Geocaching develops into annual Heritage Days event

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A Portales resident has turned one of his favorite hobbies — geocaching — into an annual event during Heritage Days. What is geocaching? It is not the latest eco-friendly fuel source or conservation practice; it is part treasure hunt and part mystery solving. “Think of it as a high-tech […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

Ute pipeline project vote delayed

Freedom New Mexico The wait continues on a crucial vote for the future of the Ute pipeline project. For a second-straight day, the U.S. House failed to vote on a bill that would authorize the federal government to provide $327 million over a 10-year period to build a pipeline that would carry water from Ute […]

Local Briefs June 19

PNT Staff Reports Author to discuss Portales book Barbara Russell Chesser, a Portales native who now lives in Waco, Texas, will present a copy of her latest book, “Remembering Mattie,” to the Portales Public Library during a reception from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the library. “Remembering Mattie” includes reminiscences about Mattie’s Cafe, a fixture in […]

Events Calendar June 19

Today Night Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU Sunday […]

Cadets learn about special tactics

By Master Sgt. Buffy Galbraith, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Nearly 30 Air Force Academy cadets took part in a Monster Mash here June 13 as part of an orientation course to experience life as a special tactics officer. The Monster Mash was a six-mile, on-base race that tested […]

Construction projects upgrade CAFB

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USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Butler Construction Co. finishes covering one of the hangars in the first section of the flightline. This hangar is one of three under construction for the 27th Special Operations Wing. By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections While members arrive for Air Force Special Operations Command, construction crews are working […]

Tips for protecting people and pets from animal bites

27th Special Operations Medical Group On the High Plains, stray animals are a fact of life. With the significant number of stray animals on and around our installation, as well as the difficulty in controlling these animals, bites by stray animals are equally common. While several base agencies are work to control and diminish this […]

Cannon Community June 20

Water conservation measures Because of the need to conserve water during high temperatures and scarce rainfall, base officials emphasize the following watering policy for housing residents: • Watering is permitted on an odd- and even-system. Residents in odd-numbered houses can water on odd-numbered days of the month and residents living in houses that end in […]

What's Happening June 20

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Saturday End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Texas Hold ‘em — 6 p.m. at The End Zone Casel Land Family Fun Center — Call 784-2747 for details Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]

Men not so tough when it comes to women's issues

By Anita Doberman Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go to the […]

Sports Briefs June 20

Friday Diamond Skills softball challenge — 11 a.m. at the softball fields Saturday Alien pin night — 5 p.m. at Cannon Lanes Sunday Ladd and Lassie tournament — 1 p.m. at Whispering Winds NASCAR Sunday — Toyota Save Mart 350 at The End Zone lounge Monday Retiree special — Golfers with a retired military ID […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

Prepared for emergencies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Emergency Management staff is close to completing the installation of four new sirens and a reverse 911 calling system to contact Roosevelt County residents. The Roosevelt Emergency Management staff plans to test a siren today on U.S. Highway 70. The four new sirens and the reverse 911 […]

Ute Water vote delayed

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Federal and area officials have to wait another day to find out the fate of a bill that would help pay for the Ute Water Project. The U.S. House ran out of time Tuesday before it could vote on an authorization bill for the $437 million project, according to […]

Medevac service back in eastern New Mexico again

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital Director James D’Agostino told board members Tuesday an AreoCare helicopter was now stationed in Clovis to handle emergency patient transfers to Lubbock. Featuring twin engines, the MD 902 helicopter flies at about 145 mph, allowing a patient to be transported to Lubbock in 35 minutes, D’Agostino […]

Hundreds of athletes attend Greyhound Camp

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of area high school basketball players and dozens of teams are competing over a two-week period at Greyhound Arena. The annual Greyhound team basketball camp began on Sunday and will conclude today by noon, while the girls begin on Wednesday and leave Saturday. According to some of the […]

Commission looks for more interest

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Seeing better rates as a possible windfall, Roosevelt County commissioners approved longer term investment of a portion of its reserve funds Tuesday. Roosevelt County Treasurer Nancy Belcher told commissioners at their regular meeting that she had checked into longer terms at the urging of Commissioner Gene Creighton. She said […]

Heritage Days 5K run/walk and 10K run set for Saturday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Runners and walkers take your mark — the 8th annual Heritage Days Fun Run is sure to bring together the ultra-competitive and social runners/walkers as it gets under way bright and early Saturday morning outside of Portales’ Yam Theater on South Main Street. “Don’t kid yourself,” MainStreet president Danny […]

Events Calendar, June 18, 2008

ThursdayNight Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building FridayPioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building SaturdayHeritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown PortalesBlood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City ParkENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. SundayHeritage Days Church in the Park […]