Two accidents claim lives over holiday

Freedom New Mexico Wintery Christmas day weather is being blamed for two separate but deadly crashes that have claimed the lives of three children and a young mother. Mya Gonzales, 4, of Tucumcari died of injuries suffered in a late night Christmas day rollover crash about 16 miles north of the city, according to Curry […]

No strike fighter, but Holloman gets F-16s

The Associated Press HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE — Holloman Air Force Base wasn’t selected Thursday as a home for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, but the Air Force says the base near Alamogordo instead will be receiving two F-16 training squadrons. Air Force officials say making Holloman into an F-16 training site offers a […]

Domenici and Bingaman move to authorize Cannon construction project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman as cosponsor, today introduced legislation to formally authorize an $18.1 million military construction project at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis.             The legislation is intended to clear the way for the project to be eventually funded in the FY2009 Military Construction Appropriations Bill.  […]

Business feature: Job not toiling for Tillie

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At 89, Tillie Shaw is serving as the chief executive officer at the Clovis Board of Realtors. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Tillie Shaw has been called a champion, a cheerleader and a workhorse by friends and associates. She was the first women elected Curry County treasurer in 1964 […]

Melrose mayor has always shown passion for politics

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Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, right, holds his 2-month-old niece Renise Hollaway as she wears a I love the mayor T-shirt as they have their pictures taken by Pyle’s sister Saphronia Hollaway, left, after the swearing in ceremony. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Across from a small, square post office, Lance […]

Cannon backers: Defense bill won’t hurt

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A F-117A Nighthawk soars over Cannon Air Force Base during the 2005 Air Expo in September. (Staff photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The 2007 military budget proposal sent Monday to Congress by the Pentagon calls for increased investments in technology, but scales back personnel and aging inventory. The Air Force has been urged […]

Commission ‘pulled threads’ from Pentagon plan

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite his plea not “to pull a thread out,” the base closing commission yanked away at Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s intricate plan to restructure military facilities. The nine-member commission endorsed Rumsfeld’s vision of repositioning the military to face future threats and his effort to streamline the […]

New Mexico conducive to foreign visitors

by Grant McGee The Cannon Air Force Base folks had a real good air show a few weeks ago. Thousands of folks from around our region came to see the planes and aerial displays. Some jets were brought up from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo — an F-117 Stealth and a German Tornado. I […]

8/8/04 anniversaries

Duffield Myles and Pat Duffield of Clovis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 2004, at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The surprise celebration was hosted by their seven children and was attended by over 100 guests from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas. The couple […]