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Mayor: $18,000 raised at charity ball

FNM Correspondent: Liliana Castillo Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce president Raymond Mondragon displays a quilt during the live auction Saturday at the fourth annual Mayor's Ball held at the Clovis Civic Center. The quilt was donated by... Full story

 

Our people: Living in the moment

LILIANA CASTILLO: FNM correspondent Portales resident Valerie Russ enjoys her job at Oasis State Park because she gets to work outside. Portales resident Valerie Russ enjoys working at Oasis State Park because she gets to meet new people and learn...

 

Cannon displays airpower during open house

Cannon Connections correspondent: Liliana Castillo Tripp Aragon, 4, sits in the cockpit of a UH-1N Huey during the open house. Benna Sayyed By An estimated 4,000 civilians poured in to Cannon Air Force Base Saturday to get an up-close look at the...

 

Cannon displays airpower during open house

Cannon Connections correspondent: Liliana Castillo Tripp Aragon, 4, sits in the cockpit of a UH-1N Huey during the open house. Benna Sayyed By An estimated 4,000 civilians poured in to Cannon Air Force Base Saturday to get an up-close look at the...

 

Our people: Man of steel

Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Clovis Family YMCA Director Shane Nelson is such a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has an entire wall themed in their signature yellow and black in his office. Shane Nelson, associate executive director of... Full story

 

Our people: Mentality for music

Most stories about Clovis resident Chuck Tipton begin with “When we were working on that musical...” There’s reason for that. Tipton taught music in Clovis’ schools for 20 years at all levels, including college, and he never got out of it. He... Full story

 

Our people: Mentality for music

Courtesy photo Clovis resident Chuck Tipton has been involved in music for more than 20 years. Most stories about Clovis resident Chuck Tipton begin with “When we were working on that musical...” There’s reason for that. Tipton taught music in...

 

Our people: Man of action

Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Larry Holland enjoys outdoor activities. Clovis resident Larry Holland has never let being jolted by more than 14,000 volts stop him do anything. The electrical accident took Holland's arms, two ri...

 

Our people: Walks without fear

Liliana Castillo: FNM correspondent Gail Keener has lived in Pep on and off for most of her life. Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor...

 

Our people: I'm going to let it shine

Liliana Castillo: FNM correspondent Randy Gomez is a Clovis native and spent six years in the Air Force. Clovis native Randy Gomez started the Beacon of Light Church after separating from the Lighthouse Mission in April of 2007. Gomez and his wife...

 

Our people: Voice of the Cats

Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Bill Gaedke of Clovis is known as the voice of the Wildcats and couldn't choose a favorite sport to announce for. Clovis resident Bill Gaedke has been called the voice of Clovis High School Wildcat sports. He... Full story

 

Our people: Like mother, like daughter

Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Clovis resident Kay Berry's most prized possession is this wind-up Victrola, which was in the farm home she grew up in. Her aunt shipped the Victrola to her 35 years later. Clovis resident Kay Berry has helped seni... Full story

 

About 60 dogs participate in Weiner Nationals

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sasha took first place in the competition. Her owner, Tammy Coldren said the Dachshund needed no training. Four-year-old Isabella Hailey called the winner of Weiner Nationals during one of the first heats. Lendra Hai...

 

All business: Small Business Program director acts as liaison

Courtesy photo Cherri Duval is getting the word out about contracts for Air Force Special Operations Command at both Hurlburt, Fla., and Cannon Air Force Base. Air Force Special Operations Command has a new face for small businesses to meet and...

 

All business: Small Business Program director acts as liaison

Courtesy photo Cherri Duval is getting the word out about contracts for Air Force Special Operations Command at both Hurlburt, Fla., and Cannon Air Force Base. Air Force Special Operations Command has a new face for small businesses to meet and... Full story

 

Governor talks driver's license law, school grading system

Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s...

 

Governor talks driver's license law, school grading system

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez came by the Clovis News Journal office Wednesday for an interview with staff after visiting Cannon Air Force Base. Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for...

 

Rodeoing family tradition

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County resident Jo Hughes' granddaughter Hannah Hughes competed in the 9- to 12-year-olds goat tying event Saturday in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at the Curry County Events Center. As a...

 

Running tribute

Courtesy photo: Henry Serrano About 60 Air Commandos participated in the run July 15 in honor of Maj. Gen. John Allison, who is considered the father of Air Force Special Operations. Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base non-commissioned officers... Full story

 

Clovis music groups receive top honors

Courtesy photo The Marshall Middle School choir performed at Christmas. The group shown here is made up of about 190 students, Marshall Choir Director Lori Salmon said. Two Clovis Municipal Schools musical groups received top honors from the New Mexi... Full story

 

Ticket feature: CCC students performing Broadway hits

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College's Broadway-style singing class practices the opening number “Getting to Know You” Tuesday for their end-of-class show. The performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday at CCC's Town Hall and is...

 

Major school construction projects on schedule

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The new special education building at Marshall Middle School will be state-of-the art, said Clovis Municipal Schools Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, and will be surrounded by an Americans with Disab... Full story

 

Area resident organizing 42 tournament in Clovis

File photo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during a warm up for last year's New Mexico State 42 Tournament at the Texico Senior Center. Saturday's 42... Full story

 

Cannon youths present: ‘Pinocchio’

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Nine-year-olds Kaia Riffle, left, and Graydon Lavallee, both cast as urchins, go over their scripts as they await their cues backstage. Each of the 50 children who auditioned for the Missoula Children’s Theatre...

 

Cannon youths present: ‘Pinocchio’

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Nine-year-olds Kaia Riffle, left, and Graydon Lavallee, both cast as urchins, go over their scripts as they await their cues backstage. Each of the 50 children who auditioned for the Missoula Children’s Theatre...

 

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