Team roper brings home national title

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Junior Kyle Roberts brought home Eastern New Mexico University’s first national rodeo title in 32 years. Roberts teamed with Kory Bramwell of Ranger Junior College in Ranger, Texas, to win the team-roping crown at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. The duo roped four steer in 27.1 […]

Sanchez takes 7th in tourney, clubs pay price

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A broken driver on the first day didn’t stop him, and a broken three-wood on the last day certainly didn’t stop him. Portales Ram golfer Donavin Sanchez pushed through the two unlucky events, and took seventh place in the 2008 Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament this week in Wichita […]

Dairy Fest kicks off Saturday

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will take place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis. “Dairy Fest is a day of family-oriented fun where we encourage and invite the […]

It’s Their Job: Tracie Hanks

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Name: Tracie Hanks Job: Animal Control, Level 2 Certified with National Animal Control Association. Background: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and animal rescue in New York, and 15 years being a military spouse in places around the world such as Germany, Japan and Panama. Time on the job: Three years. Q. […]

Events Calendar June 27, 2008

SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State Park Interpretive series, Portales Fire Department — 7 p.m. group shelter TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners roomPortales City […]

Carlin’s work will live on but he’ll be missed

Editorial Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as the sheer […]

Everything can’t be mind construction

By Tibor Machan A central topic of philosophy throughout the ages has been whether human beings can trust their minds, including their sensory awareness and thinking. Skepticism about this has been a major challenge and many from Socrates to Ayn Rand and John Searle have responded with more or less elaborate arguments defending our capacity […]

Food, gasoline prices strange bedfellows

By Baxter Black At the top of the agenda for reporters this news cycle is the global food crisis. Jay Leno observed that the world is suffering from a food shortage and obesity at the same time. Pundits, who seem to have the attention span of a Bartlett pear, are busily looking for someone to […]

Bill would help CAFB

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II aircraft, five of which […]

Intense storm hits near Arch

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PNT Staff Report A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left one Portales family believing they had a close encounter with a twister Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service staff in Albuquerque said they tracked what was a pretty impressive storm near Arch around 7 p.m. Wednesday, but they never got any firm indication of a […]

Oasis could be looking to skies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Oasis State Park is being considered as a possible location for the final of four observatories being built by the New Mexico State Parks. The state parks department started the Reach for the Stars program in 2004 to promote the night skies of New Mexico as cultural resources, according […]

Judge adds eight years to murder conviction

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Freedom New Mexico A man convicted of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy will serve 24 years in prison after a judge added eight years to his sentence Wednesday, according to the district attorney’s office. During a bench trial to evaluate sentencing, District Judge Teddy Hartley enhanced the sentence of […]

Events Calendar June 26, 2008

ThursdayAndy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop InElida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m., high school library SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State […]

Sanchez makes cut in Texas

PNT Staff Report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Portales High School golfer Donavin Sanchez is tied for 10th place in the Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament going into the final round today. According to his father, Martin Sanchez, Donavin made the 40-player cut to be included in the final round of the three-day tournament which features […]

Cannon Community June 27

Water conservation measures Because of the need to conserve water during this season of high temperatures and scarce rainfall, base officials emphasize the following watering policy for housing residents:Watering is permitted on an odd- and even-system that uses the last digits of the house number. Residents in odd-numbered houses can water on odd-numbered days of […]

Education compact would help military children

By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections PORTALES — As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?” A transition to a new base can be difficult for school-aged children in military families, according to Jim Rickel, a quality of […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Public Affairs merges with multimedia

By Gabriel Monte, Cannon Connections The Cannon Public Affairs department is has gone from just producing written stories and photographs to broadcasting video stories on the Commanders Channel in the last year. The multimedia department combined with the public affairs desk and grew from a staff of four people to 20 people, according to Public […]

Sense of humor helpful in challenging situations

By Anita Doberman There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I have been […]

What's Happening June 27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Late nighter — 9 p.m. at The Landing Saturday Cannon Idol — 7 p.m. at The Landing, followed by late nighter End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]