Singer remembered as friend, inspiration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Those who knew Kacee Lovato best say she was an inspiration to family and friends, a spirit who could take away another person’s pain with just a smile. To Kevin Gardells, Lovato could light up a room when she walked in the door. When she sang, he said, “Angels […]

Buddy, we hardly knew you

By David Stevens: FNM Editor Clovis never knew Buddy Holly. Fifty years after his death, Holly’s fame is a foundation for the annual Clovis Music Festival, which attracts Holly fans from around the world. The recording studio where he worked on west Seventh Street is the closest thing the city has to a tourist attraction. […]

Chamber honors best of 2008

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce transformed the Clovis Civic Center ballroom into a scene from a Western movie Friday, complete with hay bales by the main entrance for their annual banquet. About 380 people joined the Chamber in celebrating the accomplishments of 2008. Chamber President Jim […]

Jan. 31 Legislative Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 49

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten operating hours, Twin Cronnie Drive-In Owner Clint Harden is optimistic about the local economy because of the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. While the recession has hit small businesses hard nationally, some Clovis and […]

Tucumcari taking long shot on race track

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its […]

Jan. 30, 2009 Legislature Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 50 Denish raises almost half a million: Lt. Gov. Diane Denish raised $466,314 in the last quarter of 2008 for her 2010 bid for the Governor’s Office, her campaign announced Thursday. Denish has $1,751,779 in the bank for the race, where she is seen by many […]

Bill to abolish death penalty gets go-ahead

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With shaking hands and a quivering voice, a Las Vegas, N.M., woman whose son was executed by the state of Texas asked the New Mexico House of Representatives on Thursday to end capital punishment in this state. Though committee members’ minds probably were made up before Muina […]

Webcasts ‘thorny issue’

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican It’s the issue that won’t go away: to webcast or not from the state Capitol. As a House subcommittee considers whether and how to allow webcasting, the topic came up during Senate floor debate on a budget proposal when Sen. Mark Boitano, R-Albuquerque, attempted an amendment to […]

New rehearsal hall for opera on horizon

By Anne Constable: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Opera is seeking legislative approval for an agreement with the state to lease and eventually purchase a yet-to-be-built open-air rehearsal hall and the land it sits on. Speaker of the House Ben Lujan, D-Nambe, introduced this week House Joint Resolution 8, which would give […]

Maguire will accept new post at ENMU

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Mike Maguire will step down effective July 1 after eight years to take a new position in the athletic department. Maguire will be responsible for athletic fundraising and special events in his new post, according to a release from the university. He is […]

Air Force to fly patrols supporting Super Bowl

Air Force News Service TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Air Force fighter pilots will be busy during Super Bowl XLIII as they will be flying to protect the sky around Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Airmen flying fighter jets may be visible enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary flight restriction […]

Officials ensure homes meet safety standards

By 1st Lt. Carly Johnson: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight The Cannon Housing Management and Dormitory Management Offices ensures that all residents of military family housing can breathe easy knowing that they are living in safe structures without fear of environmental hazards. Cannon’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tests common household hazards such […]

Jan. 30 -Feb. 5 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Italian cuisine Tuesday: Swiss steak and glazed ham Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Closed through Feb. 8 The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish and chips Monday: Fajita philly Tuesday: Chef salad, soup Wednesday: Green chili […]

Jan. 30 -Feb. 1 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Yes Man, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Seven Pounds, PG-13 7 p.m. — Bedtime Stories, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — Bedtime Stories, PG-13 7 p.m. — Yes Man, PG-13

Jan. 30 -Feb. 5 What's Happening

Friday Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage and DJ Jamz. Saturday Cosmic bowling — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Moments of weakness plague us all

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connection columnist I met a man. Business brought us together. I contacted him about an upcoming project and we started talking. I do a lot of work over the Internet, so informality is pretty common — no “Dear Sir:” and somber punctuation, but lots of first names and exclamation points. He […]

Jan. 30 Cannon Community

College testing put on hold — The Base Education Center is suspending CLEP and DANTES testing for approximately three weeks so it can load the software to open up the new National Test Center site. Med Group closes for readiness training — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will close Monday for Wing Readiness Training. […]

Tax preparations ongoing

Cannon Tax Office Ending Friday, single individuals or married couples with no children or property can walk in to Cannon’s tax center and have their 1040 EZ tax returns completed by a trained tax preparation volunteer Bring W2’s, Social Security cards or a copy of last year’s return (No ID cards), direct deposit information (available […]

Overview: 27th Special Operations Wing emblem

USAF courtesy illustration The colors of the shield, Ultramarine Blue and Air Force Yellow, are the official colors of the United States Air Force. By Rick Shea: 27th SOW historian What’s in an Air Force emblem? Do they truly mean anything? How do some emblems derive their elements? And what’s with that flower on our […]