Cannon language remains in Senate bill

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved a Defense Appropriations Bill on Friday with language favorable to keep Cannon Air Force Base intact until the Pentagon looks for a new mission for the base. The a final defense budget bill now awaits House input. The language introduced into the bill by U.S. Sens. Pete […]

Domenici shopping for compromise

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So I wrote this column about lap dancing and how a couple of young guys ran up a $2,500 bill in one night at the Fantasy Club in Albuquerque and how that isn’t very fair and how Sen. Pete Domenici ought to do something about the soaring price of lap […]

Senate approves bill including base money

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill that contains $13.2 million for a project at Cannon Air Force Base, according to press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. Domenici, R-NM, urged the committee to keep construction funds in the bill for Cannon Air Force Base, […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]

State senators push bill to find Cannon new mission

By Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman said Thursday they hope to require the Pentagon to carry out a federal panel’s recommendation that a new mission be found for Cannon Air Force Base. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission last month handed Cannon a reprieve […]

Domenici says key support for Cannon available

THE FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., on Tuesday received key support for ensuring the future of Cannon Air Force Base and set sights on finding federal legislation that can be used to bring a new mission to the base, a news release from his office said. Domenici met Tuesday with Sen. […]

New mission proposed for Cannon

The Associated Press Cannon Air Force Base would be home to the Defense Department’s fledgling Airborne Laser program under a plan proposed by New Mexico’s two senators. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday, urging him to consider the option. Cannon is one of […]

Senate bill includes funds for Cannon

CNJ staff A bill working its way through the U.S. Senate includes $13.2 million earmarked for a project at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The sum will remain in the bill despite the fact Cannon has been targeted for closure by the Pentagon. Domenici recommended the […]

Ag Department preparing to lift cattle restrictions

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to lift restrictions on interstate movement of cattle for most of New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. “This move is very good news for the livestock industry in New Mexico. The control of diseases that could devastate herds is very […]

BRAC by quotes

BRAC talk from Clovis this weekend: “I am proud to be a U.S. citizen — to have the freedom to be able to approach the government and the Pentagon and tell them that they might be wrong. A lot of countries would not be so accepting.” — Cathy Haynes, Clovis city commissioner on how the […]

6/2 Education Digest

CCC holding lifeguard training class A lifeguard training class will be held at Clovis Community College on June 6-11, according to a CCC press release. The two-credit course will offer lifeguard certification through the Red Cross. For more information call Clay Hawk at 769-4157 or log on to www.clovis.edu to register. Grady students earn national […]

5/26 Education Digest

ENMU student selected for Domenici internship Eastern New Mexico University junior Autumn Moore of Portales was selected for an internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M, according to a press release from Domenici’s office. Moore, a business administration major, was chosen from more than 100 applicants. The internship began May 23 […]

Senators co-sponsor bill to halt BRAC

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico’s senators co-sponsored a bill Wednesday intended to stop the Base Realignment and Closure process in its tracks. But before it can be enacted, one of BRAC’s biggest supporters — President Bush — would have to sign it. The “postponement of 2005 round of defense base closure and […]

Area ranchers willing to support Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some eastern New Mexico ranchers are long-standing critics of Cannon Air Force Base. When Cannon announced plans in January to expand its training air space, a handful of ranchers were vocal in their opposition at a meeting with Air Force officials at Eastern New Mexico University. Anticipating some may […]

Senator questions Chief of Staff about future training needs

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Air Force Chief of Staff said Wednesday the future airplanes and weapon systems will need wide open spaces for good training. The testimony came during a U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee meeting in Washington to review the Air Force’s budget requests for the 2006 fiscal year. “The very […]

Domenici requests funds for Cannon military construction

CNJ staff WASHINGTON— U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, requested $15.2 million Monday to support military construction needs at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. Domenici is requesting the funding be included in the fiscal year 2006 Military Construction Appropriations Bill that the committee will develop this spring and summer. The Senator is […]

3/15 Business Digest

Southwest Cheese taking applications Southwest Cheese is beginning to hire key production personnel. Candidates should be interested in working in food production, have good communication skills, high work standards and be committed to a team where excellence is the standard, a press release from the company showed. “We aim to have a strong performance culture […]

2/24 Education Digest

Domenici offering summer internships U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting applications for summer internship positions in his office. There will be two internship sessions from May 31 to July 1 and July 5 to Aug. 5. Students must be New Mexican residents or attending a two- or four-year school in New Mexico […]

Senator wants former governor on BRAC commission

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., plans to push for a “fair and adequate evaluation” of New Mexico’s military bases as the nation heads into another round of base realignments and closures. Domenici said during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he wants “objective findings regarding the validity […]

What would Truman have done in 2004?

Ned Cantwell You are tired of reading about it, I know, but permit me a few closing notes on the political campaign recently and mercifully ended. Time to wrap this one up and deposit in the trash bin. That the race for the presidency translated into a huge political bragging contest between two New Mexico […]