Cannon rally plans evolving

CNJ Staff With raffles for a car, an F-16 simulator ride, and a tour of Cannon Air Force Base, this mission accomplished celebration is morphing into a gala event. “It just keeps evolving,” Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos said. The “Operation Kept Cannon” rally is a chance for the community to celebrate […]

Sense of relief washes over area

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Eastern New Mexico celebrated Tuesday’s announcement an Air Force Special Operations wing is moving to Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Frank Sherman wore a knit shirt embroidered with “Operation Keep Cannon” above his heart. Below the stitching, Sherman placed a white strip bearing a small American flag and the words […]

Fireworks show shy on funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Smoke on the Water fireworks show is $10,000 shy of the $25,000 needed to fund the event, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials. With less than a month before the show blasts off, officials are hoping to raise the money from donations made by businesses and […]

Music festival begins

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Music Festival official T-shirts say “Rave On” and visitors have begun arriving in anticipation of having a “raving” good time. According to Ernie Kos, Chamber of Commerce executive director, the artists slated to perform during the event began arriving in Clovis Wednesday. “It is very exciting,” Kos […]

Ticket process for BRAC hearing finalized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Guidelines for next week’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis have been cemented by local leaders, who have set strict guidelines for public appearance and conduct at the meeting where New Mexico congressional delegates, members of the Committee of Fifty, and DLA Piper will fight to keep […]

Banquet to celebrate momentum

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Past presidents of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be honored at this year’s annual banquet set for Friday night at the Landing on Cannon Air Force Base. The event will open at 6:30 p.m. with a past presidents’ reception to honor those who laid the foundation for […]

Proposed chamber center hinges of outside state, federal funding

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Officials of the Clovis/ Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. are working to secure roughly $1.5 million to fund a new business enterprise center in Clovis. A grant was submitted to the federal Economic Development Administration asking for roughly $1 million for the project, money […]

Fair is steep in tradition

Clyde Davis The routine didn’t vary much, from year to year nor from fair to fair. We would skirt around the lights and crowds of the midway, which was already beginning to fill with groups of kids shuffling through the twilight. We would move beyond its smells of French fries and sugar-laden cotton candy, roast […]

Festivities set for 4th

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Gearing up for four days of fun, fireworks and food, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is setting final plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, dubbed “2004 Cannon and Clovis Salute to Freedom.” “We’re calling the celebration the ‘Salute to Freedom’ because we’re welcoming home about 200 of […]

Use for $3,800 studied

By Glen Seeber Money raised during an impromptu auction Friday night will be used to improve the lives of local residents who are going through difficult times, Catherine Johnson said Wednesday. The executive director of the Hartley House shelter for domestic violence accepted checks totaling $3,800 Wednesday during the monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry […]