Holiday safety tips important

Halloween, the one night of the year where children and adults get dressed up, try to scare each other and get an old fashion sugar buzz from all the candy they collect, is quickly approaching. The men and women of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron along with support from local volunteers will have […]

10-26 Sports Briefs

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — Lanes will be assigned from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family on one lane for $15. Price includes shoes and a pitcher of soda. Cosmic Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Cost is $2.25 per game. Come bowl with music, flashing […]

10-26 Local Briefs

The Landing is now serving lunch sandwiches. Each sandwich is served with homemade French fries or chips, cup of soup or side salad and a drink for $6.95. Members First save $1. This week’s featured sandwich is a chicken veggie pita. The End Zone is holding Football Frenzy every Monday night. With the NFL Ticket, […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Airman inducted into hall of fame

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Induction into a hall of fame is an honor for anyone, but to be one of the first inductees into a college’s football hall of fame is a special honor in itself. At Belhaven College, home of the Blazers, in Jackson, […]

Mother must be allowed to raise child

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections I am a believer in the old proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. I welcome the school’s input (to a point) on my son’s academic life and the daycare’s tips on how to break my daughter from the pacifier. However, I don’t appreciate random strangers trying […]

Fears should be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice, mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I moved […]

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

Bear necessities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Hillcrest Zoo welcomed two black bear cubs Sunday. The sister cubs are eight months old and weigh about 60 pounds each. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Like any toddler, they go crazy for candy bars, chew on everything in sight, climb things they shouldn’t and crave attention. But […]

Undocumented immigrants fight for education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Edith, left, and Adriana, Clovis High School seniors, have been in the U.S. for at least six years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Iveth has attended Clovis schools since she came to the United States with her parents about six years ago. Now a Clovis High School senior taking […]

Water authority counting on senator

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The impending retirement of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., one of the biggest supporters of the Ute Water Project, seems on the surface to be an obstacle for the project’s chances of authorization and funding. Members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, and its advocates, […]

Education Digest: ENMU granted technology funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University will receive funding for upgrading its technology, according to a news release from the office of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Senate passed a spending measure that includes $1 million for ENMU, which it would use to buy new computers and equipment for a foreign […]

Oct. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 3 a.m. Oct. 17 an officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Sheffield Street noticed a vehicle swerve and almost hit a parked vehicle. The officer talked with the driver after he parked in a driveway. He […]

New homeland security strategy lacks focus

By Freedom New Mexico In a world of common sense, there would be little reason for the administration to announce an update of its homeland security “strategy,” in a document that reads more like hope and aspiration than actual strategy, just 15 months before the current president leaves office. In the world of Washington bureaucracy, […]

Bond increase discussed for technology institute

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education discussed adding a second ballot question to the Clovis Municipal School’s bond election in January. The question would be added to the regular school bond election, which continues the general obligation bond at five mils, which taxes $132.15 a year on a $100,000 house. […]

Commissioners impressed by Events Center progress

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Interim County Manager Lance Pyle, left, and County Attorney Stephen Doerr, center, take a tour Tuesday of the Special Events Center construction site led by DavTek Vice President Randy Kamradt. The county contracted DavTek to oversee the construction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bulldozers and earth-moving machines worked around […]

Military Feature: Center focuses on wellness

By Sharna Johnson and Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writers They teach Cannon Air Force Base airmen how to eat, how to shop for groceries, how to exercise and more — all in the interest of promoting overall health and wellness. Airmen can go to the Health and Wellness Center at Cannon for advice and guidance […]

Military Digest: Fleming

Fleming Air Force Airman Cameron L. Fleming has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Fleming earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Robert Fleming of Clovis and Sandra Fleming of Americus, Kan. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Clovis High School. Military […]

Fall festivities

CNJ staff Clovis Saturday Trick or Treat Carnival — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clovis Community College, Commons area. Information: 769-4747. October 31 Trunk or Treat — 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris. Information: 762-4727. Double Dare Children’s Fall Festival — 6:30-8:30 p.m., High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Information: 769-1382. Fall Festival […]

Local Roundup: Employee tapped for music commission

CNJ staff A Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce employee has been appointed by the governor to serve on the New Mexico Music Commission. Liz Eisenbraun, marketing director and special events coordinator, has worked to preserve and promote Clovis’ music history through the Clovis Music Festival and development of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock N’ […]