White House trip opportunity to celebrate diversity

By Airman 1st Class Bavandeep Singh: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The White House hosted a diversity summit July 29-31 in Washington, D.C., in an effort to recognize the contributions of South Asian Americans and I was fortunate enough receive an invitation. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew what kind of […]

Summit brings state equine industry together

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit opened communication and found common ground among state horse organizations, participants said. The summit took place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Seventy people from 30 organizations attended. “I think it went well,” said organizer Jason Turner, New Mexico State University horse specialist. “I think there were a […]

Equine summit set for Saturday

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit is set for Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. New Mexico State University horse specialist and summit organizer Jason Turner said dozens of people involved in the horse industry were scheduled to attend from across the state. Attendance is by invitation only. Speakers come from horse, dairy and […]

Alliance only way reform will succeed

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has invited congressional Republicans to participate in a bipartisan televised summit on health care. It’s about a year late. Will such a meeting reflect a realistic understanding of what has turned so many of the American people against the different versions of health insurance reform that have passed the […]

Teen summit encourages active lifestyle among youth

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Teen Summit, with the theme of “Nothing To Do, Says Who,” may have suffered from the Columbus Day holiday just a little bit on Monday, but participants had positive comments. Only four participants signed up for the event at the Portales Recreation Center and, in fact, were […]

Spokesman warns against dangers of smokeless tobacco

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Rick Bender is a living testament to the destruction tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, can do. Bender, who lost part of his jaw due to oral cancer, spoke to Portales youth Saturday at the Teens Take Control Summit at the Portales Recreation Center. Bender, 46, has testified before Congress in […]

Summit seeks to empower county youth

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer In a Teens Take Control Teen Summit on Saturday, area high school students will do more than talk about sex and drugs. Youth will actually develop plans of action for their families during emergency situations. In addition, teens will get a lesson in media literacy, focusing on how advertising […]

Students reach summit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In its third year at Eastern New Mexico University, the theme for the Latino Leadership Summit was Si-se puede, a Spanish phrase that translates to, “Yes, I can.” When summit organizers Diego Espinoza and Nathan Padilla graduated from ENMU in 2006, they had to answer the question of whether […]

Summit makes second run

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Enthusiasm rippled through the crowd as high school students gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to participate in the second annual Latino Leadership Summit. Keynote speaker Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch spoke passionately about her experiences growing up in the barrio in Laredo, Texas, and the challenges she faced as […]

ENMU set for second Latino Leadership Summit

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Diego Espinoza said he helped start the Latino Leadership Summit to provide information and expose Hispanic students to a college setting. The second annual summit featuring guest speakers, financial workshops and campus tours is being held Friday at Eastern New Mexico University. “It’s going to be a day to […]