Support grows for advocates of immigrants

Freedom New Mexico As we allow government to cast ever-widening nets over all aspects of our lives, real life-and-death issues — health care, crime and drug use, to name just a few — become little more than political playthings tossed about inside the Washington beltway and state capitals across the country. So forgive us for […]

President signs bill that aids military spouses

By Senior Airman Sara Csurilla: 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — The president signed a bill Nov. 11 to help ease the strain on military families who frequently travel from state to state and country to country. President Barack Obama signed the bill, known as the ‘Military Spouses Residency Relief […]

Press Release: Senator seeks interns

U.S. Senator Tom Udall is inviting New Mexico college students to apply for internships in each of his state offices. To apply for an in-state internship with Sen. Udall’s office, please send an email to internship_program@tomudall.senate.gov and request an application.

ENMU regents to discuss funding cuts

Freedom New Mexico At their meeting today, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents is scheduled to discuss a process to handle possible reductions of between $2 million and $2.5 million in state appropriations for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. University President Steven Gamble said those figures are the worst-case scenario. The meeting is set […]

Tres Amigas applies for federal approvals

The Associated Press CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A company that wants to connect the nation’s three massive power grids at a facility in Clovis has applied for regulatory approvals needed to move forward with the project. Tres Amigas LLC’s attorney Dave Raskin of Steptoe & Johnson said Wednesday the company has submitted two filings to […]

Airmen capture spirit of season

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Brandon Schmidt, front, performs during the musical program the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home presented to the Cannon Air Force Base Medical Group on Dec. 6. Alex Zangara, left, and Austin Moore, right, look on. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Santa came early, although without his reindeer, to the New […]

Portales native serves as mock insurgent

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DOD photo: Benjamin Faske Army Spec. Cory R. Gonzales is a member of 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment located in Hohenfels, Germany, at the Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center. He functions as an enemy insurgent, or known within the Army as an opposing force, or OPFOR. By Michael Tolzmann: Joint Hometown News Service HOHENFELS, Germany […]

Dec. 11 -Dec. 17 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Michael Jackson’s This Is It, PG

Dec. 11 -Dec. 17 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood newburg and fried pork chops Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: German cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and chicken cordon bleu Thursday: Salisbury steak and chicken cordon bleu

Dec. 11 -Dec. 17 What's Happening

Friday CSC: Deck the Halls — 11:30 a.m., The Landing. Live on the Square — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Portales downtown square. The Christmas event includes a light parade, Little Miss Merry Christmas winner announcement, school choirs and refreshments and live window displays at some downtown businesses.

New dining facility opens

27th SOW Public Affairs New dining facility opens — The new dining facility will officially open today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The post office and official mail center will move to the new dining facility at this time as well.a Hours of operation for the post office are 8 a.m. to 4:30 […]

Ticket feature: ‘Christmas Nights’ opening at Clovis zoo

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Freedom New Mexico The upcoming week features plenty of animal magnetism, as the Hillcrest Park Zoo gets set for its annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo celebration. The event is in its third year, with the zoo open extended hours of 5-8 p.m., in addition to its normal winter hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 […]

Business feature: Gas station offers full service experience

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PNT staff It might be cold outside, but Doyle Onstott braves the elements in order to serve his customers. Onstott has been running South Sea Full Service Station for 24 years. C&S Inc. owns the station and provides supplies to Onstott, who manages the business. Onstott got into the business by accident. His uncle and […]

Family to stop in Clovis on cross-country cycling tour

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by bicycle, and coming through eastern New Mexico on the way. The “Pedouins,” as the Harrisons are nicknamed, are traveling 7,000 miles to Alaska to experience the joy, laughter, hardships and struggles along the way. They expect to […]

Air Force accepts bid to Armed Forces Bowl

By Troy Garnhart: U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force officials here accepted a bid Dec. 6 as the Mountain West Conference representative to play in the 2009 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, scheduled to be held Dec. 31 in Fort Worth, Texas. The U.S. Air Force Academy […]

NORAD officials ready to track Santa’s flight

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It’s that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is […]

Airmen take part in Dollars 4 Donuts

USAF photo: Greg Allen Rich Jones, a retired NCO who was assigned to the security forces squadron, solicits donations during Dollars 4 Donuts. Jones, who continues to work at Cannon with the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, volunteered for the fundraiser that supports the Shop with a Cop program aimed at brightening the holidays […]

School age program receives top accreditation

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Maria Lugaro, a School Age Program assistant, teaches children how to make holiday pajama pants . The program received 5-star accrediation by the National Afterschool Association, and is one of only eight accredited programs in New Mexico. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs When parents […]

State awards funding for range expansion

File photo Gov. Bill Richardson announced a waiver from defense officials late Monday which approved the state’s gift of $5 million in capital outlay money to the Air Force for bombing range expansion. By Thomas Garcia: Cannon Connections News that the Melrose Bombing Range is a go for expansion was hailed Tuesday by local officials […]

Back porch catches fire

PNT Staff Reports No one was injured when a fire started early Wednesday morning on the back porch of a house undergoing remodeling. The Portales Fire Department responded to the fire at 1716 S. Main Ave., said Portales Fire Marshal Mike Inge. “The house has some minimal damage,” Inge said. “The fire got inside the […]