Press release: USAF announces Colorado public scoping meetings on Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Proposal

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force will present information and hear issues and concerns regarding the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces here during a series of upcoming public scoping meetings hosted by several Colorado cities. The schedule for the meetings is as […]

Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

CNJ staff report A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.

Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

CNJ staff report A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an […]

Officials: Area needs more rentals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder talks about gross receipts taxes and energy regulations adding costs to construction projects. Crowder spoke Thursday at a Regional Growth Planning Office housing forum. Liliana Castillo After 3 1/2 hours of information sharing and discussion at the Regional Growth Planning Committee regional housing forum, officials […]

Business digest — Sept. 7

Housing forum scheduled for Sept. 16 The Regional Growth Planning Office will hold a housing forum 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Clovis Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. Special panel presentations will include Tim Farmer, the base’s chief […]

Weddings — Sept. 5

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Combs-Caban Combs-Caban [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Alycia Nicole Combs of Clovis and Jose Ramon Caban of Ceiba, Puerto Rico, were married Aug. 20, 2010, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Wesley Fogleman and Pamala Combs, both of Clovis. The groom is the son of Jose and Andrea Caban of Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, […]

Land use committee meeting Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt Counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Curry County Courthouse Commission Room, located at 700 N. Main St. in Clovis, according to a news release from Curry County. The purpose of the […]

Richardson believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Gov. Bill Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program. Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is […]

Grady mayor asks county for direct road to Cannon Air Force Base

Kevin Wilson Grady residents are hoping a straight shot from Cannon Air Force Base is just the shot an economically- and population-depressed village needs. An upgrade of about eight miles of Curry Road Q is a project Mayor Wesley Shafer and others have proposed. The road improvements would allow motorists to bypass Clovis en route […]

Rep. Lujan attending area events Friday

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., will visit Clovis on Friday, according to a news release. Lujan will attend Cannon Air Force Base Appreciation Day 11:30 a.m. Friday at the base and participate in a ribbon cutting 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Eastern Plains Housing Development Corp.

No strike fighter, but Holloman gets F-16s

The Associated Press HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE — Holloman Air Force Base wasn’t selected Thursday as a home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but the Air Force says the base near Alamogordo instead will be receiving two F-16 training squadrons. Air Force officials say making Holloman into an F-16 training site offers a […]

Press release: Predator mishap at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, an MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to Cannon’s 3rd Special Operations Squadron taxied off the runway through a perimeter fence coming to rest in an adjacent field. There were no injuries; only inert training munitions were on board and pose no hazard. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: First Friday and another year for “Dubya”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.First Friday Because of the July 4 weekend, Cannon Air Force Base will host its monthly First Friday event this coming Friday at The Landing Zone from 5-8 p.m. First Friday is an informal, family friendly event where individuals from on and off base can […]

Cannon starts operations for CV-22 Osprey

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Officials applaud as 5-year-old Quran Mighty, left, 4-year-old Kiara Morgan, middle, and 4-year-old Zoe Jones, right, officially break ground for the new Child Development Center Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base started down two new roads Friday. Base officials kicked […]

Press Release: Cannon, Air Force specialists identify ordnance

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – A joint team of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialists successfully identified the contents of a World War II-era ordnance that was located June 11 near a Hobbs, N.M., museum. Extensive tests confirmed today the nearly 100-pound ordnance to be an incendiary device, which […]

Meetings Watch: Joint Land Use Committee to meet

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in the commission room at the Curry County Courthouse. The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee will meet to discuss issues regarding land uses […]

Press release: Curry and Roosevelt counties to hold policy committee meeting for joint land use study

June 14, 2010 Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting as part of the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study on Monday, June 21, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Commission Room at the Curry County Courthouse, located at 700 N. Main St., Clovis, New Mexico. The […]

Seidenwurm says time in Clovis rollercoaster ride

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm will finish her five years with Clovis at the end of June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, the first female superintendent in Clovis, describes her five years at the helm of Clovis Municipal Schools as a rollercoaster ride. A week […]

Outage scheduled for Cannon Air Force Base

CNJ staff A basewide power outage is scheduled for Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a news release. The outage will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. During the outage, base civil engineers will be upgrading the power substation. The upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction. The outage will […]

Commander details construction projects on base

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, discusses ongoing projects Tuesday during a Military Base Planning Commission meeting at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Col. Stephen Clark outlined 24 months at Cannon Air Force Base — the […]