Proposal aims to close road for base benefit

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic will be diverted appears to be the heart of residents’ concerns. A proposal put before the Curry County Commission on Tuesday sought to close the road hugging Cannon’s west perimeter. […]

Commentary: Fly, fight and win: A Spectre’s perspective

By Lt. Col. Sean Farrell: 16th SOS commander and air commando HURLBURT FIELD, Fla.

World War II veteran awarded Bronze Star

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Herman H. Wallace, formerly of Portales, holds the Bronze Star he received for his World War II service. After 65 years, a World War II veteran who lived in Portales has received a Bronze Star for his service. The award Herman H. Wallace, who worked at the Roosevelt County Electric […]

Cannon airman aiding humanitarian mission

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DoD photo: Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia Senior Airman Brett Manz, a dental technician assigned to the 27th Special Operations Aero Medicine Squadron applies fluoride varnish to a student’s teeth to make them stronger. By Airman 1st Class Ashley Garcia: USNS Comfort Public Affairs TUMACO, Colombia — Members from the dental team assigned to Military […]

Commander envisions growth

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen A. Clark sits at his desk. The stuffed ducks are gifts from his daughters. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Sitting in front of his desk, which holds neat stacks of papers, a sculpture of a monkey contemplating a human skull and a toy […]

Guest speaker offers deployment tips

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted a special guest speaker June 13 to discuss how military spouses can “survive” when their loved ones deploy. Two separate sessions of “How to Survive a Deployment and Keep Your Marriage: A Seminar for Military Spouses,” were led by Nancy Jo Sutton-McLeod, a […]

Wildlife, camping at Sumner Lake State Park

Courtesy of Sumner Lake State Park A deer is looking around at Sumner Lake State Park is one of many wildlife who make their home at the park. Place: Sumner Lake State Park Location: The park is 18 miles southwest of Fort Sumner on N.M. 203. It is roughly 75 miles or an hour-and-25-minute drive […]

Husband’s presence greatly missed

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist This week, I took my six-year-

Coverage can extend past spouses, children

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — One great thing about your TRICARE coverage is it not only extends to your spouse and children, but in some cases, also climbs up your family tree to dependent parents and parents-in-law. The process to register your parents or parents-in-law as dependents varies by service branch. The […]

June 28 What's Happening

Friday Family Bowl-a-rama — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Nature Photography contest — 5 p.m. deadline for entries. Submit to Community Center. Information: 784-6381. Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m., The End Zone. Kick Start Motorcycle Rally — 5 p.m., Main Street. Events include bike games, motorcycle stunt show, live bands, street dance and […]

June 28 Honors

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

June 28 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked chicken and baked or fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Meatloaf and spaghetti Wednesday: Roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Teriyaki beef and shrimp fried rice The Drop Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp Po’Boy sandwich Monday: Club wrap Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Fajita philly Thursday: Green chili bacon […]

June 28 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Star Trek, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — X-Men Origins: Wolverine, PG-13 7 p.m. — Star Trek, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — Star Trek, PG-13 7 p.m. — X-Men Origins: Wolverine, PG-13 Information: 784-2582

June 26 Cannon Community

Med Group closures — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group, to include the pharmacy and all ancillary services, will close on the following dates and times: • Thursday at noon for Air Force Special Operations Command Safety Day • July 3, all day, for July 4 observance • July 6 at noon for Wing Readiness […]

Custom Classic starts today

Freedom Communications The 26th Annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slowpitch softball tournament starts today. This year’s classic has 126 teams converging on Clovis for the weekend-long event at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex and Bob Spencer Field. USSSA Area Director Roger Jackson said the tournament is a great economic boost for Clovis because of the […]

Ute Commission focused on water conservation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Water Commission plans to consider different approaches to conserving water in droughts to keep Ute Lake’s water level from dropping to the point communities are no longer allowed to withdraw water. After discussing the value of planning for droughts at their meeting Thursday in Portales, commissioners […]

House OKs Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico Congress took the first step Thursday to funding more than $67 million of new construction at Cannon Air Force Base. The House approved the money as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. It includes $450,000 for a new dormitory and an additional $52.8 million in construction by Special Operations Command, according […]

CD release party to be held at rock ‘n’ roll museum

Freedom New Mexico Renowned musician Charlie Phillips is holding a CD release party 2 p.m. Saturday for his new album “Full Circle, The Last Norman Petty Sessions.” It’s at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, according to the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Admission for the CD release party and […]

City to ask BNSF for payment extension

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The City of Clovis, hoping to cover costs through the federal economic stimulus program, decided to ask Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad

Residents react to deaths of Jackson, Fawcett

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Jillian Rink Two figures who definied a generation are gone within six hours of each other. The deaths Thursday of favorite “Angel” Farrah Fawcett and “King of Pop” Michael Jackson surprised and stunned us all. We asked some local folks to share their thoughts: