Residents disappointed over deli’s closure

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Teresa Chavez, manager of Wholey Cow Deli on Seventh and Pile streets, makes a sandwich for a customer during the lunchtime rush. Chavez have been manager of the deli for four years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It’s noon on Monday and the line at Wholey Cow Deli is […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Cannon notes strides in first year of Special Ops

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Tim Leahy said he expects the aircraft fleet at Cannon Air Force Base to grow to 100 in the next five years. The 27th Special Operations Wing took over command of Cannon from the 27th Fighter Wing in Oct. 2007. By Gabriel Monte: […]

Closure offers time for reflection

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist They tell me I may very well have been the last authorized “civilian” allowed to go over the now-closed Hull Street Bridge.

Residents, business owners discuss overpass closure

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hull Street overpass has been closed indefinitely. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Nancy Rogers, who owns the Clovis Livestock Auction with her husband, said the Hull Street overpass is the main road to her business and its closure will affect business. She said the auction draws buyers and […]

Train, truck accident causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. 70

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Xcel energy crews work to repair a downed power pole following an accident involving a train and semi that caused power outages in Portales By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer Thursday morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Break still sought in four-year-old case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s investigator Sandy Loomis said he reviews J.C. Tucker’s homicide file frequently in hopes something will spark a new trail. Tucker, 67, was found shot to death Sept. 4, 2003, at Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self-Storage on U.S. 60-84 near Cannon Air Force […]

Year in review: Special Ops to rescue

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The CV-22 Osprey is one of several types of aircraft expected to be assigned to Cannon Air Force Base. (Air Force photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In early 2006, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained unwritten. Banners supporting the installation lingered in yards and storefronts. Residents of eastern New Mexico had […]

2006 Year in Review: Base lands mission

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Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega, left, and Clovis Mayor David Lansford rejoice in the news Cannon Air Force Base was granted a new mission in June. The 16th Special Ops Wing is scheduled to take over the base in October.(CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff After months of uncertainty, the fate of Cannon Air Force […]

Tickets available for honorary dinner

By CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an appreciation dinner to honor retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton. Newton served on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission and proposed sparing Cannon Air Force Base from closure. About 50 tickets remain for the dinner, and about 160 people already are […]

Airmen’s center to go forward

CNJ Staff Plans to build a new airmen’s center at Cannon Air Force Base will move forward now that the Pentagon has announced that the base will be home to an Air Force Special Operations wing, according to a press release from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The […]

Year in review: Area recovering from BRAC process

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Gabriel Bryant of Clovis shows his support for Cannon when members of the Brac Commission visited Clovis in June. (Staff photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Remnants of the Base Realignment and Closure process linger around eastern New Mexico. Posted outside several businesses are thick, plastic banners. They were designed months ago in a […]

9/22 Education Calendar

Today: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., school officials will host a community discussion at Ranchvale Elementary about the proposed closure of this school. Monday: From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be held at all elementary and secondary schools. Teachers will not be available from noon to 1 p.m. Monday: From […]

Rumsfeld may not recommend BRAC list

John L. Lumpkin: The Associated Press FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has reservations about the base closure commission’s decision to spare several high-profile installations, saying the commission focused on the economic impact of some bases instead of their military usefulness. Rumsfeld said he was uncertain whether he would recommend to President […]

More BRAC reactions:

More reaction to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission’s decision on Cannon Air Force Base: “We all would have preferred a clear and decisive vote from the Commission to keep Cannon open. It is, however, a victory that the Pentagon was not able to convince the Commission to close Cannon. … We will now turn […]

Cannon saved, for now

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New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson watches the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission deliberate on Cannon Air Force Base on Friday in Arlington, Va., outside Washington. (AP photo) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The federal debate that traced a course for Cannon Air Force Base was like the entire Base Closure and Realignment process — […]

Cannon campaign drawing to close

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base supporters are wrapping up their campaign to keep the base open as Base Realignment and Closure commissioners retreat to consider all the information they’ve gathered in the past three months. Eastern New Mexico’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Bill Richardson, has been making final calls to […]

Regent says CCC’s future tied to base

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The appointment of Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure as the state’s secretary of higher education last week clouded the short-term future of the school, officials said. But there’s a potentially bigger storm cloud hovering on the horizon — the fate of Cannon Air Force Base. The Department of […]

Lawmakers say Cannon would be good home for F-35

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers State legislators say Cannon Air Force Base, targeted for closure by the Department of Defense, makes economic sense as a future home for the Joint Strike Fighter. The fighter, also known as the F-35, is in the development stage and is expected to replace many of the jet fighters in […]