Press release: The National Weather Service issues wind advisory

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a wind advisory which is in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) today. This includes Curry and Roosevelt Counties. West Winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind speeds will increase by mid morning. The strongest winds are expected during the […]

It's their business: No Hassle Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte No Hassle technician Jason Romero, left, and co-owner John Kuchta use an electronic scan tool on an SUV. No Hassle Auto Service • Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 1820 W. Seventh St. • Owner: Cliff and John Kuchta • Type of business: […]

Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Lydick Kevin Wilson Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known […]

Commissioners indicate preference to keep current air service

Kevin Wilson Clovis city commissioners indicated a preference to keep the city’s current airline carrier during their regular meeting Thursday night. There was little discussion on most items, including a recommendation to stay with Great Lakes Airlines at the Clovis Municipal Airport, in a 50-minute meeting. Great Lakes, which has served Clovis since 2006, submitted […]

Storm spotter course offered in March

The National Weather Service of Albuquerque will be holding two free sessions of a storm spotter’s course in the area in March, according to a news release. The March 22 sessions are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Clovis city hall assembly room and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Portales […]

Big give: Cannon community competes against each other with community service projects

USAF file photo The “Log Dogs” from Cannon earned $3,000 for their work during the Big Give program on base last year. They were one of nine teams of 134 volunteers who worked to make the community better with numerous community service projects. Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base’s community center is gearing up […]

Clovis air service comment period extended

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Great Lakes Airlines has served Clovis since April of 2006, and currently offers 12 Albuquerque round-trips — two every weekday, and one each on Saturday and Sunday. Kevin Wilson On another look, the future of Clovis’ airport service may still be up in the air. Dennis J. DeVany, chief of […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Old school, snow’s coming and an eye-catching sequel

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Those were the days New Mexico students were required to attend school for five months in 1912.Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie offers up and eye-catching sequel. Game: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Genre: Platformer System: 360, PS3 What is it? Eye-catching […]

Special duty team will brief Cannon airmen

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of the Air Force as a recruiter, or molding civilians into motivated airman as a military training instructor? How about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a military training leader? The Air […]

Man injured after falling into service elevator shaft

CNJ staff A man was injured around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after falling in a service elevator shaft at 318 North Main St. Clovis Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Crouch said the man was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and airlifted to a Lubbock Hospital. Crouch said he could not comment further on the incident. […]

New airline service starting in May

CNJ staff Clovis is getting a new airline service to Albuquerque starting May 1. New Mexico Airlines will offer three daily nonstop flights, according to a press release issued late Saturday. Flights will depart Albuquerque for Clovis every day at 8 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Duration of all flights is about one hour. […]

Commentary: Why we wear the uniform…it’s all about service

By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Command Chief: 27th Special Operations Command I would first like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Col. Clark for selecting me to serve as your new command chief here at Cannon and the 27th Special Operations Wing. This is a dream come true for my wife Becky […]

Protection stops allowance drop

Tom Philpott About 400,000 active duty service members will see their Basic Allowance for Housing protected from a rate drop Jan. 1, thanks to “individual rate protection” Congress adopted nearly a decade ago. Users of the Post-9/11 GI Bill education program also will be protected from any cut to student monthly stipends, which are based […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Weddings —

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Bailey Nenita Mogan and Jerry Bailey of Clovis were married Nov. 18, 2010, at the Sunken Gardens in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Felomino Morgan and Irene Obillo of Tubao, La Union, Philippines. The groom is the son of Foy Bailey. The maid of honor was Elsa Fitting and the flowergirl was Cashlin […]

Clovis shuttle service expanded

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Make-A-Connection Shuttle Service received clearance Monday to begin shuttle service to and from the Clovis Municipal Airport. Liliana Castillo Shuttle service to and from the Clovis Municipal Airport began Monday after a lengthy and expensive process. Make-A-Connection Shuttle Service, owned by Clovis resident Colleen Mahoney, received authorization from the New […]

Vietnam veteran inspires daughter’s service

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Darron Salzer Army Maj. Trenia Coleman stands next to her father, Jessie Hill, a Vietnam veteran, during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 5. Coleman was promoted to major during the ceremony, and her father was formally awarded the Purple […]

Local experts offer tips on holiday shipping

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez, an assistant manager at the UPS Office Store in Clovis, wraps decorative glassware Friday at the store. Store employees recommend sending items no later than the second week of December to make sure it will arrive in time for Christmas. Alisa Boswell The time is fast-approaching to mail […]

Business column: New year good time for new business

Gordon Smith, Business Specialist of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has a knack for educating others on the importance of having a business plan; which can be a predictor of business success or failure. Read on as he expounds on the process of planning for a business: Happy New Year. 2011 […]

Op Love captures memories

Portales resident Nikki Penny and her daughter, Haley Penny, look through photos at their home. Three local photographers are preserving moments for local military families through a program called Operation: Love ReUnited. The non-profit is made up of photographers nationwide who donate sessions and albums to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are deploying for […]