Campos pushing eastern plains for wind power

By Andy Jackson Rep. Jose Campos thinks the winds of eastern New Mexico could fuel economic growth and the state’s energy options. Windmills would be advantageous to farmers and ranchers, and 200 windmills already spin in Quay and De Baca counties, Campos said. “Some (ranchers and farmers) are making more (money) on wind mills than […]

Biographies can make for great fiction

By Karl Terry Most people who write a lot in their jobs — reporters, college professors, teachers and especially columnists, probably harbor the fantasy of writing a book someday. It was revealed recently that the dream could be easier than some of us thought. Earlier this month on the Web site The Smoking Gun it […]

Mustangs hold off rally to beat Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior post Katherine Maples scored 27 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and senior forward Angie Faurot hit a tie-breaking 3-point shot with a half-minute left Saturday night as Midwestern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 81-78 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball at Greyhound Arena. Katie Robertson […]

Early voting under way in mil levy, polls open Feb. 7

By Tony Parra Some Roosevelt County residents have already made their decision on whether they are in favor of, or opposed to keeping a property tax in place to help the Portales School District. Janet Collins, Roosevelt County Clerk, said as of Friday afternoon 27 people have returned ballots in early voting in the Portales […]

Zias work with transition

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Tracy Jordan has run the gamut with Eastern New Mexico University softball. Recruited before the 2003 season, Jordan has played under a different coach every season. “It’s certainly a challenge, but the team stays pretty much the same with a couple of exceptions,” said Jordan, who is from Rosamond, Calif. […]

l Far-flung football fans prepare to cheer their teams through the Super Bowl

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By Tony Parra Robert Montoya, Jr. a die-hard Pittsburgh Steeler fan from Portales, in a friendly, gesture extended an invitation to John Vestal Jr. an excited Seattle Seahawk fan from Clovis, to watch Super Bowl XL with the Montoya family on Feb. 8. However, Vesal said he’s going to devote Super Bowl Sunday to his […]

Portales pushes win streak to three

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They were the type of numbers that Roswell should have been happy with heading into the second half. The visiting Lady Coyotes had just four turnovers and held host Portales without a field goal for a 7:20 stretch. The only numbers that mattered, however, belonged to Portales with a […]

Hounds look to sustain recent effort

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With the kind of effort they put forth in Wednesday’s 75-69 loss to visiting Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Jolen Montoya figures the Greyhounds would win most games. ENMU has been playing better of late and hopes to keep the higher level of play going when it […]

Smith’s trey pushes Dora to win

Freedom Newspapers Late heroics returned to Guy Luscombe Gymnasium Friday night, in the form of sophomore guard Clay Smith. Smith scored 10 points, the final three on a trey with two seconds left to give the Dora Coyotes a 56-54 win in a District 3-1A thriller Friday night. “That was our goal going into the […]

War of wages: Some legislators proposing state minimum wage to combat with state’s poverty

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By Marlena Hartz Judy Crisp spends six days a week inside a cramped cigarette shop on a bumpy Clovis side street. For every hour she spends there, she earns $5.75. That is 60 cents above the federal minimum wage level. The single mother of two teenagers said she can barely afford the apartment where she […]

HUD releases ENMU communications funding

The Department of Housing and Urban Development released funding on a $496,000 Economic Development Initiative grant that will allow Eastern New Mexico University to purchase equipment for its new communications center. The announcement came through press releases from both U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s and U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s offices Friday. Domenici, a member of the […]

Clovis teen indicted in death of infant son

By Andy Jackson Prosecutors are petitioning the court to try a Clovis teen father as an adult for the death of his infant son, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Benito Valdez, 16, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of child abuse resulting in the death of […]

New MainStreet Web site pushes tourism in Clovis/ Portales area

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis may be off the beaten path as far as tourism, but a new Web site’s goal is to attract more tourists to cities such as Portales and Clovis. The new Web site is http://offtheroad.NM.com and it gives viewers a feel for what attractions there are in places in New […]

Cannon pharmacy keeps meds on the move

Airman 1st Class Charles John, Cannon pharmacy, demonstrates how pharmacists and technicians use recipes to “cook” on the job. Janet Taylor-Birkey On this day, more than 210 prescriptions wait to be filled by the Component Health Care System (CHCS), a computer system for prescriptions at the Cannon pharmacy, and the clinic staff have not seen […]

Getting the most bang for your GI buck

Airman planning to use their Montgomery GI Bill can realize a 2,900 percent return on their initial investment. Janet Taylor-Birkey Planning makes school bill an investor’s financial delight There are few ways to gain a 2,900 percent return on an investment, but tapping into Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) benefits may allow military personnel to see […]

HAWC provides tips to avoid excess weight gain

1. Tips to speed up metabolism: — Quit starving yourself — Eat a good breakfast — Start exercising — Eat three meals a day — Exercise longer — Resist food cravings — Exercise large muscle groups — Eat less fat — Vary workouts — Avoid alcohol and smoking 2. 3,500 Calories Equals One Pound – […]

EMS pounds CMS in first week of Intramural Basketball

Airman Thomas Trower At halftime the outcome seemed apparent when the score was 37-10. The 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Jets pounded the 27th Component Maintenance Squadron Cobras into the court with a 59-35 win Monday night. This first week of the Cannon Intramural Basketball League gave coaches a look at how their teams would perform […]

Measuring up Top base earns big bucks

Capt. André Kok The Air Force Installation Excellence Selection Board, led by Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson left with good impressions of Cannon at the end of their three-day visit here on Wednesday. “It’s obvious that Cannon and the surrounding communities are one team, dedicated to excellence and innovation and they push that toward the mission […]

Committee shelves bill to speed up tax cuts

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A proposal to speed up the phase-in of personal income tax cuts was derailed Thursday by a House committee on a party-line vote. The measure by Rep. Justine Fox-Young, R-Albuquerque, would lower the top marginal tax rate to 4.9 percent this year rather than waiting until 2008 under the […]