Local Briefs Sept. 7, 2008

Udall to host Academy Day at PHS U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be hosting Academy Day at Portales High School from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. The purpose of the event is to inform high school students and their families about U.S. service academies. Among the academies represented will be the U.S. Air Force Academy and […]

Events Calendar Sept. 7, 2008

TodayCurry County Trade Days and garage sale — Noon to 5 p.m. Outside spaces available to sell garage sale items for $10 per day. Information: 762-8827. MondayPortales Municipal Schools board meeting — 6 p.m., Central Office board room.Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First […]

Civilian employment at CAFB higher than expected

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base maintained a higher than expected civilian workforce during its transition to a special operations wing. The Civil Service workforce at Cannon dropped from 730 in 2006 to 570 at present. However, the civilian personnel office is looking to fill 50 positions on base, according to Cannon Public Affairs […]

Turning the page on newspaper career

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I’ve turned over a dozen ways in my mind to write this column but none of them quite work so maybe I’ll just go for the straight-to-the-point summary lead. After more than 35 years of

Editorial: Bush plays losing hand with Russia

President Bush has proposed sending $1 billion in economic and humanitarian aid to Georgia to help that small country on Russia’s border rebuild after its disastrous war with Russia last month. Bush’s gesture indicates a certain amount of bravado and a commendable fellow feeling for a country his administration has encouraged. But it doesn’t suggest […]

Motherhood plays strong part in politics

By Anita Doberman It seems that parenting has become a hot ticket when it comes to politics. This has always been the case in one way or another. A single candidate has always been viewed with suspicion, even by single voters, and having children has always been a basic credential. Fair or not, those were […]

Hounds drop soccer opener to Hilltoppers

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s got a goal each from four players Friday and spoiled the season opener for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team, beating the Greyhounds 4-0 at the ENMU pitch. Patrick Miller and Dustin Cherry scored in the first half for the Hilltoppers (2-0), while Robert Georglefski and Jorge Vega […]

Zias post two wins in California tourney

Freedom New Mexico SEASIDE, Calif. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up its first two wins of the season Friday in the Cal State-Monterey Bay Tournament. The Zias (2-4) swept William Jessup in the first match of the day and beat Cal-State Stanislaus 3-1 later. Senior Vanessa Wilcox recorded nine kills — […]

Chief candidates narrowed down

Freedom New Mexico The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said […]

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States and beyond have made their way to this year’s Clovis Music Festival thanks to their fascination with the songs that were produced at Norman Petty’s studio. Bobby Vee sounded exactly like those people before he hit the stage on Friday night. Vee […]

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car Club lined the front of parking lot at Mesa Elementary School in Clovis. Inside, about 470 students gathered in the school’s gym Friday morning for a concert by the Fireballs, The Poor Boys and Buddy Holly Tribute singer Johnny Rogers, […]

Reward leading to fugitives’ capture increased

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The rewards for information leading to the capture of two escaped Curry County inmates has been increased, according to the district attorney’s office. The Curry County Crime Stoppers Board decided Friday to offer $5,000 for information leading to the arrests of Edward Salas and Larry McClendon. Salas, 21, is […]

Area National Guard members giving aid in Louisiana

Freedom New Mexico Army National Guard members from Clovis and Portales are in Louisiana to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Among the more than 500 personnel sent were 90 assigned to the 717th Brigadier Support Battalion out of Roswell, which includes members in Clovis and Portales, according to National Guard spokesman Lt. […]

Muleshoe leads Rams at half

Muleshoe scored on the final play of the first half and leads Portales 41-28. Both teams are 1-0.

Hounds look for improvement in home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo knew there would be some kinks going from Eastern New Mexico University’s traditional triple-option look to a spread offense. The Greyhounds hope they’ve got some of the bugs worked out this week as they prepare to host Southwestern Oklahoma in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover […]

Zia booters record first win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Lawrence notched her second career hat trick Friday. Turns out, it was just enough. Lawrence, a junior forward from Roswell, provided all the scoring for the Zias, who held off Colorado Christian 3-2 at the ENMU soccer pitch for their first win of the season. ENMU (1-3) managed […]

One-vehicle rollover

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PNT Staff Report The driver and one passenger of the 1998 Ford Taurus were taken to Roosevelt General Hospital after rolling over at about 2:45 p.m., according

Major league game includes airmen

USAF photo: Senior Airman Marleah Miller Maj. Gen. William Chambers, director of communication for the office of the secretary of the Air Force, administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits during the Washington Nationals Air Force Appreciation Night held on Aug. 29. By Staff By Staff Sgt. Monique Randolph: Secretary of the Air […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Football Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The End Zone. Saturday 3-6-9 Tournament — 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes. UFC Liddell vs. Evans — 6 p.m. The End Zone. Sunday Football Frenzy Kickoff Party — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The End Zone. Monday Nine Hole Scramble — 5 p.m. Whispering Winds. […]

Aircrew transports wounded warriors

By Lt. Col. Ann Peru Knabe: 440th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Pope Air Force Base, N.C. — Almost three years have passed since aircrews in the 440th Airlift Wing here started flying special missions known as Integrated CONUS Medical Operations Plan missions.