ENMU class up in the air

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Alisa Boswell The possibilities for a new course at Eastern New Mexico University are up in the air, literally and figuratively. Capt. James “Tripp” Johnson, a pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, is working on offering a non-credit skydiving course through the college’s Distance Learning program. Johnson, an instructor for the course, said he has […]

Laws don’t put end to problems

It seems a certain violent Arizona resident would have done well to have read my column last week. The message that right and wrong are universal rather than subjective is something he apparently needed. Of course, he may not have understood. If he is simply willing to commit evil acts without regard to right or […]

Best lessons discovered on your own

Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. Instructions were […]

Allison’s music motivating

Of course, I am just a fan of Mose Allison, he’s not really my main hero but now and then I get enthusiastic about his work and nearly idolize him. Mose Allison is a jazz pianist, composer and perhaps the coolest cat on the jazz and blues scene. I’ve had the good fortune of witnessing […]

Storm spotter’s course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A pair of storm spotter’s courses will be taught April 6 in Clovis and Portales. The courses, which are identical, are offered from 1:30-4 p.m. at Clovis City Hall and 6-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building (300 E. Seventh Street) in Portales. They are both sponsored by the local offices of emergency […]

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30-31 in Portales The course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Under state law, anyone under 18 who hunts with a firearm must complete the course. A donation of $5 per […]

Loss of leaders leaves void to be filled

Freedom New Mexico This decade brought the loss of four iconic friends of liberty whose ideas helped change the course of history. We will certainly miss President Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr. and Milton and Rose Friedman. Few American presidents have demonstrated the principled discipline of Ronald Reagan. His political career started in California […]

Jan. 8, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, records show that drivers who have had a course in drivers’ training have fewer accidents than those who have not had such a course-that’s one good reason for teaching the course in Portales public schools.

Registration open for AARP driver safety course

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for an AARP driver safety class tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, Portales. The course covers issues for drivers older than 50. Pre-registration is required. Registration: George Lees at 742-2271.

May 22 Commander's Action Line

Is the base planning on converting the 18-hole golf course to a 9-hole golf course to make more room for construction? Thank you for your question. Cannon is certainly poising itself to make use of all available space to accommodate the tremendous growth we expect here. That being said, we are not planning to convert […]

Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits. Since Jan. 1, more than 2,200 students have successfully completed the course, which is taught mostly by volunteer instructors trained by Department staff. Instructors have […]

Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is […]

Police academy seeks volunteers

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department needs residents to participate in a Citizens Police Academy, according to a press release. Tentatively scheduled to begin in February, the 12-week course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the training, duties and responsibilities involved in being a police officer, the release said. The course […]

Business feature: Business hardly ‘in dark’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Jeremy Southern has a list of reasons why a car should have tinted windows. Of course, he owns J’s Auto Tint, so many people might expect that. “Not only does it block 99 percent of (ultraviolet) rays, but it also blocks 50 percent of the heat that comes into […]

Events Calendar Aug. 17, 2008

TodayHunter education course — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 760-2089 to pre-register.Roosevelt County Fair booth setup — 1-5 p.m., fairgroundsSt. Helen Fiesta — All day, church grounds. TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30, RGH conference roomRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.Portales City […]

Local Briefs Aug. 10, 2008

Hunter course scheduled New Mexico Hunter Education has scheduled a hunter education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales, according to a press release. Anyone under the age of 18 must successfully complete this course before applying for a special hunt or purchasing […]

Retiree directs aviation course

Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Robert Elliott, a former Cannon Air Force Base airman, was hired in June as the director for ENMU’s aviation science program. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Robert Elliott doubts that he’ll ever meet his students in person. With his computer serving as a virtual classroom, Elliott will teach online courses in […]

Bergman brothers make juniors

PNT Staff Report Portales brothers will be competing in the PGA Sun Country Junior Tour Championship at Albuquerque. Rick Bergman, 17, and Ty Bergman, 11, will compete on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Desert Green Golf Course at Albuquerque. Ty qualified at the Spring Rivers Golf Tournament on July 15

August 1, 1975

ENMU will offer a course in basic statistics over television for fall semester.

Moms shouldn’t feel guilty about personal time

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave. I went anyway, […]