Rams, Roswell in similar positions

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though they feel they have played well at points, the Portales Rams come into their homecoming game with a record that indicates they haven’t played well since mid-September. Tonight’s opponent certainly understands such struggles. Tonight’s matchup between the Rams and the Roswell Coyotes pits a pair of teams that […]

Airmen must not compromise integrity for loyalty

Maj. Kurt Conklin, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron “Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart … the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly […]

Music always played role in Jonsson’s life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jon S. Jonsson was rememberd as a man of great integrity that esteemed and admonished others before himself. He was a composer of music that dedicated his life’s work and his love for music to the world. According to family members, his greatest contribution to life was demonstrated in his desire […]

Citizens visit the Pentagon to commemorate 9/11 attacks, honor victims

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Rebecca Carroll: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — To Carol Anne Giza, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, violated everyone in America. “We all felt their pain and still feel their pain,” said Giza, 67, of Lancaster, N.Y., who was among 1,500 people to participate Saturday in the first walk-in tours of the site where a […]

Base supporters continue efforts to save Cannon

David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base supporters are wrapping up their campaign to keep the base open as Base Realignment and Closure commissioners retreat to consider all the information they’ve gathered in the past three months. Eastern New Mexico’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Bill Richardson, has been making final calls to commissioners […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith […]

‘In the military’ means belonging to special fraternity

By Col. Peggy Poore The other week, I had the pleasure of attending Cannon’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony. Like many of the other official functions I’ve attended, this event included a short ceremony that paid special tribute to our prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) service members. As I stand for […]

Senator praises bipartisan energy effort

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Kevin Wilson: PNT managing editor Editor’s Note: U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) has been at the forefront of the recent national energy bill and the local effort to save Cannon Air Force Base. Domenici took time Tuesday afternoon to talk about those issues and how a coffee shop dare eventually landed him in the Senate. […]

Police mum on details about injured boy

PNT Staff Portales police responded Friday morning to reports of a person found with head injuries in a residential area of Portales. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry refused to identify the 15-year-old male victim, but did indicate he lived within a five-block radius of where he was found. Berry would not comment on what police […]

Tribal terrorist despise the individual

By Tibor Machan LONDON — The little hotel, Sanctuary House, where I stayed this time was located, unbeknownst to me, just the other side of the New Scotland Yard. So when I arrived Thursday after my flight from New York, I felt some relief. Terrorists probably will not do their vicious deeds in the back […]

Roosevelt youth set to compete at state Little League

By Marc Schoder The Roosevelt County 11 and 12-year-old all-stars are going back to the state little league championship. Roosevelt County will face the winner of district four on Saturday at National Field in Carlsbad at 7 p.m. Villanueva added that since many districts are now just finishing up playing their make-up games, Roosevelt probably […]

Orlik selected for district judge slot

Freedom Newspapers The call Robert Orlik had been waiting for years to receive came unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. Gov. Bill Richardson was on the other end of the line, and he told the local attorney he’d just been appointed as the new district judge in the 9th Judicial District. “When I got the governor, I […]

Association shows support

By PNT Staff The New Mexico Association of Counties unanimously passed a resolution, 33-0, in support of the Curry and Roosevelt County government entities’ efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The NMAC members passed the resolution on Friday morning during the Annual Conference of the NMAC in Hobbs. Dennis Lopez, Roosevelt county commissioner, […]

Reasons why you don’t want to go to Tahiti

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Some folks yearn for a balmy life of lust and leisure on the island of Tahiti. But here at the Trendy Travel Bureau we’ve been studying this urge and have second thoughts about promoting the South Seas as a worthwhile tourist trap. For instance, Tahitians think the stomach is the […]

Ideas I have had for columns

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Here at the Bureau of Very Important Essentials, we’re often asked where in the world we get ideas for our columns. So, allow me to come out of the closet today and tell you. After long, arduous, scholarly hours in front of a computer, I steal them. Still, that routine […]

Little information released on deaths

By Kevin Wilson Two bodies found in a burned car southeast of Portales on Thursday could be identified in two or three days. But law-enforcement officials are not releasing much more information in connection with the case. “It’s strictly in the interest of not interfering with future investigation,” said New Mexico State Police Lt. Jimmy […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

ENMU adds trio of football players

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of three freshmen to national letters of intent. The signees include Jason Behler, a free safety from Brownwood (Texas) High School; Clark Hanley, a tight end and deep snapper from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, and Randall Hutchinson, a […]

Coslett known as shoemaker with compassion

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Hugh Coslett lived life serving others. He was most known for his craftsmanship with footwear at Oscar’s Boot Shop. He died Jan. 23, 2005. Bernice Coslett, Hugh Coslett’s wife, said her husband did a lot for people that had foot problems. “He was a very hard working man that was […]

Airport service could change hands

By David Irvin Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great Lakes Airlines as the new carrier in Clovis, and the city wrote a letter of sponsorship to […]