Ski season: Better late than never

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ski season is happening a month later than past years, but it’s still happening. Ski resorts in New Mexico have had to postpone their openings this year due to warm temperatures and a lack of snow. Natural snow would be helpful, but the warm temperatures are hampering the resorts […]

Dec. 1, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: “Ms. I” Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. I’s” family has fallen on hard times. They recently moved from California and their house has needed major repairs. Her husband is unemployed because he is undergoing therapy for mental health problems. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Udall stumps in Clovis

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon Air Force Base keeps its new mission if he is elected to the Senate. He said the Special Operations mission will help fight new conflicts and would make sure Cannon has all the facilities needed to support it. […]

Blessing tree event set for Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can […]

Clovis restaurant robbed Thursday at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located […]

Healthy holiday eating featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on decorating cakes and cupcakes, healthy eating, and dying large quantities of fabrics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler is the vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Industries in Woodridge, Ill., and she […]

Dec. 2 School News

PHS News Wal-Mart offers scholarship Wal-Mart Stores is once again offering the COMMUNITY Scholarship this year for interested college-bound senior students. The COMMUNITY Schol-arship is a non-renewable $1,000 award for the first year of undergraduate study at an approved accredited college or university. The 2008 Sam Walton COMMUNITY Scholarship is available through www.walmartfoundation.org. The deadline […]

Dec. 2 Wedding

Watson/Hill Julie Watson and Greg Hill, both of Portales, were joined in marriage Dec. 1 in Clovis. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Delores and Larry Gentry of Clovis and Joe and Mary Watson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Sammie McCain of Portales […]

Dec. 2 Engagement

Johnson/Pritchett Carol Wood of Portales and Robbie Johnson of Indianapolis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Caron Lee Johnson of Portales to Benjamin Franklin Pritchett IV of Portales. He is the son of Roxie Pritchett of Portales and Ben Pritchett III of Halfway, Mo. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Municipal Library: Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve By Janet Morgan Stoeke Minerva Louise — that absurd but loveable chicken — experiences her first Christmas, in this amusing picture book. When Santa visits the farm, she mistakes him for a farmer, and follows him around offering ridiculous suggestions. […]

Dec. 2 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change 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. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

Cannon’s basketball team claims first victory

By Cannon’s Lethal Hoops basketball team CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The “Lethal Hoops,” Cannon’s basketball team bounced to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to play their first two real games after a month and a half of practicing. “It was time for us to stop beating up on each other,” said Nate Stephens, 27th […]

Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

Cannon 2007 military family of the year nominees announced

The Godbey family has been nominated for 2007 Cannon Military Family of the Year. Editors’ note: Four families have been nominated for 2007 Cannon Military Family of the Year. Two families will be featured each week. The winning family will be announced Dec. 4. According to the Airman and Family Readiness Center, a five-person panel […]

What's Happening

Friday DJ — The End Zone. Social Hour — 4:30-6:30 p.m., The Landing. Free hors d’ oeuvres to Members First. Evening Dining — 5 – 8 p.m., The Landing. Steak and Crab legs. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 784-2853 for information. Arts and Crafts Show — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Farwell Community Center, 207 […]

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Base tree lighting slated

Cannon Air Force Base Every year Cannon Air Force Base celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the base Christmas tree. This year’s event will be held at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 7 around the flagpole near the front gate of Cannon Air Force Base. The airmen and their families gather together […]

Cannon to improve security system

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Security is a necessity of any military installation, and with technology rapidly accelerating, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command has contracted for a survey of surveillance systems to look at different solutions for both Cannon and Hurlburt Field, Fla. Two […]