Counterfeit bills in circulation

Freedom New Mexico Portales and Clovis have both seen counterfeit $50 and $100 bills in the past week, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. One Portales business on South Chicago called police last week after receiving a fake $50 bill, Berry said. Others refused to accept suspicious bills and then called police to ask if […]

Airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a […]

Clovis woman stabbed during altercation

A 26-year-old Clovis woman was stabbed Tuesday night during a dispute, according to police. The victim was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to police Tchicaya Williams, 26, is charged with aggravated battery and tampering with evidence. She is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $11,000 […]

Fire consumes 7,000 acres south of Portales

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Freedom news: Karl Terry A fire truck drives toward a grass fire in rural Roosevelt County about 10 miles south of Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column […]

Oct. 24, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal was offering a $10 first-place award for the winner of the essay contest titled “Why is it important for American citizens to go to the polls and vote this year?” … Capt. Joseph Bush issued a call for civilian employment at the air base with pay ranging from $1,260 to $2,300 per […]

Sept. 18, 1964

Work was in progress on the new addition to the main fire station. The structure was being built at a cost of $29,000. … A drive-thru car wash was being operated at 1500 Thornton for 50 cents. … A 12-year-old Clovis boy accidentally shot in the head at his home was listed in critical condition […]

Honoring Capt. Evans

Courtesy Photo A night view of the EOD Memorial located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hundreds of people, including friends, family and service members, recently gathered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. to remember those who lost their lives while serving their country. Fourteen new names were added to bronze plaques during the 38th […]

A helping hand from ‘Pa-Pa’

Ted Mudgett, a retired Tech Sgt. has raised more than $5,000 to support welfare efforts for troops in Iraq on rest and relaxation in Qatar. Greg Allen Retired Airman garners local support, helps granddaughter help troops Air Force Capt. Joy Tredway’s job of running Army Morale Welfare and Recreation sites in Qatar and 26 other […]

‘Fantastic Four’ unleashed on adventure race

The Cannon team competed in the two-mile raft race which was the final leg of the second annual Laughlin Race Saturday. Greg Allen Cannon unleashed Thunder, Turbo, Psycho and Raw on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas as the Fantastic Four team completed 30 miles of bicycling, running and rafting through the Texas hill country Saturday. […]

Cannon observes domestic violence awareness

Melanie Salazar, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Five new visitors are showing up around base this month, and while they don’t make a sound, each one makes a point. Of course, these aren’t your typical Cannon visitors — as the life-size figures, called silent witnesses, are made of plywood and painted bright red, each one […]

SARP office provides confidential treatment for sexual assault

Melanie Salazar For the first time, Air Force members have a confidential way to confront sexual assault. The Air Force has recently adopted a new outlet for victims called the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). SAPRO, put to work at Cannon in mid July, should be the first step for anyone wishing to […]

Cannon captain volunteers in African hospitals

Melanie Salazar Capt. Nate Ott, 523rd Fighter Squadron, took a trip overseas this summer, but didn’t spend any time lying on the beach. Capt. Ott was participating in a mission trip with Physicians Aiding Physicians Abroad (PAPA), a young organization out of Muleshoe that sends volunteers to different countries to assist their hospitals. The organization […]

Jones, Quincy

Services: Have been held. Quincy Alijah Aaron Jones, 2 days old, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born March 11, 2005, in Clovis to Stephen and Tabitha Dolph Jones. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Jailynn and Hailey Jones, both of Arlington, Texas; a brother, Xavier Jones […]

Chilean air force hoping F-16 program takes off

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Chilean air force Capt. Erich Opplinger is strapped into the F-16 by U.S. Air Force Capt. Matt Yeatter Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A group of Chilean air force officers are visiting Cannon Air Force Base this week, learning how the U.S. Air Force […]

Cannon troops welcomed home

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Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Christina “Thumper” Hopper beamed when she was handed a bouquet of red roses by her husband. “This is great,” said Hopper, one of 12 F-16 pilots deployed during the Iraqi war with the 524th Fighter Squadron who touched down their jets early Monday afternoon on Cannon’s runway. […]