Our towns: Ute Lake drawing attraction for Logan

Cannon Connections: Thomas Garcia The Crossroads Cafe is a favorite restaurant in Logan with homemade pies and cinnamon rolls. By Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections Around 1900, Logan was established by Eugene Logan, an ex-Texas ranger, as a tent town for the incoming railroad bridge. The more than mile-long Ute Dam, which created the popular Ute […]

VFW program recognizes deploying troops

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Attendees at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 “Hail and Farewell” event Friday listen to a speaker. Once a month since January, the local VFW post has been recognizing Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Support Squadron personnel who are deploying or have returned from deployment. Argen Duncan The […]

Cannon youths keep busy

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Santino Calloway sends the puck back to opponent Nashawn Hare during a game of air hockey June 23 at the Youth Center during open play time. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Youth Center has activities to engage and entertain youth ages 9 through 18 all year long. Summer is no […]

New IDs secure personal data

American Forces Press Service DALLAS — Social Security numbers are enjoying the top-secret clearance they have always deserved as the Department of Defense officials have removed the nine digit number from identification cards issued after June 1. Authorized Exchange shoppers who receive the new ID will notice some changes when writing a check, putting something […]

Day trip: Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark

Gabriel Monte Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark • Location: State Route 30 and Santa Clara Canyon Road • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Tours of historic landmarks and ruins that feature the 1,500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there from the 900s to 1580 A.D. • What ages […]

Stressed out? Breathe out

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance You’re watching the phone, waiting to hear if you got that job. You’re sitting in the audience as your daughter starts her first piano recital. You’re waiting for the daily email from your deployed spouse. You’re walking through the mall, still trying to get used to crowds after […]

Air Force to enhance travel orders for deployment

By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Air Force Public Affairs Agency WASHINGTON — In an effort to improve customer support and expedite travel voucher payments, Air Force financial management leaders will mandate standardized use of the Defense Travel System for contingency, exercise and deployment travel, officials said. The change will be mostly transparent to the traveler, […]

DeCA announce gift card program

By Kevin L. Robinson: Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs FORT LEE, Va. — Extending the gift of groceries to authorized commissary patrons soon will be a lot easier thanks to the new Commissary Gift Card. The gift cards, available in denominations of $25 and $50, will be available June 30 for purchase in stateside stores […]

July 1 —

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: Closed for holiday • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Memories come from mistakes

I tried to make a chocolate cream pie once. It didn’t work. I was maybe 14 or 15 when I decided to make Mom a chocolate cream pie for her birthday. It’s what she often made herself for her birthday. Since Mom’s birthday is in July, school didn’t interfere. One afternoon, I pulled out the […]

AFSOC commander retires after 42 years

By Capt. Kristen D. Duncan and Ashley M. Wright

July 1 —

All times Mountain

July 1 — July 3 Movie schedule

Friday • No movies

July 1 — July 7 What's Happening

Friday • Stars and Stripes Celebration Noon The Landing Zone • Pre-deployment Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center • First Friday/Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone • Nine-Pin No Tap Tournament 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Military mama: Soothing children’s fears part of parental duties

There are so many times in life that I wish that I were more eloquent and far faster on the trigger when it comes to answering tricky questions. I never thought that I would be stumped long before the birds and the bees need be addressed. It started with a lightning storm. Kaleb is terrified […]

My turn: Trip to UFO festival long overdue

I had many people tell me Dairyfest was a success this weekend with a lot of food and fun games along with educational booths, such as learning how to make butter. The improv acting show at the Lyceum Theater was a success as well, having received a lot of laughs and support both Friday and […]

Their view: Let’s ditch ‘us vs. them’ mentality

Cannon Connections columnist Loni Newby discusses the animosity between local and military families:

Too much time spent on problems

I enjoy solving problems. Not abstract puzzles as much as real-life situations, although the occasional puzzle can sometimes be fun, too. This does not mean I like having problems arise that need to be solved, or that I enjoy people who intentionally cause problems for me. Enough little things crop up spontaneously to provide ample […]

Immigrant doctors could ease shortage

Freedom New Mexico We will get immigration reform — the kind that allows far more immigrants into our country — whether it is politically popular or not. Politicians are no match for the kind of raw, pro-immigration economic forces that lie ahead. For the past two decades, immigrants flooded into this country to do jobs […]

Friday morning briefing: Wildfire smoke help and the battle of Gettysburg

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Smoke help The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding residents that there are toll free numbers they can call to discuss health-related or mental health concerns due to wildfires burning in New Mexico.