Meetings Watch: Curry County Board of Commissioners — July 27

The Curry County Board of Commissioners met Friday in a special meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. During the meeting: The commission approved various county road projects totaling $465,420. The New Mexico Department of Transportation will provide 75 percent of the funds with the county paying 25 percent, or $116,355 toward the […]

Sweating the small stuff, enforcing standards

By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Service members regularly refer to “the standard” and are consistently reminded to adhere to it. By definition, a standard is something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison. Most standards are developed within Air Force instructions or […]

Cannon Exchange to give away free Iron Man comics

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available at the Cannon Exchange. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while […]

27 SOMOS inactivates

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron was inactivated during a ceremony here July 18, as part of an Air Force-wide restructuring initiative to better allocate company and field grade officers to necessary positions. In a time honored tradition, Maj. Clifford Scruggs, 27 SOMOS […]

Mission support group changes command

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27 Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Col. Heather Buono, former Chief of the Test Support Division at Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., assumed command of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group July 19 during a change of command ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. Brigadier General Buck Elton, 27th […]

What does privatization mean for Cannon Air Force Base residents?

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Balfour Beatty Communities is pleased to announce that on Aug. 1 it will assume operations of Cannon Air Force Base Family Housing with the goal of providing the highest level of customer service, enhanced housing, and a vibrant community for the service […]

Cheeba Chews off limits to Air Force members

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Resembling a Tootsie Roll, one might think the worst it might do is cause a cavity, but these tiny chocolates are potent and dangerous. Cheeba Chews, are chocolate taffy pieces that have been embedded with more than one dose of cannabis, the flowering plant […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Manpower maintainer

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: his feature is the twenty-eighth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for […]

Hounds favored to capture third LSC crown in row

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CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has been picked to capture its third consecutive Lone Star Conference champion-ship in a preseason poll released by the conference office on Thursday. ENMU received 16 of 20 first-place votes and earned 129 points in balloting done by conference coaches and […]

Coaches create offseason training programs

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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a monthly series about fitness. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The offseason may be the toughest time for an athlete to train. Staying focused, sometimes without the direction of coaches, can lead to players getting complacent, or out of shape. “I think it is […]

La Casa gets government grant

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com As an outreach worker for La Casa Family Health Center, Sonia Armijo says it’s her job to help the uninsured find coverage. The hard part is when she has to tell them there’s not much she can do despite exploring every avenue. “By all means, you try every […]

Dairy neighbors file nuisance complaints

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By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Farmers and dairymen have seen their fair share of hardships in recent years, including drought and rising operating costs. Most recently, nuisance complaints from neighbors have caused a string of lawsuits against dairies statewide, and many producers and advocates are asking for clearer legislation to help prevent further […]

Cannon drone damaged

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CMI staff A remotely piloted aircraft, known as an MQ-9 Reaper, was damaged during a routine training flight Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to the base’s public affairs office. “An investigation has been initiated into the cause of the incident, which took place on the runway,” Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs stated […]

Manager: Portales aquifer depleting rapidly

By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Paul Van Gulick, program manager of the Ute Water Project, told legislators at Thursday’s legislative water and natural resources committee meeting that underneath Portales the Ogallala Aquifer has only 40 feet of saturated thickness, and it is depleting at a rate of 4 feet per year. If this […]

Payment freeze forces TeamBuilders to close

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By Steve Hansen CMI staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The leaders of the TeamBuilders Counseling Services are preparing to throw in the towel after struggling to remain in operation since the New Mexico Human Services Department froze Medicaid payments to behavioral health services providers that are under investigation for possible overbillings, Lorraine Freedle, Teambuilders chief financial officer […]

Trust in Jesus

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Today is a brand new day. Let’s make it sparkle. Give it a verbal sunshine. Put on a “happy Face. Let the celebration of the gift of life begin in you. Enjoy God’s color of nature. Clap with the trees of the wind. Count the many blessings in your life. God is love. He is […]

Police Blotter — July 26

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:17 a.m.: Domestic situation, 700 block of Redwine Ball. • 10:27 a.m.: Requested close patrol, North Roosevelt Road N. • 10:30 a.m.: Stray dog, 42000 block of U.S. 70. • 10:39 a.m.: Close patrol, 1500 block of West Hickory. • 11:27 a.m.: Criminal damage, […]

Events Calendar — July 26

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Gnomeo and Juliet” will be screened. The movie is rated G and open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Sunland Peanuts blood drive — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunland Peanuts on U.S. 70. Information: 356-6638. Free […]

My Turn: Sequel just as charming

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As I mentioned before, the first Despicable Me movie endeared itself to my heart as one of my favorite animated movies due to the lovable characters, the fun antics, and the heartwarming story line. “Despicable Me 2” is definitely just as charming and lovable. This one follows leading character Gru as he delves back into […]

Lawmakers must address scam with licenses

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On its editorial page this week, The Albuquerque Journal reminded taxpayers that their state lawmakers need to take action to end New Mexico’s driver’s license scams. We certainly agree. The issue was back in the news Monday when a former public notary from Portales reached a plea agreement after facing allegations she fraudulently obtain New […]