Fate of Cannon in limbo afer Thursday deliberations

Felicia Fonseca: The Associated Press As suspense built with each passing hour, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained in limbo Thursday while residents held out anxious hope that their months-long wait would soon end in celebration. “I think everyone is pretty optimistic, but we all know Uncle Sam does things in mysterious ways,” […]

Fairgoers enjoy first day

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The opening of the gates to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was greeted by parents and children on their way to the rides, food, barrel racing and dancing. Wednesday marked the official open to the fair, a tradition which at one time during the 1920s took place in the downtown area […]

Chasin’ bacon: an annual fair event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Even at six years old, Tanner Rowden said he’s an old hand at the pig chase. The Steiner Elementary School student was one of five winners in the annual pig chase during Wednesday’s opening day of the Roosevelt County Fair. “I’ve been in the pig chase a couple of times, […]

Cannon appreciation day to continue despite BRAC

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Committee of Fifty President Terry Moberly said the 16th annual Cannon Appreciation Day will be held Friday at Unity Park regardless of whether the air base remains on the Pentagon’s base-closing list. Moberly said base supporters plan to put on their “happy faces” during the event on base while they grill […]

Commissioners keep some bases open despite Pentagon’s wishes

Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bucking the Pentagon, a federal commission voted Wednesday to spare a submarine base in Connecticut and a shipyard straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border, preserving a major military presence in New England and 12,000 defense-related jobs. On the first of at least two days of meetings, the base-closing panel […]

David Stevens and Rick White: Freedom Newspapers

Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday he’s pitched one final idea to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission in hopes of saving Cannon Air Force Base, but he would not say what that plan involves. Commissioners could decide Cannon’s fate as early as this afternoon. Richardson, in a telephone interview with the Clovis News Journal, said […]

Gov. Richardson strategizes with base supporters

David Stevens and Rick White: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson said Wednesday he’s pitched one final idea to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission in hopes of saving Cannon Air Force Base, but he would not say what that plan involves. Commissioners could decide Cannon’s fate as early as this afternoon. Richardson, in a telephone […]

8-25 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit, change or removed an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Thursday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 6 […]

Soccer squad prepares to win

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Playing with a roster comprised largely of freshmen, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team held its own as a first-year program in 2004. The Greyhounds went 6-12-2, including 3-10-1 in the Southwest Soccer Conference, but six of the loses were by one goal. Scoring goals is a priority this […]

Hounds travel to Arkansas for season opener

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team left by bus early Wednesday morning for the long ride to Arkansas and tonight’s season opener against Central Arkansas. First-year coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds will be shorthanded when they take the War Memorial Stadium turf in Little Rock with three starters suspended […]

8-25-05 Obituaries

Byrna Moore Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls, Texas. Byrna Dean Hicks Moore, 73, of Waco, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, in Waco. She was born on July 30, 1932, in Portales, to Myrtle Kelley and Lafayette Hicks. She graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New […]

Fair to feature exhibits, carnival

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Kids’ eyes will light up today as the carnival rides will be at full-throttle for the first day of the Roosevelt County Fair. County residents can begin getting on the carnival rides, starting at 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Murphy Brothers Expo ,with the help of […]

Pioneer celebration set

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Pioneer Days is long-standing feature of the Roosevelt County Fair honoring community involvement and pioneering spirit. The Pioneer of the Year Awards will be presented during the a gathering of Roosevelt County pioneers at 9 a.m. Thursday at Jake Lopez Building at the fairgrounds. Howell Merrick and Elrie Capps […]

Governor: Cannon has “less than 50-50″ chance

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Defenders of Cannon Air Force Base will learn late this week whether three anxious months of lobbying can reverse the Pentagon’s decision to close the base. Beginning today, the nine-member Base Closure and Realignment Commission is scheduled to take a series of votes to settle the fate of Cannon […]

Cautious optimism takes hold with local base supporters

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor Randy Harris said he has every reason to believe Base Closure and Realignment commissioners will spare Cannon Air Force Base when they hold hearings this week in Washington. “When the commissioners were here (at Cannon in June), they saw unencroached air space, an unencroached (bombing) range, the ability to expand,” […]

Governor: Cannon has ‘less than 50-50″ chance

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Defenders of Cannon Air Force Base will learn late this week whether three anxious months of lobbying can reverse the Pentagon’s decision to close the base. Beginning today, the nine-member Base Closure and Realignment Commission is scheduled to take a series of votes to settle the fate of Cannon […]

Zias make playoffs their “one goal”

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After tripling its win total last season, the third-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer squad is looking for continued progress this season. The Zias went from 3-12 in 2003 to a 9-9-2 mark last year (2-5-2 Lone Star Conference), narrowly missing a spot in the six-team LSC postseason tournament. […]

Numbers are clear, and in Cannon’s corner

Fittingly, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base started with numbers and they will greatly impact the outcome. The numbers are clearer now than they were last spring because we know more about the numbers behind our national defense leaders’ plan to close the base. Not all the numbers are pretty and many Air Force […]

Mileage standards could be much better

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor When I took a look at the CNN Web site on Tuesday morning, I couldn’t help but give a slight amount of approval to the Bush administration, or at least the first sentence of the story I uploaded. “The Bush administration announced new fuel economy rules Tuesday that require […]

Aug 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is really getting soaked lately, with the area around Pep getting the most so far. At Pep and regions west, some reported five inches of rain Saturday. There was some hail damage on crops to the southeast of Pep early last week. Some cotton was just about destroyed in the […]