Air Force officials explain force management

By Monica Mendoza: 21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.— A group of mostly captains sat in on a recent briefing here to find out more about the 2011 Force Management Program. In February, Air Force leaders announced another round of involuntary force management programs to reduce personnel, and this time it […]

NORAD to track Santa for Christmas

21st Space Wing Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — For the 55th consecutive year, the men and women of the North American Aerospace Defense Command are preparing to track Santa. The NORAD Tracks Santa web site,www.noradsanta.org, went live Dec. 3 and features holiday games and activities that change daily. The website is available […]

Portales past: Oct. 30, 1953

Oct. 30, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Janet Peterson was one of 16 New Mexico 4-H Club members who had been named winners in the state achievement awards program to attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

Peterson fifth in 15-16 Sun Country Junior PGA event

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s Ethan Peterson shot a second-round 78 Tuesday to finish fifth at 9-over 155 in the boys 15-16 division of the 2010 Sun Country Junior PGA Championship at Four Hills Country Club. Portales’ Paige Hartman, meantime, finished eighth in the girls 15-16 division, shooting a 96 on Tuesday for […]

Air Force allows social media access

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide. Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative. Air Force Space Command, […]

Thumb drives, flash media still prohibited

By Capt. Christina R. Hoggatt: Air Force Space Command Public Affairs PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The ban on flash media use in the Air Force is still in place, although U.S. Strategic Command officials at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., issued an order Feb. 12 allowing limited use of removable flash media devices […]

NORAD officials ready to track Santa’s flight

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — It’s that time of the year again and North American Aerospace Defense Command officials are getting ready to track Santa Claus. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.org, is now live and features fun holiday games and activities that change daily. The Web site is […]

Library Books July 13

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Children’s author Margaret Peterson Haddix is best known for her science fiction stories of dystopian societies, such as the Among the Hidden series. In her latest book, Haddix looks back at the grueling lives of American sweatshop workers in the […]

Magistrate Court — July 6

The following disposition has been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Gregory Peterson, 46, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense) and stop sign violation. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation, ordered to attend an ASPEN program, have an ignition interlock device installed […]

Hounds win soccer finale in overtime

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas scored on a header in the final minute of the first of potentially two 10-minute sudden-death overtimes Sunday, giving Eastern New Mexico University a come-from-behind 3-2 men’s soccer victory over Texas-Permian Basin. The Greyhounds (8-8-1) reached the .500 mark for the first time since mid-September. […]

Volunteers invade Grande Vida

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Twisted steel and scrap are jumbled everywhere you look on the Grande Vida Dairy east of Portales. Pens that once held 2,500 head of Holstein dairy cows are empty except for the debris. The remains of the milking barn were being pulled down Saturday in the first step of […]

Local grocery closes doors

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales has one less grocery store after La Tienda in the Sands Shopping Center closed its doors earlier this month. Russell’s Super Save has purchased the inventory and fixtures from La Tienda’s parent company, Dale’s Venture Foods of Denver City, Texas, and will absorb the inventory into its store […]

Redmen rally late to edge Hounds

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Northeastern State men’s soccer coach Bobby Peterson wasn’t an overly happy camper Friday, except for one thing — his team won. The Redmen fell behind late, but scored twice in the final seven minutes to eke out a 2-1 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the […]

Hounds fall to UT-Permian Basin 3-1

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons are making the move from NCAA Division III to Division II this season. So far, they’ve shown they can hold their own. UT-Permian Basin scored twice in span of less than 90 seconds Tuesday to beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 in men’s soccer at […]

America teams up to defeat deadly crime

Airman Thomas Trower Impaired driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. Nationally, more than 17,000 people died in alcohol-related highway crashes during 2003. Every 30 minutes, nearly 50 times a day, someone in America dies in an alcohol-related crash. Hundreds of thousands more are injured each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Safety manager pushes for safe Halloween

Airman Thomas Trower With more than half of the nation’s traffic fatalities over past Halloween weekends related to alcohol, Mr. Richard Peterson, 27th Fighter Wing ground safety manager began a strong push toward a safe Halloween season and to remind all party-goers to always remember to designate a sober driver. “Halloween is most often thought […]

Keep children’s safety in mind near school bus stops

School bus safety should be a concern for all. Amn. Thomas Trower It’s time for kids to be out at the bus stops again. While standing at the bus stop might not seem like a hazardous activity, according to an 8th Air Force safety message, each year throughout the United States many children are injured […]

Quintero knew meaning of a hard day’s work

By Tony Parra Florentino Quintero was a man who enjoyed everything, but was not mischievous and never looked for trouble, according to family and friends. Quintero died on Jan. 14 at his home at the young age of 36. “He was hard-working and he was a calm kid, growing up,” Antonio Quintero said about his […]

ENMU aims at surprising Javelinas

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by Dave Wagner Maybe he wouldn’t have called his team a Lone Star Conference South Division contender before the season, but Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson thought his squad had a chance to be pretty decent. In the division’s preseason poll, the Javelinas earned just 35 points and finished last out of seven […]

Cannon supports job shadowing program

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Job shadowing is gaining popularity as more companies give college students the chance to accompany executives or other professional staff for a few weeks during summer vacations to learn by observation what they do each day. That’s a little harder to do in the military. The […]