Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

Boil water advisory lifted for Landing Zone

Freedom New Mexico The boil water advisory for The Landing Zone has been lifted by the New Mexico Environmental Department following two consecutive water samplings that tested negative for the E. Coli bacteria April 26, according to a release from Cannon Air Force Base’s public affairs office. Several corrective actions were also taken, including disinfecting […]

Clovis residents have mixed opinions of lunar landing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For many Americans, that first step on the moon was not just the greatest human accomplishment of all time. It was a one-up on the Russians, it proved the capability of America as a nation, opened up a whole universe to the imagination and it added “astronaut” to the […]

Lubbock landing

LUBBOCK, Texas — An Air Force T-1 Jayhawk assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base’s (Del Rio, Texas) 86th Flying Training Squadron landed short of the runway near Preston-Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas, shortly before 10 p.m. tonight. The pilots were completing a leg of a routine training flight around Lubbock.

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

Leon Logan

Leon Logan Date of birth: Jan 17, 1926 Dates of Service: February 1944 to May 1946 Hometown: Sweetwater, Texas Theater and location of service: Florida Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: Training school Lives in: Logan In his words: Logan left school at 18 to join the Army as an air cadet […]

Balloon ride has controlled crash landing

By Don McAlavy, Local Columnist Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part series. The first part was published in last Sunday’s Lifestyles section. We were about to land, and were low on fuel. We had taken the ‘wind blows’ route while the chase crew (our rescue crew) had to stay on the […]

Flight delays need innovative ideas from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration last week went through three frustrating days of headbanging and jawboning that failed to yield an agreement among airlines to cut back on flights at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, which has more takeoffs and landings per year than any airport in the world. Now we’ll see if the FAA makes good on […]

Color them gone

Janet Bresenham His balloon is called “Ajuua Dreamer.” Tom Gardner of Albuquerque explains: “One time when we were in El Paso, we met some ladies from Juarez who made a toast by saying ‘Ajuua’ and they said it referred to a circle of friends and a circle of good cheer,” Gardner said. “Balloonists are very […]