Cannon hosts Congressman Lujan

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs U.S. Congressman Ben Lujan, from New Mexico, met with 27th Special Operations Wing leadership Aug. 23 at Cannon Air Force Base. During his visit to the base, Lujan met with and received a mission brief from Col. Tony Bauernfeind, 27 SOW commander, and observed various ongoing construction projects from […]

Celebrating women's equality

By Tech. Sgt. Asia Tucker 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. What does this mean? It means that this is the day that we celebrate National Women’s Suffrage. What does that mean? It means Aug. 26 is the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, particularly in political […]

Cannon hosts mini-triathlon

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs More than 60 members of the 27th Special Operations Wing and local community crowded onto the deck of the DZ Pool for the first of three grueling legs of competition Aug. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. With sweat and dust on their faces […]

27 SOAMXS booster club volunteers at Hillcrest Park Zoo

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Hammers pounded, boards creaked and sweat dripped as members of the 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Booster Club performed upkeep Aug. 16 at the Hillcrest Park Zoo in Clovis. Since July, when the 27 SOAMXS became responsible for the effort, volunteers from the […]

Space Academy for Cannon youth

By 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs More than 150 Cannon Air Force Base youth and volunteers participated in the New Mexico Space Academy hosted here Aug. 11-12 by the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The event provided the dependents of servicemen and women the opportunity to diversify their interests […]

Manziel saga shows lunacy of NCAA rules

It’s OK for public institutions to profit from elite athletes, but it’s not OK for the athletes to be compensated proportionately. If nothing else, Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel can be credited for inadvertently bringing this injustice to a public spotlight. Manziel was the subject of a National Collegiate Athletic Association investigation into whether he […]

Citizens need to oppose same-sex marriages

I am saddened by the degeneration of human society in allowing and condoning same-sex marriages. Concerning same-sex marriages, God says in Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their […]

Disassociation not always disrespect

Kent McManigal color

Many conflicts in society could be eliminated simply by respecting everyone’s right of association — the right to not have anyone imposed upon you. It is about the most fundamental human right there is, and one of the most often violated. Discrimination isn’t automatically a bad thing. I assume you discriminate among the things you […]

Front door access returned

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Russell Critchell, top, and Paul Garcia set up the bases for new street lights on Main Avenue on Thursday. Construction will be ongoing in the downtown area until at least late October, according to construction officials.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Business owners on Second Street in the downtown area will get some relief now that front door access to their shops has been returned as construction officials for the U.S. 70 project are shifting gears to expedite their time in that area. But construction will be ongoing downtown, […]

Clerk hoping for Supreme Court decision

By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer Curry County Clerk Rose Riley said she will do what the state tells her to do about issuing same-sex marriage licenses. That doesn’t mean she necessarily will agree with the decision. Riley was one of 31 county clerks across the state who agreed Wednesday to take legal steps […]

Elida seniors nurture big dreams

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a weekly series this month on students entering their senior year of high school. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Being a senior in high school can be time consuming nowadays. Just ask seniors Kris Yager and Hunter Haley of Elida High School. Haley participates in […]

Heaven lies in love

Journals of life become memories and turn into twilights of love. Before we know it time has gone and we wish we had more moments of love. Love is precious. It can’t be bought and it can’t bring back time. Life is delicious. Just a smile … a handshake and time to say, “I love […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Poetry reading — 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Yam Theatre. Poet Erica Dawson will be reading her work with her students. Information: Fifth Friday — 5 p.m.-7 p.m., downtown Portales. Downtown businesses will feature live music and entertainment. Information: 356-8541. Blackwater Draw Boys […]

My Turn: Don’t hesitate to get lost

My favorite quotes thus far from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series: “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that […]

Elida wins in five; Floyd bows in tourney

CMI staff The Elida Lady Tigers were pushed to the limit for the second consecutive match, but prevailed in the end on Thursday night with a 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 15-11 win at Hagerman. Elida won its season opener on Tuesday in five sets over Fort Sumner, also on the road. The teams split the […]

My Turn: Know your latitude

Betty Williamson

A question that pops up naturally when meeting someone for the first time is, “Where are you from?” Like most people, I have different answers depending on the situation and where I might be. If I’m out of state, New Mexico is the obvious answer. Focused variations could include eastern New Mexico or south Roosevelt […]

2013 Cheerleading Rosters

Bovina Malory Delarosa, sophmore Edith Gomez, senior Kristin Gonzales, senior Cynthia Jasso, senior Jasine Lara, freshman Brittany Perez, senior Jessi Ramon, junior Heather Rocha, freshman Andrea Villareal, junior Samantha Villareal, senior   Clovis Tesia Aderman, sophomore Tessa Bernet, sophomore Kendra Betts, junior Gabbie Brewer, senior Halle Brown, junior Deamatios Burton, junior Jill Casillas, junior Victoria […]

4 Questions With: Baileigh Damron

chs cheerleader 4Qs

What is your favorite cheer?  I really like our spirit cheer because it gets the crowd involved and they seem to really like it.   What made you want to become a cheerleader? I love sports and I can’t really play sports, so I get to be there and support all of my favorite players. […]

4 Questions with: Kelsey Jaynes


What pro football team would you love to cheer for?  The Dallas Cowboys just because Billy Smith, a guy who works with the cheerleaders, has taught us some cool stuff.   What can’t-miss show do you have on your DVR waiting for you when you get home? “Pretty Little Liars.”   What extra curricular activity […]

2013 Band Rosters

Clovis Jazmine Acosta Jackie Adkins Sall Ahmadian Sammantha Alcala Frederick Allen Tiffini Allen Jose Alvarado Maria Amaro Maddy Anderson Annabelle Andrade Logan Aragon Lizeth Badillo Taryn Baldock Terence Barela Desiree Barraza Sarah Baskett Austin Bender Madison Bennett Eric Benton Mitchell Boddy Ryan Boddy Payton Bombarger Santiago Bonney Alyssa Boyle Gabriella Brewer Jayden Brown John Bynum […]