Richardson believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Gov. Bill Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program. Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is […]

Academy approved

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Lendra Hailey, a counselor at Marshall Junior High School, speaks Tuesday night to the school board at Clovis High School. She spoke on behalf of Marshall’s teachers in support of the realignment. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis ninth-graders are bound for an academy all their own beginning with […]

Clovis parents group fighting junior high realignment

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis parents believe the proposal to realign Clovis junior high schools is a boggle that needs to be tabled, but Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm contends their fears are unfounded. Realignment without further research would waste taxpayer dollars, jeopardize students, avoid the root of academic […]

BRAC commissioner will attend appreciation dinner

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Base Realignment and Closure commissioner who supported Cannon Air Force Base plans to visit Clovis next week, according to a Clovis official. Retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton accepted an invitation to a Chamber dinner which will be held Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center, according to Ernie Kos, […]

Move will give crowded Florida base more room

By Mladen Rudman : Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Mladen Rudman is a staff writer for the Northwest Daily News, a Freedom Newspaper in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. HURLBURT FIELD — Changes are on the way for the 16th Special Operations Wing, part of which will be moved to Cannon Air Force Base starting in late […]

Kirtland fought its way off list

By Marlena Hartz Albuquerque officials had to scurry 10 years ago when Kirtland Air Force Base landed on the Department of Defense’s list of bases proposed for realignment. A committee was quickly formed in response to the threat of realignment, with six businessmen calling themselves the Kirtland Retention Task Force at its core. Located on […]

BRAC Q&A, part 4

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]

BRAC Q&A: part 3

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]

Q&A: Base Realignment and Closure

The Base Realignment and Closure process begins this month with the announcement of BRAC commission members. The committee is charged with recommending military installations for closure or realignment. The Clovis News Journal is publishing a daily Q&A on BRAC-related issues. If you have a question, please submit it to Editor David Stevens at: david_stevens@link.freedom.com Q […]

Proposal has Clovis changing districts

By Rick White Clovis will be part of a bi-district that includes Class 4A and 5A teams if the state’s governing board for athletics approves the recommendation of a realignment committee. Mario Martinez, chairman of the New Mexico Activities Association realignment committee, said Tuesday the proposal calls for Clovis to be placed in a district […]