Sheriff finishes training with FBI Academy

By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker was one of 266 law enforcement officers to graduate from the FBI National Academy Program last month. Hooker, who returned from training just before Christmas, said he is ready to put into action what he learned while at the academy in Quantico, Va. “The […]

Free concert performance by U.S. Air Force Academy Band

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band, Academy Winds, will be performing a free concert at at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales at Buchanan Hall . Free tickets are available though the ENMU music department. However, tickets are not required. There is a limit of four tickets […]

Breastfeeding moms should be accommodated

Freedom New Mexico A teacher who routinely pumped breast milk during work has lost her job, leading the American Civil Liberties Union to file a notice of claim against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado. ACLU lawyers claim the public charter school declined to renew the contract of teacher Heather Burgbacher because she […]

Roosevelt County sheriff selected to attend FBI National Academy

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Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker is to be one of two New Mexico law enforcement officials to attend a 10-week training course at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., in October. The course is geared towards higher-ranking law enforcement officials at the city, county, state and national levels. “I’m very excited for […]

Air Force Academy releases new app for iTunes, Android

U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy released a new app Wednesday for iTunes and Android. The app is a free download and is a one-stop-shop for Academy news, photos and videos on Android- and iTunes-enabled devices. Some highlights of the app include links to […]

Falcons set to face Georgia Tech in Independence Bowl

By Troy Garnhart: Athletic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium, bowl officials announced Dec. 5. The game is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. E.T. and can be seen on ESPN2. Air Force […]

Commander-in-Chief’s trophy secured by Falcons

By Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy: U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, N.Y. — The Air Force Academy Falcons defeated the Black Knights of West Point 42-22 Nov. 6 at Michie Field here. The teams have now battled on the gridiron 45 times with the Falcons leading the series 31-13 with one tie. This is […]

Air Force defeats Navy 14-6 in ground battle

By Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — In a game filled with flyovers, it was ground pounding that dominated as the Air Force Falcons sunk the Navy Midshipmen 14-6 on Oct. 2 at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons showed why they have the number one rushing […]

Portales past: Sept. 30, 1055

Portales Daily News: Specialist Third Class Curtis O. English, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.O. English, Portales, graduated from the Seventh Army Non-Commissioned Officer Academy in Munich, Germany.

Government stifles prosperity

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist At this time when most people are clamoring for economic revival, the major debate centers around how it could be achieved. One side, mainly the current administration and its supporters in the academy, believe in some variety of stimulus initiated by the federal government — funneling funds (taken from taxes […]

AF Academy instructor positions available

By Erin Tindell: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Opportunities are available for active duty officers to apply for vacant U.S. Air Force Academy instructor positions for the 2011-2012 academic year, Air Force officials have announced. Officers may apply by Sept. 30 for positions on the faculty and in […]

Air Force football team ranked second nationally in academic performance

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy football team here has the second-highest multi-year Academic Progress Rate of any team in the Football Bowl Subdivision, according the a report issued June 9 by NCAA officials. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the […]

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexicojtucker@pntonline.com Law enforcement runs in the Marney family. The career now spans two generations, as Tyler Marney is one of three graduates from the state police academy who will serve in local law enforcement departments. Marney, 21, will work for the Portales Police Department. He is the son of Curry […]

Grad headed to Air Force preparatory school

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Portales High School graduation senior Timothy Sando holds his certificate of appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School in the PHS library. In high school, he played baseball and soccer and was inducted into the National Honor Society. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Portales High School senior […]

Portales grad headed to Air Force prep school

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales High School senior has received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School, from which he could continue to the academy itself. To get the appointment, Timothy Sando had to complete a lengthy Air Force Academy application process that included a medical exam, essays, teacher […]

Clovis elementary hosting anti-tobacco event

Freedom New Mexico The group Students Concerned About Tobacco at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista is hosting a Big Tobacco “Beat Down” pinata party 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The party is the last of a series of anti-tobacco events held across Curry County, the release said. The students will be […]

New special operator course broadens horizons

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, one of the first JSOFSEA classes in Tampa Bay, Fla., is so new, it has yet to find a place to call home. A Cannon Air Commando who recently graduated said the academy provided an insight to a larger strategic […]

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

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 […]

Clark’s 3 TDs lead Air Force past UNLV 45-17

The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force and it’s powerful running game found little resistance from UNLV’s porous defense. Asher Clark ran for career highs of three touchdowns and 160 yards and Air Force totaled 431 yards on ground Saturday in a 45-17 romp over UNLV. The Falcons came in with the […]