Concept of giving not lost on farm

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist The week before Christmas the farmer announced to the animals that he would not be giving them the traditional cheese and sausage box. The pig was relieved. The farmers suggested instead they should draw names. “Does that include non-domesticated animals, too?” asked the armadillo. “Yes, But only warm-blooded,” was the […]

Medical group AFSOC winners announced

By: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The 2009 Air Force Special Operations Command, Medical Service winners were announced last week. The winners, listed below, having won at the Maj.or Command level, are now nominated to compete at the Air Force level.

Chamber director announces mayor run

PNT staff Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King announced Monday she is running for Portales mayor. “I’ve been committed to community service most of my life,” King said in a news release. “Now I want to expand that commitment into city government.” King said the pairing of the positions of chamber executive […]

No arrests announced in fire

Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said Friday no arrests have been announced in relation to the fire that gutted K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Wednesday. Officials at the fire department said the case is still under investigation. The Clovis Police said Wednesday the case is being investigated as an arson.

Veterans Affairs secretary announces new gravesite locator

American Forces Press Service The secretary of Veterans Affairs announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs has made the gravesites of more than 6.7 million veterans easier to locate using handheld devices with Internet capability, such as “smart phones.” “This innovative program continues VA’s commitment to use the latest technology to provide veterans and their […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

Guide to swine flu

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Protests delay provider transition

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

May 15, 1939

Eastern New Mexico Junior College President Donald W. MacKay announced that New Mexico Gov. John E. Miles would present the diplomas to 77 junior college graduates at the commencement later in the month. MacKay also announced that H. L. Kent, vice president of Texas Technological College and former New Mexico State College president, would be […]

Selective re-enlistment bonus list announced

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list which contains 82 Air Force specialties. The revised listing increased bonuses for one Air Force specialty code — contracting. Seventeen AFSCs will receive lower SRBs than previously offered and seven AFSCs were removed from the […]

Obama strategy for Afghanistan poorly planned

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration has announced it may have to turn to military personnel, mainly reservists with relevant civilian skills, to fill hundreds of posts that had been intended for civilian experts. The Obama strategy for Afghanistan announced last month included a dramatic increase in “nation-building” efforts that would include, as President Obama […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Local United Way names new board members

United Way of Eastern New Mexico has announced five new

April 10 Cannon Community

Youth softball clinics schedule announced — Softball clinics have been scheduled for youths, ages 5-12, April 13-16, from 5 to 6 p.m. Clinics will be taught by Lacy Collins, a former college softball player. Schedule: April 13, ages 5-6; April 14, ages 7-8; April 15, ages 9-10; and April 16, ages 11-12. The groups will […]

Editorial: Science, not politics, should guide drug laws

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced the federal government will effectively end the Bush administration’s policy of raiding medical marijuana distributors who are operating legally under state law. The decision is welcome and long-overdue news and in line with promises President Barack Obama made repeatedly along the campaign trail. Of course, this simple statement will […]

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.

ENMU won’t renew men’s coach Scanlan

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is looking for a new men’s basketball coach. The school announced Monday that it will not renew the contract of Shawn Scanlan for the 2009-10 season. Scanlan went 102-143 in nine seasons at the helm, but was done in by a 10-44 overall record and […]

Good Conduct Medal reinstated by Air Force

By Maj. Paul Villagran: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force officials announced Feb. 11 the reinstatement of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal for enlisted members, effective immediately and retroactive to Feb. 6, 2006, when the medal was discontinued. Airmen who are eligible should see an update automatically in their records on […]

Capping pay would further mar economy

President Barack Obama has announced a cap of $500,000 a year on the pay of senior executives at distressed financial institutions that receive bailout money deemed “exceptional assistance” from the taxpayers via the federal government. This is an understandable move considering the circumstances, but it carries some dangers. One can understand the populist impulse behind […]

Greyhounds sign large class

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Should Eastern New Mexico University again be a Lone Star Conference football contender, Wednesday may be viewed as the day the turnaround started. “I’m just delighted,” said Ribaudo, who teams have gone 15-26 in his first four seasons. “Our coaches worked their tails off and it’s a great day […]

Cannon honorees

27th SOW lieutenant colonel selectees announced: The following 27th Special Operations Wing Air Commandos were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel: • Maj. Dan Dunn, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron; • Maj. Rick Jarrell, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron; • Maj. Rick McKee, 27th Special Operations Services Squadron • Maj. Rob Pata, 27th Special Operations […]