Jail perimeter fence proposal tabled

Robin Fornoff A perimeter fence to prevent escapes like the Nov. 13 flight of 35-year-old Narcizo Soto Jr. of Clovis from the Curry County jail didn’t make it off the drawing board Tuesday when presented to county commissioners. If there was a consensus among commissioners on the reason for dismissing the idea, it was likely […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Spouse incentive flight leaves lasting impression

I love being a military spouse. Even with all of the sacrifices and hardships that come with the job, I love it. Those in charge of our spouses know what a hard job we have, and I am impressed that when they can, they find ways to tell us ‘thank you.’ I was so excited […]

Behind the scenes: Fueling the flight

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tanner Dalton, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels apprentice, grips a hose, also called a “dead man” hose, used to initiate and halt refueling of aircraft on the flightline on Oct. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base. The refueling process varies in […]

Local golf results — Oct. 12

Clovis Ladies Golf Association 2011 Fall Couples tournament Saturday at Colonial Park G.C.First Flight: 1. Julie Smith/Danny Smith 61; 2. Michaela Hulder/Ethan Peterson 67; 3. Beverly Idsinga/Doug Idsinga 68; 4. Tracy Belcher/Bud DaBell 69; 5. Sharon Gardner/Billy Evans 69. Second Flight: 1. Viola Gonozales/Greg Gonzales 70; 2. Debbie Harrell/Tom Harden 70; 3. Joan Farrell/Todd Farrell […]

Our nation must continue to persevere

Freedom New Mexico In the hours after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the story of four of the passengers of hijacked Flight 93, which crashed in the Pennsylvania countryside, captured the interest of Americans and their supporters around the world. Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Jeremy Glick and Tom Burnett, after […]

Christian fellowship strengthens our spirits

On an airline flight recently, I was seated by a young Army soldier going home from Afghanistan. We began talking, and the soldier told me of a recent event in a remote village in Afghanistan. There is a small and impoverished village in Afghanistan that has no means of getting clean water. Every morning, the […]

Bin Laden reaction: Clovis native says NYC upbeat

Sharna Johnson New York is smiling, according to Clovis native Cyndi Phelps. Waiting in Phoenix to catch a late flight back to New York Sunday night, Phelps said everyone became glued to the TVs in the terminal when the president came on to announce Osama bin Laden was dead. A few minutes later on the […]

Friday morning briefing: The buzz, the history of flight and a dream explodes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. The buzz Check out the annual Roosevelt County spelling bee 9 a.m. Saturday at

Area golf scores

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Monday-Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Club, Ruidoso Championship Flight Low gross: Ben Bradley, Carlsbad, 151 Low net: 1. Mike Jackson, Roswell, 156; 2. James Boss, Roswell, 153, 3. Stanley Miller, Carlsbad, 154. First Flight Low gross: Steve Wilson, 169 Low net: John Hollenbeck, Hobbs, 175; 2. Robert Reed, Carlsbad, […]

Douglas Stone Memorial golf scores

51st annual Douglas Stone Memorial Friday Portales Country Club First round Championship Flight Kenny Prince-Mark Franz 65 Mark Foster-Kevin Welch 65 Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 65 Jim Vardeman-Mike Vardeman 65 David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 66 Donavin Sanchez-Adam Douma 67 Bobby Crane-Wayne Moore 69 Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 72 First Flight Carey Suddeth-Rick White 68 Dave Hunton-Matt Hunton 69 […]

Local golf

Eastern New Mexico Senior Golf Association Tuesday Artesia Country Club First Flight Low gross: Lloyd Boatman, Carlsbad; Wiley Gilmore, Hobbs; 71 Low net: Mike Jackson, Roswell, 75; Marty Pattison, Roswell, 77, Mike Simons, Artesia, 78 Second Flight Low gross: Gary Anderson, Artesia, 72 Low net: Jerry Jarnagin, Carlsbad, 81; David Tawater, Carlsbad, 83; Manny Marquez, […]

Moving with pets: Tips for choosing right flight

By Gina Hoover: 17th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pets are an important part of the family making the move with you to new duty stations, but what’s the best way to get them there? Some members moving to a new duty station get an opportunity to choose […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, water and cattle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own mistress of games, Jenna Zamie. Game: Snoopy: Flying Ace Genre: Flight Action System: XBox Live Arcade What is it? An arcade flight sim that packs in a lot of action at a […]

Cannon showcasing mission, aircraft for media

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will be showcasing its mission and aircraft for the media Wednesday, according to a news release. The all-day event will include a special operations mission briefing by Col. Stephen Clark, aircraft displays, a CV-22 flight simulator, a driving tour of the base and a Predator Ground Control Station […]

NORAD officials ready to track Santa’s flight

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It’s that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is […]

73 SOS airmen return home

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Airmen from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron and 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group return from their deployment on a C-17 on Oct. 6. Three 73 SOS, 14 27 SOMXG and 10 16 SOS Airmen returned following the C-130W. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A […]

Cannon named as Tree City USA community

By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources Management Flight is beginning its annual Arbor Day observances with several events. Perhaps the most significant event will be the Arbor Day Foundation’s official naming of Cannon as a Tree City USA community and the presentation of […]

Airman prepare for gunship’s arrival

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman Frank Lauria, of the 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight, hands a 105 mm cannon round to an aerial gunner inside a 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunship while training. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Equipment […]

Inprocessing program undergoes revamp

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs What once took three weeks now takes four hours after the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently revamped its inprocessing program. A review of the existing inprocessing program was conducted in July at the request of Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations […]