TRICARE promises continued access to prescription medicines

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, […]

YMCA to open its doors in Clovis

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The Clovis YMCA will open April 30 and began accepting charter memberships Monday. Associate Executive Director Shane Nelson said the chapter took 27 memberships its first day. The local chapter is part of the YMCA of Central Eastern New Mexico, headquartered in Albuquerque. The center will provide gym services to […]

Their view: Bill would promote free access to public data

Sarah Welsh is executive director for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. She is asking for support for a a free access to public data.

Economic development official recruiting tenants for industrial park

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds of acres to pick from. Railroad and utility access available. It’s a pitch Clovis Industrial Development Corporation officials believe is a winner when it comes to the Clovis Industrial Park. But the 250-acre park, finished in the summer of 2008, has been slow to attract potential industries. After two-plus years, just one […]

DBIDS registration mandatory for base access

By 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Beginning Nov. 1, everybody who has an identification card to allow them access to the base will have to be registered in the Defense Biometrics Identification System to gain entrance. Anyone who is not registered on that date will be directed to the Visitor Control Center for registration, […]

Technology eases veterans' access to health, benefits

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs officials are launching a multi-year initiative called Veterans Relationship Management, or VRM, that will greatly improve veterans’ access to health care and benefits information. “VRM will transform veterans’ interactions with VA by using innovative 21st century technologies,” said VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. “Veterans will […]

PJHS news —

State offering database access The New Mexico State Library is offering a research database for junior high students in the state. A table of contents lists about 50 different categories and topics for student research. The URL is http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=nm_s_portalesjhs The password to access this information is “pjhsrams.” Bullying unacceptable Counselor Matt Alvarado and Principal Steve […]

Civilians given 60-day access to records after separating

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Civilian Service employees are now able to access their electronic Official Personnel Folder for up to 60 days following their date of separation. This new capability allows employees to log into the AFPC Secure website from a personal computer using […]

Expanded digital access uses same common sense

By Master Sgt. Keith Houin: U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Social networking sites are open to Air Force servicemembers and employees in the workplace. This change to policy has raised many questions about using social media officially and personally in the workplace. When you get right down to […]

Air Force allows social media access

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide. Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative. Air Force Space Command, […]

Policy OKs social media access, with caveats

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A new Defense Department policy authorizes DOD members to access social networking Web sites and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn’t compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites. Defense Department officials issued the long-awaited policy Feb. […]

Federal grant to expand Internet access

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications received a federal grant Wednesday of more than $11 million to expand high-speed Internet access in eastern and central New Mexico. According to a news release from the state Department of Information Technology, the company plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment money to enhance existing […]

Families get free access to caregiver network

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Military families now have free access to an online network of caregivers who can assist with everything from babysitting to dog walking. Sittercity is the nation’s largest online source for local babysitters, nannies, elder care providers, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors, and contains more than 1 […]

Portal access restricted

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Global Combat Support System-Air Force computer officials will begin restricting access to the Air Force Portal to only users with a common access card or valid public key infrastructure certificate beginning today. Air Force Knowledge Now began restricting access to CAC/ PKI users Jan. 1, and Air Force Personnel […]

McDonalds to offer free Wi-Fi

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Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Restaurants offering free Internet have been popping in recent years, but in 2010 they will be as common as french fries and golden arches. Beginning Jan. 1, all McDonald’s locations will offer free Internet access for customers. Internet service isn’t new at restaurants and coffee shops in eastern New Mexico. […]

Recreation opportunities abound in Portales

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County 4-H member Daizia Looney, 10, shears her goat in preparation for the Roosevelt County Fair. The 4-H program provides a variety of activities for 5- to 19-year-olds, with many opportunities for the whole family to get involved. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Did you know Portales has a Frisbee […]

April 24 Commander's Action Line

Are the trailers near Ute Lake still run by the base and available for use by people from Cannon? Thank you for the inquiry on the trailers you recall being at Ute Lake. Unfortunately those trailers are no longer available. The base outdoor recreation office has several trailers that can be rented and towed up […]

Comcast launches HDTV

PNT Staff Report Comcast has announced that it will launch high-definition television service today, bringing HDTV programming access from Fox News, Travel Channel, National Geographic, Food Network and CNN to customers in Portales.

March 13 Commander's Action Line

I am concerned with the lack of appointments, can you help? Thank you for bringing your appointment access issues to our attention. Continuity of care and access for acute needs, especially in our pediatric population, are both challenges we are actively addressing. Since August, 2008 (and even before), we have been in constant communication with […]

Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]