Loved ones more important than catching quakes

By Grant Mcgee: Freedom columnist “Oh wow, the whole house is rocking, Dad.” I was on the phone with daughter, Robyn. She lives out west in the Mojave Desert. Her house was moving, the grandkids were yelling. “It’s an earthquake,” I said. Robyn lives in California. So if the house is shaking then it must […]

Joint Land Use Committee seeks public’s input

Freedom New Mexico The first public meeting Thursday in the Joint Land Use Study process for Cannon Air Force Base and Curry and Roosevelt counties provided a timeline for the study and encouraged public participation. Project Manager Catherine Roupe of Colorado company HDR Inc., which is working on the study under contract with Curry County, […]

Heart health important for women

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man’s disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — making heart health an important issue for women […]

Ag feature: Pecan crops can be found locally

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Peanuts may be important to Roosevelt County, but they aren’t the only nuts in the jar. Pecans aren’t a major crop in the county, but the area is home to several orchards. Local pecan grower Michael Eaton tends an orchard on Roosevelt Road P, along with his family’s second […]

China proves federal Internet regulations fail

Freedom New Mexico Why is it important to condemn government regulation of the Internet? You don’t have to look much further for an answer than China’s latest battle to preside over the “World of Warcraft” computer game. In a power struggle of galactic proportions, two bureaucratic Chinese government agencies are squabbling as to which is […]

ENMU students share holiday plans

Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Thanksgiving is a time of the year where family and friends come together to give thanks. Eastern New Mexico Students might live and work in Portales, but some make the trek home to be with family. Senior Cody Evans, 23, of Roswell is a graphic design major. Evans said the […]

Important to respect differing opinions

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist There are people who respect other people’s ideas and ways of doing things, and then there are people who insist that their way is the only way to do things correctly. I’m periodically exposed to this second set of individuals, the “my way or the highway” bunch. Their inability […]

Important to keep DEERS updated

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Important life events like moving or a child going off to college are milestones in military families’ lives. No matter where their journeys take them, it’s important for families to keep their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System records up to date. For TRICARE beneficiaries, keeping DEERS records […]

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Daughter's weight more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through […]

First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]

ENMU football scrimmage important to newcomers

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — Saturday’s spring football intrasquad scrimmage may have been no big deal to some of Eastern New Mexico University’s established veterans. But it was the first semi-regular game that Erett Grubbs played back at his old home stadium on Saturday morning. The sophomore lineman was part of the […]

Important to keep relationships satisfied

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Finding release amidst stress always important

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist When the news is particularly

Commentary: Community input on Cannon housing important

USAF file photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez The base has refined its housing procedures to reduce the stress of moves. By 2013 the base population will increase to about 5,000 airmen and civilians. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander Between now and 2013 we expect our base population to increase from the current […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Hospital board race important Please vote on Nov. 4 and don’t forget the importance of positions in our own community. These decisions make a difference in our lives every day. Roosevelt County voters in District 5 will be choosing between Bill Rice and Lonnie Alexander for Roosevelt General Hospital board. Bill was instrumental in getting […]

ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures. “The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize […]

Editorial: Court decision, proposed rule favor Second Amendment

Second Amendment supporters got a couple of pieces of good news last month. One, perhaps the most important in a while, was that a federal appeals court didn’t buy New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s argument that firearms manufacturers should be held responsible for firearm violence in his city. The other bit of good news […]

Lady Rams sweep Demons

PNT Staff Report Portales volleyball coach Ruth Chavez looks at the Lady Ram’s district schedule as a new season, and Tuesday night, the Portales girls started the second season with a strong win sweeping Dexter 25-12, 25-15, 25-16. “We look at the district season as kind of a second season,” Chavez said. “We kind of […]

It’s their job: Yvette Tapia

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Yvette Tapia Job: Assistant manager at McDonald’s Time on the job: Five years Background: Before being employed at McDonald’s, Tapia was a stay-at-home mom and also worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Everything. Basically I do a lot of cashiering, management, […]