Cannon construction

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Pergola at the Drop Zone By 27th SOW Public Affairs As Cannon Air Force Base, continues to grow, various construction projects have been implemented to accommodate the base’s rapidly growing demands. The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided the information and […]

Military mama: Time to end chapter

Our lives are storybooks. Each page turns and the adventure continues. This chapter of my life is coming to an end. I will still be a wife and a mommy, but I will no longer be a military dependent. After eight years, my hubby is separating from the service. It was so surreal sending my […]

Barbershop reopens as inn renovation continues

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Argen Duncan With the renovation of Portales Inn continuing, the first floor dining establishments and ballroom are scheduled to open in late summer or early fall. Yantie’s Barber Shop has been operating there for about two months and it is the first business to open in the inn. Bob Morrow, managing member of Maxwell Group […]

Floyd jamboree tradition continues

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Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in its 61-year history. The show runs Thursday through Sunday with country and gospel music, cowboy poetry and comedic skits. The Citizen of the Year award for community service is […]

Press release: Xcel continues to ask for conservation

Wes Reeves AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in Texas and New Mexico to join their neighbors across the region in conserving energy as regional utility systems struggle to meet high demand with diminished resources. The utility company is not planning rotating outages in the area at this time, but is cautioning […]

Scientific race to disprove God futile

Freedom New Mexico The embarrassing race to disprove God continues with a new book titled “The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life,” by acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking and lesser-known physicist Leonard Mlodinow. Humanity cannot survive and thrive without honest and objective science. Without pure science, it’s easy to surmise that humans […]

ENMU enrollment continues to increase

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University will almost certainly break last year’s spring enrollment record, the university president has said. President Steven Gamble said census day is in two weeks, so enrollment numbers aren’t official yet. “It looks very good, though,” he said. Compared to last spring, Gamble expects head counts to be up between […]

My turn: Christmas card tradition continues

Helena Rodriguez My Christmas cards will be late this year, but after a joyfully chaotic move during Advent, I was determined not to let die in my household this holiday tradition which requires pen and ink, not a keyboard, and actual stamps, not merely a “send” button. On Sunday night, my dining room table was […]

Our people: Community provider

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Clovis resident Johnny Chavez was born and raised in Clovis. He has spent time on several community committees including city commission for eight years. Even as a college student attending Eastern New Mexico University, Chavez enjoyed working in the community. He continues that today after 21 years running the Summer Food Service Program, which fed […]

Retired teacher stays active in city

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Longtime Clovis resident Joyce Pollard is best known for her work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission in Clovis but she has also served on several other committees in the community. She was instrumental in naming Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Clovis after Dr. King. She was a teacher in the Clovis Municipal […]

Combined Federal Campaign under way

USAF photo: Greg Allen Nicole Luft, the Curry and Roosevelt counties Combined Federal Campaign coordinator, watches Oct. 27 as Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, signs his donation to the 2010 CFC. By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2010 Combined Federal Campaign season is under way, and the goal this year for the […]

October brings cooler weather

By Jim Robinson Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron October continues the transition from the warm season into the cold season, and continues to feature some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. By mid October, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms has little influence due to […]

ENMU continues celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jared Tucker Celebration and understanding different cultures is the objective behind this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University, and coordinators say the free events are open to both students and the public. Daniela Garcia, director of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU, said the month of recognition is geared to educate people about the […]

FCC provides training for in-home child care

Cannon Connections Photo: Jared Tucker Laela Lancaster, 11 months, plays with a stuffed toy just before nap time. Her mother, Ashley Lancaster, has been an Family Child Care provider since January, and said she enjoys her job because she makes lesson plans to teach the children. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections There are enough in-home […]

DoD launches compensation study

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Military compensation is far different today than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked America. As U.S. troops surged into Afghanistan and, 17 months later, invaded Iraq, Congress began pumping a stream of piecemeal improvements into pay and benefits. That continues, though the flow of new initiatives has […]

Maypole tradition continues

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The tradition of the annual Maypole dance continues this week for Portales High School seniors. For some students it is a family tradition to be a winder, a queen or one of the queen’s attendants. Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton said this year they have 72 graduates who are winding […]

Historic squadron’s legacy continues

USAF photo: Senior Airman Matthew Loken Lieutenant Col. Justin Hoffman salutes the airmen of the newly activated 34th Special Operations Squadron after assuming command April 9. During the ceremony the 1st Special Operations Group reactivated and redesignated the 34th Troop Carrier Squadron as the 34th Special Operations Squadron and Hoffman was named commander, continuing a […]

Year in review: Cannon continues growth

Cannon Connections file photo Airmen from the various groups in the 27th Special Operations Wing render a last salute to Col. Timothy Leahy at a change of command ceremony in May. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base saw a year of continued growth in 2009, with the arrival of a new commander, […]

Veterans Day tradition continues

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Courtesy of Joe Blair Widows of local Bataan Death March survivors and survivor Irvin Butler wait to receive mementos at a past American Legion Veterans Day ceremony in Portales. The annual event traditionally honors local Bataan survivors and their widows. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections “…The land of the free and the home of the […]

Veterans Day tradition continues

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer “…The land of the free and the home of the brave.” The 63rd annual Portales Veterans Day ceremony next Wednesday features a speech by Cannon Air Force Base wing commander Col. Stephen A. Clark, as well as Donald Paschke of Portales singing the National Anthem for the 45th year. […]