Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]

Sept. 21 — ENMU briefs

ENMU designated military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in assisting current military members and veterans. […]

Our towns: Floyd touts friendly community

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Floyd’s school district is one of the biggest pride and joys in the community, according to Floyd Schools Superintendent Paul Benoit. He said the school holds games regularly and many annual events as well. Alisa Boswell Floyd, a small village with just over 100 people, has existed in eastern New Mexico […]

My turn: Friendly text message can make a difference

A lot of people tease me for sending what I call “mass inspirational” text messages. At least once a week, I send a text to everyone in my phone, saying things like “Don’t forget to smile today, because you’re amazing” or “Have a great day knowing someone thinks you’re special.” As cheesy as these messages […]

ENMU mascots settling comfortably into new routine

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Sniffs from friendly wet noses and furry faces inches from their own meet visitors to a certain apartment in Eastern New Mexico University’s West Campus Housing. Vic and Tory, the university’s new greyhound mascots, are adjusting well to campus life and enjoying the attention of admirers, according to their […]

Study: Campaign bucks oil policy wheels

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Political contributions from the oil and gas industry might translate into friendly legislation for that industry, according to a new study by Common Cause New Mexico. The report, titled “Connecting the Dots: The Oil and Gas Industry’s Influence on New Mexico Politics,” says oil and gas interests have contributed […]

Airmen compete to be Cannon’s fastest

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, passes the baton to his partner during a four-person relay run on Sept. 18. The run for the fastest male and female competition was hosted by the 27th SOSS. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public […]

What's Happening May 2

Friday Family Friendly First Friday — 5 p.m., open to the public, at The Landing. Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. at The End Zone Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Youth Center — Open recreation. 4-H cooking and photography club, Keystone […]

April 4-10

Friday First Friday Family Friendly Event — Open to the public. 5 p.m. at The Landing. Social hour — 4:27 p.m. in the lounge at The Landing. Psychedelic ‘70s Late Nighter — 9 p.m. at The End Zone. Saturday End Zone Bar — Open 5 p.m.-midnight. Tween Lock-In — 7 p.m. at the Youth Center. […]

12-2 Letter to the Editor

I have been traveling on U.S. 70 through Portales since 1999. I continue to enjoy the welcoming sign, particularly the “12,000 friendly people, except for 3 or 4 old grouches.” I’ve had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the staff at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. And more recently, I had the […]

Pet-friendly rooms

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s “pet friendly room” program has been in operation for nine months at the Caprock Inn to provide guests with a cost-effective means to allow animals to travel with them. Caprock has nine rooms that are considered pet-friendly and appropriate for families traveling with their pets, said Michelle Fry, Caprock Inn’s manager. Guests […]