Cannon airman experiences training flight firsthand

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal A pilot with the 522nd Special Operations Squadron flies an MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft, over the skies of New Mexico, Jan. 5. The 522nd SOS, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, flies the MC-130J which provides capabilities such as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration and aerial delivery resupply of […]

Officials eye first step of parks plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A view of the enclosed patio at the Youth Recreation Building, through a hole in the patio’s west wall. Lead-based paint and asbestos removal could begin by next week, Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said. Kevin Wilson At Hillcrest Park sits about 5,000 square feet of concrete, paint and […]

Solutions shouldn’t limit liberties

I am not one to accept things on faith. I want solid evidence, if not concrete proof. However, there is one thing I, along with other libertarians, accept as an article of faith: I believe that any problem that can be solved, can best be solved in a way that bolsters and respects individual liberty. […]

Press release: Night work will be performed on Hull overpass

Hamon Contractors, Inc. will be performing night time operations to pour the bridge deck on the Hull Street Overpass. The pours will be on September 7th and 9th and will run from approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the course of the pour overhead lighting will be used. The need for the night time […]

KFC leftovers manna from heaven — for goats

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Just as the food of the gods is billed as ambrosia — whatever that is — I recently discovered the food of the goats. Contrary to the months of sweet grain, hand-fed and carefully sliced carrots side-dished with fresh corn tortillas, this breakfast had them licking their chops […]

Companies short on cement

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Workers from Southwest Concrete in Artesia pour cement for Eastern New Mexico University’s new communication building. The company gets its cement from Clovis Concrete Company. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A lack of cement has affected Clovis and Portales construction companies trying to keep pace with the building boom in eastern […]

ENMU concrete canoe project helps Clovis native come out of shell

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New Mexico State University students Shane Brooks, front, and Ashleigh Wilson paddle their concrete canoe which the engineering students design, build and race. Courtesy photo: Kenny Stevens. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor A New Mexico State University program in which engineering students design, build and race a concrete canoe would be sunk without the […]

DA to probe county’s events center bid award

By Jack King District Attorney Brett Carter said Tuesday his office has assigned an investigator to look into allegations of wrongdoing in connection with the design and architect’s contract for a proposed special events center in Curry County. Carter said he is responding to complaints from county residents who visited his office last week. In […]

Rodeo promoters discus events center layout

By Jack King The arena floor is where you put on a rodeo — and if all the parts of the floor are there it doesn’t really matter what kind of building sits on top of it. That was the response of most of the rodeo promoters polled last week about the design chosen by […]

County goes with the dome

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Leland Gray of LPDJ Architects of Bountiful, Utah, explains his concrete thin shell proposal to the Curry County Commission on Tuesday during a meeting for a proposed special events center. By Jack King After years of controversy and discussion, Curry County commissioners Tuesday approved a design for a Curry County special events center. They tabled […]