Hounds beat OPSU, extend streak to six

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior forward Curtis Wilkinson shot 10-of-11 from the floor en route to a season-best 20 points off the bench and Eastern New Mexico University’s men extended their winning streak to six games Saturday night with a 98-84 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Wilkinson led five players […]

Drought could extend fire season

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Alisa Boswell Usually, August and September would mean the end of fire season is approaching for Roosevelt County. But according to state and local fire officials, that may not be the case this year. “This fire season is very comparable to the fire season in 2006,” said Dan Ware, spokesperson for the New Mexico Forestry […]

Extend your life by quitting

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years sooner than nonsmokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since about 20 percent of the United States’ population smokes, that means almost a fifth of the country could live at least a full decade longer. Are you […]

TRICARE to extend dependent coverage to age 26

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — To ensure military families don’t get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent’s health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make […]

Officials extend spouse career program deadline

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Officials have extended a spouse employment program enrollment deadline to allow more military spouses to take spring semester classes. Effective Sept. 13, spouses currently enrolled in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program, commonly known as MyCAA, will be able to request financial assistance for classes […]

Zias extend win streak to four in volleyball

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Break up the suddenly-hot Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias stretched their winning streak to four matches — the longest since late in the 2004 season — with wins on Friday over Denver-based Johnson & Wales 25-14, 25-12, 25-9 and Southwestern Oklahoma 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 […]

Officials extend voluntary separation pay, reduce separation pay

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are extending the application period for eligible officers to apply for voluntary separation pay through July 31, but are lowering the multiplier to 1.5 times the authorized separation pay effective July 1. “The window to […]

VA officials extend ‘Agent Orange’ benefits to more veterans

Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON — Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent […]

Coverage can extend past spouses, children

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — One great thing about your TRICARE coverage is it not only extends to your spouse and children, but in some cases, also climbs up your family tree to dependent parents and parents-in-law. The process to register your parents or parents-in-law as dependents varies by service branch. The […]

June 12 Commander's Action Line

Can we extend the hours of the fitness center to 24 hours a day? Thank you for your interest and comments about the Cannon Fitness Center’s hours of operation. Currently, we are maximizing AF Fitness Standards by providing 112 hours of operation per week to meet Air Commando fitness needs. Current fitness center hours of […]

May 29, 1966

Roosevelt and Curry counties were the two New Mexico counties included in President Johnson’s action to extend the federal food stamp program to 29 counties in 15 states. The program would begin in Roosevelt County on June 3.

Base clinic to extend services

27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is “surging” to increase access to in-house medical care and health services, effective immediately. Planned measures will generate more than 200 additional appointments per month in family medicine and pediatrics alone, as well as additional capacity in flight medicine, optometry and physical therapy. The […]

Counties await Richardson’s signature for capital outlay projects

Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa. In Curry County, the funds to […]

Zias extend win streak to six with sweep

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had two hits in each game and pitched a five-inning shutout in the nightcap as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled past University of the Southwest 7-3 and 9-0 Tuesday. The sweep extended the Zias’ winning streak to six games and gives them nine victories in […]

Superintendent’s contract approved by school board

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales schools will have continuity of leadership for at least the next four school years. The Portales board of education voted Monday to extend superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through July of 2012. Fowler currently makes about $114,000 a year. Any raise during the next four years would have to […]

Dual credit expanded between PHS and ENMU

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District and Eastern New Mexico University are teaming up to extend and expand higher education opportunities for Portales High School students through a dual credit agreement. The deal was struck earlier this month at a meeting between PMSD officials and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, and was […]