Commentary: Even one suicide is too many

By Chief Master Sergeant James A. Roy: Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force WASHINGTON, D.C. — An alarming trend is happening in our Air Force, and we need your help. We’ve had a drastic increase this year in the number of suicides among our total force airmen — active duty, guard, reserve and civilians. […]

Housing survey contains few surprises

Kevin Wilson A lot of data compilation, and very little surprise. That’s what the city discovered when it put together results of its affordable housing survey, commissioned in June with responses gathered over a month. “We sent out 3,000 surveys, mailed out randomly throughout the community,” said Claire Burroughes of the city. “It was also […]

Press release: Bingaman: Rural New Mexicans now eligible for more affordable prescription medications

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today applauded the Obama administration for implementing provisions he wrote that make prescription medications more affordable for patients served by rural hospitals and other safety-net hospitals. Safety-net providers – health care providers that treat a high percentage of low-income and uninsured patients – and their patients are able to […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Science fiction and affordable housing in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to Freedom new Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: Thousands of cats and dogs Did you know? The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University has one of the top science fiction collections in the world. It contains more than 30,000 volumes, including: • science […]

Press Release: City wants comments on affordable housing plan

The City of Clovis is in the process of preparing an Affordable Housing Plan for the community to evaluate ways to use public resources to assist in the production of affordable housing.

Meetings watch: Commission approves affordable housing plan request

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. • The commission approved a request to prepare an affordable housing plan. Community Relations Director Claire Burroughes said the project is not geared towards housing for incoming Cannon Air Force personnel, which is addressed in the city’s comprehensive plan, but for low-income housing. Prepared […]

Base official reiterates need for more housing

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Col. Steven A. Kimball, commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, speaks to local housing developers Tuesday at a Clovis City Commission housing task force meeting. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base keeps growing. But Cannon officials have concerns about whether affordable housing can keep […]

Base official: Affordable housing needed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Colonel Steven A. Kimball, commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, speaks to local housing developers Tuesday at a Clovis City Commission housing task force meeting. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base keeps growing. But Cannon officials have concerns about whether affordable housing can […]

Health reform won’t affect TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The national health reform bill, passed by the House in October, and the Senate version, to be debated early this month, pose no threat to current health care benefits provided to military families, retirees or veterans, say advocates for these beneficiaries as well as congressional committee staffs. The House-passed Affordable […]

Clovis Community College Cosmetology Clinic offering styling specials

Treat yourself today to affordable elegance. Clovis Community College Cosmetology Salon is offering a special through the end of November.

Advisory: Rep. Luj

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Affordable vacation offered to troops

By William Bradner: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A Disney vacation just got more affordable for military members and their families. With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, active and retired military personnel, including active members of the Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reserve, can enjoy complimentary, multiday admission […]

Aug. 7, 2008 Education Digest

Education bill passes Senate The U.S. Senate passed a bill July 31 intended to make sure that college is affordable and accessible to all students and their families, according to a press release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office.Changes included in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 were:• Increasing the authorized maximum Pell Grant […]

New proposal would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Out on the campaign trail, most of the presidential candidates have been going on at length about how important it is that affordable health insurance be made available to every American. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has taken a significant step toward making that goal unobtainable. At least the affordable part. By […]

A man can give a lady a good gift

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist If you haven’t started yet, don’t resign yourself to a bargain basement holiday of despair. There are still three weeks of quality shopping time left before the holidays, which gives you an ample opportunity to make the woman you love feel cherished and treasured. Yep, this column focuses on the giving […]