Portales man found not guilty

CMI staff A Portales man accused of kidnapping and beating his estranged wife was found not guilty of all charges Friday by a District Court jury in Portales. Manuel Gonzalez, 25, was charged with felony kidnapping, false imprisonment and battery against a household member, according to his attorney Michael Garrett. Garret said the jury deliberated […]

Prep football scoreboard

Rio Rancho Cleveland 41, Clovis 21 Portales 57, Raton 12 Muleshoe 42, Lubbock Roosevelt 12 Foothill 13, Melrose 12, Texico 39, Eunice 7. Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 15 New Deal 47, Farwell 14 Dimmitt 41,Bovina 6

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Prodigious planner

By By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the thirty-third in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp Award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for […]

New honorary commanders announced

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs As outgoing honorary commanders stepped down, six new individuals were announced to be taking their place Sept. 14 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Special Operations Wing Honorary Command Program places prominent members of the surrounding community with Cannon leadership to give the locals an opportunity to learn […]

Hispanic Heritage Month at Cannon

By Desiree Ann Montenegro 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs National Hispanic Heritage Month is scheduled to officially kick-off Sept. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base, with a scheduled signing of a proclamation, dessert tasting, piñata breaking, entertainment and finger foods. Since its inception in 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month has been recognized from Sept. […]

Air Force Ball celebrates 66 years of history

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operation Wing Public Affairs Air Commandos from Cannon Air Force Base celebrated 66 years of Air Force History Sept. 1 at the Air Force Ball held at the Clovis Civic Center in Clovis. The ball is an annual celebration held in honor of the day the Air Force […]

Lockwood students salute airmen

By Emily Crowe Cannon Connections Students at Lockwood Elementary extended a special thanks to a group of Cannon Air Force Base airmen Tuesday as part of their annual Constitution Day celebration. Constitution Day, a congressional initiative to educate students about the 226 year-old document, is required to be observed in schools that receive federal funding. […]

Air Commando with herencia Hispana

By Desiree Ann Montenegro 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the nation celebrates and recognizes the unforgettable contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebration, remembrance and recognition of unique aspects that make up the Hispanic culture and […]

Teams on turnarounds meet in Portales

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After struggling mightily last season, the Portales and Raton football teams appear to be on the rebound. Each has already exceeded modest win totals from 2012 as they head into today’s 7 p.m. matchup at Blackwater Draw. “They’re playing real well right now,” Tigers coach Brock Walton said […]

Hounds coach expects stiff test from Air Force JV

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn has little idea of what to expect when the Greyhounds face the Air Force junior varsity in a 2 p.m. contest today in Colorado Springs, Colo. To get a feel for what his team might see, he said he’s watched tapes of the Falcons’ varsity […]

Hounds draw with Texas A&M International in weather-shortened contest

CMI staff Texas A&M International’s Camilo Botero scored in the 80th minute to give the Dustdevils a 2-2 tie against Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s soccer match called in the 84th minute due to darkness at the ENMU pitch. The teams had lightning delay lasting nearly two hours, which pushed back the scheduled […]

Property rights in their dog days

Clovis’ recent anti-property rights ordinance — disguised as a pest-control measure — should hammer the point home that there is no such thing as “conservative” or “liberal.” Many of those advocating for this ordinance call themselves conservatives. But there are only those who hunger to control others and take their property, and those who have […]

SNAP program should get examination for real need

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a standalone bill that would cut about $4 billion annually from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The U.S. Senate in June passed a farm bill that would trim SNAP by about $400 million. So it would appear both chambers believe the food stamp program is ready for some […]

La Casa strikes deal for ENMU health services


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University students will no longer have to be referred to Roosevelt General Hospital for medical needs that can’t be taken care of at the school’s clinic as officials finalized a deal to contract medical services from La Casa Family Health Center. The nurse practitioner who […]

Salmonella case at Portales hatchery considered closed


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A New Mexico Department of Health official labeled a nationwide salmonella outbreak connected to a Portales hatchery in August a “case closed.” The department’s Public Information Officer David Morgan said Privett Hatchery, which supplies baby chicks and other live baby poultry, has corrected the issues that linked a […]

Worrying never beneficial

Joan Clayton

Of all the things you have ever worried about, tell me something good that came about a result of your worrying. I don’t like to worry. It disturbs my peace. It makes me nervous. It makes me feel bad. What is worry? I define it as “rehearsing calamity,” a meditating on the worse thing that […]

Police blotter — Sept. 20

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:59 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Melrose. • 11:16 a.m.: Assault, 800 block of South Avenue C. • 12:19 p.m.: Juvenile with a taser, 300 block of Chicago. • 1:16 p.m.: Car fire by high school, 300 block of School Drive. • 1:24 p.m.: […]

My Turn — No power sounds like horror to me

Alisa Boswell

We’ve all seen our fair share of post-apocalyptic movies and television shows where the world goes to chaos and life as we know it ends for one reason or another, whether by zombies, war or a massive meteor. A lot of people seem to enjoy these stories, probably because they focus on the fight to […]

Events calendar — Sept. 20

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598.   Saturday We the Kids, For the Kids park cleanup — 9 a.m., […]

Fishing Report — Sept. 19

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 — We had no […]