Housing allowance rates raised

Basic Allowance for Housing paid to a million service members living off base in stateside areas will rise an average of 2 percent Jan. 1. BAH for a typical enlisted member, in pay grade E-6 with dependents, will increase by an average of about $35 a month. BAH for a typical officer, a married O-3, [...]

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nicole Thornton worked as the community affairs coordinator as well as the Portales Main Street manager. Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said [...]

No typical Christmas for me

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ’Twas the day before ChristmasAnd there was no snowBut lots of cold windIn New Mexico With eastern New MexicoTucked in their bedsVisions of a day off workDanced in their heads The night time’s upon usAnd I sure can’t be funFor my evening plan’sA Daily Show rerun The pumpkin pie’s [...]