New equipment spruces up park

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo The skate park’s dimensions measure 80 by 120 feet. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The skate boards, in-line skates and even scooters are rolling again. The Chavez Manor West housing area has a new skatepark, and new playground equipment nearby. The two sets of playground equipment are appropriate for […]

Business feature: Bank of Clovis planning to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Bank of Clovis is planning a major expansion of its Main Street offices to include the building north of it, doubling its size to 7,000 square feet and creating a whole new look for downtown. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Bank of Clovis is breaking a nation-wide […]

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell A MC-130W Combat Spear assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron sits on the flightline at Cannon. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections There’s little difference between the big, empty fields at Cannon Air Force Base and big, empty fields you’d see at random places across eastern […]

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

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U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez A CV-22 Osprey takes off from Cannon Air Force Base in September. The 20th Special Operations Squadron, which will handle the CV-22 Osprey, is one of five squadrons expected to arrive at Cannon this year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s little difference between the […]

County officials: Improving current jail facility best option

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may need a new jail, but it would cost $20 million and county officials say the best approach for now is to improve the facility that opened in 1993. An August assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center identified multiple security issues that included staffing shortages, […]

County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Airman injured in motorcycle accident

Cannon Connections staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Cannon airman injured in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff An airman assigned to Cannon Air Force Base is in critical condition at a Lubbock medical facility after being involved in a motorcycle accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Clovis, according to a base press release. Additional information will be released pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

Airman center making progress

Courtesy photo The Dining Hall-Airman Center is expected to be ready for furnishing by the end of the year, according to Cannon officials. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of more airmen coming to Cannon Air Force Base. Informally called the […]

Cannon looks to build new airmen center

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base The 28,000 square foot Dining Hall-Airman Center will consist of a dining facility and is also scheduled to have a post office, community center, and other services. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon officials are consolidating dining, recreation and services venues in one 28,000-square-foot building in anticipation of […]

Texas firm awarded contract for Cannon flight simulator

CNJ staff report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]

July 29, 2008 Business Digest

Alltech waiting on permits to build Clovis facility An international animal food supplement producer is waiting on state permits to begin construction of its Clovis facility, according to spokeswoman Laura Hadley. Officials announced in August 2007 plans to build a Clovis site in the fall. Hadley said the permitting process has delayed the project. Alltech […]

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Undercover investigator films alleged livestock abuse

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry The Portales Livestock Auction, located just west of Portales, was the subject of a May undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS alleges animal abuse involving downer cattle took place at the facility. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New allegations of livestock abuse surfaced […]

Family best gift of all

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Margarette Forrest, 91, enjoyed making meals for her family on Mother’s Day. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The Laurel Ridge Healthcare facility is home to many mothers including Maurine Winkles, 92, and Margarette Forrest, 91. Both women said the best Mother’s Day gift is the time spent with their […]

Military, Cannon funding bill headed to Senate

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Financing halts White Hat Energy plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The home loan crash has affected the start of another proposed alternative-energy facility in Curry County. Gibbs Energy president Joe Maceda said the construction of biogas facility that would extract methane gas from cow manure has been stalled after the primary investor for the $25 million project was financially […]

Building plans put on hold

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city might have to wait until the next legislative session before it receives funding to start any work on a $5.2 million emergency operations facility. City Manager Joe Thomas told members of the 400 Mitchell Street Task Force that the $350,000 capital outlay request approved in the legislative […]

CCC approves bid for medical training facility

By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved Wednesday a bid to construct a medical training facility on campus. The construction for the first phase of the Allied Health center was awarded to Wilson and Wilson, which bid $3.33 million. The first phase includes a lecture hall, three classrooms, a […]