Commandos urged to drink responsibly

By Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal: 27th SOW Public Affairs Every 15 minutes — someone dies as the result of an alcohol-related collision. The 27th Special Operations Wing safety and Airmen Against Drunk Driving are reminding Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base to stay safe and use proper judgment during the holidays. “As […]

Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

Club notes — Aug. 14

Altrusa International The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales, met noon on Aug. 8th in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and one guest, Laura Adkins, present. Frankye King led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. A thank you note was read […]

Boil water advisory for Cannon

A boil water advisory is in effect for homes on three streets in Joe Cannon Estates military housing near Cannon Air Force Base. The advisory cautions residents on Kasserine Place and Juggler Loop that they may choose to boil water for drinking, cooking, hand and dish washing and brushing teeth as a precaution. Water should […]

Sumner Lake State Park reopened

Freedom New Mexico State park officials have conditionally reopened boating at Sumner Lake State Park, effective 7 a.m. Friday. Watercraft can only enter the lake through the main raft, and will require both a pre-launch inspection and a decontamination process upon removal. Officials estimate most inspections will take 10 minutes or less, and decontaminations 15 […]

Easter egg scramble

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo From left, Kaitlaynd Murphy, Christian Godfrey and Alex Godfrey inspect each others’ haul after the hunt. Liliana Castillo It took 300 children seven minutes to collect 3,000 eggs at Saturday’s Easter egg hunt hosted by the Community Center at Unity Park. Community Center Manager Paul Hopkins said staff spread eggs around […]

March: Month for all types of weather

By Jim Robinson: Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron March precipitation events can be rain or snow (and sometimes both at the same time), and are generally created by broad synoptic storm systems. However, thunderstorms typically start to occur in March. The average March is characterized by about three or four strong cold fronts […]

Make cake in fewer than five minutes

If you could make cake in five minutes… Actually, you can, and it’s good. I’ve discovered two recipes for one- or two-serving chocolate cakes cooked in the microwave. One I picked up in Socorro, and one comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers. I combined recipes to make my own: Microwave cake In […]

My turn: Make cake in less than five minutes

If you could make cake in five minutes… Actually, you can, and it’s good. I’ve discovered two recipes for one- or two-serving chocolate cakes cooked in the microwave. One I picked up in Socorro, and one comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers. I combined recipes to make my own: Microwave cake In […]

Zias slip past LCU 73-69

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Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Precious Herrin scored 21 points and senior guard Cat Clay had eight of her 11 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, including two clinching free throws with three seconds left, as Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled out a 73-69 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in an exhibition […]

October brings cooler weather

By Jim Robinson Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron October continues the transition from the warm season into the cold season, and continues to feature some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. By mid October, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms has little influence due to […]

‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Slice of life: Time takes on new meaning

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By Helena Rodriguez Ten minutes late used to be considered fashionably late. Now it seems like that is being on time to some people. If 10 minutes late is on time, does that mean being punctual is actually being early? And if being 10 minutes tardy is being punctual, then when are you tardy? As […]

Expect delays during training

27th SOW Public Affairs Individuals coming on base during an upcoming exercise Nov. 12-20 can expect delays of up to 90 minutes. Although services scheduled during this time will still be provided, visitors should expect delays and, if possible, reschedule them for another time.

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off a deflected pass in the first half for the first goal against the Zias in nearly 500 minutes, and the Bronchos exploded for three goals in the first […]

Police report: Malnourished girl locked in room

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and had her […]

Day trip: Smokey Bear Historical Park

Courtesy of Smokey Bear Historical Park Visitors can learn about forest fires and the famous Smokey Bear at Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan. Place: Smokey Bear Historical Park Location: 118 First Street, Capitan. The park is three hours and 20 minutes or 190 miles from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Meals made simple

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico