Diamond Sharp Airmen: Avionics aficianado

Editor’s note: This feature is the thirty-fifth 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 their hard work and achievements. By Senior Airman Whitney Tucker 27th Special […]

522 SOS conducts joint training

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 522nd Special Operations Squadron ran their first joint training mission Sept. 26 over northern New Mexico. The 522 SOS real-world goal is to plan, prepare and execute missions to directly support special operations commanders through day and night low level infiltration/exfiltration, helicopter/tilt-rotor aerial […]

Sports nutrition advice — living actively

By Senior Airman Jette Carr 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Diet and exercise — these two components are essential to the construction and maintenance of a healthy body. Overall wellness and being continuously fit-to-fight is imperative in the lives of those who have answered the nation’s call. With a focus on the mission, the […]

Healthcare best off in free market

If someone has a broken ankle, you can’t solve their problem by shooting them in the kneecap. If the problem is the cost of medical care, you can’t solve it by socializing medicine and giving government even more control. Government interference is what drove the price up to begin with. The way to bring the […]

Letter to the Editor — Oct. 4

Washington makes great case for term limits A question: Have we come to the point in our elected representative government to consider term limits? I cannot be the only person within our community to think our government is broken. We no longer have men or women who want our country to do better, by overseeing […]

Government secrecy proves to be nonpartisan

A government that works in the dark is little good for citizens. That’s why the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government was formed back in 1989. Its purpose is simple: to keep the light shining on the actions of public officials who might prefer to do business behind closed doors. Over the years, FOG has […]

Stadium vote wraps up Friday

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An artist’s rendering of the proposed on-campus stadium for Eastern New Mexico University.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University freshman Jonathan McCormick thinks the college’s current stadium at Blackwater Draw is an embarrassment. He’s willing to put up the $40 a semester for the rest of his college career at ENMU to change that. “I haven’t been to many games yet but if […]

Musicians helping each other follow dreams

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News Tribune
Amauris Lopez, 23, also known as Teddy P., plays a song in his studio in Portales. Lopez is a native of New York City and goes to school at Eastern New Mexico University. In his free time, he works on his music.

Editor’s note: This profile is the first in a weekly series this month about the world of music.   By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Inside of a makeshift studio in a commercial building in west Portales, dreams are being pursued and skills are being crafted. Amauris Lopez, 23, created this haven of […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 4

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. COPE Reception — 3-5 p.m., COPE Center. The Council of Professors Emeriti will sponsor a special reception for emeritus and former faculty members. Information: 562-2253. College of Education and Technology School Carnival — 3:30-7 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Wednesday Caller reported: • 9:34 a.m.: Student smoking marijuana, 700 block of East Third. • 9:35 a.m.: Animal problem, 800 block of Redwine Quincy. • 10:08 a.m.: Requested officer, 800 block of East Second. • 10:27 a.m.: Credit card fraud, Portales. • 10:48 a.m.: Juvenile problem, 1500 […]

Choose to be happy every day

Each new day is a present wrapped with God’s love. It is a precious gift for all of us. We can open our gift with graciousness or we can ruin it with murmuring and complaining. The choice is ours. Our attitude makes the difference. God’s gifts to you and me are precious. Love, family and […]

Centipedes aren’t that bad

10-4 Centipede

I received a telephone call recently from a concerned young lady who stated that a centipede crawled across her while she was in bed. She said her entire body elevated itself 3 feet when she saw the uninvited guest drop to the mattress from her shoulder. As she watched in sheer terror, the centipede crawled […]

Inmates accuse jail staff of abuse

PNT staff Three Roosevelt County Detention Center inmates said they were indiscriminately sprayed with a pepper ball gun by a detention center officer last week, according to a tort claim notice filed at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. Portales attorney Eric Dixon is representing the three inmates, Roy Montano, Eric Pena and Byron Williams who […]

Anniversary festival set

PNT staff The St. Thomas More Newman Center in Portales will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with Eastern New Mexico University’s homecoming. The center is one of ENMU’s oldest organizations. The Catholic-based organization will be celebrating from today until Sunday. With the opening of Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1934, there was a need […]

Cannon shutdown impact

Information about the federal government shutdown’s impact on Cannon Air Force Base, posted on the Cannon Commandos Facebook page. The intent of this post is to provide information regarding the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron activities that are affected by the government shutdown to include closures, limited services, and event cancellations. Due to the […]

Rams looking for rebound with Elks visiting

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After a solid start through four games, everything came apart last week for the Portales Rams. PHS turned the ball over eight times and had 13 dropped passes, second-year coach Jaime Ramirez noted, in Friday’s 46-13 shellacking at Dexter. Portales (4-1) will try to get back on the […]

Clovis upends Portales 4-1


CMI staff Clovis coach Traci Sievers liked the way her team responded with a few starters held out with injuries. Samantha Meza scored a pair of goals and Shelbi Jones made four saves as visting Clovis beat Portales 4-1 Thursday in a girls non-district match. Carrie Sharp added a goal and an assist for the […]

Prep football capsules — Oct. 4

Reserve (0-3) at Dora (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Last meeting: 2013, Dora crushed the Mountaineers 66-14 on Sept. 6 at Reserve. Last year, the Coyotes won 71-6 at Dora. Last week: The Coyotes won by forfeit over Roy. Reserve lost to Animas 64-26. Of note: Dora coach Mason McBee said that while the Mountaineers […]

Greyhounds push win streak to five

CMI staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team needed a second-half rally to keep its win streak alive. Senior forward Eishu Kanemitsu scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as the Greyhounds beat Lubbock Christian 2-1 Thursday at the ENMU Soccer Field to push their win streak to five games. […]

Elida opens district play with win over Clovis Christian

Elida beat Clovis Christian 25-11, 25-15, 25-12 Thursday in the District 4-B volleyball opener for both teams. The Lady Tigers improved to 10-1 with the win. “It was good to get back into action after the Capitan tournament,” said Elida coach Darrell Chenault, referring to the Lady Tigers’ first loss of the season in a […]