married William Gilbert. The couple was able to remain in their own home until very […]

Baca, Mary G.

Mary Guadalupe Baca, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Dilia, to Antonio and Nicanora Garcia Baca. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family members said she loved to sew and cook. She was preceded […]

Texas trooper remembered for love of job, green thumb

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Myrick of Clovis said the hardest part about his son’s accidental death was not being able to say goodbye. Matthew Myrick’s four children did the best they could. They wrote letters to their father, a Texas state trooper who was killed while on duty Jan. 20 in a […]