Cannon showcases mission, aircraft

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michael Poston, deputy base civil engineer at Cannon, said the base has been under construction almost continuously since 2007. This building will be used for simulators and will be expanded to be a training center, called Simulator City or Sim City, Poston said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Cannon […]

PRMC beefing up services in preparation for Cannon growth

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File photo Plains Regional Medical Center has identified labor and delivery as one of several services that need to be bolstered with an influx of new personnel at Cannon Air Force Base. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Cannon Air Force Base’s force size rises to a projected near 5,000 personnel level, local medical […]

Cannon expecting increased growth

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is expecting more growth according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Bingaman, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said New Mexico’s three Air Force Bases are expected to grow in fiscal year 2011. According to the Air Force’s Fiscal Year 2011 Force Structure Announcement […]

Bingaman: Base expecting more growth

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base is expecting more growth according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Bingaman, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said New Mexico’s three Air Force Bases are expected to grow in fiscal year 2011. According to the Air Force’s Fiscal Year 2011 Force Structure Announcement unveiled […]

Press release: N.M. Military Bases to See Growth in Fiscal Year 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today said he is very pleased that New Mexico’s three Air Force Bases are expected to see growth in fiscal year 2011. According to the Air Force’s Fiscal Year 2011 Force Structure Announcement unveiled today, Cannon Air Force Base is expected […]

U.S. impacted by Mexico’s economy growth

Freedom New Mexico Mexico’s government is working hard to put out good news about its people and economy. We can only hope the news is true. President Felipe Calderon announced last week that Mexico’s economy has created 382,000 new jobs this year, and that the country is moving toward economic recovery. Labor Secretary Javier Lozano […]

Government will only slow Internet growth

Freedom Newspapers Who could have imagined how life would be changed by the Internet? There weren’t many testing the waters 25 years ago when, on March 15, the first dotcom Internet domain name — symbolic.com — was registered by a Cambridge, Mass., computer manufacturer. The flood gates didn’t exactly fly open. Only five more domains […]

Turkey troubles plague Tucumcari ranchers

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia This group of turkeys is located on Daniel Garcia’s ranch north of Tucumcari. In early March the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish captured and relocated 75 turkeys from this location. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When hunting them failed to curb population growth, two area ranchers took […]

Meetings watch: Local Growth Management Committee

The Local Growth Management Committee met Tuesday at the Clovis Police Department. • The committee approved the usage of a $133,030 grant from the Office of Economic adjustment, on behalf of the Department of Defense. The money will be used for a regional growth planner position, with up to $90,000 budgeted. Portales Community Affairs Coordinator […]

Melrose hoping for change, growth

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose is trying to plan ahead and entice growth. With a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base, a new medical center underway and local energy projects on the horizon, the community of about 700 is looking to prepare for change. And villagers want growth, Mayor […]

Year in review: Schools accommodate growth, deal with budget cuts

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File photo Clovis Community College President John Neibling spoke at the dedication ceremony opening Phase I of the Allied Health Center. For educational institutions in Clovis, 2009 was a year of change, expansion and more change. Student populations at Clovis Municipal Schools continue to see growth from expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Cannon personnel […]

Year in review: Cannon continues growth

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Cannon Connections file photo Airmen from the various groups in the 27th Special Operations Wing render a last salute to Col. Timothy Leahy at a change of command ceremony in May. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, […]

Year in review: Cannon sees growth, new commander

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File photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, new squadrons, new aircraft and extensive construction and renovation. Personnel surpassed 4,000 and continues to grow. Here are three highlights among many important events of the year: Change […]

Business feature: McDonald’s accomodating city growth

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign on North Prince Street indicates where the new McDonald’s will be built, between Chili’s and Lowes. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Snowberger said he is growing his business with Clovis. In January, the owner of Clovis’ two McDonald’s restaurants said, he will break ground on a […]

Growth committee proposing executive director hire

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An office for an executive director/planner for the Local Growth Management Committee will be in Portales if the committee is awarded a federal grant. The decision was made during a committee meeting Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. The committee is comprised of representatives from Clovis and Portales. The position, […]

Cannon commander concerned about housing

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local growth management officials told the Clovis City Commission they’d be hard-pressed to imagine eastern New Mexico’s future had Cannon Air Force Base shuttered. With its transition to Special Operations Command under way, the base’s commander had concerns Thursday over the future availablility and price of housing to support […]

Military Update: Disabled retiree money lacking

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, […]

Editorial: Proposed laws threat to growth of Internet

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of revenue-hungry, budget-poor taxing agencies are turning their appetites to the Internet, where new business models generate big bucks, much of it beyond tax collectors’ reach. A host of proposals in statehouses and Congress to tax and regulate the Internet threaten to unleash a multitude of unintended, unpleasant consequences. These government […]

Cannon growth plan outlined

Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Airman preferences surveyed

By Sharna Johnson:Freedom New Mexico The majority of airmen who could call Cannon Air Force Base home in the future are married and have more than one child, and almost 30 percent plan to buy another home if they relocate to Cannon, according to a survey conducted to plan for a growing military community. The […]