Events Calendar — July 5

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Blood Drive — 3-6:15 p.m., Wal-Mart parking lot. Must be at least 16 years of age and good health to donate blood. Information: Bloodhero.com  Saturday Star gazing — Dusk, Oasis State Park. Viewing will take place at the park office parking […]

My Turn: ‘Monsters University’ as cute as first

“Monsters University” had a different dynamic than as its predecessor, “Monsters Inc.,” but it was just as cute with just as much excitement as the first one. The new movie goes back to the college days of leading monster characters Mike and Sully, who start the movie with a strong dislike of one another then […]

Civil Air Patrol hosts open house

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By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Civil Air Patrol Clovis High Plains Composite Squadron hosted an open house June 22 at the Clovis Municipal Airport in Clovis. Spectators were able to get close and personal with CAP aircraft, such as the Cessna 172, 182 and 206, while being treated […]

Beat the summer heat: 79 days of savings at Cannon Exchange restaurants

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs As temperatures heat up this summer, the discounts inside direct operated Exchange restaurants are getting cooler for Military Star Card holders at Cannon Air Force Base. From July 5 to Sept. 21, every food or drink order made with a Military Star Card will be discounted by […]

More than meets the eye: Flex and the city

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the fourth in a series highlighting exceptional spouses at Cannon. This just in: recent reports show that Facebook creeping has officially surpassed baseball as the nation’s favorite pastime. In unrelated news, cavalier use of the “duck” face is now […]

A page from the past: Finding a place for history

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing held a ceremony to celebrate the official new home of the Combat Talon I, tail number 64-0523, June 28 near the front entrance of Cannon Air Force Base. If the retired aircraft could speak, it would undoubtedly have many […]

Need to knows about retraining

By Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The U.S. Air Force approved the release of the fiscal year 2014 Active Duty NCO Retraining Program implementation instructions for Phase I and II, June 3. Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base are being provided additional information regarding the program as a […]

27 SOW activates 27 SOAOS

By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The addition of the 27th Special Operations Air Operations Squadron to the 27th Special Operations Wing was marked by a squadron activation ceremony June 27 at Cannon Air Force Base. Taking command of the newly minted squadron was Lt. Col. Edward Espinoza, who is […]

Splashing around: Cannon hosts young visitors

By 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Company Grade Officers’ Council of Cannon Air Force Base is at it again! Two dozen little visitors from the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home came to splash around with Cannon’s CGOC at the DZ Pool, June 29. The children enjoyed a tummy full […]

Shooke Unleashed provides second chance for unwanted pets

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Pet overpopulation is a country-wide problem in America. Every year, thousands of animals are euthanized in kill shelters or abandoned to survive on their own. These animals could have made faithful companions and wonderful family pets if given a second chance at life. To […]

Genuine freedom is costly gift

Over 28 years ago, when I moved to small town America, I discovered the largest and best part of America, the small town part, and Independence Day came alive with color. I felt like a deprived little rich kid growing up in a mega-church who thought he knew what a church dinner was but then […]

Bad report should be wake-up call

We’re dead last. That’s the sorry news according to the latest “Kids Count” report. The gist of the report is that in terms of health care, education, economic conditions, and family unit cohesiveness, New Mexico children are worse off than kids in other states. The report was co-released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and […]

Plan could save us from socialism pit

There are a lot of libertarian books and authors out there. Most of the older examples can be rather dry and difficult for modern readers to wade through. As enlightening a book as Albert Jay Nock’s 1935 work “Our Enemy, the State” is, it can’t be considered light or leisurely reading. But it will upset […]

SBA results justify targeted funding, accountability attached

— Albuquerque Journal If there was any question of whether New Mexico’s students — including minority students from poor families — could rise to meet higher expectations, the 2013 Standards-Based Assessment answers it. And if there was any question of whether state-level education reform and spending — targeted to address specific deficiencies — could do […]

Fishing Report — July 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: Trout fishing was fair to […]

Celebrating independence

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Stone Braker Rocky Mountain Fireworks will put on the annual Portales fireworks show tonight in the Eastern New Mexico University athletic fields. The show will also feature music by Engine Room and Will Banister.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The grand finale of tonight’s fireworks show is dedicated to the men and women serving at Cannon Air Force Base, says Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. The chamber and area churches organized a Fourth of July celebration filled with music and activities, but they want […]

Q&A: New judge’s interests evolved

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Judge Barbara George presides from the bench during a municipal court session on Monday. George was recently appointed municipal judge after the retirement of Judge Fred Arnold.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Roosevelt County Probate Court Judge Barbara George began her first day as Municipal Court Judge on Monday. George was appointed by the Portales City Council to replace retiring Judge Fred Arnold because of her experience and leadership in the community. Why did you want to become a […]

Holiday Closing List — July 4

The following businesses, schools and government agencies in Portales will be closed today for the Fourth of July holiday: Government City of Portales offices Portales Police Department Portales News-Tribune administration Portales Public Library Roosevelt County offices Roosevelt County Magistrate Court Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Banks American Heritage Bank First Financial Credit Union J.P. Stone Community […]

Events Calendar — July 4

Today Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show — 6 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University soccer field. The event is organized by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Information: 356-6662.  Friday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598.  Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: […]

My Turn: Cowboy Jim’s secret steak

In honor of this holiday, I am revealing a long-held secret family recipe: Cowboy Jim’s Fourth of July Steak. Gather at least twice as much mesquite wood as you think you could possibly need. If possible, get someone else to do this for you. Grubbing mesquite is hard work, best done competitively by teenaged boys. […]