Potential airport security systems intrusive, Orwellian

It should go without saying that in a free country, or even a relatively free one, government officials should not maintain huge databases of individuals for monitoring and security purposes. Yet the U.S. government, for the nominal purpose of improving airport security, is pushing a new big-brother-style system to monitor air travelers. Federal officials, having […]

City airport hosts ‘flying…museum’

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Tony Mulhare, holding their 15-month-old son, along with his wife Alicia, points as they look into the bomb bay of the B-29 Superfortress the “FiFi” Saturday as it is on display at the Clovis Municipal Airport. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell Autumn Saldana, 6, said she felt comfortable behind the controls of […]

City plans drainage projects on First Street

By Jack King City and county commissioners received an update on some recent and upcoming local government projects at a joint luncheon Tuesday. Among the projects discussed: • City Airport Director Steve Summers said his personnel have just finished upgrading and replacing runway edge lights, regulators and runway end identification lights at the airport. The […]

Clovis may have set new high

CNJ staff Monday may have set a record high temperature in Clovis, beating a heat wave in 1958 that set record highs all over eastern New Mexico. Or then again, it may not. According to the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque, the July 14 record high for Clovis was 103 in 1958. Cannon Air […]

Money headed to Clovis Municipal Airport

By Gary Mitchell The Clovis Municipal Airport will receive $457,818 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to the facility, according to New Mexico’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., reported Friday that the U.S. Transportation Department has approved an award of 19 grants worth more than $5.53 million to […]

National answer not right

The government-employed airport screener who inspected the contents of your purse or briefcase at the security checkpoint may have a criminal record and either the government doesn’t know that yet, or has found out but hasn’t done anything about it. Chalk it up as a consequence of nationalizing airport security. According to recent media reports, […]