Feb. 20 Honors

The following airmen are graduates of the Kirtland NCO Academy Class 2009-2: • Distinguished Graduate and Commandant’s Award recipient, Tech. Sgt. Darrel Bailey, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ulises Aguirre, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Angelia Benway, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian […]

Education feature: Science class uses hands-on approach

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Gentlemen, start your mousetraps. Students in Laura DeBusk’s eighth-grade science classes at Portales Junior High School learn with hands-on projects, including recently built mousetrap-powered cars. Last week, the youth brought their finished projects to school and raced them in the courtyard. DeBusk said she was pleased with their work. […]

Feb. 12, 1943

The Portales High School senior class put on “Our Town,” a play by Thornton Wilder that depicted scenes typical of life in a small town.

New equipment spruces up park

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo The skate park’s dimensions measure 80 by 120 feet. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The skate boards, in-line skates and even scooters are rolling again. The Chavez Manor West housing area has a new skatepark, and new playground equipment nearby. The two sets of playground equipment are appropriate for […]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead […]

Two charged in poaching incident

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A father and son were charged Monday in connection with the unlawful killing of a trophy-class mule deer buck in December. Travis Field, 19, and Don Field, 55, both of Dora, have been charged in Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the New Mexico […]

Senior driving class open

PNT staff A drivers’ safety program co-sponsored by the local AARP chapter and Community Services Center is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday in the community room at the center. The refresher program for drivers age 50 and older aims to refine skills and develop safe driving techniques. Rules of the road […]

Students discover possible dinosaur fossil

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Mesalands Community College paleontology class has found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern New Mexico dig site. “I think that we have found a new form of aetosaurs,” said Axel Hungerbuehler, professor of Paleontology at Mesalands Community College. The […]

Hospital offers smoking cessation class

Roosevelt General Hospital has scheduled a free eight-week smoking-cessation class on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 13 in the hospital conference room. The class provides instruction to help individuals stop smoking in a healthy way with positive reinforcement from peers and instructors. Class instructor Laura Murdock and her assistant, Bill Rice, both nurses, are trained for the […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 18

Fall break begins Monday For students and faculty, the fall/Thanksgiving Break will be observed next week, Monday through Nov. 28. The campus will be closed and staff will be off Nov. 27-28. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Class raising funds for nets Jarret Lovelace and his freshman seminar class are raising funds for the organization […]

PJHS News Nov. 16

Students watch play Last week the eighth-graders walked to the high school to see the first performance of the high school drama class. The seventh-graders will view the play on Wednesday. Three junior high students will be performing with the high school in its presentation of “Peter Pan and Wendy.” Tutoring offered Tutoring is available […]

University to honor educators

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 2008 Homecoming this weekend, a group of eight educators is the first class of the university’s new Educators Hall of Honor. Buck Wilson, founding member of the ENMU Foundation and former president, brought the idea to honor the educators forward […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

Local Brief Sept. 17

PNT Staff Report Hospital offers smoking cessation Roosevelt General Hospital is holding its second free eight-week Smoking Cessation class starting Oct. 7. The class from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Roosevelt General Hospital. Class instructor Laura Murdock and her assistants, Bill Rice and Jessica Meeks, are trained by the New Mexico Medical Review Association […]

ENMU class highlighting green efforts

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A new fall class at Eastern New Mexico University is aiming to encourage students and Portales residents to eco-friendly habits. Going Green is a class that will focus on informing individuals on ways to reduce energy consumption and waste production, said ENMU special programs coordinator Lukas Cash. “Everyone is […]

Airmen graduate ALS

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airmen who graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 2008-F, July 10 stand in front of the Hall of Heroes at the Landing The following airmen graduated from Airman Leadership School, Class 2008-F on July 10: • Senior Airman Aaron Bayer, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron • Senior Airman […]

Local weather spotters keep eye on sky

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS […]

Events Calendar July 9, 2008

TodaySkyWarn class/ emergency management seminar — 1:30 p.m. Becky Sharp Auditorium, College of Business, Eastern New Mexico University. ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B. Star Party/presentation — 7:30 p.m. Oasis State Park, Group Shelter. Information: 356-5331. Monday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County […]

Radio club to host Sky Warn class

PNT Staff Report The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will co-sponsor a SKY WARN class and Emergency Management seminar July 9 at

Airman Leadership Class of 2008-E graduates

27th SOW Public Affairs The following airmen graduated this month from Airman Leadership School Class 2008-E: • Staff Sgt. Jovon Serrano, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron; • Senior Airman Dustin Anderson, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron (John L. Levitow Award winner); • Senior Airman Robert Blodgett, 27th Security Forces Squadron; • Senior Airman […]