Festival celebrates crafts, peanuts

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Courtesy Photo The annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales offers a variety of merchandise from art to local peanuts, as well as entertainment. The event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Event: Annual Arts and Crafts Peanut Valley Festival Location: Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Business feature: Art gallery moving to new location

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Vernon and Teresa Luce talk about paint colors for the inside of the new location for their art gallery, Gallery 15. The siblings are hoping for a mid-September opening. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer She’s the one with an eye for art, so he’ll spend his time in the […]

Day trip: Windmill collection on display

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Dalley Windmill Collection in Portales is home to more than 80 windmills. Visitors can check out the collection during daylight hours at no charge. Place: Dalley Windmill Collection Location: The collection is located on the personal property of owner Bill Dalley. The address is 1506 S. Kilgore Ave. in […]

Additional road closure planned for Sunland expansion

One additional road closure has been scheduled for the Sunland Expansion on Thursday, August 6, 2009. This will be at the same location as was before between Spruce Street and the traffic light at Kilgore Avenue and Hwy 70. Crews need to close this portion of the road for at least half the day to […]

Holloman selected as new UAV training location

American Forces Press Service LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico will be the new location for an additional MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper formal training unit, announced the commander of Air Combat Command. Gen. John D.W. Corley, with concurrence from the chief of staff of the Air Force, […]

Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

Hondo Iris Farm currently in bloom

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Courtesy of the Hondo Iris Farm Visitors to the Hondo Iris Farm can take in the sight of many blooming irises, as well as hummingbirds and the Hondo Valley. Place: The Hondo Iris Farm Location: The farm is located just off of U.S. 70 at Mile Marker 284 between Roswell and Ruidoso. The location is […]

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

Day trip: Albuquerque museum houses meteorites

Courtesy of the UNM Meteorite Museum A pallasites meteor from Imilac, Chile, is on display at the University of New Mexico Meteorite Museum. Place: Meteorite and Geology Museums, University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Location: The University of New Mexico Northrop Hall, 200 Yale NE, Albuquerque. The museums are 217 miles, or roughly a […]

College hosts art series, museum

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Courtesy of Clovis Community College Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is slated to present “The Best of Broadway” performance April 25. Place: Clovis Community College. The school has Cultural Art Series performances and houses the Eula Mae Edward Memorial Museum and Gallery. Location: Both are located on the Clovis Community College campus at 417 […]

Day trip: Smokey Bear Historical Park

Courtesy of Smokey Bear Historical Park Visitors can learn about forest fires and the famous Smokey Bear at Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan. Place: Smokey Bear Historical Park Location: 118 First Street, Capitan. The park is three hours and 20 minutes or 190 miles from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Roswell Museum showcases artworks

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Courtesy of the Roswell Museum and Art Center The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West at the Roswell Museum and Art Center houses almost 2,000 exhibits on the history of the American West. The museum is about a two-hour drive from Cannon. Place: Roswell Museum and Art Center Location: 100 West […]

27th SOW command post remodeled

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Master Sgt. Bobbi Jo Stumpf, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, zip-ties together loose cords in one of the rooms of the recently renovated Command Post. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs As construction continues unabated around base, there is an area in a […]

Day trip: Don Harrington Discovery Center offers science fun

Courtesy of Don Harrington Discovery Center Visitors at the Don Harrington Discovery Center enjoy the bubbles exhibit. The family-friendly, hands-on science museum is in Amarillo, Texas. Place: Don Harrington Discovery Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas. The center is roughly 119 miles or 2 hours and ten minutes driving time from Cannon Air Force […]

Incumbents run unopposed for board seats

Two incumbent members of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees are running unopposed in an election Tuesday. The polling location is at the Curry County Courthouse.

It’s Their Business: Tropical Shaved Ice

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Name: Tropical Shaved Ice Location: 624 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell shaved ice snow cones and ice cream bars. There are 50 syrup flavors and 12 types of ice cream bars offered. Who’s in charge: Morgan Duval Employees: Five How long in business: Two years Hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday […]

It’s Their Business: Sports Angle

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Name: Sports Angle Location: 522 N. Main What they do: They sell sports cards and collectibles, team merchandise, plaques, diecasts and NASCAR memorabilia. Who’s in charge: Steve Deleon Employees: One How long in business: Eight years Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: 762-8441 or e-mail: sportsangle1958@hotmail.com It’s Their Business […]

It’s Their Business: G.W. Clothing

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Name: G.W. Clothing Location: 108 E. 21st St. What they do: They are a boutique that sells women’s clothing and accessories. Who’s in charge: Gizelle Ward Employees: Three How long in business: Eleven years Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 760-1237 It’s Their Business is compiled by CNJ staff writer […]

It’s Their Business: Nuco Pool and Spa

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Name: Nuco Pool and Spa Location: 116 Main St. What they do: They sell pools, spas, accessories and also offer maintenance services. They also carry commercial janitorial supplies, paper products and barbecue grills. Who’s in charge: Mark Millender Sr. Employees: Eight How long in business: 66 years Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

May 13, 2008 It’s Their Business: All About Braces

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Name: All About Braces Location: 1423 N. Main What they do: They carry and sell durable medical equipment, which includes bracing, diabetic shoes, mastectomy prosthesis and bras. They also sell compression garments and stockings that are sold off the shelf or custom made. The business also sells wheelchairs, canes and walkers. Who’s in charge: Carol […]