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Warrior Games need coaches to participate

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — If you have ever wanted to follow the footsteps of legendary coaches like John Wooden or Ed Owen, staff members in the Air Force Services Agency Fitness Branch are looking for you. The Air Force team for the first […]

Events set to celebrate Black History Month

By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t want […]

Jan. 29 -Feb. 4 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.:Friday: Roast turkey and shrimpMonday: Chef’s choiceTuesday: Cajun cuisineWednesday: Carved roast beef and roasted turkeyThursday: Oriental cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.:Friday: Fried fishMonday: MeatloafTuesday: Fried chickenWednesday: BarbecueThursday: Chicken fried steak The Drop Zone 11 a.m.:Friday: Fish and chipsMonday: Green chili cheeseburgerTuesday: SpaghettiWednesday: Chicken/beef teriyaki bowlThursday: Shrimp Po’Boy Cannon Lanes 11 a.m.:Friday: Chicken […]

Free, online tutoring offered to families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials here launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families. The site — http://www.tutor.com/military — offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the […]

Deadline approaches for 2010 scholarships

By Tammy L. Moody: Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — The Feb. 17 deadline for students to apply for the 2010 Scholarships for Military Children Program is fast approaching. All students interested and eligible to apply are encouraged to gather their materials and submit their applications as soon as possible. One of the materials […]

Return of enlisted high year of tenure limits announced by officials

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels. “We’ve considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time […]

Honor guard takes pride in duties

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Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard practices folding the American flag. They practice for occasions when the honor guard is assigned to perform a task for either a retirement, a change of command or funerals. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members spend a lot […]

Jan. 29 -Jan. 31 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — It’s Complicated, R

Jan. 29 – Feb. 4 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 am., The Landing Zone. Snofest Trip — Keystone Resort. Information: 784-2773. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280. Friends of the Library book sale — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library.

State police close I-40

Freedom New Mexico Road closures and tough driving conditions from a fierce winter storm Thursday were taking a toll on Tucumcari hotels. Hotels were 50 percent full as of 2 p.m., according to Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry also said no emergency shelters have been set up yet. “We are not seeing that much […]

No reporting for non-mission essential personnel

27th SOW Public Affairs There will be no reporting for non-mission essential personnel at Cannon AFB Thursday due to inclement weather.

High school sports cancellations

With classes canceled and New Mexico roads difficult to traverse, local school sports events scheduled for Thursday are cancelled.Local games cancelled include a game between Roswell and Clovis’ girls, and a doubleheader with Springer and Clovis Christian.Clovis girls coach Jeff Reed said there will be a “wait and see” approach for Friday’s home game against […]

Snow closes schools, government agencies

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bruce Nguyen, owner of USA Nails, shovels off the walkway to the salon on Prince Street Thursday as high winds and snow from a fierce winter storm continue pelting eastern New Mexico. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A wintry mix of freezing rain, high winds and fast falling snow […]

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Eastern New Mexico University — classes resume Friday.

Classic car nostalgia draws me in

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Court ruling paves way for freedom

Freedom New Mexico In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, commonly known as the “Hillary movie” case, the U.S. Supreme Court finally vindicated a proper understanding of the First Amendment, which provides that “Congress shall make no law” restricting freedom of speech. One might ask what part of “no law” do you not understand, but […]

State of the Union text

Text of President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union speech, as prepared for delivery on Wednesday and provided by the White House.

Judge to make Isler decision by Friday

CNJ staff A federal judge is expected to decide later this week if J.D. Isler can continue coaching the Clovis Wildcat boys varsity basketball team. A hearing at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Wednesday lasted more than six hours and the judge announced she hoped to reach a decision by Friday, according to Clovis senior […]

Area bracing for winter storm

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico was bracing for a winter storm that could dump up to seven inches of snow and glaze streets and roads over with sleet. City and county school officials will be keeping an eye on things to see if schools need to be canceled or delayed as […]