Tech-wise, not your grandpa’s Roundhouse

By Sue Vorenberg: The New Mexican

Lobbyist spending reports trickle in

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Bidding proposed for Valles elk licenses

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Early warm-up


By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lugene Blue walks her neighborhood almost everyday, but the recent unseasonably warmspell embracing eastern New Mexico has ensured her walks are pleasant. Temperatures in New Mexico have been average 33 percent warmer than normal in December and January, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Blue, who has […]

Six vie for Curry County spelling bee crown

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Spelling Bee starts at 9 a.m. today at Clovis Community College in Room 512. The winner of the county bee will participate in a statewide spelling bee in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque bee will determine the winner representing New Mexico at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in […]

Portales Relay for Life kicking off

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life of Portales is kicking off its annual March fundraiser with a registration party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Hut in Portales. The community effort raises money for the American Cancer Society and cancer research. Pledge sheets and other information will be available […]

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

Academy coach’s contract extended

Air Force News Service U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Officials of the U.S. Air Force Academy Athletic Association and Academy head football coach Troy Calhoun agreed on a new five-year contract that runs through the 2013 season, Academy officials said Jan. 21 here. Director of Athletics Dr. Hans Mueh said the AFAAA has also […]

Women Falcons lose 55-50 to Colorado State

Air Force News Service U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — U.S. Air Force Academy senior Brooke Cultra led the Falcons with 11 points to go with six rebounds but the women’s basketball team dropped a 55-50 Mountain West Conference contest to Colorado State Jan. 20 at Clune Arena at the Academy. Falcons Kim Kreke notched […]

Child rearing doesn’t always require violence

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connection columnist I

Jan. 23 Cannon Community

Develop your ‘Inner Leader’ — The chapel will host “Developing the Leader Within You,” a leadership development video class, for eight weeks beginning Jan. 30. The video class, taught by John Maxwell, is an hour-long session that will begin at noon weekly. There are 20 openings available. Information: Chaplain (Capt.) Donald Bridges, 784-2507. Snack bar […]

Airman recognized for exceptional work

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran recently received the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award at the Special Operations Com-mand Level. The recognition honors his work maintaining munitions. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran spends his days around explosives. Cochran, who has been stationed at […]

Jan. 23 -Jan. 25 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Bakd and fried fish Monday: Glazed ham steak and roast turkey Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Closed Thursday: Closed The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish and chips Monday: Turkey club […]

Jan. 23 -Jan. 25 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Cadillac Records, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Tale Of Despereaux, G 7 p.m. — Delgo, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — Tale Of Despereaux, G 7 p.m. — Cadillac Records, R

Jan. 23 -Jan. 29 What's Happening

Friday Lover’s Getaway — Sign up by today. Retreat will be at Pagosa Springs, Colo and includes three-night hotel accommodations and two hours of snowmobile riding. Information: Outdoor Recreation, 784-2773. Kids Club event — 5:27 p.m. to 7:27 p.m., The Landing. Event includes movie, games and prizes.

Jan. 23 Honors

• The 27th Special Operations Medical Group Dental Clinic received the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Outstanding Small Dental Clinic Team Award. The clinic was also nominated for the USAF Small Dental Clinic Team of the Year Award. •l Master Sgt. Jannessa Force, 27th Special Operations Medical Group, was awarded with the 2008 Air […]

Choices are ours, not government’s

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The Oakland Worldwide apartments in California do not ban smoking around the pool frequented by renters. John Birke thinks the smoke his child is inhaling there is hurting her. But instead of taking the trouble of moving to a place where no smoking is permitted by the pool, […]

Commutation not related to justice

Freedom New Mexico Anti-immigration activists got something of a gift this week when President George W. Bush commuted the sentences of two Border Patrol agents who were convicted for shooting a fleeing drug dealer and tampering with evidence as part of a cover-up. Conservatives in particular had been lobbying for a pardon, but Bush was […]

It’s their job: Ashley Kendrick


Name: Ashley Kendrick Job: Owner of Coffee Depot Background: Ashley was raised and attended school in the Portales area. She began working at the shop when her mother opened it three years ago. Time as owner: One year What does your job entail? All the usual tasks that go along with making gourmet coffee. What […]

Council will meet in executive session

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council is holding a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall to name a replacement for Ward B Councilor Jake L. Lopez. Lopez’ last meeting was Tuesday. He resigned to serve on the Roosevelt County Commission.