Cannon Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Courtesy Photo CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's holiday layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. "Fee-free" means that while the Cannon Exchange collects an initial $3 […]

Offense still best defense

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special Operations Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office hosted a free self-defense class in the Fitness Center at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 20. The SARC, along with the Military Family Life Consultant and Airman & Family Readiness Center provided information with regard to domestic violence awareness […]

Fun and games at annual Fall Festival

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The 27th Special Operations Wing hosted the annual Fall Festival at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 27. The festivities included community entertainment, an aircraft static display, food for sale, a haunted ambulance, an inflatable bouncy house and many children's games. Children in costume eagerly guided their parents from booth […]

Event Listings Oct. 31

All times Mountain Thursday Unashamed Tour 2012 feat. Lecrae and Trip Lee 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Information: 800-745-3000 GWAR Fate or Chaos Tour with Legacy of Disorder, Devil Driver, Cancer Bats 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque Information: 505-764-0249 Friday An Evening with Gary Morris 7 p.m. Tickets: $28 Amarillo Globe […]

Halloween kick-start with Dagger Alley grand opening

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — After months of hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence, the Tumbleweed Lounge reopened under its new name "Dagger Alley" in The Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 26. Raising the bar and setting new standards is something Air Commandos stationed with the 27th Special Operations […]

What's Happening Oct. 31

Friday Raise Your Glass Wine and Beer Fest 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Landing Zone Diamond Sharp Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Base DFAC, Saturday Chicago Dog Fight 9 a.m. Whispering Winds BOGO Night 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Cosmic Bowling 8 p.m. Cannon Lanes Sunday Football Frenzy 10:30 a.m. Drop Zone Monday Football Frenzy 6 p.m. Drop […]

ENMU alumni ride out super storm

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on Monday night, but not really together, with Johanns in Virginia and Lyte in Connecticut. Hurricane Sandy devastated the East […]

What’s Happening – Oct. 31

Today Beacon of Light Harvest Festival — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Games, prizes, candy and music. Clovis Civic Center. Information: 763-9510. Family Fall Festival — 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free games, great give-aways, hot-dogs and all around fun for the entire family. Parkland Baptist Church. Information: 799-8000. Harvest Carnival Trunk or Treat — 6:30 p.m. Faith Christian […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 31

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported construction noise from the direction of a nearby restaurant, 3800 block of North Prince Street. 7:22 a.m.: Caller reported another window busted out, 500 block of West Seventh Street. 8:31 a.m.: Caller reported their backyard fence has been knocked […]

Obama’s visit to city worth unpaid bill

The howling was predictable and partisan at the news that Springfield, Ill., officials were no longer actively seeking to get President Barack Obama's campaign to pay a four-year-old, $55,500 bill for police protection and other expenses. Obama was in town on a very hot August day in 2008 to announce he had chosen then-Delaware Sen. […]

eBenefits speeds up info access

Conceived in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal as a way for wounded warriors and their families to understand and access benefits, the "eBenefits" web portal has become an online gateway of enormous value and convenience to 2 million registered users. That still leaves a pool of 35 million eligible veterans and military community […]

Vote to support quality health care

I am writing this letter to inform the public about problems we have with health care in this country. I recently had back surgery. Before the surgery, I encountered the following issues with my insurance company: Three days before my surgery, the insurance company declined the surgery. When asked why, they stated that according to […]

Police Blotter Oct. 30th

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 10:25 a.m.: Caller reported her Pit Bull was stolen, 500 block of Dawn Loop. 11:10 a.m.: Caller advised an older male was peeking into people's back yards from the alley, 1200 block of Rios Street. 3:45 p.m.: Caller reported a male came out […]

What’s Happening Oct. 30th

Today Local Growth Management Committee meeting — 8:30 a.m. Portales Council Chambers, 100 W. First St. Portales. Information: 763-9653. Ribbon Cutting — 2 p.m. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Information: 763-3435. Salvation Army and Cotton Patch fundraiser — 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 10% of your bill will be donated to the Salvation Army. Mention the […]

Cats visit Gadsden in 5A soccer playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys soccer team was accorded the No. 11 seed on Sunday in Class 5A boys state competition. The Wildcats (11-9) will visit Gadsden (16-4) in a first-round match at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Anthony. It's a rematch of last year's first-round clash, won by the Panthers 3-0. The winner […]

Lesser prairie chicken receiving attention following survey

Local landowners and wildlife officials are saying the results of a recent aerial study done on the lesser prairie chicken may not be entirely accurate where New Mexico is concerned. Four state and federal wildlife agencies performed a range-wide population count for the prairie chicken in the five states it inhabits: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, […]

Octobers full of sole for charity

The Lighthouse Mission accepts shoe donations throughout the year but donations are highest in October, according to Lighthouse clothing bank Manager Carolyn Lopez. Lopez said the sixth annual drive has collected at least 500 pairs of shoes. "My husband and I both have an income, but when it comes to buying clothes it's like, 'Do […] state prep polls – Oct. 29

Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 6-1; 2. Rio Rancho 7-1; 3. La Cueva 7-1; 4. Manzano 6-2; 5. Sandia 6-2; 6. Mayfield 5-3; 7. Volcano Vista 4-4; 8. Rio Rancho Cleveland 5-3; 9. Carlsbad 5-4; 10. Clovis 3-5. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 7-0; 2. Los Lunas 8-0; 3. Artesia 7-1; 4. Belen […]

ENMU women 4th, men 9th at Clarendon rodeo

CLARENDON, Texas — Freshman Macy Davenport helped the Eastern New Mexico University women's rodeo team finish fourth with 155 points in the Clarendon College Rodeo over the weekend, finishing fourth in breakaway roping and fifth in barrel racing. Davenport was second in the first go of breakaway roping and fifth in the first go and […]

Sequestration is a dangerous game to play

One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer of 2011 in the midst of budget battles between Congress and the White House. A so-called congressional supercommittee that couldn't agree on a […]