Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Las Vegas native living childhood dream as Thunderbirds pilot

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Major Nicole Malachowski is the first female Thunderbird pilot. She along with the rest of the Thunderbirds will fly in Saturday’s airshow at Cannon Air Force base on Saturday. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Despite the sweat-inducing heat, Maj. Nicole Malachowski appeared calm, cool and collected as she stood on the flight line Thursday […]

CHS’ Jackson signs with New Mexico JC

By Dave Wagner Perry Jackson liked the golf program at New Mexico Junior College. Just as important was the interest Thunderbirds coach James Black showed in him. The Clovis High senior recently signed a national letter of intent to play at Hobbs-based NMJC next year, and said it wasn’t a tough decision. “Coach Black was […]

Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]