Reader feedback sought

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico is hosting meetings to get reader input on the content that goes into Cannon Connections. The first meeting will be held 7 p.m. Monday at the Clovis News Journal conference room. The meeting is open to, but not limited to, veterans and their families. The second meeting will be […]

Their view: Americans need to clean house next election

Bill Cathey of Dora shared his views of America in a letter to the editor: Twice a year I help put out flags at the Mount Zion cemetery. These American heroes fought for freedoms we enjoy, some even died for their country. I worry about the America my kids and grandkids will live in. Fifty […]

Health program open to community

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Neck deep in water, about two dozen people do leg exercises with pool noodles, stretch and more. They are participating in Amiee Constantopoulos’ water aerobics class as part of the Eastern New Mexico University Lifelong Wellness Program. Water aerobics student Shirley Wormington credits the class with her ability to regain a full range of motion […]

Jazz ensemble unites music, non-music majors

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Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz ensemble is a collection of music majors and non-music majors who have come together to play their favorite music. The band is open to all students. “They play for local social events,” said ENMU Director of Bands Dustin Seifert, “and a couple of members … last semester […]

June 18 Commander's Action Line

Q: Can contractors use just the far-right lane when they come through the main gate to reduce traffic bottlenecks? A: Thank you for your suggestion. There are a number of things to consider with regard to searching contractors at the front gate: safety of our gate guards and drivers, security of the base, accessibility for […]

Their view: Electronic messaging violates Open Meetings Act

The Las Vegas City Council last year discussed public business by e-mail. New Mexico’s attorney general recently let council members know they can’t skirt the state’s Open Meetings Act by communicating electronically. Here’s commentary from Sarah Welsh, executive director of New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: “Call it what you will. Special meeting. Work session. […]

My turn: Get creative with fishing rod

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People have the most interesting uses for a fishing pole, even if they never wet the hook. I heard about a professor who studies lizards by watching and sometimes catching them on a nature TV show. He took an old fishing pole and put a loop-type noose on the end that he can open and […]

Deployment opportunities open to civilians

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Qualified Air Force civilians can broaden their career experience and bring valuable knowledge back to the workplace by volunteering for deployments in a variety of career fields, including civil engineering, contracting, intelligence, logistics management and security administration. As part of […]

Their view: Candidate open to public’s suggestions

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Duane Lee is a Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against Charlie Dobbs and Rodney Payne. Here’s what Lee had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Starship to open music festival

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico This year’s Clovis Music Festival is combining the same classic Clovis sound with a newer twist for the younger generations. Using the theme of “We Built this City on Rock ‘N’ Roll,” the festival will welcome the band Starship as an opening act Sept. 9, according to a schedule […]

Voting machine test open to public

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office is scheduled to begin testing voting machines at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse elections workroom. The public is allowed to observe.

Prehistoric peek

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The world renowned Blackwater Draw between Clovis and Portales is the site of an open house displaying skills prehistoric man used to survive. All are part of archeology unearthed in digs at the site the past 80 years that have helped explain the mysteries of the Ice Age and […]

27th Special Operations Wing exhibits array of aircraft

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark said he believed the open house Saturday was a good way to bring Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding communities together. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Air Force participants and attendees to the 27th Special Operations Wing Open House Saturday felt interaction between the base and […]

Residents get glimpse of Cannon aircraft

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Air Force participants and attendees to the 27th Special Operations Wing open house Saturday felt interaction between the base and surrounding communities was a positive. Col. Stephen Clark said the base is a large part of Clovis and Portales. “Our airmen are a part of the community,” said Clark. […]

Cannon open house features multiple aircraft

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Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing plans to showcase its missions and aircraft during an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature 27th SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and static aircraft […]

Cannon hosting Open House

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing is hosting an Open House and Industry Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April. 17 on the flightline. The open house is free, open to the public, and will feature 27 SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and assets to include static […]

Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an executive committee meeting was an oversight that won’t happen again. “I’m going to say that it’s my fault on this,” Arguello said. “We had a little faux pas there […]

Cannon to host open house

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base will hold its inaugural 27th Special Operations Wing open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 on the base’s flightline. The event is free, open to the public and will feature 27 SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and assets. Event parking will be […]

Their view: NM-FOG keeping up fight against secrecy

Twenty years ago this month, Bob Johnson hung out the shingle for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. It’s still around, fighting for individuals’ rights to know what government is doing. Sarah Welsh is the non-profit group’s executive director these days. Here’s a snippet she wrote last week on the NM-FOG Web site at […]

Obama doing little for open government

Freedom New Mexico When Barack Obama became president last year, he expressed a commitment to “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.” On Tuesday, in the middle of Sunshine Week, highlighting the public’s right to know what its government is doing, Obama renewed his commitment to making his administration “the most open and transparent […]