Air service, school lunches among services that sequestration could impact

School lunches, county seniors, Clovis airport and Cannon Air Force Base could all suffer if Congress fails to reach a budget agreement by the sequester deadline Friday. The problem for most in charge of the programs or institutions locally is trying to gauge just how hard they will be hit if sequestration becomes reality. During […]

Sunland aims for full production by end of March

Five months after being at the center of a nationwide recall that shuttered its plant for several months, Sunland Inc. is ramping up for full production by the end of March, according to Vice President Katalin Coburn. Sunland was linked to a salmonella outbreak in September that sickened 41 people in 20 states. "We're working […]

Clerk: State Supreme Court tosses murder indictments

The New Mexico Supreme Court has tossed out grand jury murder indictments against a man accused of killing a Clovis couple during a 2011 backyard barbecue that erupted in gunfire. The court ordered the double murder indictment of Enrique Deleon quashed during a hearing Wednesday, according to Supreme Court Chief Clerk Joey Moya. The court, […]

Police plan DWI patrols

Clovis police will conduct a DWI saturation patrol on Friday and March 8, 13, 15, 16 and 30 within the city limits. Police ask that citizens remember that it is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription drugs that may impair their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Information: Sgt. Robert Denney, […]

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 28, 2013

Curry County no leader on water usage What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. […]

Viewpoint: Streamlining insurance law long overdue

"In New Mexico, seven insurers currently account for a total of 123 prior authorization forms." — Barry Bitzer, former Deputy Secretary, N.M. Human Services Department In the year 2013 it is an exercise in wasted time, money and health to make patients, physicians, pharmacists and insurers attempt to reconcile the many permutations a prior authorization […]

City to hold special meeting Friday

The Clovis City Commission will have a special meeting 8 a.m. Friday at Clovis City Hall. The lone agenda item is an emergency budget transfer to purchase up to 250 containers of Rozol rodenticide for prairie dog population reducation at Ned Houk Park.

Key Club back at Clovis High School

Clovis Key Club is active again at Clovis High School and club facilitators are looking to recruit members, according to Key Club advisor Larry Holland. Clovis Key Club has two members to date. Key Club offers youth a positive outlet to learn leadership skills and have fun through projects, according to Holland. "When I was […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, Feb. 26

This is supplemental report from Tuesday's Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education: The board approved a resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election. The board has determined that a special school district general obligation bond election shall be held May 7 and that a resolution and proclamation of the election […]

Police blotter: Feb. 28, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:03 a.m.: Caller reported shoplifting, 1000 block of Mitchell Street. 1:08 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 1600 block of Cameo Street. 6:39 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute, 800 block of Mitchell Street. 9:41 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic situation in progress, […]

Education column: Many guidance opportunities available

These days there are many opportunities for students seeking guidance and direction. In addition to our counselors at Clovis High School — working with students n academics, as well as careers — another great source of student help can be found on campus: Adrian White, Community Education & Resource Development liaison, or, as White suggests, […]

AFSOC award winner: Airman of the Year

Editor's note: This feature is the first in a series of award winner spotlights at Cannon. The Air Commandos being highlighted are recent award winners with the 27th Special Operations Wing. These members are selected from various squadrons and career fields and recognized by wing leadership for exemplary performance and skill in their line of […]

Fishing report – March 1

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

New dormitories make headway at Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Robert Ferry, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron chief of unaccompanied housing, gives a tour of the new dorms under construction Feb. 20 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 96-person dorms have been under construction since August of 2012 and one is expected to be completed […]

27 SOCES named Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron was presented with the Air Force's Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award Feb. 11 at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman James Bell Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron stand with Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, Air Force Civil Engineer, after being […]

Medical team trains, perfects skills

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom A student practices decontaminating a simulated patient during a seminar Feb. 21 at Cannon Air Force Base. The seminar consisted of class instruction followed by skill application. Medical decontamination team members worked diligently, performing exercises and honing skills Feb. 21 at the 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Excelling engineer

Editor's note: This feature is the 16th 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 […]

Enlisted society geared toward improving morale, improving quality of life

Editor's note: This is the first in a series features highlighting the Private Organization councils at Cannon Air Force Base. Private Organizations are established under Air Force Instruction 34-223: Private Organizations Program. These organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups initiated by people acting exclusively beyond the scope of their official capacity or agents of the […]

Cannon Exchange offers pricing parity

Whether service members are at Cannon Air Force Base on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. "While price differentiations […]

'Salad Wednesday' savings available at Cannon Exchange Restaurants

Wednesdays are now something to look forward to as Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are offering $2 off any salad priced $4 or more on what is becoming known as "Salad Wednesdays." Now, when picking up a salad at Burger King and Anthony's on Wednesdays, guests can save money and eat nutritionally at […]