Wind facts

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Tonjia Rolan “Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men’s souls.” Guy Murchie, “Song of the Sky”

Thursday morning briefing: Star gazing, music acts and defending a pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Star gazing Star gazer Sheila Behr of Portales tells us that this week anyone can look up in the sky and see the closest supernova to earth in the last 25 years. All you need are a pair of at least 20×80 binoculars. Supernovas […]

Make most of your time

If we had only a few weeks or months to live, what changes would we make? Would each day of life become more precious? Would the sky be bluer? Would we suddenly become aware of little things that mean so much? Would we speak to others kind words of appreciation that often have been left […]

Ospreys land at Whiting Field

Freedom Communications The sky wasn’t falling Wednesday if you lived north of Milton, it was the Osprey’s landing at NAS Whiting Field. A group of four MV-22B Ospreys and a KC-130J Super Tanker landed at NAS Whiting Field to offer a static display to future Marine airmen who are working on earning their wings. Captain […]

Ospreys land at Whiting Field

Freedom Communications The sky wasn’t falling Wednesday if you lived north of Milton, it was the Osprey’s landing at NAS Whiting Field. A group of four MV-22B Ospreys and a KC-130J Super Tanker landed at NAS Whiting Field to offer a static display to future Marine airmen who are working on earning their wings. Captain […]

Coach Roanhaus wins 300th

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Kevin Wilson Cannon blasts filled the air, as they have so often on Clovis Friday nights, and the fireworks lighted the night sky, signifying a milestone win for Eric Roanhaus. But the longtime Clovis coach simply did what he had done 299 times before Friday’s 40-0 pounding of Alamogordo — put one in the Wildcat […]

New Mexico product of evolution

Don McAlavy Only a blue sky and a blue-green sea — that was New Mexico when its story first began. Only a blue sky with white clouds moving. Only a blue-green sea with lapping waves. We do not know how long nor why a sea was here once upon a time in the long, long […]

Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

Lighting up the sky

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By Liliana Castillo and Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Boats filled the lake, music filled the air and fireworks lit up the night to celebrate America’s independence Friday night at Greene Acres Park. The streets around the park were lined with cars as the celebration began at 2 p.m. Friday with the Great Dairy Boat […]

Events Calendar June 19

Today Night Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building Friday Pioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building Saturday Heritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown Portales Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City Park ENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU Sunday […]

Events Calendar, June 18, 2008

ThursdayNight Sky Program workshop — 4 p.m., Memorial Building FridayPioneer of Year Celebration — 5 p.m., Memorial Building SaturdayHeritage Days Parade — 10 a.m., downtown PortalesBlood Drive — 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Heritage Days at City ParkENMU Alumni Band concert — 7 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. SundayHeritage Days Church in the Park […]

Radio club to host Sky Warn class

PNT Staff Report The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will co-sponsor a SKY WARN class and Emergency Management seminar July 9 at

Oasis to become more stargazer-friendly

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Visitors to Roosevelt County’s Oasis State Park this spring and summer will be able to see the night sky more clearly than they ever have, thanks to new lights installed this winter. The park is retrofitting all of its current lights to more night-sky friendly lighting to benefit the […]

Stage in the sky

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Flying an airplane is a demanding sport, if your name is Tim Weber. The Phoenix resident peddled his bicycle to a nearby flight school as a teenager and traded manual labor for flying lessons. Today, he is one of a small group of aerobatics pilots who earn a living […]

Cannon Air Expo takes flight

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The ballet didn’t feature ballerinas. It featured gravity defying pilots, military mavericks, and their planes. Hundreds of onlookers were awed Saturday by the aerial and ground displays at Cannon Air Force Base. The airshow, Air Expo 2005, was a celebration of pure might. Innovative civilians used newspapers, towels, paper plates and […]

Fireworks to light up city

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Mike Linn A bang of bright fireworks will light up the Portales sky at tonight’s annual show in the field adjacent to Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The demonstration will begin at dusk and include a dazzling orchestra of 1,016 brightly colored fireworks in a 30-minute window, according to officials at the Roosevelt County […]