Portales Chamber director to leave post at end of month

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Kim Huffman, executive director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, has resigned for personal reasons, according to a CDC news release. He has held the position since September 2002. His resignation is effective Aug. 31. “I think it is just time that […]

Cannon commander reassigned

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After almost two years commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. John Posner is leaving March 6 for the Pentagon, officials said this week. Posner has been commanding the base since April 2004, according to Lt. James Nichols of Cannon Public Affairs. Col. Scott West of Spangdahlem Air Base in […]

Portales launches ‘Keep Cannon’ effort

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The city of Portales will soon be decorated with yellow and red signs which say Keep Cannon. Members of the Keep Cannon Portales committee looked over designs and logos for banners and ribbons Tuesday showing support for Cannon Air Force Base, which is being recommended for closure by […]

Mecham, Mary “Sandy”

Mary “Sandy” Mecham Services: Have been held. Mary “Sandy” Mecham, 84, of Tucumcari, a homemaker, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 9, 1920, in Murphysboro, Ill., to Oscar and Mary Watt Lutz. Family members said she will be remembered as an active sportswoman who […]

Some ranchers against Cannon airspace increase

By Mike Linn Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed military airspace expansion has any number of vocal supporters. Community leaders and economic development officials believe the expansion is important in helping the base remain open after the government’s base realignment and closure process, or BRAC, which should be completed in 2005. “The airspace would make Cannon […]

Portales forum discusses golf course, truck stop

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The development of a truck stop and golf course are two objectives that residents at Thursday’s economic development forum follow-up determined to be important goals for Portales. The truck stop idea was brought up during an economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now four lanes and […]

Welcoming picnic honors military

By Darrell Todd Maurina Capt. Timothy Jeffries has been at Cannon Air Force Base only three weeks, but he already likes the community of Portales — especially a welcome picnic put on Saturday for the airmen by the Portales community. “I’ve not been to one of these before,” Jeffries said. “It’s a wonderful thing, it’s […]