AFREP sustains mission, saves money

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Michael Harris, 27th SOMG, inspects a circuit card for an LCD monitor. Through the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, airmen work with advanced machinery to detect and repair malfunctioning circuits in equipment. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most of us do not look forward […]

Four apply for Sunday alcohol sales

CNJ Staff Applebee’s, Chili’s and the American Legion Post 25 have been approved for Sunday alcohol sales, according to the state regulation and licensing department. Robin Howe, manager of Chili’s, said the restaurant is waiting to receive its permit from Santa Fe. Sunday alcohol sales will begin the Sunday after the permit is received, he […]

Two apply for write-in candidacy

CNJ staff Tuesday was the only day for candidates to apply as write-in candidates for the March 4 municipal elections. The following applied to be write-in candidates: • Michael Jacobs — two-year council term, Melrose. • Stephen Moulds — four-year council term, Melrose.

Business Digest: Emergency loan deadline set

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Farmers have until Dec. 2 to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Department of Agriculture to help cover the cost of losses suffered from the March tornadoes, according to a news release from New Mexico’s legislators. President Bush declared a state of disaster on April 2 in Curry […]

State clarifies food mandate

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School-aged hawkers of peanut patties and cookie dough have cause to celebrate. An ambiguous state law that restricts or prohibits the sale of food and beverages for fund-raisers does not apply to off-campus fund raising, according to a memo sent in late September by New Mexico Secretary of Education […]

Career reservation program aligns Air Force, Airmen needs

Master Sgt. Gary Thurman The Career Job Reservation (CJR) program is one of the tools used to maintain Force Shaping and to prevent surpluses and shortages of personnel in specific career fields in the Air Force. The program is managed by Headquarters, Air Force Personnel Center to control first-term reenlistments according to the requirements for […]

Online tuition assistance to be available soon

Melanie Salazar Applying for tuition assistance will soon get easier for active duty college students. Beginning Oct. 1, students will no longer have to have to visit the education office to apply for tuition assistance, as the process will become available online. The same site students use to check the status of their Community College […]

Governor suggests applying for funds

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — The New Mexico congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday said the state should tap federal jobs transition aid while still pursuing a strong bid to overturn the Pentagon recommendation to close Cannon Air Force Base. The Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the availability of almost $50 million to […]

High school seniors embrace early stages of college search

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Clovis Christian School senior Corey Hastings, right, looks at a U.S. Air Force Academy catalog Wednesday at the school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School senior Andrew Hertel has a plan for college. He wants to study law at Texas Tech University. He has taken his ACT, a […]

ENMU Prof learns to fight fraud

Studied to become a fraud examiner Gary Mitchell PORTALES — Four years ago, Certified Public Accountant Dr. Don Morris, an associate professor of accounting at Eastern New Mexico University, had never even thought about being a fraud examiner. Now he is certified in the field. Morris, 57, recently completed the requirements and examination qualifying him […]