Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing

CMI staff A 31-year-old lieutenant has been missing from Cannon Air Force Base for one week, according to base officials. Lt. Scott W. Lee was last seen at 11 a.m. March 12 at his apartment in Clovis. He was scheduled to report for duty at Cannon on March 13 but never reported. A Cannon press […]

Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

Quay County Sun sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Cannon Air Force officials set to meet July 8 in Tucumcari

By QCS Staff Officials from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis will be in

Press release: Xcel Energy, customer groups reach agreement on New Mexico base rate increase

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) has reached an agreement with New Mexico customer groups to increase base rates, a measure driven in large part by the costs of new power generation and the increases in the cost of doing business. SPS has submitted the agreement to the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

Xcel seeking rate increase in Texas

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included […]

Wilson talks water, economic development in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom News Mexico U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., visited Clovis on Tuesday on her campaign trail for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Pete Domenici. Domenici will retire when his term ends this year. Wilson has served for nearly 10 years as District 1 representative. The district includes Albuquerque, Torrance County […]

Ceremony ushers in new Cannon mission

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of […]

Quay 13- and 14-year-olds lose championship to Clovis

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Cameron Mantaro (#9) of Quay County steals second base in the 1st inning of Tuesday evening’s 13- and 14-year-old championship game at Bell Park. Quay County won the first game of the double-elimination final 9-5, but lost the second championship game 31-16.

Rattlers fall short in nailbiter

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team finished the season as region A/AA champions and narrowly missed continued competition in the play offs. “This was a very tough emotional loss for our team,” said Rattlers Coach Tony Alarcon. “We went into the game pumped up […]