Local military affairs committee visits base

USAF photo: Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, talks with members of the Committee of 50 during a tour Aug. 26. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Local business and community leaders from the Committee of 50 attended a tour here Aug. 26 showcasing Cannon’s mission. […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan Visits to Clovis, Tucumcari revised

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s schedule for Clovis and Tucumcari has changed.

Animal ambassadors

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Kosman, a zookeeper with the Rio Grande Zoo, tells children about the leopard gecko. The gecko can shed its fatty tale to get away from predators. The Rio Grande Zoo program called Zoo To You does just that. The group of animal ambassadors visited children and youth July 8 […]

Press release: Bingaman visits Gulf of Mexico, applauds N.M. National Labs for their role in helping stop leak

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today visited the Gulf Coast to learn more about BP’s plans to plug its leaking well and to clean up the disastrous spill.

Child TV star visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo According to Jim’s Taylor Atelian, left, and Kendall Brumfield, both 14, met at a dance class in Santa Barbara, Calif. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Kendall Brumfield visits her grandmother Gayla Brumfield in Clovis each summer. This year, she brought along a friend. Taylor Atelian played Ruby on ABC’s […]

Group testing home energy measurement method

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dalinda Bangert of EcoTerra Enterprises in Santa Fe seals an air duct Tuesday prior to a leak test at a home being built in Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Current and past officials of the New Mexico Home Builders Association are pretty sure standards for energy efficiency will […]

Voluntary Protection Program visits Cannon

Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Volunteer Protection Program members discuss current policies with members of the 27th SOAMS. One of the primary goals is to get squadrons to work together on strengthening their safety programs. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs People and safety go together, as evidenced by the […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Commission visits Tucumcari to hear “racino” proposal

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

‘Racino’ could boost economy in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the […]

Pearce visits Clovis, addresses key issues

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Courtesty photo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the […]

State secretary of health visits Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Alfredo Vigil, N.M. Secretary of Health By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Alfredo Vigil, was in Portales on Thursday and Friday looking over the Department of Health offices and speaking with local health care workers. Vigil was appointed as the Secretary of Health in June […]

Visitor Guidelines Defined

Airman Thomas Trower Caution should be observed when allowing others to stay in assigned military family housing units, said Ms. Donna Hester, chief of facilities in the Cannon Housing Office. According to Air Force Instruction 32-6001 on regulations for family housing, family housing is appropriated for use as single-family dwellings; therefore, occupancy by more than […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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Izabela Reid, 2, sits in the lap of her grandmother Susan Reid, both of Tucumcari, and waves to an airplane during the 13th annual Rotary Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel […]

Hairy therapy: Pets help heal local elderly

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Sometimes a friendly face and furry back is exactly what the doctor ordered. That is what Dorothy Nelson, 52, of the American Cancer Society believes. She just certified her personal pet, Mookie, as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International and joined the local chapter of Therapaws, which uses […]

Experience with Clovis nursing home a positive one

Letters to the Editor This letter is in reference to your recent articles of abuse and neglect in nursing homes; specifically the Buena Vista health center. I feel there has been a terrible injustice done to that home. My dear mother-in-law has been a resident in that home for three years this month. My husband […]