Air Force document hints at new Cannon aircraft

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Courtesy photo: www.af.mil An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle is armed with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile. The Predator’s primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance. The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The skies above New Mexico could see very different military aircraft in the future under a “road map” for the Air Force that means […]

Zias sign nine JC transfers

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Zia softball team signed nine junior college players to National Letters of Intent Tuesday, led by Seward County Community College sophomore infielder Jena Rue. Rue made National Fastpitch Coach’s Association First Team All-American as a freshman. Rue hit .430, with 66 RBIs and six home runs. She also led […]

Clear skies fitting welcome to Hurlburt folks

Freedom Newspapers Nearly four dozen Florida visitors wind up a whirlwind two-day visit to Clovis and Portales today. We hope they spread the word that their future eastern New Mexico home has: • Friendly people who live in cities and towns whose core values are anchored in their love of family, hard work, patriotism and […]

Hounds split with Wildcats

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ENMU pitcher Evan Courteau makes a pickoff throw to first during Saturday’s game against Abilene Christian. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Derrick Kennedy delivered a two-out, two-run double and Justin Gee followed with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball […]

Hounds’ bats key sweep

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Justin Gee accepts congratulations from teammates after scoring during a 10-run fourth against West Texas A&M on Friday. (Freedom Newspapers: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team may have been struggling recently, but the Greyhounds certainly broke out on Friday night. Sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy led a […]

Cats advance to tourney finals

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Clovis High junior Keaton Howell dives in safely on a pickoff play at first base in the Wildcats’ semifinal game against Levelland Friday in the Clovis Invitational at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis senior Sean Cruce may be too young to ever be on the same baseball […]

Closure list sailing through Congress

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A plan to close and reconfigure hundreds of military bases is sailing through Congress, on track to take effect next month in a blow to communities hoping for an eleventh-hour reprieve. In a long-shot attempt to halt the first round of base closings in a decade, the […]

Base planners say protecting state’s bases not limited to BRAC rounds

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Keystone International data analyst Erin Ward talks about the economic impact that Cannon Air Force Base has on the Clovis-Portales area during the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission meeting Friday at CCC. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The importance of protecting not just Cannon Air Force Base, but all New […]

Proposal would convert bases into oil refineries

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A state representative from Pennsylvania is trying to turn BRAC-list military bases into oil refineries. Though Cannon Air Force Base may be an ideal spot for a refinery according to his criteria, he never suggested oil come specifically to Cannon, said Derek Karchner, communication director for Rep. Joe Pitts, […]

Bush endorses plan for closing bases

By Deb Reichmann: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush on Thursday endorsed a plan for closing 22 major military bases and reconfiguring 33 others, leaving their fate to Congress. Bush had until Sept. 23 to either accept the entire report from an independent commission and send it to Congress, or return it to the […]