Anti-fossil fuels policy detrimental

The latest economic data shows the six fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. are tied to oil and gas production. By contrast, the development of solar and wind energy has produced a fraction of the number of petroleum jobs, despite government mandates and other incentives for renewable energy. Oil-shale drilling in North Dakota and Montana is […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jeff Hardy points out what could be bad incoming weather moving into Clovis/Curry County on Wilhite Road. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday […]

Retired airman finds hobby in storm spotting

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Ham radio operator and storm chaser/spotter Jeff Hardy watches for incoming weather from his specially-equipped storm chasing vehicle. Hardy recently retired from the Air Force. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock […]

Cannon airman named to Air Force Team of the Year

Remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators named Air Force Team of the Year

Airman receives special field recognition

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. John Allen of the 3rd Special Operations Squadron was chosen as one of five remotely piloted aircraft sensor operators to receive the 2010 Team of the Year Award. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Each year, Air Force Association officials recognize a specific enlisted career […]

Tuesday morning briefing: amateur radio operators and choir

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Hamming it up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo This ham radio allows members of Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club to tune into a conversation anywhere in the world. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are […]

Fully loaded

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Probationary firefighter Bryan Colvin, left, and Driver/Operator Lynne Demento climb down from the new fire truck after Demento trained Colvin on the ladder operation. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Fire Department is now the proud owner of a customized, aerial fire truck, department officials said. Its most […]

Sometimes it’s a dog’s life for base operators

Janet Taylor-Birkey “He’s breaking in! He’s breaking in!” The female caller continued screaming into the phone as Patty McEldowney received the call at Cannon’s Base Switchboard. Mrs. McEldowney acted quickly to contact emergency personnel to assist the caller. Describing the caller only as “hysterical,” the women at the switchboard were concerned that the caller was […]