Exercise helps airmen prepare for emergency

By Capt. Mae-Li Allison, 27th SOW Public Affairs Representatives from the 27th Special Operations Wing and local community functional areas with emergency management responsibilities met here May 28-29 to discuss how they would respond to natural and man-made disasters. Designated All Hazards Response Training, the “tabletop exercise” encouraged discussion about how Cannon AFB and the […]

Ratios important management tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist

Students receive in-depth dairy lessons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimmi Devaney, a student from Washington State University, observes a herd of dairy cows feeding at Southern Draw Dairy north of Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The students look intently as professor Mike Hutjens sifts through the corn silage cupped in his hands, pointing out crucial components of […]

2007 USSOCOM financial management awards

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Financial Managers dominated the 2007 USSOCOM Financial Management Awards, taking home nine of 14 categories. However, this is nothing new for the command. “Over the past six years, AFSOC has won 50 awards out of 70 nominations,” said Bill Rone, Headquarters AFSOC financial manager. “A highlight this […]

Stubble management can have big benefits

By Sangu Angadi In the semiarid climate of the southern Great Plains, strong winds promote evaporation and wind erosion, while unpredictable precipitation patterns expose crops to severe environmental stresses and the high intensity of rains often leads to water erosion. Strong winds in the region frequently cause wind-blown soil abrasion injury (sand blasting) of delicate […]

Management skills important

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-related skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with […]

Financial Management offices to undergo transformation

By Tech. Sgt. Dave Thompson: 27th Spcecial Operations Comptroller Squadron CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force is transforming its Financial Management (FM) operations in the largest change in Air Force Financial Management’s 60-year history and for airmen at Cannon, the changes begin Dec. 14. The changes will provide more effective and efficient finance […]

Consultant hired to help area adjust to base changes

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico After nearly a year of meetings and preparation, community transition efforts related to Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission are about jump into high gear, according to members of the Local Growth Management Organization. Lonnie Leslie, LGMO president, said Keystone International of Albuquerque has been selected as consultant to […]

County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Education Digest: Eastern receives nursing grant

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The New Mexico Higher Education Department has awarded Eastern New Mexico University $239,000 for the 2007-08 fiscal year to expand its nursing program, according to an ENMU news release. ENMU nursing program director Leslie Paternoster said the grant will help Eastern address a critical nursing shortage. “We are going […]

Everybody’s Business: Disaster planning necessary evil

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist Two words that should become part of every business owner’s regular vocabulary are, What if? The “what if” factor is the beginning stage of preplanning to prevent or minimize the damage of a catastrophe. According to David Russell, author of “Insuring the Bottom Line,” a business owner’s obligation is to […]

April 15, 1916

Clovis City Council had passed a new driving ordinance scheduled to become law within the week – all drivers had to “keep to the right” or risk substantial fines. … The Chamber of Commerce had elected Claud Miller as its president. … A. Weidmann Shoe Store announced it had received a shipment of Florsheim Oxfords. […]

It’s their business: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management Locations: 2121 E. Llano Estacado Boulevard and 2220 N. Ross St. What they do: A-Key Storage is climate-controlled self-storage. Its Clovis File Management division provides business record storage and management. Who’s in charge: Bill Mitchell and Ric Justus are owners. Spencer Odom […]

Warning: Grumble at your own risk

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Grumbling is risky business.   Of course, like any temptation, it feels good at the moment we fall to it. The act of grumbling stokes the fires of our sinful pride. It also stokes the fires of hell — the one hereafter and the one we may be creating […]

General to serve on growth group

CNJ staff Retired Gen. Hanson Scott of Albuquerque has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to a subcommittee formed to explore growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a city of Clovis press release. Hanson will serve as one of two state representatives on the Local […]

Dairies spur alfalfa production

By Leonard Lauriault: Ag Sense Alfalfa acreage continues to increase in the Texas counties west of I-27 and Curry and Roosevelt counties despite the declining availability of water for irrigation in the region. This increase is directly related to an increase in the number of dairies in the area. Although alfalfa may not produce as […]

Ag Expo features drought lessons

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Visitors attending the first day of the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales today can receive useful information on a common problem facing farmers and ranchers of the Southwest — drought. New Mexico State University extension range management specialist Chris Allison will lead the seminar “Planning For the […]

Economic office will provide growth advice

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The Office of Economic Adjustment will fill a mostly advisory role in addressing growth issues associated with Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Operations mission, according to OEA project manager David Witschi. In Wednesday’s joint meeting between the Local Growth Management Organization and its parent group, the Local Growth Management […]

Growth groups focus on future

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer An infant organization formed to ease the transition to a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base met for the first time Thursday. The Local Growth Management Organization — consisting of hand-picked community members — discussed the road ahead with their governing body, the Local Growth Management Committee. “We’ve […]

Growth management organization selected

CNJ Staff The Local Growth Management Committee, consisting of elected representatives from Portales, Clovis, and Curry and Roosevelt counties, appointed the nine members of the Local Growth Management Organization on Friday. The organization members will make recommendations to the Local Growth Management Committee regarding the anticipated growth brought about by an expanded mission at Cannon […]