Day trip: CapRock Winery

Location: 408 East Woodrow Rd., Lubbock What activities can you enjoy at this location: The winery features a tour as well as tastings of their award-winning wines. What ages is this best suited for? 21+ Admission price: Free Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: […]

Air Force to open remaining combat positions to women

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced last week the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service. "Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on […]

Astute analyst

Editor's note: This feature is the 12th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force illustration: Senior Airman Alexxis […]

Commentary: America needs African-American Heritage Month

Someone once asked me, "Why do we have African-American Heritage Month?" Initially perplexed and somewhat angered by their inquiry, I then pondered and asked myself the same question. It seemed to me, at that point in time, that black history was a bit of a double-edged sword. Not to downplay the significance of my forefathers […]

Celebrating Martin Luther King

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Members of the Yahweh praise team dance during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance luncheon held Jan. 23 at Cannon Air Force Base. The luncheon was held to recognize past hardships and prejudices that King faced during his fight for freedom as a civil rights activist. […]

Cannon airpark to relocate

The 27th Special Operations Wing historic airpark at Cannon Air Force Base is scheduled to be relocated sometime between Friday and Feb. 15. U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew The 27th Special Operations Wing historic airpark at Cannon Air Force Base is scheduled to be relocated sometime between Feb. 1 -15. Several non-operative […]

Tactics training

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom A participant is pulled from a simulated accident. A fuel spill exercise was conducted Jan. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. The two-part exercise included a fuel spill and simulated vehicle accident. This exercise gave the Cannon Fire Department, emergency medical personnel and security forces a […]

Band makes 'Max Impact' at Cannon

A packed Drop Zone, was filled with laughter and boisterous Air Commandos singing along to the top songs of the recent decades during a performance Jan. 26 from the Air Force band, Max Impact, at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Max Impact, the Air Force's premier rock […]

Need to know regarding privatization

The first in a series of 801 Housing town hall meetings was held Jan. 22 in the base theater at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force illustration: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal The first in a series of 801 Portales Housing town hall meetings was held in the base theater at Cannon Air Force […]

Raintree Apartments in Clovis holds groundbreaking

The sounds of Mariachi music culminated groundbreaking ceremonies Jan. 25 of the new Raintree apartment complex in Clovis. Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks John Wilson of Clovis checks the site plan at the groundbreaking for the Raintree Apartments located at Norris Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard in Clovis. Wilson said the apartments are something that he […]

Angelo State surges in second half to beat Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Lauren Holt posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Angelo State moved closer to .500 for the regular season and Lone Star Conference play with a 54-47 win over Eastern New Mexico Wednesday night. Haylee Oliver added 15 for the Rambelles (8-10, 5-7 LSC), including a 3-point play […]

Former district judge Parker dies

Former district judge Joe Parker died Wednesday in Amarillo. Parker, who had battled with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body disease, was 64. Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. Born May 27, 1948, in Levelland, Texas, Parker grew up in the Causey area, and graduated as valedictorian from Causey […]

Commander: Base supports wind energy development

Few questions were asked by regional residents following a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton Wednesday morning, during which he it made clear base officials are highly supportive of wind energy development. Curry and Roosevelt County land owners were invited to participate in the meeting, which addressed regional wind technology development […]

Commander: Base supports wind energy development

Few questions were asked by regional residents following a presentation by Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Buck Elton Wednesday morning, during which he it made clear base officials are highly supportive of wind energy development. Curry and Roosevelt County land owners were invited to participate in the meeting, which addressed regional wind technology development […]

What’s happening – jan. 31

Today Curry County DWI Task Force Meeting — 4 p.m. 700 North Main St., Suite 10, Curry County Commission Room. Public participation welcome. Information: 763-7725. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Fundraiser night — 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 901 East Llano Estacado Boulevard, Fat Boys Barbeque. Information: 763-6130. High Plains Patriots meeting — 7 p.m., The […]

CSI class at Freshman Academy grows

Walking down the school corridor at Clovis High School Freshman Academy, I heard a pain-stricken groan coming from one of the restrooms. Glancing up, I caught sight of two New Mexico State Police officers standing at the propped open door of the restroom. Approaching, they waved me over and looking in, I saw social studies […]

Police blotter – Jan. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:56 a.m.: Caller reported harassment, 1200 block of West Seventh Street. 2:17 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 700 block of West 21st Street. 7:37 a.m.: Caller reported a reckless driver, 1900 block of North Thornton Street. 8:11 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 100 block […]

The most important guest at any wedding is …

I was thinking recently about a long-ago wedding — the one Jesus attended at Cana of Galilee, the same one in which he became the winemaker for the feast. And that reminded me of another wedding or two. I'm told that when my maternal grandparents decided to get married, they hitched a horse to the […]

Cats ease by Texico

If there were any concerns the Clovis Wildcats would play to the competition of Class 2A Texico, they were gone about three seconds in. That's when Kamal Cass scored a layup off the opening tip, part of a 9-0 burst to start the game as the Wildcats never looked back in a 78-54 win Tuesday […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 29

Boys District 3-1A Fort Sumner 72, Melrose 41 Melrose (6-13, 0-1) — Tanner Dickerman 4, Wyatt Williams 11, Colten Draper 8, Rowdy Allen 2, Brian Hemminger 7, Michael Weigl 9. Totals 14 11-20 41. Fort Sumner (12-5, 1-0) — Anthony Aragon 15, Garrett Hisel 7, Nate Maxwell 12, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist 7, Hunter […]