Movie one big marketing campaign

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Let it be known this column includes spoilers for “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” I’m giving away the first five minutes, and telling you the rest doesn’t really matter. I’ve heard about married couples who tell me they saw each other and they knew in the first five minutes […]

Pre-deployment checklist includes TRICARE

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Getting your family’s affairs in order during your pre-deployment days can be hectic, to say the least. With so much going on, it can be easy to overlook your TRICARE benefit — but don’t worry. Making sure your family has healthcare coverage while you’re deployed is as easy as […]

USDA offers workshops

Freedom New Mexico Farmers can sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2009 Producer Sustainable Workshop on Aug. 26 in Clovis. The event focuses on resource management that illustrates several conservation practices, and includes hands-on experience. Natural Resources Conservation Service agronomist Rudy Garcia said the steps the workshop outlines are critical to sustainability. Registration: […]

Stimulus includes help for homeowners

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Community Readiness Consultant Linda Sapp has recommendations for military personnel trying to protect their finances in the midst of the country’s economic troubles. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Military personnel aren’t immune from the country’s economic troubles, especially when it comes to selling houses, but they […]

After-school program teaches folklorico dance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jessica Lopez and her partner Alejandro Chacon twirl and twist to folklorico music at La Casita Elementary School’s Folklorico Dance Club. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Entering Christy Van Hoose’s classroom after 3 p.m. on a folklorico day is like walking into a crowded dance club. The students twirl […]

Defense bill includes funding for Cannon

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Major league game includes airmen

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Marleah Miller Maj. Gen. William Chambers, director of communication for the office of the secretary of the Air Force, administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits during the Washington Nationals Air Force Appreciation Night held on Aug. 29. By Staff By Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph: Secretary of the Air […]

Cannon receives construction funding

CNJ staff The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved legislation Tuesday that includes $26.4 million earmarked for two construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. About $18 million will be used be used to build an aircraft maintenance hangar for C-130 aircraft and about $8 […]

Salmonella outbreak includes Curry County

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City budget includes increase for fuel

CNJ staff The city’s $33 million 2008-2009 preliminary budget is about $3 million less than a year ago because the city has less capital outlay funds, according to city Finance Director Don Clifton. He said last year’s preliminary budget included construction projects such as the Clovis Area Transit facility that was completed in January. The […]

CCC Board of Trustees election

CNJ staff What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today Where: Mesa and Zia elementary schools. See below. Candidates: • District 1: Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt • District 4: Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon Precincts and polling places • […]

Local Roundup: United Dairy Women hold ball

By CNJ staff What:Milk Lover’s Ball When: 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Where: Clovis Civic Center More: Sponsored by the United Dairy Women. The event includes a dinner and dance. Proceeds will go to local charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 877-LUVMILK. Clovis transit facility construction begins Construction of a new Clovis Area […]

$40 million allotted for Ute project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Senate Conservation Committee passed a $255 million bill Tuesday that includes $40 million for the Ute Water Project, according to Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The bill, which calls for non-reocurring dollars to fund seven projects around the state, is heading to the Senate Finance Committee for review. “Any […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

Defense bill includes payday loan limitations

By CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — With a long list of caveats, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending, including a 2.2 percent pay raise for members of the military. The measure, for the 2007 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, authorizes $70 billion in supplemental funding to support the war […]

County fairs picture perfect

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pigpens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with a camera to get the ultimate photo of a […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

ENMU plays host to comedian Cole

Freedom Newspapers Happy Cole, whose resume includes a long list of television-show appearances, will perform at 8 tonight at Ground Zero, inside the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The event is free. Cole has appeared on television shows including “Evening at the Improv,” “Caroline Comedy Hour,” “Comic Strip” and “Comedy on the Road.” […]

Saying thanks the best way we know how

Luziano Reyna missed his daughter’s birth because he was working. Last month, he missed her graduation from Clovis High School. Again, he was working. He was working for us. Reyna, from Hereford, Texas, has served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He spent the last six months deployed in support of Operation Iraqi […]

State oversees water issues

By Claire Bushey In New Mexico, water is such a precious resource it naturally follows that many people and organizations devote their efforts to researching and managing it. The two major state organizations that control water-related matters are the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and the Interstate Stream Commission. Separate government agencies, they […]