Tax time again, with assistance in sight

Tax season is upon us again and it can be overwhelming and often one of the most stressful times of the year. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple and free if you come to the Cannon Air Force Base Tax Office, which will open on Jan. 30, and remain open […]

Commentary: From Memphis to the promised land

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman, activist and Civil Rights Movement leader. U.S. Air Force graphic: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is widely considered the most influential leader of the American civil rights movement. […]

Max Impact to perform at Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz Vocalist Master Sgt. Ryan Carson performs with Max Impact during the production of their "Send Me" video. Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base will get the chance to jam-out with the Air Force's premier rock band during a free concert 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday […]

Admirable aviator

Editor's note: This feature is the 11th 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 photo: Airman 1st Class […]

Civilian hiring freeze in effect

WASHINGTON — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force's efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls. […]

Through Airmen's Eyes: The Airman and James Bond

Editor's Note:This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on These stories focus on a single airman, highlighting their Air Force story. HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Quartermaster "Q" supplied Skyfall's 50-year anniversary James Bond with a radio and a Walther PPK handgun, but Sean Connery's 007 relied on an Special Operations Airman […]

Public Works Committee recommends street closure near jail

The city's Public Works Committee approved a recommendation Wednesday morning for closure of Eighth Street between Mitchell and Main streets, and the alley between the Curry County Adult Detention Center and the women's annex. The change would essentially remove that portion of Eighth Street as a through street, with the county putting up some manner […]

Police blotter – Jan. 24

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls: Tuesday 12:24 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired, 1000 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 1:51 a.m.: Caller reported suspicious circumstances, 1700 block of Mabry Drive. 2:27 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 2100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. 2:39 a.m.: Caller reported harassment, […]

What’s happening – Jan. 24

Today LEPC Emergency Response/HAZMAT Committee meeting — 10 a.m., Emergency management conference room, 320 Connelly Street. Information: 763-9485. Moscow Nights/Golden Gates — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Marshall Auditorium. $22 tickets. $17 military/seniors/students. Information: 769-4956. Pre-K Storyhour — 10 a.m., Preschool Storyhour. Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Friday Board of County Commissioners Meeting — 9 a.m., […]

Speech class promotes critical thinking

In addition to the core classes offered at Clovis High School, also offered are a considerable selection of elective classes that provide a variety of skills and knowledge for students. In addition, some of these actually directly prepare students for the workplace with certifications, such as the culinary arts program ProStart (, under the direction […]

Caution best way to ward off flu, diseases

Our region is in the throes of death-by-disease. So far the seasonal flu virus has taken three lives in El Paso and five in New Mexico. And it's not just here. Higher-than-usual numbers for the flu have been reported nationwide. Most victims have been elderly. All five flu deaths in New Mexico were to people […]

Tuesday area prep summaries – Jan. 22

Boys Fort Sumner 51, Texico 42 Texico (10-4) — Justin Rucker 1, Gentry Doolittle 4, Kendall Naceanceno 10, Jonah Walls 7, Rollin Harris 2, Miguel Reyna 11, BJ Griego 4, Mitchell Pennell 2. Totals 17 6-14 42. Fort Sumner (11-4) — Anthony Aragon 8, Garrett Hisel 5, Shilo Boyle 9, Nick Sanchez 11, Talen Crist […]

ENMU/WT basketball capsules – Jan. 23

Men West Texas A&M (11-5, 3-5 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (6-10, 3-5) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9, KGNC-AM 710 Last time out: Both teams lost on the road on Saturday, WT at Tarleton State 65-50 and ENMU at Texas A&M-Commerce 84-77. Last year: WT beat the Greyhounds twice in […]

Clovis rides 9 3-pointers to down pesky Portales

PORTALES — Portales girls coach Clay Stout knew he was taking a calculated risk, playing a box-and-one defense against Clovis High sophomore Danni Williams. The Lady Rams made it tough on Williams and, for a long time, the Lady Wildcats. But a 3-pointer by senior guard Miranda Loera opened a seven-point margin at the half, […]

Clovis board eyeing possibility of $20 million bond election later this year

As part of a long-term plan to implement a cycle of annual bond sales and a bond election every fourth year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education looked at the possibility of a $20 million bond election later this year. The bond election item was not an action item for the regular board meeting […]

Ago Expo info available availabale

The 21st annual New Mexico Ag Expo is set for Feb. 19-20 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, according to a Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce press release. The two-day event is sponsored by Plateau and Dairy Farmers of America and will be dedicated to the memory of longtime Ag Expo Committee member Frankye King, who […]

Torres waives arraignment on addition charges

Accused child killer Noe Torres waived his arraignment Tuesday on additional charges against him in connection with the 2005 shooting death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, according to Curry County District Attorney Matt Chandler. Chandler said a grand jury on Jan. 11 indicted Torres on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit shooting in to […]

ENMU students Gun control not answer

Guns on a school campus once seemed unimaginable, but now seems more common after Tuesday's melee at a Houston campus, which involved a shooting that injured three. Tuesday's incident and other recent school shootings as well as gun control were topics of discussion for Eastern New Mexico University students as they wondered about a possible […]

UNM architect students lend hand to downtown vision

When Mark Childs visited downtown Clovis 10 years ago, he saw potential. Childs returned to Clovis last week with 15 University of New Mexico graduate students to study the architecture of the historical Mesa, State and Lyceum theaters on Main Street. The professor of architecture at UNM is leading a joint class project between UNM […]

Police blotter – Jan. 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 7:15 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, 1400 block of Kingston Avenue. 9:22 a.m.: Caller reported a battery, 900 block of Edwards Street. 11:57 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 800 block of West 21st Street. 1:38 p.m..: Call in reference to disturbing the […]