Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Their view: Bingaman welcomes increase in Social Security benefits

Press releases Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., issued this week on a boost in Social Security benefits and President Obama’s announcement of the end of the war in Iraq:

Dust storm causes visibility problems

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Kevin Wilson A fast-moving storm blew through the area Monday afternoon, creating roiling dust clouds thousands of feet tall and smothering roads and highways with thick dust that dropped visibility to nearly zero in some places. The wall of dust darkened skies and stopped traffic, while the winds caused widespread minor damage and toppled trees. […]

USDA lifts bovine TB restrictions

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Argriculture has determined the threat of bovine tuberculosis has been eradicated from the state of New Mexico, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. In September 2008, USDA placed ranches and dairies across the state of New Mexico under mandatory […]

Security Forces airmen issued ‘best friend’

By Tech. Sgt. Emily F. Alley, 451st AEW Public Affairs KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Outside the kennels at Kandahar Airfield in late March, several otherwise stoic security forces airmen gushed to their dogs, which jumped happily as they were released into the rocky yard. The airmen stressed, however, that these are not pets. These are […]

Guidelines issued for green fleece

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Additional new guidance has just been released from the office of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or AF/A1, at the Pentagon regarding wear of the authorized sage-green fleece outer garment. Requirements for wear are the following. • A velcro ABU print last-name tape […]

New camouflage uniforms to be issued to deployers

By Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Airmen deploying to Afghanistan in 2011 will see a new uniform issued to them as part of their deployment gear beginning in March. While airmen have been faced with a slew of uniform changes in recent years, this new uniform is […]

Man shot in Dora dies at Lubbock hospital

A man shot on Aug. 11 in Dora has died at a Lubbock hospital. Authorities said Kenneth Glasscock, 44, died about 5 p.m. Tuesday from a single gunshot wound to the head. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy Malin Parker said officials do not know where Glasscock is from. A news release from the sheriff’s office said […]

Portales past: Aug. 27, 1945

Aug. 27, 1945: Coach C.F. Brown had issued 77 uniforms to boys coming out for football. Only nine of those players were returning from the year before.

Man’s reaction to ticket priceless

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Jared Tucker Next time you get pulled over and issued a ticket, don’t do what the guy in this video does. Now normally, if you put your hand on a police officer, you’re probably going to get yanked out of the car by force, slammed on the ground and taken to jail. I don’t know […]

Press release: Flood advisory for Roosevelt, Curry

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

Their view: National PTA joining fight against childhood obesity

The National Parent Teacher Association issued a press release Thursday supporting federal government efforts “to improve child nutrition.” U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., introduced the Nutrition for America’s Children Act. Here’s the PTA release:

At least one ‘small’ tornado spotted in Curry County

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Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County had two tornado warnings during Tuesday’s storms, but no twisters or major damage was reported. “Nothing really developed out of either warning … I think we’re OK right now,” said local Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger. During the afternoon, Milnesand had lightning and a grassfire of less than an acre […]

Water advisory continues for Cannon

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico State environmental officials expect a boil water order at Cannon Air Force Base will be lifted by Saturday at the latest. The order was issued Wednesday after testing revealed E. coli contamination of Cannon’s water. Drinking water Compliance Operation Manager Mike Huber said Cannon has increased chlorine levels in […]

Boil water advisory issued for Cannon

Freedom New Mexico photo Water tested Wednesday at The Landing on Cannon Air Force Base was found to have unsafe levels of E.coli. The base has its own water facilities. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The New Mexico Environment Department on Wednesday issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez West […]

Officials: Source of Cannon water contamination unknown

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Environment Department on Wednesday issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez West Housing. The NMED said the advisory only applies to the drinking water at the base and does not extend to any of the other surrounding water systems. Base public […]

Feb. 2 ENMU Briefs

Sigma Chi wins Santa Cop challenge Sigma Chi Fraternity won a challenge to contribute the most food, money or toys to Operation: Santa Cop. The group topped competitors, other Greek organizations on campus, in all three categories. In early December, Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage and ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin issued the challenge. On […]

Officials expect 1-3 inches of snow this afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in Curry County. Officials said snow will develop this morning and continue throughout the afternoon. One to 3 inches of snow is expected, mainly over the southern portion of Curry County, NWS reported. Officials urged travelers to expect snow-covered roads and limited visibility.

Officials: Area housing construction up

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico On the surface, new housing numbers may not seem impressive or enough to ease concerns over where newcomers to Cannon Air Force Base are going to live. But local real estate and building experts say the figures in Clovis and Portales are steady or higher than average. In September, […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.