Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

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Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 •

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There’s little difference between the big, empty fields at Cannon Air Force Base and big, empty fields you’d see at random places across eastern New Mexico. But that’s all about to change in a big way. For Cannon Air Force Base to survive and thrive in its new mission […]

Bombing range being retooled for new aircraft

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez An MC-130W Combat Spear drops a container release system load at the Melrose Air Force Range during a training exercise on Sept. 23. The drops are done at least once a week and prepare the aircrews for resupply missions in areas without airfields. By Kevin Wilson: […]

Bombing range being retooled for new aircraft

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By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico It’s 25 miles from Cannon Air Force Base, but the Melrose Air Force Range is never out of sight or out of mind for the future of the base and Air Force Special Operations Command. “It’s not just a bombing range,” said Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, deputy group commander […]

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell A MC-130W Combat Spear assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron sits on the flightline at Cannon. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections There’s little difference between the big, empty fields at Cannon Air Force Base and big, empty fields you’d see at random places across eastern […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Moving is rarely fun, but when you’re in the military, “it’s all what you make it,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Gonzolo “Gonzo” Rubio. Rubio and his family arrived in Clovis on Monday from Dover, Del. Of course there are housing differences from the east coast, like no basements or […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico

Shades, snacks on new shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a top-down/bottom-up window shade and gluten-free appetizers and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Terrell Sundermann will show how to make a top-down/bottom-up window shade. She’ll also talk about how to measure the window, determine the size […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Library Events

The following events are scheduled at the Portales Public Library: • Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. This week’s theme is “Chinese New Year!” Join us for stories, songs, and a short craft. • Thursday 6 p.m. will be a Family Reading Night at the library. We will be reading […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Floyd School Menus

MondayBreakfast: Pancakes, sausage patties, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans, salad, apricots, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) TuesdayBreakfast: Scrambled eggs, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Taco salad, mixed vegetables, white cake with icing, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) WednesdayBreakfast: Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Barbecue ribs, potato salad, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) ThursdayBreakfast: […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Siau-Cameron, BrumfieldRicky Lee Brumfield and Valerie Siau-Cameron will exchange wedding vows 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Central Christian Church in Portales. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Jan. 25, 2009 Community Services Center Menu

Monday: Taco, Pinto beans, salad, salsa, chocolate cake. Tuesday: BBQ chicken, pasta salad, mustard greens, roll, pears. Wednesday: Beef stew, squash, cornbread, chocolate cookie. Thursday: Ham and beans, okra, crackers, peaches. Friday: Roast beef with brown gravy, broccoli, baked potato, roll, banana pudding.

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales Junior High News

Spanish bee Ruben Tellez invites parents to the Spanish Spelling Bee Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at Portales Junior High. Basketball endsMonday finds the girls seventh- grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams in playing Marshall in Clovis. Marshall boys seventh-grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams come to Portales to face their Ram […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales High School News

College Goal Sunday slated College Goal Sunday will be hosted at Portales High School 1-3 p.m. in the Portales High School/Portales Municipal School District Computer Lab. College Goal Sunday provides financial aid application assistance to help ensure New Mexico students overcome barriers to college affordability. Representatives from the Eastern New Mexico University Financial Aid Office […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair Dora students have been working hard on science projects. Their entries will be exhibited during school hours on Tuesday, and until noon on Wednesday at the Dora Community Building. BPA places Members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the Regional Conference in Fort Sumner on Jan. 17. Colleen […]

Jan. 25, 2009 On the Shelves

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: The Great Depression Ahead by Harry S. Dent, Jr. The first and last economic depression that you will experience in your lifetime is just ahead. The year 2009 will be the beginning of the next long-term winter season and the initial end of […]

Fourteen to compete in county bee

By Betty Williamson: Special to the PNT Fourteen students from area schools will compete at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. The competition for junior division spellers, those in grades five and lower, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Becky Sharp Auditorium in ENMU’s College […]

Jan. 25, 2008 Elida School News

SportsTuesday: 4 p.m., Marshall at Elida, junior high boys and girlsThursday: 3 p.m., Melrose at Elida, junior high boys and girls, junior varsity boys and varsity girls and boysFriday: 4 p.m., Elida at Ft. Sumner, junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girlsFriday-Saturday: Portales Junior High Tournament at Portales;

In Tribute: 2008

Editor’s note: Following are names of those with area ties who died in 2008. The list was compiled by Administrative Assistant Caritina Pineda and proofread by PNT Senior Writer Argen Duncan. Any omissions or errors will be corrected in our online publication at www.cnjonline.com. Please call Pineda (763-6991) or Duncan (356-4481) with corrections. AAguirri, Miriam […]

LSC to add Incarnate Word in 2010

LSC Sports Information RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will expand to 16 teams in July 2010 when the league adds San Antonio-based University of Incarnate Word. The LSC Council of Presidents voted unanimously to extend the invitation to Incarnate Word at its annual winter meeting Jan. 16 at the NCAA convention in Washington, […]