Veteran seeks out local vets

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Robertson, a 24-year Navy veteran, is working to compile a list of local veterans to highlight their military service. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Cannon Air Force Base employee is trying to list every veteran possible for 110 miles. Director of the Cannon Retiree Activities Program Richard Robertson […]

Security forces airman awarded at Air Force level

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Brett Pragle, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the Air Force’s 2008 Outstanding Security Forces Support Staff Airman of the Year. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A security forces airman was recently recognized at the Air Force level with the Outstanding Security […]

Octuplet mom hard to defend

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist W e finally found something

Tops in Blue show Monday

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The U.S. Air Force’s premier entertainment showcase, Tops in Blue, is offering a free night of family entertainment at 7 p.m. on Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. This year, Tops in Blue continues its long-standing tradition of “family entertaining family” by showing what has made […]

Feb. 20 Commander's Action Line

Q: Seeing that the signs that were installed at all the gas pumps at the Shoppette does not curb the trend of customers fueling and not pulling forward for other customers.

Airmen encouraged to volunteer

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Master Sgt. Charles Siroin, left, and Master Sgt. Richard Keely, 27th Special Operations Wing Safety Office, stand beside their Voluntary Protection Program banner outside the medical clinic. 27th SOW Public Affairs Office Cannon’s involvement in the Voluntary Protection Program is still on the upswing, as the […]

Feb. 20 -Feb. 26 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Glazed ham steak and roast turkey Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Closed until March […]

Feb. 20 -Feb. 22 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, PG-13

Feb. 20 -Feb. 26 What's Happening

Saturday Dollar Daze Special Night — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Bowl for $1 per games and $1 shoe rental. Three game limit applies. Give Parents a Break/Parents Night Out — 5 p.m., Child Development Center. Santa Fe Ski and Snowboard Trip — 4:45 a.m. departure from Outdoor Recreation. Cost or information: 784-2773. Sunday […]

Clovis street has historical military significance

USAF courtesy photo In 1997, a commemorative stamp was dedicated to Benjamin O. Davis Sr., (1877-1970) the first African-American general. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Benjamin Davis is a small street in Clovis, and where it makes a hard curve, is a street sign that seem confusing. It appears to intersect with itself. […]

Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Good Conduct Medal reinstated by Air Force

By Maj. Paul Villagran: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force officials announced Feb. 11 the reinstatement of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal for enlisted members, effective immediately and retroactive to Feb. 6, 2006, when the medal was discontinued. Airmen who are eligible should see an update automatically in their records on […]

Feb. 20, 2009 Legislative Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Clovis man convicted on kidnapping charges

Freedom New Mexico A 36-year-old Clovis man accused of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a woman on a two-day crime spree was convicted by jury trial Wednesday, according to District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler said Anthony Morgan was found guilty on one count of first-degree kidnapping, one count of criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated […]

Panel to consider zone system for developments

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A measure before the House Taxation and Revenue Committee today would allow the creation of “infrastructure development zones” that could issue bonds and have the power of eminent domain. Each zone would have a board, and the boards would be able to impose special assessments and fees, […]

Don’t underestimate power of encouragement

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My students loved for me to tell this story: “A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they […]

Lujan economic recovery tour stops in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan told Clovis and Curry County officials Thursday that a $787 billion federal stimulus plan would bring help to ailing infrastructure and financially struggling American’s through credits, community improvement and growth and tax credits. Lujan, D-N.M., visited the area Thursday — meeting with community and […]

Police investigating armed robbery at Sonic

PNT Staff Report An armed man robbed the Sonic on Chicago Street about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said one person entered the restaurant with his face partially covered, produced a handgun, demanded cash, and left. As of about 10:15 p.m., Berry said the police didn’t have a […]

Idea of free market highly unlikely

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study. For a long time thereafter certain assumptions underpinned the discipline, mostly about human behavior. These assumptions arose from the work of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who believed […]

U.S. majority wants Bush policies out

A USA Today-Gallup poll released last week reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the Bush administration’s violations of civil rights — from torture at Guantanamo to wiretapping U.S. citizens without warrants — was extreme enough to merit investigation. Some 38 percent want a full criminal investigation, while about a fourth will settle for review […]