Old Cannon buildings are becoming more modernized

Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Nov. 12, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]

Preaching through rap

Darrell Todd Maurina Speakers blared. Fans clapped. And a jean-clad man on the stage belted out rap music lyrics before an audience of revved-up teenagers. The scene might have been mistaken for a rap concert filled with disaffected youth — except for the words being sung from the stage. “Anybody ashamed of Jesus up here?” […]

Be thankful for God’s greatness

Joan Clayton After retirement 10 years ago, I mustered up courage and walked into the News-Tribune office and introduced myself. I asked if I might volunteer a weekly column, the goal being to share my faith. The editor graciously granted my request. This one opportunity has brought more blessings than I can count. I have […]

Local church sponsors giant food giveaway

Helena Rodriguez Members of Trinity Family Center feel God has blessed the church, and in return, they want to share that blessing with others by hosting a food giveaway. With the help of an anonymous donor, the church will give away an estimated 22,000 pounds of free food to families at noon on Saturday. There […]

Rams’ fans can reminisce with Zias’ game

Kevin Wilson The Portales girls basketball team opens its season on Dec. 2, but those looking to reminisce might want to wait for a Dec. 16 game at Greyhound Arena. The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team is hosting West Texas A&M that night in its home debut. This year’s Zia roster reunites junior guards […]

Dora hopes to rebound from losing season

Mike Linn The Dora Lady Coyotes are hoping this season yields one, two and three-point victories, not losses. They’re hoping last year’s young squad now has the experience to fight through the pressure of a close game. And, like any team one season later, they’re hoping last year’s kinks and cobwebs are nothing more than […]

City honors ‘citizen of the century’

Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office said […]

Smokers put out your butts

Freedom Newspapers To puff or not to puff. That’s the question many smokers are faced with today during the Great American Smoke Out, a day designated to help smokers to kick the habit — if not for good — for at least a day. Since 1977, the American Cancer Society has staged the event on […]

Cannon awarded for nation’s best maintenance

Freedom Newspapers The 27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group at Cannon Air Force Base has won the 2003 Daedalian award, Air Combat Command announced in a news release Tuesday morning. “Winning this award is the culmination of a year-long effort by 1,800 of the finest maintainers in the Air Force,” said Col. Mark Atkinson, 27th Maintenance […]

Dairiconcepts seeks $20 million for new equipment

Tony Parra Portales-based Dairiconcepts is asking the Portales City Council to increase a multi-million dollar bond for additional equipment needed for the company’s growth. The New Mexico Industrial Revenue Bond, which will increase to $58 million from $38 million, should become official at the next city council meeting on Dec. 2, city officials noted at […]

Ute Water Project making progress

Ryan Lengerich LOGAN — Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members said Wednesday they were encouraged by a recent trip to Washington. Clovis Mayor and ENMRWA board president David Lansford, Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and ENMRWA program manager Scott Verhines met with both New Mexico senators Nov. 13 to discuss federal funding for the […]

Obits 11-20

Chloe May, 69 Chloe Ann May, 69, of Menlo Park, Calif., formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. She was born on Oct. 10, 1934, to Al and Ercel Garten. She graduated from Portales High in 1952. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, she worked as a teacher for 42 years, having […]

Greyhounds win season opener

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By Kevin Wilson Mr. Defense had a lot of offense, as it turned out, and the Greyhounds put enough of the little things for a season-opening victory. Coleman and junior transfer Jamal Washington had 18 apiece to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, who closed out Incarnate Word at the free-throw line in a […]

Obits 11-19

Barney Smith, 73 Barney Joe Smith, 73, of Bowie, Texas, a yard supervisor in the oil field, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Bowie Memorial Hospital in Bowie. He was born on March 1, 1930, in Floyd. He married Janice Ann Summers on May 25, 1985, in Bowie. He was of the Church of Christ […]

Chamber banquet honors community

Tony Parra Award winners announced at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet have two things in common — they’re all successful and they all attribute that success to their community. Robert Encinas, Dennis Edwards and Thom Moore spent the night in the spotlight at the Memorial Building. Encinas, owner of Robert’s Television and […]

County talks taxes for jail space

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commission at Tuesday’s meeting discussed the probability of raising taxes to fund additional space for the county detention center. The cost would run between $3.6 to $5.2 million depending on size. A couple of the options discussed to foot the bill would either be an increase of a gross receipt […]

City cracking down on book borrowers

Mike Linn Local librarians scored a major victory in the never-ending battle to recoup books when the Portales City Council adopted an ordinance that would make not returning a book a petty misdemeanor. The ordinance passed by a 6-1 vote at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Council member Jake Lopez cast the lone no vote. […]

D.A. Carter seeks funding, office space

Mike Linn The Roosevelt County District Attorney’s Office has been so cramped for space that at one point employees there used an area near the kitchen sink to file their cases. A similar shortage of personnel and funds for the district attorney’s office are allowing criminals, especially drug offenders, to receive light sentences and thus […]

ENMU News and Notes

By Dave Wagner IT’S PRETTY HARD TO win a basketball game with 31 turnovers. Of course, it helps if you dominate the boards 59-33 and shoot 22 of 27 from the free throw line. All those numbers accompanied Sunday’s season-opening 65-55 road win for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team over Colorado-Colorado Springs. […]

Zias win season opener

Freedom Newspapers COLORADO SPRINGS — Eastern New Mexico University’s starting front line combined for 36 points and 31 rebounds on Sunday and the Zias defeated Colorado-Colorado Springs 65-55 in the women’s basketball opener for both teams. Sophomore Elizabeth Richards scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, junior Loren Scarlett added 12 points and nine boards […]