My turn: Soundtrack sets pace

Life would be better with a soundtrack. You know what I mean, the kind that has fast peppy stuff when you are in action, and slow mellow tunes when you relax. Most people who run, take music with them. You have to remember to take the right type. You need the kind of music that […]

Local experts offer tips on holiday shipping

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Alisa Boswell The time is fast-approaching to mail out those Christmas packages to kids, grandkids and more. According to Chris Shepherd, who manages the United Parcel Service (UPS) office store in Clovis, it is best to mail packages from Dec. 13-15 if they want packages to arrive to their destinations in time for Christmas at […]

ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

Commentary: Star Wars fun can have unintended consequences

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO Not that long ago, in a town not that far away, I sat on my back porch having a drink while enjoying the many stars in the beautiful Saturday night sky. As fun as this may sound, believe it or not, boredom kicked in rather quickly. This […]

Air Force officials reduce Palace Chase obligation

By Daniel Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here recently reduced the Reserve commitment for officers and enlisted members participating in Palace Chase temporarily as part of Air Force management measures to balance the force while meeting a congressionally mandated end strength. The three-to-one officer […]

Separating airmen offered different options

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Getting out? Opportunities in the Air Force Reserves abound for soon-to-be separating active duty airmen. The Palace Front program allows those separating from active duty to stay in the military through the reserves at the end of their active-duty military commitment. Palace Chase provides an opportunity for active duty officers […]

Students support one of their own

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Chase Carson, far left, was chosen as the target of Operation Caring by the sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When November and Operation Caring rolled around, sixth graders at Ranchvale Elementary School knew what they wanted to do. Each year, the students complete a […]

AFRCC airmen respond to balloon chase in Colorado

American Forces Press Service TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Air Force Rescue Coordination Center personnel here responded to calls for assistance when a hot air balloon, believed to be ‘piloted’ by a 6-year-old boy, broke free from its tethers and flew haphazardly through the skies near Denver Oct. 15 At approximately 1:25 p.m. Central […]

Portales man sentenced for kidnapping, car chase

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PNT Staff Report A Portales man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for kidnapping and aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. George Vela, 28, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced by District Judge Drew Tatum Thursday in Portales, according […]

Chase leads to arrest

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PNT Staff Report Police arrested a Portales man Wednesday evening after a woman said she’d been held captive for more than a day. George Vela, 27, is charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration and being a felon in possession of a firearm, officials said. He was arrested about 8:30 p.m. inside the emergency room at […]

One arrested following Jan. 13 high speed chase

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was arrested on two separate warrants following a high-speed chase that occurred on Jan. 13 over Roosevelt County roads and Portales city streets, according to Roosevelt County jail officials. Joshua Villalobos, 22, of Portales, was arrested late Friday and charged with various crimes including: assault with intent to cause […]

Chasin’ bacon: an annual fair event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Even at six years old, Tanner Rowden said he’s an old hand at the pig chase. The Steiner Elementary School student was one of five winners in the annual pig chase during Wednesday’s opening day of the Roosevelt County Fair. “I’ve been in the pig chase a couple of times, […]

Pig chase draws crowd

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By Laurie Stone The chase was on at the Roosevelt County Fair Wednesday evening as children stomped, trampled and ran after the bow on a pig’s neck. Capturing the bow from the squealing pig would grant five children, from different age groups, a trophy and bragging rights at school the following day. Every year Roosevelt […]