Base closure criteria raises cheers and concerns for Cannon backers

Eastern New Mexico received an early Christmas present on Monday when the Department of Defense published its criteria for closing and realigning military installations in 2005. The standards suggest Cannon Air Force Base is a strong candidate for surviving the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, and even for expansion. “If anything, we’re pleasantly surprised,” […]

Ute Water Project comes under heated debate

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission gave first approval Thursday to an ordinance authorizing a one quarter of a percent increase in the city’s gross receipts tax to fund city infrastructure improvements and Clovis’ participation in the Ute Water Project — but not without some sharp debate. The ordinance must receive final approval in […]