Beat the summer heat: 79 days of savings at Cannon Exchange restaurants

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs As temperatures heat up this summer, the discounts inside direct operated Exchange restaurants are getting cooler for Military Star Card holders at Cannon Air Force Base. From July 5 to Sept. 21, every food or drink order made with a Military Star Card will be discounted by […]

More than meets the eye: Flex and the city

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the fourth in a series highlighting exceptional spouses at Cannon. This just in: recent reports show that Facebook creeping has officially surpassed baseball as the nation’s favorite pastime. In unrelated news, cavalier use of the “duck” face is now […]

A page from the past: Finding a place for history

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing held a ceremony to celebrate the official new home of the Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, June 28 near the front entrance of Cannon Air Force Base. If the retired aircraft could speak, it would undoubtedly have many […]

Need to knows about retraining

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The U.S. Air Force approved the release of the fiscal year 2014 Active Duty NCO Retraining Program implementation instructions for Phase I and II, June 3. Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are being provided additional information regarding the program as a […]

27 SOW activates 27 SOAOS

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The addition of the 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron to the 27th Special Operations Wing was marked by a squadron activation ceremony June 27 at Cannon Air Force Base. Taking command of the newly minted squadron was Lt. Col. Edward Espinoza, who is […]

Splashing around: Cannon hosts young visitors

By 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Company Grade Officers’ Council of Cannon Air Force Base is at it again! Two dozen little visitors from the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home came to splash around with Cannon’s CGOC at the DZ Pool, June 29. The children enjoyed a tummy full […]

Shooke Unleashed provides second chance for unwanted pets

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Pet overpopulation is a country-wide problem in America. Every year, thousands of animals are euthanized in kill shelters or abandoned to survive on their own. These animals could have made faithful companions and wonderful family pets if given a second chance at life. To […]

Genuine freedom is costly gift

Over 28 years ago, when I moved to small town America, I discovered the largest and best part of America, the small town part, and Independence Day came alive with color. I felt like a deprived little rich kid growing up in a mega-church who thought he knew what a church dinner was but then […]

Jury’s in on local art


Clovis students have pieces selected for inaugural art exhibit By Lillian Bowe CNJ STAFF WRITER Victoria Fox, 17, had two assignments while in her art class using charcoal. One was of a baseball glove holding a baseball, the other of three differently-posed mannequins. Even after her art teacher, Alexa Pickel, entered them into an […]

amos and the fiery death-stick

Editor’s note: In honor of the Independence Day holiday, Amos, our erstwhile churchmouse poet, recalls his first encounter with a firecracker. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keys, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos and the fiery […]

Bad report should be wake-up call

Guest column — we have his mug in our library We’re dead last. That’s the sorry news according to the latest “Kids Count” report. The gist of the report is that in terms of health care, education, economic conditions, and family unit cohesiveness, New Mexico children are worse off than kids in other states. The […]

Plan could save us from socialism pit

There are a lot of libertarian books and authors out there. Most of the older examples can be rather dry and difficult for modern readers to wade through. As enlightening a book as Albert Jay Nock’s 1935 work “Our Enemy, the State” is, it can’t be considered light or leisurely reading. But it will upset […]

SBA results justify targeted funding, accountability attached

— Albuquerque Journal If there was any question of whether New Mexico’s students — including minority students from poor families — could rise to meet higher expectations, the 2013 Standards-Based Assessment answers it. And if there was any question of whether state-level education reform and spending — targeted to address specific deficiencies — could do […]

Our culture has deep spiritual problems

I still treasure the coin bank that my aunt brought me when she visited the Statue of Liberty many years ago. I was about 6 six old and she brought Susie and me each a Statue of Liberty coin bank. I still have it. The replica of the Statue of Liberty was made of glass […]

What’s happening — July 5

Today Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition – The Eula Mae Edwards Museum and Gallery, Clovis Community College.  8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 769-4320. Saturday High Plains Saturday Horsemans Club 2013 Payback playdays – Noon. 4G’s Stable 1 mile west of the Airport on E. 21st St. Clovis. Information: 760-4174 Monday Pet parade — 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver […]

Fishing report — July 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was fair […]

Report details Curry County escapee’s escapade

By Kevin Baird CNJ staff writer Curry County inmate Ruben Hernandez said he was hiding beneath a pile of plastic as police searched for him in a shed in the back yard of his son’s house on June 11, according to an incident report released Wednesday by Clovis police. Hernandez, who escaped from custody […]

Clovis boy honors deceased firefighters with memorial

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Landon Davis of Clovis stands in front of the memorial he created for the 19 Arizona firefighters who died fighting wildfires earlier this week.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER The mountains of Prescott, Ariz., mean plenty to Mikala Gray and her son, Landon Davis. Landon was born in Prescott and learned to walk in those mountains, and when Gray was a young girl traveling cross-country with the family, she would ask family members to wake her up […]

Q&A: Pyrotechnician for Smoke on Water was once a firefighter

Larry Jergins, 67, is a lead pyrotechnician at Western Enterprises, and he will be producing the Smoke on the Water fireworks show on Independence day. Jergins, who is from Springtown, Texas, worked in the fireworks business for 37 years. Jergins said he has not been to Clovis, but he has seen the information about Smoke […]

White July?

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A vehicle travels on Miller Street during Wednesday afternoon’s hailstorm.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER After the last few weeks of being a welcome visitor, rain paid an early Wednesday evening visit to Clovis. However, it brought its obnoxious friend — hail, and the National Weather Service estimates a a 30 percent chance both will be back for Independence Day. The storm that […]