BRAC Reactions

What they’re saying “For the majority of people, it’s just a slow death.” — Gene Weber, an Air Force retiree, on BRAC’s decision to keep Cannon open, but move its planes and personnel “I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University 20 years ago. I hope and pray Cannon is not closed. I have not forgotten […]

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Monday (Entry Day) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Booth setup, Home Arts Building. Noon-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational/Open/Junior Open entries, Youth Building. Noon-6 p.m.: Baking entries and Home Arts entries, Home Arts Building. Noon-6 p.m: Photography/Fine Arts entries (Pavilion). 7 p.m.: Judge booths, baking, food preservation, delicacies. Tuesday 9 a.m.: Judging […]

Students prepare for classes at open house

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler has set expectations for teachers in his district: “I expect the teachers to be dedicated to the profession that they chose and be proud of it,” Fowler said. Portales students return to school today. Fowler, who said he’s had a chance to visit with most […]

Skeleton crews expected during BRAC hearing

Freedom Newspapers Essential public services will be available during the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing on Friday, but many public offices will operate on skeleton crews and others will be shut so employees can participate in the rally and events. “We have so many people who are just essential people, that we can’t let […]

Restaurant set to open by end of month

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By Tony Parra The Portales downtown area will be alive again after 5 p.m. this summer with the opening of a new restaurant. The Territorial House, which will open in the old Roosevelt Restaurant location, will offer Mexican and American food. Harold Schillings, who purchased the Roosevelt, plans to open by the end of June. […]

Support from neighbors, Amarillo mayor and mayor-elect rally with Portales, Clovis to keep Cannon open

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Not only are Clovis and Portales trying to keep Cannon Air Force Base open, but other parts of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas are contributing their support. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and Clovis Mayor David Lansford traveled to Amarillo Monday to talk about the Keep Cannon Open effort. […]

Extended Learning

For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Scuba Diving: Join Mike Hale, Scuba Ventures (Liberal, Kan.) for this PADI Open Water Scuba class over […]

Portales’ business climate is good

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Business is booming with more than 10 new businesses which have been started in Portales over the last year, according to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Report. It’s an encouraging sign for Kim Huffman, Community Development Director, and chamber officials. “Portales is growing,” Huffman said. “The business […]

Government secrecy a concern for both media and general public

Freedom Newspapers I n small ways and more sweeping assaults, government officials have been closing their windows to public scrutiny. It is a troubling and ironic trend. Coming as the president speaks eloquently of developing democratic institutions across the world, Americans cannot be complacent about our own. It is time to seek more openness from […]

Former airman remembers way things used to be

By Keith Pannell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — During his four-year stay at Cannon Air Force Base, Billy Overby witnessed a lot of change. He was there when Cannon’s fighter squadrons switched from F-86s to F-100s in 1955. He was also present when Clovis Air Force Base changed its name to Cannon Air Force Base. […]