In Search of Ponies: The name game

I don’t know about anyone else, but after years of having pets it can get a little challenging to come up with original names for them. In fact, I think the names must have started running out when I was a kid. Aside from the brown dog named Brownie, we had a succession of shepherd-type […]

Racing commission may open up racino license application

Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license is last non-reservation […]

McGee: The American Farmer

Riding my bicycle along a county road I spied a piece of bent metal. I paused and looked at it in the dust. Was it worth saving? Was it an art treasure waiting to be developed? Bent rebar as art? Such thoughts only came to me after a trip years ago to Santa Fe and […]

MainStreet to host wind festival

Freedom New Mexico Clovis MainStreet will be hosting a new Downtown Wind Festival April 30 on Main Street, according to a news release. The event will be held in conjunction with Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. The main event at the […]

West Texas A&M-ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico MEN West Texas A&M (21-5, 8-5 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (13-12, 8-5) • When: 8 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 • Last time out: The Buffaloes defeated Incarnate Word 81-71 at Canyon, Texas, on Wednesday while Greyhounds won at Texas A&M-Kingsville 86-77. • Last meeting: ENMU […]

Air Force awards $35B tanker contract to Boeing

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Capping a decade of delays and embarrassing missteps, the Air Force on Thursday awarded one of the biggest defense contracts ever — a $35 billion deal to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers — to Chicago-based Boeing Co. over European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. The contract will mean […]

Cameron blanks Hounds in series opener

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron’s Ricky Cramer got a double-play ball to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth and complete a seven-hit shutout in a 5-0 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico on Friday. Cramer (1-0) carried a four-hitter into the final inning before surrendering leadoff singles […]

Press release: Clovis’ Van Soelen appointed to state commission

Albuquerque, NM (February 25, 2011) – The NM Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the appointment of the following New Mexico residents to the Board of Commissioners: Agnes Maldonado, Chair (Albuquerque) Justine Fox Young, Vice Chair (Albuquerque) Dolores (Lori) Kitts (Flora Vista) Adolfo Alarid (Santa Fe) Gerald Gallegos (Ojo Caliente) Jennifer […]

Press release: Clovis to host “Wind Festival”

The Clovis MainStreet Board of Directors and some great volunteers have decided it is time for all of us to embrace one of our natural assets — the wind!

Feb. 25 — Fishing report

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Feb. 25 —

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Portales sophomore Hannah Cissell makes a pass during Friday’s night game against Ruidoso at the Portales Athletic Center. The Lady Rams clinched the District 4-3A regular-season title with a 37-28 win over the visiting Warriors. Fab Five Top area team and individual performances last week: • Clovis senior Ashlee Pierson had […]

Cannon hosting blood drive

Cannon Connections staff A medical team from Fort Bliss team will be performing blood drives at Cannon Air Force Base in March. The first blood drive will be held March 14 and 15 at the Base Chapel. The drive is open to anyone who has access to the base. Scheduling an appointment is preferred. Appointments […]

Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

Day trip: Windrush Alpacas open farm day

Courtesy photo Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M in Clovis. Windrush Alpacas open farm day • Location: 770 Curry Road M, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Guided tours and educational demonstrations of alpacas and alpaca fiber products. Free light refreshments, including special alpaca bean coffee. • What […]

Officials strive to strengthen, empower military families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — From educational opportunities to spouse employment, Defense Department officials are expanding military family support programs to better meet families’ current needs, as well as to empower them for the challenges that lie ahead, the DoD official who oversees military family programs said Feb. 17. “It’s not […]

e-books: Cannon Library adds online resources

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon Library Director Melissa Haraughty navigates through the Tumble Books Library on one of the library’s computers. As the world turns more to digital in every aspect of their lives, they also turn to electronic books, called e-books. The Cannon Library staff hosts a tutorial about different electronic resources available at […]

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

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 […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson

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Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Hometown: Mankato, Minn. • Air Force career field: Airfield management • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Accomplishments: In 2010 Johnson was selected as Trainee of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (squadron […]

Stop loss claim deadline approaching

By Terri Moon Cronk: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — People whose military service was involuntarily extended or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, have until March 4 to file for retroactive payments of $500 for each month of their extended service under the “stop loss” policy. The deadline […]