Air Force authorizes AFSOC move

Skunks on the move

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Courtesy photo Skunk traps, such as this one, owned by Bill Bolinger, are available from Clovis Animal Control for residents’ use. The enclosed trap helps to prevent a skunk from spraying the trapper. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Some unwanted residents aren’t just invading neighborhoods in Clovis’ upper east side. They’re invading noses, too.

What’s to love about Clovis:

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what some had to say: • Gina Hochhalter: “The locals are oftentimes (and by default, surprisingly) more inspiring and open to diversity than people who move here. We should be happier because these are great qualities, and we should definitely not fear […]

Retiring Domenici calls for truce in partisan politics

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici made a final appearance before the Legislature on Monday and called for an end to extremist partisan politics. “We are in danger of losing our ability to move forward as a nation because of destructive personality-driven partisan politics,” Domenici said in […]

Little pig herder

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Kolter Henderson, 3, attempts to move a pig during the Farwell Junior Livestock Show’s peewee showmanship event.

Moving new experience for military wife

Jennifer Laurent I am going on an adventure. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that my husband is PCSing and I, along with our two cats and five house plants, will be making the 1,400-mile journey to Beale Air Force Base with him. Recently he came home from work and told me that […]

AFSOC officials answer questions

By AFSOC Public Affairs Q. What units will move, and when? A. The first unit to move to Cannon Air Force Base will be the 73rd Special Operations Squadron, a unit of newly acquired MC-130W Combat Spears currently located at Hurlburt Field. The four MC-130W currently assigned to the 73rd SOS will move to Cannon […]

AFSOC: Cannon changes hinge on construction

CNJ Staff Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs issued the following press release regarding frequently asked questions regarding Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter wing to a special operations wing. AFSOC is scheduled to take control of the base Oct. 1. Q: What units will move, and when? A: The first unit […]

Location least of Halliburton controversies

By Freedom Newspapers Hating Halliburton is almost as popular in the United States as hating Wal-Mart. So we were surprised to see so little applause, and so much consternation in left-wing circles, when the oil services company once headed by the vice president announced it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Houston to the […]

Faculty, staff support reconfiguration

By Rhonda Seidenwurm: Guest columnist On Tuesday our Board of Education will vote on a proposal to re-configure our junior high schools. The proposal is to create seventh- and eighth-grade middle schools at Marshall and Yucca junior highs and a Clovis High School Ninth Grade Center at Gattis. We are moving the venue of the […]

Home is where the heart is

By Anita Doberman: local columnist Experts say moving is one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. If that’s true, it’s a miracle my husband and I made it as long as we have. Like many military families, we have moved around, six times in five years to be accurate. If you have ever […]

District attorney’s office moving

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The lack of sufficient office space at the Curry County Courthouse will soon be alleviated as the District Attorney’s office prepares to move to a new location. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler said the relocation was necessary because his staff has outgrown their current office. The prosecutor’s office […]

Joint effort aids student transition

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It was something she had grown used to as part of a military family. But Alyson Haynie didn’t want to move. Stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, her father, Roger Haynie, turned down a job offer that would have uprooted the family to Oklahoma to let his daughter finish […]

Artistic inspiration spares junk from culling for move

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist Packing all your things for a massive move is about as much fun as getting a splinter. Actually, I did get a splinter while packing. Actually, actually, it was prior to packing when I was showing off my broken puke-gold Salvation Army couch to a friend while I told her […]

8/30 BRAC Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Friday to move planes and personnel away from Cannon, as recommended by the Department of Defense. But commissioners ordered Cannon “enclaved,” or open in limited fashion, until Dec. 31, 2009, in hopes DoD will find it another mission. Here are excerpts from some e-mailed letters: Removing […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Moving venture of gain and loss

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer I took the long haul from New York to Clovis back in April. With boxes crammed full of sketchbooks, voodoo dolls and 54 ugly flowered dresses I have not worn in 13 years and never intend to wear again, I swore it would be a very long time before […]

Four-day school week approved in Tucumcari

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Tucumcari schools board of education voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a four-day school week. Beginning Aug. 22, students will attend classes four days a week. Middle school and high school students will attend classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Elementary school students will attend school […]

Hillcrest Zoo officials hope to move young giraffe to new pen

By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Her new pad has all the amenities a female giraffe could ever want — wall-to-wall grass, a football field’s worth of running room, and even an enclosed shed with a 24-foot ceiling and central heating for those cold eastern New Mexico evenings. But Jael, Hillcrest Zoo’s 3 1/2-year-old female […]

Democrats take to rehashing same old things

Freedom Newspapers Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy spoke to the National Press Club on Wednesday and articulated a clear message for Democrats: Give the people more goodies and they’ll return our party to power. He pooh-poohed the idea that the Democratic Party must move to the political center to win future elections. Billed as a major […]