Air Force drug testing expanded

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force announced that they, along with the other military branches, will expand drug testing to include screening for commonly-abused prescription medications. Testing will begin in May at Cannon Air Force Base. The Secretary of Defense gave 90 days advance notice of the […]

Commissary testing extended hours in July

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick Joseph R. Gallegos, commissary produce store associate, stocks the fruit after the lunch rush at the Cannon Air Force Base commissary on June 29. Gallegos will be working when the commissary tests the 11a.m. to 9 p.m. extended hours of operation every Thursday in July. The commissary worked with […]

Weekly update — June 19

Testing: Heat, low oxygen likely behind fish deaths Preliminary testing has identified high temperatures and low oxygen as probable reasons for hundreds of fish dying at Dennis Chavez Lake. Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said a test showed temperatures are abnormally high at 78 degrees with oxygen at a low level of 1.1 milligrams […]

Area schools synchronizing spring breaks

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File photo Haidyn Mount, 8, entered four rabbits in the Curry County Fair last year. Clovis Municipal Schools changed their instructional calendar this year so that children like Mount can focus on the fair during fair week and come to school the week after. Liliana Castillo All of the schools in Roosevelt and Curry counties […]

AFSOC: Use Spice, may lose career

Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs The Air Force began drug testing airmen on Feb. 22 to determine whether they are using Spice — the street term for a range of designer synthetic-cannabinoid products. The Hurlburt Field and Cannon Air Force Base Drug Demand Reduction offices are in full compliance with the Air Force […]

Monday morning briefing: SBA testing starts, a bit of green and a U.S. nuclear disaster

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Test alert Standard Based Assessment (SBA) testing starts today at Clovis schools and continues through April 8. The school asks that you not schedule any appointments requiring your child to be away from school on these dates. The SBA is an annual test given […]

Air Force testing for Spice

By Gary Pomeroy: Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials began drug testing airmen on Feb. 22 to determine whether they are using Spice — the street term for a range of designer synthetic-cannabinoid products. With the implementation of testing, officials intend to send a very clear message: use Spice, and […]

Water fair scheduled

CNJ staff A water fair is scheduled for Saturday in Clovis, offering free water testing for Curry and Roosevelt County residents using private wells. Hosted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Residents wishing to have their water tested free […]

Fitness testing begins for deployed airmen

U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Air Forces Central Command — Airmen deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility will roll physical fitness testing into their wartime responsibilities starting Oct. 1. Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage, the U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, recently approved a policy authorizing fitness testing in the […]

TriWest: Encourage prostate testing

By Shari Lopatin and Diane Mayer: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Besides skin cancer, prostate is the most common form of cancer in men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2009, the National Cancer Institute estimated that nearly 200,000 men were newly diagnosed. That’s more than 500 men every day. […]

Core standards could benefit all U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Public opinion polls have shown most people agree standardized testing helps assess students’ overall readiness and the success of the instructors who teach them. Standardized evaluations, however, require standardized curricula; you can’t measure students’ performance on the same test if they didn’t study the same — or at least similar — information. […]

Education column: School testing weeks not holidays

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools No homework for a week. No, teachers are not on strike and it is not a gift from the new superintendent. But, what is happening is Standards Based Assessment testing. Previously, I thought this was a free week because students don’t have to study, and teachers don’t have to […]

Monday morning briefing: A King’s Facebook and testing, testing, testing

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Web site of the day http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?v=wall&ref=ts&id=100000701614724 Portales Mayor Sharon King’s Facebook. Testing advice It’s testing week in Clovis schools. Educators suggest students get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast each morning, and try not to rush to school. Being relaxed and alert are key […]

Official: Bacteria numbers in lake dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Alfredo Macias of the city’s water and waste department secures netting Monday at Green Acres Lake to prevent people from fishing. The lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria and will remain closed until the levels drop to acceptable standards. By Sharna […]

New physical fitness standards effective July 1, biannual testing begins Jan. 1

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained airmen.The Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010.Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton […]

Governor hopeful testing waters

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Allen Weh said Tuesday he’s not officially running for governor yet. But he also said he’s made his first campaign promise, and he’s running his exploratory campaign as if he is a candidate — and people can draw their own conclusions. “We’re doing this in a campaign mode,” said […]

Private pesticide applicator training and testing

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Jan. 30 Cannon Community

College testing put on hold — The Base Education Center is suspending CLEP and DANTES testing for approximately three weeks so it can load the software to open up the new National Test Center site. Med Group closes for readiness training — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will close Monday for Wing Readiness Training. […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Engagements

Freitas Mitch and Kelly Freitas of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Freitas of Clovis to Chris Vierra of Merced, Ca. He is the son of Skip and Joni Vierra of Merced, Ca. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 20, 2009, at Pismo Beach, Ca. The reception will be at […]

Roosevelt hospital tests for MSRA

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]