USDA rural director spreading word about federal programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner travels around New Mexico to hear about the issues of rural citizens. In his series of informal meetings called, "Give Your Two Cents to Terry," Brunner hopes to expand his knowledge about the challenges that rural New Mexicans face in areas including housing, water, job […]

Areas outside Clovis hit hardest

Rain hit eastern New Mexico hard Wednesday night, with Portales taking the brunt of the inclement weather with about an inch of rain, but emergency crews in Portales and Clovis reported they responded to no calls for injuries. Mark Fettig, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the highest rain total reported […]

Red Hats always primp for a parade

Keeping consistent with this year's Pioneer Days parade, the Red Hat Floozies' float will be made to look like a Santa Fe Railroad dining car, complete with chairs and tables inside. Members will be dressed up with big red hats and feather boas and sipping tea. The theme for Saturday's annual parade is "Honoring BNSF: […]

Police blotter – June 6

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday Caller reported: 12:38 a.m.: Disturbing the peace, 1200 block of Hickory Street. 12:44 a.m.: Public assistance, 200 block of Jones Street. 12:44 a.m.: Dispute, 300 block of North Main Street. 12:50 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block of Brentwood Drive. 1:48 a.m.: Burglary, 100 […]

Nice to witness student success

The end of the school year is a time of many celebrations: Students moving on to the next grade; graduation ceremonies, with students proceeding to the next grade or to college or the workplace. This year's school end also included a special event: The Family Leadership Institute graduation and the Bilingual Seal Awards ceremony for […]

Meetings watch – June 6

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The meeting will be followed by a study session going over the Feb. 28 Town Hall meeting to establish a five-year visioning plan for the city. A draft final report, available at the website, has been […]

Kid’s College offers diverse courses

Volcanoes, owls and rattlesnakes will be the center of attention during this summer's Kids College at Clovis Community College. The program offers 18 hands-on workshops and athletic classes for children ages 3 1/2 and up, with several sessions throughout the summer. The most popular classes are those that deal with natural history and animals, according […]

Runner preps for Air Force Marathon

Cannon Connections: Kevin Baird 1st Lt. Veronica Flores of Cannon Air Force Base is training for the Air Force Marathon, where she will be competing in the half marathon. Her goal is to shave 10minutes off her personal best. 1st Lt. Veronica Flores of Cannon Air Force Base has been selected to compete on the […]

Three Clovis police academy recruits resign

Three Clovis police recruits won't be graduating from the police academy and no one is saying why. The city is out $60,000 for their six months of training, officials said. Chief Steve Sanders and City Manager Joe Thomas confirmed the three resigned Friday from the force. Thomas and Personnel Director Nancye Clements identified the officers […]

Education digest – June 6

New principals hired for Clovis Schools Renee Mestas has accepted the position of principal at Ranchvale Elementary School. Mestas has served as a director of instruction, elementary principal, central office administrator, instructional coach and elementary teacher. Mitzi Estes, who previously served as accountability coordinator, has accepted the position of director of instruction. Estes has been […]

What’s happening – June 6

Today Ag 50 Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., 105 E. Grand Ave, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Information: 763-3435. Children's storyhour — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, for children 3-6 years old. Information: 769-7840. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, North Annex. Information: 769-7840. CUB Scout Day Camp — 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Ned […]

Fort Marcy exhibit shares our rich history

An interpretive exhibit showcasing the site of what once was Fort Marcy is a fine addition to Santa Fe's attractions, thanks to cooperation among the city of Santa Fe, the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association. The exhibit — a set of signs — will tell the intrepid locals and tourists who […]

Pool memorialization ceremony honors SOF hero

Air Commandos with the 27th Special Operations Wing gathered during the Memorial Holiday weekend for a memorialization ceremony to honor a fallen service member May 27 at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal Susan Zerbe, mother of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daniel L. Zerbe, unveils the memorization […]

Graduating to a higher level

Air Commandos from Cannon Air Force Base, received their Community College of the Air Force degrees during a commencement ceremony at the Landing Zone May 30 at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Air Commandos received their Community College of the Air Force degrees during a commencement ceremony May […]

27 SOG welcomes new commander

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Sean Farrell, 27th Special Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony May 31 at Cannon Air Force Base. Elton presided over the ceremony, in which Col. William West relinquished […]

CAP holds change of command, seeks new recruits

The Eastern New Mexico squadron of the Civil Air Patrol hosted a change of command ceremony at the Army National Guard Armory May 28 in Clovis. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Whitney Tucker Members of the Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Air Force render a salute as honor guardsmen from Cannon Air Force Base […]

Commanders, chiefs victorious over ALS

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, stands with fellow commanders and chiefs after several back-to-back volleyball games in the Fitness Center. Commanders and chiefs with the 27th Special Operations Wing took on students with the Airman Leadership School in several back-to-back […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Choice crew chief

Editor's note: This feature is the 26th 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 […]

Cannon Exchange launches eReceipts

Courtesy graphic Military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an eReceipt provides can skip the paper receipt and have documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping at the Cannon Exchange at Cannon Air Force Base. Shoppers simply provide their email address and phone number at checkout to sign up to receive […]

Fishing report – June 6

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 — Fishing was good using […]