What's Happening: Feb. 10 – Feb. 16

Friday Heart Link 8:30 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Murder Mystery Dinner 6 p.m. Landing Zone

Possible breast cancer link to cell phones

Dr. Devra Davis, chairman of the Environmental Health Trust and author, offers this view on a possible connection between cell phones and breast cancer:

Tuesday morning briefing: A city agenda, school link and the crime of the century

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. City agenda Portales City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today in Portales City Hall. The agenda includes the Portales Fire Department annual report and votes on approval of DairiConcepts refinancing and economic development funds for a sewer line to Portales Select Peanut […]

Portales Past: July 3, 1950

July 3, 1950: Elida prepared for an all-day July 4 celebration that included a carnival, a rodeo and enough free barbecue to feed 3,000 people. Gov. Thomas Mabry planned to be on hand for the dedication of state highway 330 that would link Elida, Floyd and Melrose.

April 23 -April 29 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link — 8 a.m., Airmen & Family Readiness Center. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Landing Zone. Melrose Relay For Life — Melrose High School track and football field. 5 p.m., Survivors and caregiver reception; 6 p.m., Opening ceremony. Luminaria lighting will be at dusk.

Jan. 8 -Jan. 14 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Airmen and FAmily Readiness Center. Information: 784-4228. Battle of the Bands — 8 p.m., The Drop Zone. Information: 784-6381. Friday Tournament — 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280. First Friday — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing Zone. Features activites and dinner for families.

County commission gets grant for indoor arena

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a memorandum of understanding to get an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds. The vote came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Through the agreement with the state Department of Finance and Administration, a state grant of $250,000 from Gov. […]

Curry County hub would link nation’s three electric grids

By Heather Clark: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials announced an ambitious project in New Mexico on Tuesday that would allow energy to flow more freely across the nation’s three massive power grids, breaking down significant barriers to ramping up alternative energy in the United States. The proposed Tres Amigas SuperStation in Clovis, […]

Portales Police Department’s accreditation first in state

PNT Staff Report By Sharna Johnson Freedom New Mexico sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Clovis Police Department is taking a giant step to become more transparent. It’s a step the Portales Police Department has already taken. This month, the New Mexico Law Enforcement Professional Standards Council — the accrediting authority for the state — is evaluating the Clovis […]

Police stress importance of neighborhood watch in keeping communities safe

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com “There she is,” Dawn Smith remembers hearing as her neighbor’s young daughter pointed at a blue van driving down North Oak street in front of their home. “Bless their hearts, they took off after her,” she recalled, describing how, like a flash, […]

March 6-12 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link marriage seminar — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Support Center. Information: 784-2033.First Friday Family Event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner, magic show and child activities. Nine-Pin No-Tap Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Nine pins down on first ball counts as strike. Cost is $12 per person.Cannon Spouses […]

Local, state and national election results

Freedom New Mexico For up-to-the-minute results of local, state or national elections, click on the appropriate link below. Results are updated as they come in to us from The Associated Press.

Restaurant eyed as source of salmonella outbreak in Portales

Karl Terry State health officials are investigating the possibility of a link between six reported cases of salmonella and a Portales restaurant, according to a New Mexico Department of Health press release. All six people ate at La Hacienda Restaurant in Portales prior to becoming ill, according to Dr. Winona Stoltzfus, regional health officer for […]

Cannon Community May 30

Heart Link Marrying into the military can be confusing for anyone. Spouses are invited to learn more about the military lifestyle and benefits at a Heart Link event. This fun-filled day will be June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free lunch and childcare will be provided. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center […]

Train, truck wreck causes power outage, reroutes traffic on U.S. Highway 70

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A collision between a Southwestern Railroad train and a tractor-trailer this morning forced the closure of U.S. Highway 70 and created power outages across Portales. The accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of North Kilgore Street and U.S. Highway 70, according to officials. The driver of the […]

Cannon Community May 23

Memorial Day affects trash collection There will be no trash collection for base Military Family Housing on Monday, due to Memorial Day being a federal holiday. The trash collections that would have been scheduled on Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday. All other collections will remain the same. Heart Link Marrying into the military can […]

A tale of two Web sites is spun

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers This is a story of two sites — Web Site A and Web Site B. I’m not going to identify A or B, because I’m guessing there are a lot of Site As and Site Bs on this particular topic. Site A, updated by somebody I would consider a friend, […]

New fighter wing calendar

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The 27th Fighter Wing has established a new consolidated 27 FW Official Wing Calendar. The calendar is located on the Cannon Intranet and is available to everyone in the wing to view. The new calendar is a rolling year with the first three months showing all the high fidelity events […]

Assessment letter

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Airmen, spouses, reservists and reserve spouses at Cannon and Air Force bases worldwide will be randomly selected to participate in the 2006 Community Assessment Survey. A letter that includes a link to the Web-based survey will be sent to the work e-mail address of each active duty member selected […]

Seth Green is the new Kevin Bacon

By Kevin Wilson Last week, I traveled from Portales to Colorado Springs, and back. Each trip runs about six to seven hours with rest stops and meal breaks. I had a broadcast of Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees classic to keep me company on the return trip. For the way up, I had Seth Green. What am […]