Local builders say lot prices hurt affordability

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Local builders say lot prices, material costs and taxes are some of the reasons their homes have to sell at prices higher than Cannon Air Force officials say new personnel can afford. Col. Steven Kimball say the typical military family considers a price range of $100,000 to $150,000 affordable […]

Education digest: Muleshoe school honored

Muleshoe school honored DeShazo Elementary School in Muleshoe was named one of the 2009 Just For the Kids Higher Performing Schools in Texas for Mathematics, according to a news release. The award was given by the National Center for Educational Achievement, the release said. The school uses a math curriculum called Math that Works. An […]

Letter to the editor: Criticism only serves as motivation

Criticism only serves as motivation I am a student at Choices Alternative School. My teachers, many other students and I have read comments on the CNJ Web site related to our school. Choices is a great school. We are not just hoodlums. Choices students are only normal people trying to earn a diploma in order […]

Fencing ordinance proposal fails

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said no matter how the commission felt about it, they needed to take a vote on a potential ordinance to allow higher front yard fences for residences in the city. He was alone in his sentiments, and his motion died at Thursday’s commission meeting. Jim […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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Courtesy photo Senior Master Sgt. Bob Elliott, right, retired from the Air Force in 2004, a month before graduating with his master’s degree. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan Cannon Connections staff Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman […]

Retiree mortality rate needs study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Department of Defense actuaries have discovered significantly higher mortality rates among active duty retirees compared to reserve retirees, and the disparity stretches back decades. In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to […]

Editorial: Government funds boost cost of education

Perhaps the best known economic tenet is that of supply and demand: The more scarce something is, the greater its value. The obvious corollary is just as true but often ignored: the greater the supply, the lower the value. That truth applies to money just at it does to anything else. These facts are only […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Bonds to benefit higher education We’re urging voters support Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in the Nov. 4 general election. General Obligation Bond D has $12 million for Eastern New Mexico University and Bond C has $4 million for Clovis Community College. The cost to property owners for both bonds combined is […]

Experts: Dry winter contributed to high temperatures

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt and Curry county residents can expect higher than normal temperatures through August, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The high in Clovis and Portales reached 102 degrees Monday, according to the weather service, and is expected to hover around triple digits through Wednesday. This on top […]

Natural gas prices to rise

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Public Service Company of New Mexico says gas prices will be higher in March. Customers will pay about 87.77 cents per therm, which is a unit of heating. That’s an increase of 11.4 percent over February’s price of 78.79 cents and 1.6 percent higher than the 86-cent price of a […]