Air Force drug testing expanded

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force announced that they, along with the other military branches, will expand drug testing to include screening for commonly-abused prescription medications. Testing will begin in May at Cannon Air Force Base. The Secretary of Defense gave 90 days advance notice of the […]

Sen. Ingle to seek re-election

Clovis Media Inc. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader […]

Legislators seek public’s input on legislative issues

Kevin Wilson It’s a long road from eastern New Mexico to Santa Fe, and it’s a tough process once a citizen gets to the New Mexico Legislature. A quartet of local legislators have tried, to noted success, to make the process a two-way street of communication by simply asking, “Tell us what you think.” The […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks the sky’s […]

Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign

An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, submitted a second letter to the city Friday after demands […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. In 2009, the Greyhounds qualified with a top-six finish; the other two years, they came up short. With Incarnate Word becoming the 13th baseball-playing member […]

Nurse commissioning program officials seek enlisted applicants

Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking active-duty enlisted airmen to apply for the fall 2011 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program. The program offers enlisted members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in a high-need academic major. Air Force Personnel Center officials will […]

Children of deployed more likely to seek mental health care

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON —Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded. Findings also show that children of married couples — with the father as the servicemember […]

Family care plan change addresses child custody

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON A recent change in Defense Department policy highlights why servicemembers and deployable civilians, who also are custodial parents, may want to seek legal help in arranging their children’s care during deployment. DoD Instruction 1342.19, “Family Care Plans,” was revised in May to require such plans from servicemembers […]

Hounds seek 2-0 start in LSC North

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s debut in the Lone Star Conference North Division turned out to be a rousing success last week. Meantime, sophomore defensive tackle Bracy McCoy was breathing a sigh of relief. The 6-foot-2, 264-pounder from Freeport, Texas, delivered two sacks for 16 yards in losses against Texas […]

Air Commandos seek ‘outstanding’ ORI results

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Commandos of the 27th Special Operations Wing have high expectations for the November Operational Readiness Inspection — they’re hoping for an “outstanding” rating, the best possible result. The wing conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise at Cannon Air Force Base beginning August 2. This exercise […]

Segment of Curry County road closed for repairs

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed a segment of Curry Road C between Curry Roads 16 and 17 due to damage from inclement weather. A repair is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate route. Information: Road Superintendent Chris Pacheco: 762-1501.

Officials seek immediate inspection of helmets

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials here directed an immediate service-wide inspection, recall and reporting of defective advanced combat helmets. Logistics officials said evidence indicates some helmets were produced using unauthorized manufacturing practices, defective materials and improper quality procedures that could potentially reduce ballistic […]

Official urges Gulf War vets to seek VA care

By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Gulf War veterans with medical symptoms should seek treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs in light of a recent study stating Gulf War service is a cause of post-traumatic stress disorder, a senior military health system official said. If Gulf War veterans seek care through […]

Cities seek housing solution

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Frankie Lopez, of Double I Construction, plumbs a post Thursday for a picket fence at a home under construction on Ralph Boone Drive in northeast Clovis near the Cannon Air Force Base 801 housing. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search […]

Bills seek to rein in exempt jobs

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The issue of exempt employees on state government’s payroll hasn’t gone away this session, despite layoffs of 59 of the governor’s political appointees in January. Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, again is pushing a measure that would limit the number of exempt state employees to about 400. “The number of […]

Air Force officials seek UAS volunteers, announces policy change

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force officials here are seeking combat systems officers for unmanned aircraft systems pilot duty, and interested commissioned Airmen have until Nov. 20 to volunteer for the training. CSOs within the grade of lieutenant through major are eligible, and applicants must also have between two to 13 years of […]

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The old football adage goes that three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad. So when Eastern New Mexico University sophomore J.J. Harp threw for an NCAA-record 78 attempts in Saturday’s opener at Colorado State-Pueblo, first-year Southwestern Oklahoma coach Dan Cocconauer wasn’t […]

Amber Alert issued

PNT Staff Report An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-month old from Andrews, Texas.The Andrews Police Department is searchng for Jesse Jaramillo Jr., and seek Jesse Jaramillo in his abduction.Police are looking for a white 1993 Nissan Maxima with New Mexico license plates (KWF247 or KBK966).Contact: 432-523-5545.

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]