Cannon clinic to undergo accreditation inspection

By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group All Air Force Military Treatment Facilities are required to maintain accreditation from nationally recognized accreditation agencies. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care will be at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group for their scheduled triennial inspection survey through today. The AAAHC inspects facilities to ensure the […]

No room for double standards

The recent tragedy in which a Clovis police officer seems to have run a stop sign and caused an accident that killed a woman illustrates the difference between the way statists and libertarians see things. Make no mistake: I don’t believe for an instant the officer wanted to cause the accident. (Hence the word “accident.”) […]

No Portales schools meet AYP standards

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Argen Duncan All seven Portales schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, according to test results the state Public Education Department released Monday. Statewide, 644 schools, or 77.9 percent, didn’t reach the goals for “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That’s up from 560 schools, or […]

New physical fitness standards effective July 1, biannual testing begins Jan. 1

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained airmen.The Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010.Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton […]

Six Portales schools fail to meet AYP standards

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the high school, both middle schools and six elementary schools — were among the […]

Portales principals confident schools will meet Yearly Progress standards

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser and Portales Junior High School Principal Steve Harris have expressed confidence that this year their schools will meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards mandated by both the state and federal government. Both men gave lengthy presentations to the Portales Municipal Schools Board of […]

March 29, 2009 Dora news

Spring break All Dora students are on Spring Break until April 6. Testing after spring break Students in third through eighth and eleventh grades are taking the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment each morning from April 7-14. The tests will be administered from 8:30 -11:30 am.

March 22, 2009 Portales High School News

Standards tests this week Portales High School will be administering the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA) Monday through Friday.

Officials ensure homes meet safety standards

By 1st Lt. Carly Johnson: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight The Cannon Housing Management and Dormitory Management Offices ensures that all residents of military family housing can breathe easy knowing that they are living in safe structures without fear of environmental hazards. Cannon’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tests common household hazards such […]

School officials struggle to understand complexities of AYP

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) has schools all over New Mexico scrambling to come up with answers for how to pass the state standards mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Area school officials got a chance to learn more about AYP at the fall meeting of the […]

NM schools make grade

By Rhonda Seidenwurm Dear AFSOC Partners, We are eagerly awaiting your transition to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal Schools. When I talk with military personnel about their greatest areas of concern in moving to Clovis, what I hear most is that the Web sites you are visiting indicate that New Mexico schools in […]

Open letter to AFSOC Partners

Rhonda Seidenwurm Rhonda Seidenwurm, Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Dear AFSOC Partners, We are eagerly awaiting your transition to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal Schools. When I talk with military personnel about their greatest areas of concern in moving to Clovis, what I hear most is that the websites you are visiting indicate that […]

History shouldn’t be optional subject

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. While in line, I heard a teenager behind me sitting and joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with laugh, “I’m […]

Proposed ethanol plant concerns neighbors

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Some days, a fine dust settles on her porch furniture and an odor washes through her neighborhood. “I used to think someone was baking beans,” Marilyn Dottle said. The dust — actually fine particles of grain — and the smell come from the ConAgra Trade Group grain elevator across […]

Bush’s compromise on CAFE puts feds that much deeper in regulatory arena

Editorial The Bush administration last month caved in to years of pressure, and moved to make good on the president’s pledge to free the nation from its “addiction” to foreign oil, by making the most dramatic change in 30 years to Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Certain categories of trucks and SUVs will have to […]

Other agencies inspected PRMC

By Marlena Hartz Spurred by complaints, three independent organizations have inspected Plains Regional Medical Center since January, officials confirmed this week. Two of those agencies have cited the hospital for being out of compliance with their standards. The third determined the complaint was unsubstantiated. PRMC officials and inspection agencies have said inspections are routinely conducted […]

You’ve earned the right – wear your uniform with pride

Master Sgt. Michael Dols Last week the results of the 97th Air Force Uniform Board were released. The board approved a number of changes we all need to be aware of, adhere to and enforce. The following are some of the more notable changes. “Scrunchies” are no longer allowed while in uniform. Hair must be […]

Dorm inspections more than just military tradition

Master Sgt. John Skaggs For some dorm residents, it is an inconvenience and annoyance when the first sergeant inspects dorms. Some may ask, “Why does it matter if I have candles in my room or if my bed is not made or if my floor has become a dustball ranch?” They may argue that their […]

Board of Regents informed of ENMU enrollment increase

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were told Friday enrollment at the Portales campus topped 4,000 for the first time since 1975. According to university officials, 4,052 students enrolled at ENMU for the fall semester. The fall enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount, which was 3,959. […]

All Airmen responsible for upholding, enforcing AF standards

Master Sgt. Lester Luker Have you ever seen an Airman standing in line with their hands in their pockets while in uniform? Have you ever been at the Dining Facility and noticed someone with their battle dress uniform shirt off while eating lunch? Have you ever heard someone’s car radio from clear across the parking […]