Teachers take course on effects of deployment

U.S. Air Force: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
Educators from the local community were able to sample various MRE's (Meal
Ready to Eat) during the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations event
Tuesday at Cannon. An MRE contains up to 3,000 calories and members of the educational community were able to get a taste of what airmen eat while deployed.

By Alisa Boswell CNJ correspondent Clovis and Portales educators received an education on the life of military dependents Monday and Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base. Area teachers attended the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations (TUDOS) program at Cannon Air Force Base this week to gain insight into what life is like for military children, who […]

Celebration of the ’60s: Music to remember

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Editor’s note: This decade is the 50th anniversary of the 1960s. We’ve asked area residents to list some of their memories. Her favorite 1960s music includes the classics of Motown, rock ‘n’ roll and folk music; but for Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield, it’s the California sound of the decade that she cherishes the most. With […]

Commentary: Tragedy often catalyst for meaningful change

It’s the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2012. The moon is out, the lights are on, and Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth are racing two wide going into turn three. Coming off of turn four, they’re still side by side when Kenseth’s car slides up, Stewart’s car veers down, and they wreck coming across […]

Doing something takes more effort than saying something

The names change, but the results rarely do. I had planned to talk a little about a lesson to be learned over the weekend, but now it’s just something to bring up briefly. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston participated in an online Q&A with Twitter users. The problem with the #AskJaemis campaign was a combination […]

Local hosts to retire from morning radio

Staff report Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon, hosts of the Mix Morning Show on Mix 107.5 KSMX-FM for more than a decade, will be retiring from morning radio, according to a press release from Rooney Moon Broadcasting Inc. The final broadcast will be on Aug. 29. The pair will return to radio on KRMQ-FM, 101.5, […]

Meetings to be held for public input on projects

Staff report Clovis residents will be able to provide input on major projects and purchases to be included in the city’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan during two upcoming public meetings. According to a press release from the city of Clovis, the ICIP is a document that “is revised each year to show major projects […]

Pages past — Aug. 13

On this date … 1962: Curry County’s fair board approved multiple features for the fair scheduled Sept. 5-8. Officials approved $120.90 for additional electrical outlets in the beef barns and voted to install new garbage cans on the grounds. General admission would still be free, board members decided, and a charge of 50 cents per […]

Police blotter — Aug. 13

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:46 a.m.: Prowlers in progress, 300 block of North Hull Street. • 4:20 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 1200 block of Peacock Plaza. • 6:14 a.m.: Juvenile problem in progress, 2800 block of North Prince Street. • 7:33 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1000 block of […]

What’s happening — Aug. 13

Today Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 575-769-7840. Planning & Zoning meeting — 3 p.m., City Hall. Information: 575-769-7828. Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000. Thursday Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: […]

Commission may discuss Thomas evaluation

Staff report Clovis Mayor David Lansford said an executive session on the agenda for today’s Clovis City Commission meeting will provide an opportunity for commissioners to discuss the evaluation of City Manager Joe Thomas. Lansford declined to elaborate. The evaluation was discussed during an executive session held during the Commission’s July 24 special meeting, but […]

Students: Showing animals rewarding endeavor

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Tyce Delk, left, hands his brother Teigan Delk a “drench” gun  Monday afternoon at the Curry County Fairgrounds. The gun delivers a nutrient and electrolyte rich mixture called a “drench” to sheep before a show. The Delk brothers and their family have raised three sheep and eight rabbits to show at the Curry County Fair.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com For Melrose’s Teigan Delk, showing animals at the county fair is a family activity. Delk, 13, said with the help of his family he has been raising animals for show for four years Delk and his brother Tyce Delk, 12, entered 3 sheep and 8 rabbits into the Curry […]

Cannon recognized as top-notch stateside base

By Col. Tony Bauernfeind 27th Special Operations Wing commander After years of battling the negative perceptions that have plagued Cannon Air Force Base the reality about the base of today is finally making its rounds within the Air Force community. Tongues started wagging across the force when Cannon cracked Air Force Times’ top 10 in […]

Summer reading program ends at base library

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By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Usually, library atmospheres follow a very certain stereotype: students filling their lunch hours in the pursuit of greater knowledge, older couples sitting side by side in the comfy arm chairs or a child who comes every week to restock their favorite books. However, this […]

‘Round-Up’ establishes student connections

U.S. Air Force Photo: Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi
Old and new friends gather at the Student Connection Round-Up Aug. 1 at Cannon Air Force Base. The round-up was designed to help military children at Cannon build new friendships before the start of the school year.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Approximately 65 4th-12th grade students attended Cannon’s first Student Connection Round-Up, a day-long event designed to help military children at Cannon Air Force Base meet new friends before the start of the school year. “Our main goal for the event was to put […]

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

Los Angeles Times: Ricardo DeAratanha
Robin Williams died on Monday. He was 63. Here, the actor is pictured on the set of "The Crazy Ones" at 20th Century Fox Studios in November 2013.

Staff and wire reports SAN FRANCISCO  — Robin Williams, a brilliant shapeshifter who could channel his frenetic energy into delightful comic characters like “Mrs. Doubtfire” or harness it into richly nuanced work like his Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his […]

Military update: Physician: 14-day wait time goal unrealistic

Until he resigned in May, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting “bold goals.” They looked impossible to achieve, but he knew, from his Army years, they inspired better performance and bigger budgets from Congress. But did a goal to cut wait times in […]

What’s happening — Aug. 12

Today Curry County Fair — 4 p.m. (Barn & Pavilion); 5 p.m. (Carnival), Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 575-935-7000. P4 meeting — 9 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 575-769-7828. City Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex. Information: 575-769-7828 EPCOG Board meeting — 10 a.m.,  418 Main St. Information: 575-762-7714. Wednesday Toddler Time […]

Letter to the editor: Paying it forward a blessing

I work for a convenience store in one of Clovis’ less-pleasant neighborhoods. On Saturday, I witnessed karma at its best. A couple came in and their credit card wouldn’t work. The woman was clearly upset. This man behind them paid for their stuff. He told me he believed in karma and that it was the […]

Pages past — Aug. 12

On this date … 1974: Clovis Police Chief Nelson Worley issued certificates to 13 officers who completed a training program. “When you are dealing with the public,” Worley told them, “they demand courtesy and respect. Anyone can stop a fight or direct traffic or make an arrest, but that’s only 10 percent of the job. […]

Business licenses — Aug. 12

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in July: • GEN LLC Type: Storage Owner: Roy Conn Location: 200 Humphrey Road. • Great Western Screen Type: Hardware Owner: Robert Lee Location: 1729 21st St. • Caprock Rentals Type: Property management Owner: 505 Realtors Inc. Location: 3008 Prince Ste A • S&J […]