Military mama: Son’s growing independence hard to adjust to

This summer we took a big step toward growing up, as parents. My oldest son spent the past three weeks with his grandparents in Florida. I couldn’t quite commit to sending him on his own to fly across the country. Though, I know he would have been in good hands with the flight attendant travel […]

Debt plan would tamp down COLA

Military retirees, Social Security recipients and others drawing federal payments were tempted to grumble at Congress or the White House when the past two Januarys brought no cost-of-living adjustment. The real culprits were a deeply distressed economy, which drove prices down, and a logical process, set up 40 years ago, to track inflation and adjust […]

Talking strengthens marriage

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. […]

Editorial: Newspapers must adjust to changing business climate

The conversion of the venerable Seattle Post-Intelligencer to an Internet-only news source — with a staff of 20 in the newsroom rather than the 165 who were there a day earlier — following closely on the death of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, is another sad milestone in what we prefer not to call […]

Official: AC-130 faces adjustments at Cannon

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The operations officer for an AC-130 gunship squadron said last week the unit will have to adjust its training profile to operate at Cannon Air Force Base due to the base’s elevation, temperature and air density. The 16th Special Operations Squadron and its fleet of AC-130 Spectre gunships are […]

Committee will recommend city salary adjustments

The Employee Compensation Review Committee will recommend today to let the City Commission decide how to adjust city employee compensation. According to the committee’s recommendation, the state of the economy and limited city funds contributed to the decision. The committee was formed in December and have met every month since January comparing city employees’ salaries […]

ENMU, Buffs adjust baseball series

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against rival West Texas A&M has been shuffled. The teams meet in 1 p.m. twin bills today and Friday at Potter County Memorial Stadium in Amarillo. Originally, the teams were to play single games on Friday night and Sunday afternoon […]