Prep summaries — Dec. 19

Thursday Girls Dora 56, Vaughn 14 Vaughn (1-4) — Sanaie Castillo 1, Holly Perez 8, Arianna Garcia 4, Perla Villegas 1. Totals 3 8-14 14. Dora (5-4) — Jaedin Paxton 5, Savannah Kircher 2, Brenna Bates 4, Daelynn Lee 10, Marty Testin 2, Taylor Dillard 19, Kaly Cone 3, Shaelie Payne 5, Brittany Kanmore 6. […]

Zias win third straight

Staff report After a bit of a stumble to start the season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has reeled off three straight wins. On Thursday, senior forward  Tori Tucker of Floyd scored 22 points and the Zias beat Florida Southern 66-48 Thursday in the first round of the Terrace Hotel Classic in […]

Student population steady

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer Roosevelt County student populations have shown little fluctuation from last year to this year. There were 2,843 students enrolled on the 80th school day in Portales, according to a school official, which is down 22 students from last year at the same benchmark. Portales schools Student Teacher Accountability Reporting […]

ENMU basketball capsule — Dec. 19

Men ENMU at South Dakota Mines • When: 6:30 p.m. today at Rapid City, S.D. • Records: ENMU 6-4, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 2-9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Texas-Permian Basin 102-99 on Saturday at Odessa, Texas. The Hardrockers also played on Saturday, losing to […]

Purple Heart goes home

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer On Feb. 14, 1968, Freddie Joe Roberts of Melrose was sent to Vietnam with the 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division of the U.S. Army. A month later, the infantryman was killed in hostile combat in the Quang Tri Province during the Tet Offensive at the age of 20, […]

What’s happening — Dec. 19

Today Crafty Kids All day, Cannon Library Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Holiday movie 5 p.m., Youth Center SAPI bowling night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes No Good Deed 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Crafty kids All day, Cannon Library Ski Angel Fire 5 p.m., Outdoor Recreation Center Guardians of the Galaxy 3 p.m., […]

Cannon pilot first in AFSC to graduate weapons school

By Susan Garcia U.S. Air Force Weapons School A pilot from the 33rd Special Operations Squadron, at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, became the first member of the 18X career field to graduate from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 13. The Air Commando belongs to the […]

Good customer service part of management position

By Kitsana Dounglomchan Local columnist I was planning to host an event and there was a great location I had in mind for it. I went to speak to the building manager to see if it could be arranged. When I arrived in the manager’s office she was typing on the computer. She didn’t look up to […]

Happy holidays to America’s Air Commandos

Editor’s note: The following messages are from the Air Force Special Operations Command and 27th Special Operations Wing commanders. This has been a great year to be a part of AFSOC. Your precision and reliability have made us the most respected and capable special operations force ever. I thank you for the hard work and […]

Medical education: Current flu drift

By Senior Airman Kathleen Fury 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron Predictions are that the current 2014-2015 flu season could be severe. Anyone who has not already been vaccinated should do so immediately. Individuals showing symptoms of the flu are highly encouraged to see their medical provider within 48 hours as treatment is most effective […]

Earning a new name

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Chip Slack
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nathan Scopac, 9th Special Operations Squadron commander, renders a salute to squadron formation during a redesignation ceremony Dec. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Members of Team Cannon came to support the Air Commandos of the newly-minted squadron as they embraced their notable heritage and eagerly await the chance to demonstrate capabilities under their new name.

By Airman 1st Class Chip Slack 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing attended a re-designation ceremony Dec. 9 to transition the 522nd Special Operations Squadron to the 9th Special Operations Squadron. While this event commemorated the closing of one chapter, members of Team Cannon came to support the […]

Fishing report — Dec. 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 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Teen births drop from 2012 to 2013

Staff report New Mexico teenagers are giving birth less often, according to a Department of Health study released Thursday. The report shows the state’s birth rate dropped 10 percent from 2012 to 2013 for 15-to 19-year-olds. Roosevelt County’s numbers went up slightly during the same time period, but remain below the state average. DOH records […]

Empty stocking fund — Dec. 19

Editor’s note: All information is provided by Salvation Army Commander Lt. Kelly Berggren. • Today’s focus: Family S • Household members: 5 • Children: 4 • Special circumstance: This mother of four recently had knee surgery and is caring for her children while recovering. The children’s grandmother, who they were close to, recently passed away. […]

Mills Canyon features rock cliffs, rugged landscapes

U.S. Forest Service photo
The walls of the Melvin Mills house still stand at the Mills Canyon Campground near Roy.

Mills Canyon, in Harding County, presents a startling but pleasant change from the sea of prairie grass above it. At its end, the road into Mills Canyon descends rapidly, shifting from level prairie grasses to ponderosa and pinyon pine and rock cliffs. The descent ends at the Canadian River. A look back reveals the river’s […]

Ability to identify flammables good skill to have on farm

By Audra Brown Local columnist Life on and about the farm requires a number of skills. Some, quick to master, others more slow, and then there are those skills that must be learned before it’s too late. There is no try, just do it right and don’t blow it — or let it blow up. […]

Bird watchers flock to see rare Eurasian crane

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer Last month, the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge received a special guest from Russia. His name is Vladimir, he stands taller than everyone around him, and he might stay until February. Just to be clear, Vladimir, or Waldo, depending on who you ask, is a Eurasian common crane and he […]

Water system first phase nears completion

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer The first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System will be nearly completed by Saturday, officials said. The completion of the Ute Lake water intake station was announced Thursday morning during the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. ENMWUA […]

Lord doesn’t expect what we don’t have

By Judy Brandon Religion columnist I told this story several years ago in my weekly column and I believe it is worth telling again. Several years ago, I had purchased a CD with Christmas songs sung by children for my grandchildren. Not long after that, I was on the way home from some doctor appointments […]

God entered the world at Bethlehem, and most didn’t notice

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist When the King of kings landed at Bethlehem, when God the Almighty began Heaven’s assault on Satan’s turf, when the forces of the Divine arrayed against the forces of evil, the landing craft (as C. S. Lewis has described it) was a manger. The God of the universe wrapped himself […]