Youth focus of MLK day events

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Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo Freedom New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Clovis and Portales are centered around teaching King’s philosophies to youth. Both cities have events planned to honor the civil rights leader for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17. “It’s important for the youth to know about Dr. King […]

Tucumcari man arraigned on child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography. The charges against Stephen Hensley, 41, follow a four-count indictment returned by a grand jury on Dec. 15, according to Elizabeth M. Martinez, assistant U.S. Attorney for public affairs. Hensley pleaded […]

McGee: Hard work only sure payoff

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I know this guy who’s been doing some traveling to casinos here and there around the country. He feels so good about his gambling skills that he said this is the year he’s going to declare himself as “Professional Gambler” on his tax forms. I once thought about a career […]

In Search of Ponies: Transferable protective disorder

I expected barking when I knocked. And I wasn’t surprised to see his nose help push the door open. What did catch me a little off guard was when the snarling continued, even after he saw it was me. “Hey Rusty,” I said, thinking perhaps he needed to hear my voice, but his lip still […]

Cannon basketball team advances to tournament final

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Courtesy photo The Cannon Air Force Base women’s varsity basketball team reached the championship game of the 14th annual Rangerette Tournament in December at Fort Sam Houston. Cannon lost to Fort Bliss in the final. Cannon beat Lackland and Tinker in the six-team tournament. Their next tournament appearance will be at the 17th annual MLK […]

Day trip: Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway

Courtesy photo Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway is located near Albuquerque. Sandia Peak Ski and Tramway • Location: From Albuquerque, I-40 East to the Cedar Crest Exit 175, North on N.M. Hwy. 14 to the Crest Scenic Byway 536, then 6 miles to ski area. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Winter […]

Outdoor guide: Living Desert State Park

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks A family walks along one of the trails in the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. The park offers people a chance to see 40 different native animals species. Living Desert State Park • Location: Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is on the northeast edge of […]

Area’s last Bataan Death March survivor remembered

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Courtesy photo Irvin Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. He was the only native Bataan Death March survivor still living in Roosevelt County. Kevin Wilson ered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew […]

It's their business: Tech Boys

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Tech Boys manager Cade Wheeler works on a computer CPU. Tech Boys offers residential and commercial computer repair services and has been open since 2005. (In the specialty section of the profile, can you add Certified low voltage contractor NM license 366321) Tech Boys • Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 […]

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Noodles help family bond

My sister-in-law, Ashley, and I seem to be developing a fettuccine tradition. Over the holidays the last two years, we’ve made chicken-vegetable fettuccine alfredo together. It wasn’t planned either year. With Ashley and Eric being married less than a year and us living far apart and being busy, I’m still getting to know my sister-in-law. […]

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 Event listings

All times Mountain

Jan. 7 — Jan. 9 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Burlesque, PG 13

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 What's Happening

Friday • Mad Hatter’s Unbirthday Party 5 p.m. Landing Zone • Fantasy Game 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes

AFSOC leads charge against ‘nature-deficit disorder’

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Jacobs Kenny Hasbrouck, left, works on a team building activity with children at the outdoor classroom at the youth center in September at Hurlburt Field Fla. In November the classroom became the 29th Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation-certified Nature Explore classroom in the country. Hasbrouck is a […]

Turner: ORI excellent rating proudest moment

Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, former command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, was chosen as the command chief master sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla. Turner’s new position is the top enlisted position for Air Force Special Operations Command. Turner will serve as […]

Military mama: Discounts not expected, but appreciated

Whenever I have a question about anything, I always have my go-to gals, and 95 percent of the time (if I’m not already on the phone with my mom or sister) I will be seeking a solution from another military spouse. So often we put our trust into this extended military-family as we PCS. Everything […]

Jan. 7 — Fishing report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 4, 2011: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Local artist’s works on display at Runnels Gallery

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Argen Duncan The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said the man who created the works. Andrew Jonathan Merritt of Clovis, who says he’s not an artist but is aspiring to live up to the title, has about a dozen pieces on […]

East Central downs cold-shooting Zias

Freedom New Mexico ADA, OKLA. — The Zias started and finished strong. In between, it was all East Central. Sophomore Regan Browne scored 24 points off the bench and the Lady Tigers beat Eastern New Mexico University 72-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal scored a career-high 18 points […]