83-year-old shares memories of Africa with CHS students

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gladys Clark said she doesn’t know what’s next for her after devoting most of her life to mission work in Africa, but she said at 83, she’s not done yet. Sharna Johnson In 1946, with World War II just winding to an end, then 18-year-old Gladys Clark and her family […]

AgSense: Roundup Ready Alfalfa should be available in 2011

By Leonard Lauriault: NMSU forage agronomist The development of Roundup Ready Alfalfa represents a significant innovation allowing for more effective weed control and lower overall herbicide use with lower toxicity to applicators, as well as reduced use of environmentally-damaging herbicides. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service deregulated RRA, […]

Year in review: Low-altitude training, land use study highlight year

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File photo Cannon Air Force Base is on the cusp of a few new developments, including low altitude training and the finalization of a joint use land study intended to help the base grow while reducing negative impact to civilian neighbors. Kevin Wilson As far as years go for Cannon Air Force Base, 2010 was […]

Language in land use study raises concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Group Commander Col. Steven Kimball talks about the need for two-way communication as a component of the Joint Land Use Study during Monday’s meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Kevin Wilson Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land […]

Residents raise concerns about Joint Land Use consequences

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Courtesy illustration The Joint Land Use Study area covers nearly a million and a half acres around Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Air Force Range in portions of Roosevelt and Curry counties. Liliana Castillo Some in Curry and Roosevelt counties feel a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is merely a way to begin open […]

Letter to the editor: Hotel deserves to be put to use

I can sympathize with Kent McManigal’s anti-government stance in Friday’s column, but in the case of the Hotel Clovis there was no other entity that could keep the structure from continued deterioration. Prospective owners, especially those who envision public housing or a nonprofit use for the facility are usually in need of government grants or […]

Monday morning briefing: A biker benefit and a big explosion

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. College meeting The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be holding their monthly meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512. The meeting is open to the public. Land use info Information about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study is available […]

Land use meeting postponed

CNJ staff A Joint Land Use Study public meeting scheduled for Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library has been postponed. It has not yet been rescheduled. The study is being conducted by Curry and Roosevelt counties to ensure operational effectiveness of Cannon Air Force Base and Melrose Bombing Range and protect interests of residents and […]

Comments sought on land use plan

CNJ staff Local residents have until Nov. 30 to comment on a draft plan of a Joint Land Use Study. Comments will be accepted either by mail or e-mail, according to a press release from the Curry County assistant manager. The study is designed to assist local communities in working with the Air Force by […]

Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

CNJ staff report A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.

Curry Road R discussed at Joint Land Use meeting

Freedom New Mexico Discussion centered around procedures needed to close Curry Road R at a Wednesday afternoon meeting of the Joint Land Use Study’s policy committee. More than a dozen people attended the meeting, which was held at the Curry County Courthouse, County Manager Lance Pyle said. Pyle said County Attorney Stephen Doerr gave a […]

Land use committee meeting Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt Counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Curry County Courthouse Commission Room, located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis, according to a news release from Curry County. The purpose of the […]

Bond money will be put to use on updates, upgrades and renovations

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department will be busy updating, upgrading and renovating buildings, parking lots and technology at several schools with money approved in Tuesday’s bond election. Sixty-three percent of voters approved the $16 million bond issue. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible cast ballots in the election. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel […]

Comfortable cows important to dairy owners

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Freedom new Mexico: Tony Bullocks Dairy cows on Greenfield Park Dairy are provided with special mats in the milking parlor, providing extra comfort to for the standing cows during milking. Argen Duncan Cows have regular pedicures. Really. Dairy owners use pedicures — hoof trimming — along with a variety of other methods to keep their […]

Land use committee approves conflict reduction list

Argen Duncan The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee on Monday approved presentation of a proposed study-area map and a list of possible actions to reduce conflicts in land and airspace use between Cannon Air Force Base and other communities. The map and suggested actions will be presented to the public in a 6 p.m. […]

Candidates use fear tactics to win votes

At least two Texas lawmakers, both seeking re-election in November, have taken the political lie to disgusting new lows. By now people should be used to politicians’ lies. It’s hard to think of any official, at any level, who has kept every campaign promise. The White House issues rosy statements about a presumed economic recovery, […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO — Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity today. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on the power grid. Xcel […]

Clovis summer water use down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Drivers navigate Grand Avenue where rains Tuesday covered one of the street’s two lanes. A New Mexico American Water official said the abundance of recent rains have helped keep water demand down. On Tuesday, 1.42 inches of rain fell in Clovis, according to the National Weather Service. Liliana Castillo Water […]

Influencing TRICARE option barred

Civilian employers of military retirees once again can offer a TRICARE supplemental plan with their cafeteria-style health insurance options so that workers who elect to use their TRICARE Standard benefit can buy coverage conveniently and with pre-taxed dollars. The change took effect June 18 under a final rule published by the Department of Defense that […]