Press Release: “Rent” features CAFB talent

Clovis Community College’s Theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical RENT, by Jonathan Larson, on July 21-25, 2010, with curtain times of 7:00 p.m. nightly, and a Sunday matinee performance beginning at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in Town Hall on the CCC campus and tickets are $10. […]

Former CAFB airman tabbed for ENMU’s new aviation program

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in aviation science from Eastern New Mexico University’s Roswell campus. His students are located across the country and in South America and Africa. The former […]

CAFB movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — “The Incredible Hulk,” PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. —

Clovis, CAFB join forces on clean energy plan

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The state, the U.S. Air Force and three New Mexico cities agreed Wednesday to pursue solar, wind and “cow power” projects with the aim of increasing the use of clean energy. The potential projects include a wind electricity generation facility and a plant to produce energy from dairy […]

Bill would help CAFB

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II aircraft, five of which […]

Senate committee passes CAFB funding

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON – A supplemental spending package that includes funding for special operations aircraft tied to Cannon Air Force Base was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which is primarily designed to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, also incorporates FY2009 supplemental “bridge” funding for combat operations. The […]

CAFB prepares to privatize housing

By Greg Allen, 27th SOW Public Affairs An on-and off-relationship with housing privatization is once again “on,” as the base moves forward with an Air Force initiative to get the military out of the landlord business. Base team members met recently to learn and discuss the process that will change the role the base now […]

CAFB Majors promoted

27th SOW Public Affairs Five of Cannon Air Force Base’s majors have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. • Lt. Col. (s) Stacy Clements, 27th Special Operation Communication Squadron commander. • Lt. Col. (s) Kenneth Crooks, 27th Special Operations Wing senior protestant chaplain. • Lt. Col. (s) James Rich, 27th Special Operations Equipment […]

October 21, 1988

• An F-111 D Fighter jet from the 524th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, crashed approximately two miles north from the Roosevelt/Curry line and one and one-half miles west of the CAFB road. The crew ejected from the jet safely and were taken to the base for treatment. • ”Clean and Sober” […]

Portales residents joyful over CAFB news

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents expressed relief and joy following Tuesday’s announcement that Cannon Air Force Base will be a new home for U.S. Air Force Special Operations. “I couldn’t be happier,” said an ecstatic Sharon Davis, co-owner of Calton Furniture in Portales. “This is great news for both communities (Clovis and […]

Claims totalling $160,000 paid so far after Floyd fire

By Tony Parra Payments have been dispersed for $160,000 in claims to landowners, according to Cannon Air Force Base officials, in connection with the Nov. 30 Floyd fire that wiped out more than 27,000 acres. The cause of the fire, which began on the Melrose Bombing Range, still has not been determined, according to CAFB […]

Effect Cannon closure will have on local enterprises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer What kind of effect would Cannon’s closure have on Portales? The majority of business owners, university, public schools and city leaders feel the impact would be to a lesser extent than Clovis, but would still be significant. Susan Wilson, vice president of the Hirst Cordova public relations firm in […]

Closure would hurt economy

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school administrators, business owners and city officials are holding their collective breath until September when the status of Cannon Air Force Base is crystal clear. While the city is not expected to feel the economic difficulties that Clovis anticipates if Cannon is closed as recommended by Department of […]

Portales hit hard by Cannon’s spot on BRAC list

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Friday the 13th of May was certainly a horror story for supporters of Cannon Air Force Base, as Portales residents learned that CAFB is one of 33 bases on the Base Realignment and Closure Commission list. While some were shocked and imagining worst-case scenarios, others hope the story can […]

Lawn space donated for memorial

By Tony Parra County commissioners donated lawn space on the Roosevelt County Courthouse grounds and $1,500 on Tuesday to go for a memorial of the victims of homicides in Roosevelt County. Lori Adams, victim advocate for the district attorney’s office in Roosevelt County, requested from the commissioners lawn space for a victim’s memorial. Adams said […]

Residents have varying concerns on expansion

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — There are no major environmental impacts revealed from the Environmental Impact Study of the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Brenda Cook, the project manager for the initiative. Cook and other CAFB officials held a hearing with members of […]