Cannon Commissary undergoes changes

In an effort to improve the appearance and service provided by the Commissary, several areas have undergone renovations. By moving shopping carts outside, space was freed in order to expand and upgrade the produce and health and beauty departments. Airman Thomas Trower Exclusive military benefits help many families save money throughout the year. One of […]

Services lists five steps to quality child care

27th Services Squadron Quality child care can make a big difference in the future of your child. Choosing quality care, gives children a head start on a strong mind, body, and spirit and a better chance to become a more productive adult. Here are some general points about choosing quality care. 1. Look — Does […]

Industries challenge state water rules

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Mining, oil and gas, homebuilders and ranchers are challenging new state regulations that could let New Mexico adopt water quality rules that are more stringent than the federal ones. The rules appear to give state regulators unlimited discretion to determine what water falls under their authority, the attorney for […]

Wet weather dampens cotton outlook

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Rain soaked cotton remains on the plant in a field south of Melrose. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Farwell farmer Randy Cain said there’s little chance his cotton crop will produce quality T-shirts this year. And the more it rains the greater the chance his 220 acres of cotton […]

Cannon wins installation excellence award

By David Irvin: CNJ staff reporter Cannon Air Force Base is this year’s recipient of the Commander-in-Chief’s 2005 Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to a Cannon press release. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most efficiently used their resources to support the mission, the release […]

Officials concerned development may contaminate water at Ute

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Dan Synnott of Clovis rides a jet ski during a May visit at Ute Lake near Logan (CNJ file photo). Mike Linn Two area developers with big plans for Ute Lake have met resistance from officials who fear development may contaminate the lake’s water, reserved as a future drinking supply for residents of eastern New […]

Readers defend, criticize Clovis hospital

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Clovis hospital officials sent a man to the funeral home on Wednesday while he was still alive. A funeral home employee noticed him breathing and called paramedics. Does the incident give you cause for concern about the quality of health care in Clovis?” Some responses: “I don’t think […]

Recruiters gain ground despite war

Tom Philpott Military recruiting is weathering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an improving economy, with surprising strength, said Dr. Curtis Gilroy, the Defense Department’s director of recruiting policy. The 2003 recruiting year did have some disappointments. The active Army again recruited fewer high school graduates than needed to meet a standard quality target. The […]

Water quality: Right as rain

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The Ogallala Aquifer is an excellent source for drinking water because it acts like a natural filter for impurities. By Gary Mitchell One good thing about having to drill so deeply for water in this region is it helps ensure its purity, water experts say. The primary water source for this area is the Ogallala […]