Day trip: Carlsbad Caverns

NPS: Peter Jones Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located at 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad. Christina Calloway Carlsbad Caverns National Park Location: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad What activities can you enjoy at this location: Pick a tour or explore on your own through the majestic underground caves of Carlsbad. It is recommended that people […]

Day trip: Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening

The Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening will be Nov. 4 at Railroad Plaza in downtown Tucumcari. Gabriel Monte Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening Location: Railroad Plaza, Downtown Tucumcari What activities can you enjoy at this location: Music, food and art. The centennial hot air balloon will be on hand and MainStreet will be […]

Papa Murphy’s owners to purchase Clovis location

Freedom New Mexico The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. […]

Portales past: Feb. 10, 1941

Feb. 10, 1941: Portales Daily News: The approval of a section of land south of Portales as the location for a municipal airport was made by a CAA inspector last week. Frank Craddock of the chamber of commerce was making an effort to arouse local interest to the point where negotiation for acquiring the property […]

Air Force officials caution against geotags, location-based services

By Tech. Sgt. Karen Tomasik: Air Force Public Affairs Agency SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Social media offers many airmen another way to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, but users need to be aware of the risks associated with technical tools that help them share information, officials said Jan. 7. As more airmen […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

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Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Day trip: Clovis Train Depot part of local history

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Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis Train Depot is located at 221 West First Street in Clovis. Place: Clovis Train Depot Location: 221 West First Street, Clovis What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history of the railroad in Clovis. The depot has 11 operating layouts, nine of which can be […]

Day trip: Ranch offers riding lessons

Place: Abrazos Adventure Location: 5 miles west of Portales. Call for detailed directions. What activities can you enjoy at this location: Horseback riding and lessons. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices?: Call for rates. Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week. Special events coming […]

Day trip: Center gives families chance to discover

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Courtesy photo The Don Harrington Science Center is located at 1200 Streit Drive in Amarillo. Place: Don Harrington Science Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas, 79106 What activities can you enjoy at this location: A variety of science exhibits including Amazing Bodies!, which connects science to everyday life using kids, cows, and dogs; Space […]

Church profile: Grace Baptist Church

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Grace Baptist Church Location: 2000 S. Main Ave. Phone: 356-6023 Services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning service; 6 p.m., Sunday evening service; 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer/Bible study Description: “Mrs. Butler and I invite you to experience ‘a place for new beginnings,’” Pastor Mark Butler said. “It is church the way it used […]

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 […]

Day trip: Museum showcases Billy the Kid memorabilia

Courtesy of Don Sweet The Billy the Kid Museum opened in 1952 in Fort Sumner and exhibits a collection of Billy the Kid memorabilia, items related to the history of Fort Sumner and the surrounding area. Place: Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner. Location: The museum is located on the main strip in Fort […]

Church profile: Central Christian Church

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Location: 1528 South Main Phone: 356-6001 Services: 8:15 a.m., classic worship; 10 a.m., traditional worship; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., contemporary worship with nursery and children’s ministry Description: “Central Christian is a place to connect,” said Pastor David McVey.

Church profile: Third and Kilgore Church of Christ

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Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Location: Third and Kilgore streets Phone: 356-6150 Services: Sunday Bible Class at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., evening service at 6 p.m. Also, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Description: According to Teaching Minister David Heflin, “We are a family-oriented church committed to following Jesus as Lord with Scripture as […]

Church profile: University Baptist Church

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University Baptist Church Location: West 15th Street and South Avenue I Phone number: 356-4501 Services: • Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Morning worship service at 11 a.m., evening worship Service at 5 p.m., Bible study and youth activities at 5:45 p.m. • Wednesday: Bible study, prayer and youth groups at 7 p.m. Description: Pastor […]

Day trip: Peanut factory offers guided tours

Courtesy photo At Sunland Inc. visitors take a 20-minute guided tour through the factory and see how peanut butter is created and packaged from start to finish. Place: Sunland Inc. Location: The factory is located at 42593 U.S. 70, just northeast of Portales. It is 16.5 miles or a 24-minute drive from Cannon Air Force […]

Area farmers: Harvests ‘spotty’

By Chris Schmaedeke It mattered where the location was for this year’s harvest in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. All three counties saw ups and downs this year. The word used most to describe the harvest was “spotty.” Quay County struggled with lack of water and dry conditions. “Farmers had very little water,” Tom Dominguez, […]

Day trip: Power center allows visitors to get close

Courtesy of the American Wind Power Center The American Wind Power Center displays numerous windmills and a 6,000-square-foot mural. Place: American Wind Power Center Location: The center is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. It is a 111.5 miles or a two-hour drive from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Day trip: Museum focuses on nuclear history

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Courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque offers a trip through nuclear history. Place: The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Location: The museum is located at 601 Eubank Blvd. SE in Albuquerque. It is 210 miles or roughly a three […]

Day trip: Clovis home to model train museum

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Clovis Depot Model Train Museum displays nine model train layouts depicting railways from around the world. It also boasts a gift shop. Place: Clovis Depot Model Train Museum Location: The museum is located at 221 W. First St. in Clovis. It is 7.5 miles or a 15-minute drive from […]