Resale stores fuel charities

CMI staff photo: Emily Crowe
Amber Hudson and her father Rick shop for light fixtures at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Clovis.

By Emily Crowe Disabled veteran Rick Hudson and his daughter Amber are working on fixing up his home, and managed to find a few affordable items at a resale shop in Clovis. Local branches of Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill have stores outfitted with gently used goods available at low prices to the public, […]

Cannon Connections – AFB News Feb 28


Cannon honors Ratchet 33 February 28, 2014 By Senior Airmen Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing completed a ruck march and flag-folding ceremony, Feb. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base to commemorate the anniversary of “Ratchet 33,” a U-28A that crashed in Djibouti, Africa Feb. 18, 2012. […]

Governor appoints Reeb to DA post

Departing District Attorney Matt Chandler’s longtime Chief Deputy Andrea Reeb was appointed his successor Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Reeb actively sought the appointment as the Ninth Judicial District Attorney after Chandler announced in January that he was leaving effective Saturday to set up a private practice. Reeb has also indicated she plans to file […]

Buzzer-beater boosts Lady Mustangs by Zias

Clovis Media Inc.: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Ashlee Pierson of Clovis, center, looks for a lane to drive though while Melrose sophomore Cassidy Doherty tries to position herself for a screen during Thursday’s game against Western New Mexico at Greyhound Arena.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer This one had to hurt. Actually, it was a 3-pointer that hurt as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias lost their 11th consecutive game in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Western New Mexico junior guard RaTanya Newsome drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to […]

Rams gain District 4-3A tourney final

CMI staff RUIDOSO — What a difference from when Portales High’s boys last played in Ruidoso a week ago. Friday night, the Warriors held PHS to 21 points through three quarters and cruised to a 60-45 win, creating a three-way tie at 2-2 in three-team District 4-3A. Thursday night, the Rams shot 51 percent from […]

Thursday area prep roundup — Feb. 27

BOYS District 8-1A tournament Floyd 68, Tatum 57 Tatum (7-18) — Luis Magallanes 13, Donavan Radcliff 16, Carlos Mendoza 5, Christian Hinojosa 13, Oscar Orrantia 10. Totals 22 7-13 57. Floyd (15-11) — W.T. Whitecotton 17, Edgardo Chavez 6, Lane Wallace 8, Jose Torres 2, Rico Navarro 2, Jonathan Diaz 4, Tanner Essary 7, Colby […]

Questions and answers about the ACA

Debra Hammer, chief communications officer for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, responded to the following questions about the Affordable Care Act. All responses are paraphrased: How many New Mexico families and households have enrolled in health insurance through the exchange since it became available? Is that more, less or about the same as you […]

What's happening — Feb. 28

Today Veterans Affairs Benefit Brief 8 a.m., Landing Zone Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Teen Leadership Club 5:30 p.m., Youth Center Teen Cyber Cafe Night 7 p.m., Youth Center Movie 7 p.m., Base Theatre Saturday Toddler Time 10 a.m., Cannon Library Story Time 11 a.m., Cannon Library […]

Airman helps keep wing fit to fight

By Senior Airmen Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Public Affairs As Air Force members, a certain dedication to physical fitness is required. One member of the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron is taking dedication to a whole new level. Staff Sgt. Greg Strauch, 27th SOLRS unit deployment manger, has made it his personal mission […]

Cannon honors Ratchet 33

By Senior Airmen Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing completed a ruck march and flag-folding ceremony, Feb. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base to commemorate the anniversary of “Ratchet 33,” a U-28A that crashed in Djibouti, Africa Feb. 18, 2012. A thorough investigation concluded that the aircrew, […]

27 SOMXG receives SECDEF recognition

By Senior Airmen Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Each year the Secretary of Defense recognizes excellence in maintenance by presenting six field-level military organizations with a Secretary of Defense Award for Maintenance Excellence in recognition for outstanding performance throughout the year. Amongst the six organizations selected for superior performance was the 27th Special […]

Diamond Sharp: Adept Avionics Maintainer

By Airmen 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the forty-sixth 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 […]

‘Blessing’ and ‘luck’ are not the same thing

Curtis Shelburne

Fortune cookies. Like most folks, I’m quite willing to pop one open and chow down on it at the end of a Chinese sort of meal. Like most folks, I look at the little piece of paper inside. Like most folks, except for the kind of people who actually pay “palm readers” and “psychics” as […]

Portales ballot

Portales ballot and poling places • Early voting will continue through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portales City Hall. • Election day is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Portales Memorial Building.   Mayor Vote for one • Sharon L. King   City Council Ward […]

ENMU senior spreads message

Courtesy photo
Eastern New Mexico University students Hailey Vandewiele, left, and Molly Chavez prepare for their performance in Vandewiele’s show at Columbus Elementary in Columbus. Vandewiele’s show focuses on themes of immigration and adolescence.

  Eastern New Mexico University’s Hailey Vandewiele never imagined a variety show about immigration in America she created for her senior project would gain such a big audience. The Oregon native just returned to Portales visiting several schools in New Mexico to share her story of Ariela, a Mexican teenager in the “1.5 generation” who […]

Boys behind the machines

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
From left, Jack Willis, Portales High School science teacher and robotics advisor, helps Nicholas Brown, Jaearold Asplund, Isaac Brown and Christopher Leap with designing the robot that will be used at the RoboRAVE competition in May.

Jaearold Aspulnd has always found robots interesting. He finds how they are built and programed to do certain tasks to be the most interesting. The freshman is a part of the Portales High School robotics program that consists of 12 students. These students participate in two main competition where they must design and program robots. […]

Police blotter — Feb. 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 1:18 a.m.: Alarm activation, 900 block of West University Drive. • 6:29 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, hit and run, location unknown. • 7:33 a.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of South Main Avenue. • 7:39 a.m.: Traffic stop, 100 block of Airport Road. • 7:50 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1100 block […]

Events calendar — Feb. 28

Today 51st annual chili supper — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., First Methodist Church. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Information: 749-1840. Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598.   Saturday Eastern Plains Clarinet Celebration — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall. […]

Worst-case scenarios being spread as fact

Jake Swafford

The decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken as a “threatened” species will be made by the end of March, so time to influence the opinion of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is running out. Agencies across the range of the species are working hard to create as much habitat as […]

Proprietors should choose who they serve

Kent McManigal

Arizona has been debating a new law that would allow business owners to refuse service to gay people. This is another case of a law being inflicted because of a misguided past law. Does a business owner already have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason? Yes. No matter what any law […]