Cut cable disrupts Internet

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A cut fiber optic cable and muddy conditions left eastern New Mexico citizens with compromised Internet and long distance service for more than nine hours Monday. The buried fiber optic cable, no wider than a strand of hair, was accidentally cut in downtown Roswell around 11 a.m. by workers […]

BRAC hearing to be broadcast

CNJ staff Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing at Marshall Junior High will be broadcast live on TV and radio as well as streamlined over the Internet. Broadcasts will start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Clovis and Portales television viewers can flip to KENW’s channel 51 and cable viewers can find KENW on channel […]

Government regs don’t have place in private business

Freedom Newspapers It’s delicious. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, media darling, reputed maverick and co-author of the restrictive McCain-Feingold campaign “reform” law that was supposed to make political campaigns free of “dirty” money, seems to have been caught with his hand in a corporate cookie jar. Seems Cablevision Systems Corp., the country’s eighth-largest cable company, […]

1/30 Wedding, Birth, Birthday

Wedding Cable Nikki Steen and Barrett Cable, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage Dec. 11, 2004, at first Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas. The Rev. Darren Tidwell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don Steen of Lubbock and Debbie Steen of Littlefield. She is the granddaughter of Hilda Cummings and […]

Consider outsourcing garbage handling

Letters to the editor It appears that city employees are about to attempt a holdup of the property owners over pay increases. The prevailing thought is that the city pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to train the garbage-truck drivers only to have them threaten to go elsewhere to drive a garbage truck for higher […]

Cannon trying to save water

By David Arkin/Correspondent Southwest landscaping is helping Cannon Air Force Base conserve water. Base officials say they’re concerned about future water supplies like everyone else. Ken Cable, operations flight deputy commander at Cannon, said base officials are trying to put plans together for the outside of their main buildings that include southwest landscaping, or xeriscaping. […]