Criminal investigation begun against DPS special agent in Clovis district

By David Stevens A special agent with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety has been placed on administrative leave with pay while authorities conduct a criminal investigation against her, the agent’s attorney said on Tuesday. Delores Ledezma-Pinon, who works with the Special Investigations Division in Clovis, was placed on leave last week, according to […]

CAFB official says special operations still eyeing base

By Marlena Hartz A major Air Force operation headquartered in the Florida Panhandle is seeking to expand its operations, and is considering Cannon Air Force Base as a new home. The Air Force Special Operations Command has made two official visits to Cannon, one late last year and another in January, according to Capt. Andre […]

Bush mulls $439.3 billion defense budget

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — The Pentagon Friday announced plans to significantly increase special operations forces, expand psychological warfare and develop a program to counter biological terrorism as part of a new broadbased military strategy for the 21st century. The plan comes three days before President Bush sends Congress a 2007 budget that seeks […]

Empty Stocking Fund (Dec. 20)

Today’s focus: “Ms. J” Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. J” and her family need help this year. They have income coming in but their budget is still tight. Her holiday hopes: To make the holiday special for her children. Clothing needs: Girls pant sizes 10 to 12 and 15 to 16, girls […]

Holy virigin appears to offer insight

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When Pope John Paul II was buried in April, his simple coffin had an engraved cross and letter “M” for Mary. John Paul II held a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, declaring her “Patroness of the Americas.” Since the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, was […]

Empty Stocking Fund (Nov. 29)

Today’s focus: “Ms. G” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: Both parents work. Mr. G is an outdoor laborer and Ms. G works in retail. With the onset of winter, the family depends on the mother’s limited income. One of their children is a special needs child and all income they have goes to […]

Forty — not over hill, just near summit

Helena Rodriguez : Freedom Newspapers My sister Becky sent me an e-mail that posed the question, “Why do we women gain weight as we age?” The answer is that we women are so full of the wisdom we have acquired over the years that we run out of room in our brain to hold it […]

Hounds win with special teams

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anything for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both squads. He […]

Sept. 25 Senior News

The Portales Seniors are busy with end of summer activities and are preparing for fall and winter activities. The second of two monthly game nights will be held at the center on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. This will be an ice cream social followed by an evening of fellowship and games. We urge all seniors […]

Sept. 22 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Commodities distributed Commodities will be distributed today at the C&S Station building in Dora. Searching for newcomers If you know of any newcomers to our area please let this columnist know about them so they can be welcomed and informed about commodity distribution, our schools, and churches. People displaced by Hurricane Katrina […]