Karaoke Commandos

Whether a novice or professional vocalist May 17 on the big stage at the Cannon Air Force Base Community Center, free Karaoke Friday Night awoke the innermost performer in each active audience member. U.S. Air Force photo: Desiree Ann Montenegro U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Candice Fagan, 56th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron mission coordinator, smiles […]

Upstairs in the Drop Zone

The Community Center at Cannon Air Force Base is a gathering place for airmen; located upstairs in the Drop Zone building, it hosts a variety of programs and activities including free movie and pay-per-view showings. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom The door to the Community Center is located in front of the […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Meticulous maintainer

Editor's note: This feature is the twenty-fifth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis […]

National Fitness Month: Fire on the court

Editor's note: In celebration of National Fitness Month, athletes from Cannon Air Force Base will be spotlighted each week during the month of May 2013. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Mercer, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection, poses for a photo at Cannon Air […]

Air commandos get active

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece An airman participates in a three-point shootout in the Fitness Center at Cannon Air Force Base. Several events and competitions were scheduled throughout the month of May in celebration of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Sports lovers were dared to get off the sideline and […]

Fishing report – May 29

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — We had no reports […]

Clovis spelling champ fails to advance to semifinals

Clovis' Ariel Kokoricha performed perfectly onstage in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. However, the Clovis Christian School sixth-grader to be will not be advancing to today's semifinals because she did not earn enough points in a formula that combined Wednesday's onstage rounds with a computer test that included a section on vocabulary for the first […]

Three Hounds earn all-region second team

Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University baseball squad — senior designated hitter Peter Creamer, senior outfielder Luis Quinones of Las Cruces and junior infielder Colton Sims of Reno, Nev. — were chosen to the ABCA/Rawlings All-South Central Region team on Tuesday. Creamer, who led the Lone Star Conference in hitting at .422, earned […]

Solar energy should be aim for Martinez

In a state where the sun shines 300-plus days a year, solar energy is good business. Bringing solar panels to the state Capitol complex also makes sense – which is why a citizens' group, Go Solar, was able to persuade state legislators to allocate $185,000 to design and build a photovoltaic solar array. The money […]

ENMU closing in on filling coaching positions

Eastern New Mexico University is closing in on filling two head coaching positions. The school is looking to fill its women's basketball and softball positions after Lindsey Wilson and Lauren Sigwing resigned those posts, respectively, earlier this month. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the school received 43 applications for women's basketball, and […]

Ag producers hope to not repeat farm bill quick fix

Members of the agricultural community are hoping they won't see a repeat of what happened late last year as Congress continues to work on a new farm bill. The bill, which many farmers were in support of because it included disaster assistance programs, never made it to the floor of Congress. Instead, the existing farm […]

Credit score can hurt in job hunt

David Hemley said if employers are using a candidate's credit score as an initial screening tool for hiring, they probably shouldn't because it's not indicative of that person's job performance. Hemley, a professor of economics at Eastern New Mexico University, is concerned that the unemployed in New Mexico may stay that way because a state […]

Officers conducting warrant roundup

Dozens of state law enforcement officers began an effort Tuesday to search for more than 100 fugitives who have failed to appear on felony cases over the last decade, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District. Each person on the search list has been arrested, indicted and released from jail, then later failed […]

Police blotter – May 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday Caller reported: 2:27 a.m.: Theft, 4700 block of East Mabry Drive. 3:00 a.m.: Dispute, 1000 block of Connelly Street. 6:46 a.m.: Criminal damage, 2000 block of Glenarm Drive. 7:06 a.m.: Burglary, 2000 block of East Seventh Street. 8:16 a.m.: Burglary, 1200 block of […]

Honoring those who have fallen

Joe Terry of Portales said his father's service inspired him to join the U.S. Army because he understood that it was something he had to do for his country. "He always said it was a responsibility of citizenship," Terry said. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Lt. Col. Travis Norton of Cannon Air Force Base talks about […]

Students display growth through art show

Recent Eastern New Mexico University graduate Mikaela Lombardo will be showing her flesh pottery and murals at the Show Me Your Venus art exhibition at the Yam Theater throughout this week. The exhibition is a collaborative effort among Lombardo, who heads the group, and five of her university friends comprised of graduates and graduating seniors. […]

Thank veterans while you still have the chance

My great-uncle Ottis passed away two years ago, just around his 98th birthday. Born in 1913, Ottis would've turned 100 this week, May 30th, Memorial Day. I knew him from family visits about once a year. Either they came here to see us, or we went to Oklahoma City to see them. He was quiet […]

Events Calendar – May 28

Today Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 […]

Everyone has a story to tell

When I'm asked where I get ideas for this column, I explain that in my travels among the agricultural masses, everyone has a story to tell…and they tell me! Almost always they include getting bucked off, run over or humiliated in some form, by large domestic mammals. However, there are some subjects that are just […]

Holiday Closings – May 26

The following businesses, schools and government agencies in Portales will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday: City of Portales offices Portales Police Department Portales News-Tribune business offices (newsroom is open, call 356-4483) Portales Public Library Roosevelt County offices Roosevelt County Magistrate Court Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office American Heritage Bank First Financial Credit Union […]