No cowboys at this rodeo

Tech. Sgt. Frank Deguzman uses a stethoscope to check the breathing on a victim while the rest of his team stands by with supplies waiting for the next step in helping to revive the victim. Airman Elliott Sprehe Cannon’s EMTs test their medical abilities against each other Screams filled the air as Cannon medics rushed […]

Nov. 4: What a great day for a birthday

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers What do Walter Cronkite, Will Rogers, Laura Bush, Matthew McConaughey, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Doris Roberts, Ralph Macchio and yours truly have in common? We were all born on Nov. 4. Granted we weren’t all born in the same year, we were born on the same day, and during the […]

Project CHEER offers fun, activities for Cannon’s single Airmen

Janet Taylor-Birkey Project CHEER is the newest, best thing at Cannon according to the new Community Center director. The goal of CHEER is to create hope, an environment of energy and enthusiasm and recreation for single and unaccompanied Airmen when they need it most, during the holiday season and winter months said Catherine Noll.. “Now […]

ENMU track signs 11 men and eight women

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University track coach Eric Boll has announced the signing of 11 men and eight women to national letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. “This is probably the strongest recruiting class I’ve had as far as talent,” said Boll, entering his fourth season as ENMU’s track coach. “We have […]

UFO museum an out-of-this-world experience

Freedom Newspapers In keeping with the tradition of celebrating UFOs, aliens and mysterious crashes, the city of Roswell will host its 12th annual UFO Festival from Thursday to July 3. Taking a day trip to the nationally known festival could quench anyone’s desire for everything extraterrestrial. Some history The festival is known for attracting people […]

Get your motor runnin’

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers As many as 300 bikers are expected to rumble into Clovis this weekend for the Badlands Motorcycle Rally organized by High Plains Harley-Davidson. The rally, in its fifth year, will offer games, food and live music for the community and visiting motorcycle enthusiasts Friday and Saturday at the Clovis Civic […]

Youth summer track program hitting its stride in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer As she stood demonstrating to seven or eight pairs of watchful eyes on how to throw a shot put at the Portales High School track, 14-year-old Samantha Ochoa encouraged the girls to do a couple warm up throws so they could get the hang of it. “It’s okay just […]

Pioneer Days gets under way in Clovis

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Rodeo royalty, clowns and cowboys will be in attendance at the upcoming Pioneer Days. The six-day event will kick-off at 5 p.m. Monday with the coronation of the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. According to pageant coordinator Wilma Fulgham, six girls ages 5 to 9 were judged on personality, appearance and […]

PHS STATE TRACK: Roehl ready to move up in shot

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales High sophomore Jordan Roehl finished sixth in Class 3A state girls shot put as an eighth-grader. She was sixth again last year, even though she threw better. “There was just a lot more competition my ninth-grade year,” she said. On paper, Roehl is one of the Lady Rams’ […]

Gallegos named Portales NIE Teacher of Year

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Mark Gallegos strives to get students to learn using all modalities, which helped earned the Portales High government and economics teacher the Portales News-Tribune’s Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award. A Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico committee determined Gallegos best utilizes newspapers in his classrooms to help […]

Portales squads third in district track

PNT staff LOVINGTON — The Portales High boys were unable to qualify additional events for next week’s Class 3A state meet in Friday’s District 4-3A meet, but the PHS girls added two events to their list. Both Portales squads finished third in the four-team competition, the girls scoring 99 points while the boys finished with […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Lady Broncos look to finish in top five

PNT staff FLOYD — Floyd’s girls made a strong showing in last year’s Class 1A state track meet in Albuquerque with a fourth-place finish. Despite a young roster that includes five eighth graders, first-year coach Adam Terry is hoping the Lady Broncos can do as well or better this year “We’re looking to finish in […]

Playday a day for horse, rider

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer It’s called a Playday because the competitive pressure is off if you choose, and it’s a chance for both horse and rider to get involved in an organized riding event with fun awards for the winners. Playday is sponsored by the Cattle Capitol Cowbelles local chapter. Laura Southard, of […]

PHS track teams looking to qualify events for state

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Coming off a solid overall performance in Lovington’s Ross Black Relays on Friday, Portales High’s track teams return to Lovington this Friday for the District 4-3A meet hoping to add to their lists of state qualifiers. Boys coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams probably won’t win the team title, […]

ENMU packed with spring events for students, public

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By Tony Parra During April and May Eastern New Mexico University will offer a chance to sample a diversity of cultures through a series of events sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Affairs office. A group of ENMU students and multi-cultural affairs directors are working to bring talents reflecting the different cultures of students. Talents such as […]

Children's contributions recognized

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The Month of the Military Child is celebrated in Apri. Steven Donald Smith The Defense Department has long understood the value of caring for and celebrating children of servicemembers. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the […]

New fighter wing calendar

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs The 27th Fighter Wing has established a new consolidated 27 FW Official Wing Calendar. The calendar is located on the Cannon Intranet and is available to everyone in the wing to view. The new calendar is a rolling year with the first three months showing all the high fidelity events […]

Governor donates funds to promote rodeo

Tony Parra and Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson plans to distribute more than $250,000 to counties across New Mexico to promote rodeo. Curry County will receive $50,000, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Eastern New Mexico University will receive $30,844 to improve its rodeo arena while Quay County will receive […]

Aug. 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Laveta Patterson; Chad Smith; Polly Bigler. Anniversaries: Jason and Amanda Potter (six years). Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7. Roosevelt County Fair The community and school would like to […]

Classic draws crowd

By Marc Schoder Tennis players young and old came out from around the Portales area to participate in the 35th annual Bill Wahlman Classic, an 11 bracket tennis tournament at Eastern New Mexico University Zia Tennis Courts. “We had 50 players come out from high school aged kids to 40-year-old adults,” said Hailey Radloff, one […]