Hull Street bridge open to traffic

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Kevin Wilson “First motorcycle,” the crew exclaimed at 10:52 a.m. as a grey-haired main pulled up to Justin Howalt and asked if it was safe to pass. “It looks smooth,” Clovis’ city engineer shouted over the breeze and motorcycle engine’s roar, “so you should be good to go through.” A few minutes later, it was […]

Grant McGee: Small town holds wondrous discoveries

Grant McGee Haven’t you found things around your town and wondered how they got here? For instance The Lady of the House and I were watching a movie we picked up at a yard sale. “NOT FOR SALE OR RENTAL. FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION PURPOSES ONLY.” These words popped up occasionally along the bottom of the […]

In Search of Ponies: Gift horses tether to Grandpa

Sharna Johnson The childhood memories are many and vivid. There were the sweets; sugared mulberries and raspberries on top of vanilla ice cream, butterscotch candies, the nectar from honey suckle blossoms, boxes of oranges and grapefruits at Christmas and thin ribbon candy. And the countless hours I spent at Grandpa’s house, sitting in the branches […]

Children of deployed more likely to seek mental health care

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON —Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded. Findings also show that children of married couples — with the father as the servicemember […]

Medal of Honor awarded to soldier

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor today to the first living servicemember to receive the distinction for service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. During a White House ceremony, the commander in chief of what he called “the finest military that the world has […]

‘Real Warriors’ campaign works to save lives

By Christen N. McCluney: Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON — Members of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury “Real Warriors” campaign are working to deliver the message that resources and tools are available for veterans seeking treatment for invisible wounds of war. “My mission through the Real Warriors […]

Program lets deployed troops read to children

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Scott Farley Tech. Sgt. David Aceveda reads a children’s book in front of a video camera Sept. 24 inside the USO Community Center on Dover AFB, Del., as part of the United Through Reading program. While Aceveda is deployed, the pre-recorded DVD and book will be sent to his children. Aceveda […]

Outdoor guide: Conchas State Park

Courtesy photo Conchas Lake State Park offers a wide variety of water sport activities including boating, fishing and water-skiing at this refreshing, 25-mile long reservoir. • Location: In Newkirk N.M., which is 34 miles northwest of Tucumcari via N.M. 104. It is a 116-mile drive from Clovis and 125 miles from Portales. • What do […]

Destroyer commissioning honors MOH recipient

U.S. Navy photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Cuaron The USS Jason Dunham enters its home port in Florida’s Port Everglades Harbor. The ship is named after Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, who was mortally wounded by insurgents in Iraq in April 2004 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. By Donna Miles: […]

Falcons dominate Lobos, 48-23

By Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs

Shipping deadlines for holiday mail upcoming

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Druanne Turner of Pack & Mail readies a package Friday afternoon at the store. She was packing locally-made salsa and chips, and said the shipment required dividers to protect the chips from being crushed.

Tree for heroes

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Vaughn Chesters looks over ornaments on the Our Heroes’ Tree at the Cannon library. Liliana Castillo Families at Cannon Air Force Base have a chance to publicly honor a veteran or active duty military member at the Cannon Library on the Our Heroes’ Tree. Military families can make […]

Vietnam veteran inspires daughter’s service

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Darron Salzer Army Maj. Trenia Coleman stands next to her father, Jessie Hill, a Vietnam veteran, during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 5. Coleman was promoted to major during the ceremony, and her father was formally awarded the Purple […]

It's their business: Katie’s Flowerland

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Floral designer Domonique Basped, left, and apprentice floral designer Kim Schiller work on a flower arrangement at Katie’s Flowerland. Gabriel Monte Katie’s Flowerland • Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Location: 1520 Mitchell St. Suite 5 • Type of business: Flower […]

County commission agrees to support LATN

Courtesy illustration The proposed low altitude training area covers about 94,000 acres of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Assuring property owners’ rights would not be encumbered and the future of wind energy in the region will not be jeopardized, Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting low altitude […]

Nov. 19 — Fishing report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 16, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish andthefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions mayvary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angleractivities. SoutheastNote: Stocking in Carlsbad area delayed until […]

TRICARE referrals can be easy to obtain

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Has your primary care manager (PCM) decided that you need to see a specialist? Getting the care you need is just four simple steps away: • Get a referral: If you are a TRICARE Prime beneficiary who needs specialty medical care, you’ll need to get your PCM […]

Day trip: Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Courtesy photo Gabriel Monte Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum • Location: 9201 Balloon Museum Drive Northeast, Albuquerque. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and artistic objects reflecting worldwide achievements in this field. The museum offers interactive and hands-on […]

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The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Southern cuisine Monday: All-American cuisine Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Carving station Thursday: Closed for holiday

Food at the speed of life: Turkey dinners unite community

Two Portales turkey dinners mean family and more. Methodist church’s turkey dinner raises money for missions, and Portales Community Outreach provides a free Thanksgiving Day meal. The Methodist dinner lets the community gather and catch up. The volunteers really seem to have everything running on greased gears. According to the church, this year’s dinner included: […]