What's Happening: March 16 — March 23

Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone

Disability rating reform troubling

Most of a two-hour hearing last week of the House veteran affairs’ subcommittee focused on VA’s mammoth effort to apply current medical science and revise the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, or VASRD, by 2016. Disability evaluation boards have used the VASRD since the end of World War II to compensate veterans for average impairment […]

What's Happening: Jan. 20 — Jan. 26

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Fueled Bar Menu Available 4 p.m. Landing Zone Friday Social Hour and Snacks 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone

Thursday morning briefing: Story hour, a food drive and a new baby

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Hear a story Preschool Story Hour is 10 a.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Food for the holidays Roosevelt General Hospital is conducting a food drive through Tuesday. Boxes for donations are in the RGH nurse’s lounge and in the business office […]

Earth Hour does little to benefit our planet

Freedom New Mexico Forget Earth Hour, this Saturday and into the future. It is a feel-good exercise that does less to save Mother Earth than almost anything we can do. It trivializes the cause it supposedly bolsters: good stewardship of resources. Earth Hour organizers claim the annual stunt inspires 50 million around the globe to […]

Winter storm watch in effect

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service has announced a winter storm watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. The NWS office in Albuqueque said the potential exists for three or more inches of snow over southeast New Mexico and six or more inches across higher-altitude terrain in the state. The snow is […]

Portales past: Feb. 12, 1952

Feb. 12, 1952: The Portales Daily News: San Andres oil well for Roosevelt County was located in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. The 4,845-foot well, with 2-inch tubing in place, was making an estimated one barrel of oil per hour.

Sept 3 -Sept. 9 What's Happening

Friday Social hour — 4:30 p.m., Landing Zone. Labor Day Dance — 5:30 p.m., Youth Center. Fantasy game — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday — Noon, The Landing Zone. Saturday Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby — 6-10 p.m. derby, 4:30-8 p.m. registration. Oasis State Park. The derby is open to all ages, but anyone age […]

Police blotter —

Recent calls to Roosevelt County Dispatch, according to call logs: July 24 At 9:17 p.m. Portales Police responded to the 300 block of South Avenue I in reference to a domestic disturbance. The first officer arrived and handcuffed a female and put her in his patrol car. During interviews with witnesses and victims, officers were […]

Fire departments team up for annual training

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon and Clovis firefighters take turns extinguishing cargo bay fires during a training exercise Monday. Cannon Deputy Fire Chief Rich Givney said the silver protective gear used for aircraft firefighting not only protects from fire, but it reflects heat. Cannon Air Force Base and the Clovis Fire Department teamed up […]

Day trip: Roswell planetarium offers array of shows

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Courtesy of Roswell Museum and Art Center The Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. Clarence Plank Place: Robert H. Goddard Planetarium Location: The planetarium is located at 100 West 11th St., Roswell, and is 114 miles or a two-hour drive from the base. What kind of activities can […]

Cannon hosting first royale event

By 27th SOW Public Affairs A night of class in royal fashion is in store for Air Commandos as the base hosts its first Cannon Royale starting with a social hour at 7 p.m., June 12, at The Landing Zone. According to Capt. Jason Brown, one of the organizers, the evening will serve as a […]

PJHS News —

Library books due Last Friday was the last day for checkouts in the library. All books must be returned and any fines taken care of by Thursday. Notices of books and fines due have been distributed to the students in their first-hour class.

Debris from wind cause of power outage

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Freedom New Mexico An estimated 376 Clovis customers went without power for about an hour Friday due to damage from high winds. Power went out at around 3:50 p.m., and was restored shortly before 5 p.m. City workers helped clear metal roofing that had blown near the intersection of Second and Pile streets, according to […]

March 26 – April 1 What's Happening

Friday Club membership social hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. 60th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Music Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd Schools. Information: Dave Nash, 478-2574.

March 5 -March 11 What's Happening

Friday Club Membership Social Hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. First Friday Membership Kickoff — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone. Nine Pin No-Tap — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Campaign money bill hits snag

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With time running out for this Legislature, a bill that would prohibit campaign contributions from lobbyists and state contractors hit a bump Monday in the House of Representatives. After debating House Bill 118 for more than an hour, sponsor Rep. Joe Campos, D-Santa Rosa, asked to “roll over” the […]

Salvation Army receives more gold donations

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure to say hello, goodbye and “Merry Christmas” to everyone — whether they put anything in the Salvation Army kettle or just walk on by. “I’m a people person,” Mendoza said. “I like interacting with the people.” But she […]

Blaze destroys house

PNT staff report Firefighters said no one was injured Sunday in a fire that gutted a house on Roosevelt Road U Sunday night. Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee said firefighters believe the blaze started at a stove in the kitchen. Firefighters arrived at 8:20 p.m., and flames had already reached windows and eaves, he […]

Aug. 29, 1969

A want ad from Portales news archives reads: “Help Wanted. Full time (in our plant) permanent employment. Forty-hour, five-day work week with Saturday off. Time and half for overtime. Starting salary $1.60 per hour. Free life and medical insurance. Profit sharing plan and other benefits. Apply in person. Selected Casing Inc.”