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Old 06-10-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Default New Mexico's Biggest Boomtown

Its not Albuquerque?, Rio Rancho??.. Farmington or Las Cruces?

Well believe it or not CLOVIS, Is New Mexico's biggest boomtown. While many communities are struggling with the economy, Clovis is booming, with home sales surpassing Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces combined.This is due to the Canon Air Force base. It plans to bring over 5,000 more people to the base.

Clovis real estate booms

What do you think?
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The result of another Federal subsidy. Just what does our military need Cannon AFB for anyway.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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It would make me nervous for so much growth tied to one employer. Anyone remember Roswell in the 60's when the AFB closed down? Roswell was the second largest city in the state at that time; they are still recovering.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:56 AM
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I remember very well Domino. My older brother's high school buddy was stationed at the Walker base in the early 60's. When operations ceased the town went into a tailspin, especially the housing around RIAC. Then a couple decades later with a few plant closings (the Levi jeans plant comes to mind) didn't help matters much.

Five thousand people sounds like a lot, as it seems that only a few years ago the previous regime in the White House had Cannon AFB marked for closing. But, like Roswell, I want Clovis to thrive. Growth is ok as long as its managed.

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Old 06-11-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico USA
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The result of another Federal subsidy. Just what does our military need Cannon AFB for anyway.
You don't believe in the Department of Defense? How much defense do we need?


Rich
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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You don't believe in the Department of Defense? How much defense do we need?


Rich
Planes need room to do training, has anyone seen the growth at the losing base in FL? Getting crowded over here and more coming in soon.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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5,000 are expected to move in, thats all I know. It probably will jump the population about 8,000 more on top of its 33,182.. they will probably need to build a new high school.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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The result of another Federal subsidy. Just what does our military need Cannon AFB for anyway.
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You don't believe in the Department of Defense? How much defense do we need?
Technically, the original question was what is Cannon AFB good for?

He didn't say anything about not believing in the DoD. (He didn't say he did or did not.)

For the purposes of the NM forum, it would be good to know just what each Federal facility ( at least the major ones ) are specifically for. That is, why do we need that facility here and not have the operations consolidated with some other facility - thereby saving money and getting more efficiency out of each dollar spent.

Just keeping a base somewhere because of the jobs and benefits to the local economy is not a reason for keeping the base. If one is *really* for a strong national defense, it shouldn't even enter into the consideration.

Being against any specific (defense) spending is not the same as being against the overall idea (of national defense).

A good parallel is my opposition to a Central Avenue Trolley, but my general favorable attitude toward mass and rapid transit.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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A good parallel is my opposition to a Central Avenue Trolley, but my general favorable attitude toward mass and rapid transit.
Com'on Mort, We need a Street Car for Central.. We are falling behind and we are not competing with the cities our size..

Look at Tuscon, They have a wonderful street car that will soon be in operation.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Com'on Mort, We need ....
If you want to argue about it with me, put it in the right thread trolley .
I'm always game(y).

My comment you quoted was an analogy to the actual topic as way of explanation.
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