Drunken driving simulator makes students think twice

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Christina Calloway Portales High School students got to spend a class period drinking and driving in a virtual simulator Tuesday. The effects were synthetic, but the consequences were real to the students who went through UNITE’s Arrive Alive high-tech distracted driving and drunken driving education program. “It affects everyone around you,” said Jacob Nunse, 16, […]

Different driving gear

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Portales High School freshman Chrisula Heber tries her hand at a DWI simulator Wednesday afternoon outside Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building as Jeff Lukaart runs the program outside the car. Lukaart is with the Public Education and Empowerment Resource Service (PEERS) currently visiting ENMU. PEERS is a non-profit program aimed at educating children.

Training center funds in omnibus bill

PNT Staff Report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]