Hurlburt officials to tour Clovis and Portales

By Tonya Garner and Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Personnel from Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., arrive in eastern New Mexico today for a two-day visit to scout the area in preparation for next year’s arrival of the 16th Special Operations Wing. The state of New Mexico and the communities of eastern […]

Bike journey passes through Portales

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Bryant Million The Journey of Hope’s annual fund-raising bike ride across the nation stopped Monday in Portales. The journey is held by Push America, an organization founded by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in 1977 in order to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Nineteen cyclists arrived at City Hall to […]

Officials from 16th Special Operations Wing to visit

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A cross section of individuals from the Air Force 16th Special Operations Wing will visit eastern New Mexico in late July, chiefly to experience the resources of the region, according to local officials. Twenty to 30 members of the 16th Wing will visit with area officials July 20-21, according […]

Burch females span five generations, almost 100 years

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with strong faith, are the Burch women’s recipe for motherhood. The Burch family boasts five generations of females whose ages span almost 100 years. They share the same family values, a love of collecting and dark, uniquely shaped eyes. […]

Cannon AFB receiving contradicting reports

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A candidate mission for Cannon Air Force Base has not been identified, despite contrary indications, a newly appointed Air Force assistant secretary said Wednesday. “When there is an emotional issue, as this is, people often times read into statements,” William Anderson said Wednesday before he toured Cannon. Local Cannon supporters […]

Air Force official to tour Cannon early next month

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A high-ranking Air Force official is to visit the region next week, according to Air Force officials. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics William Anderson will tour Cannon and the surrounding area on Jan. 4, said Air Force spokeswoman Shirley Curry. It will be his […]

Commission to visit Eastern’s campus

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will be getting a visit on March of 2007, but the importance of the visit is signified by the more than two years of preparation by university officials for the visit. The Higher Learning Commission members of the North Central Association will be touring the campus […]

Mission team to visit Cannon

Staff and Wire Reports An eight-member Air Force team will visit Cannon Air Force Base next week to begin evaluating possible new missions for the base, officials said on Tuesday. The Base Closure and Realignment Commission rejected the Pentagon’s proposal in August to close the base, opting instead to keep it open temporarily. Cannon’s three […]

Richardson to visit tonight

PNT Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will visit Portales today to discuss legislative priorities with the public at 6 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, located in the music building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The visit is part of a message about education, according to Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Richardson. The visit is […]

Astronaut visits ENMU campus

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By Tony Parra John Herrington has been in space. On Monday, he completed another important trip, answering questions from area students at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center. “It’s a great chance to come to a place, which I’m sure, not many astronauts have visited,” Herrington said after the presentation. “We (astronauts) want to share […]

Bush backers excited about first lady visit

By David Irvin With first lady Laura Bush scheduled to visit Clovis Wednesday, the local Republicans are ecstatic at the prospect of hearing a top figure in the Bush-Cheney campaign speak at a political rally. Since her visit was announced last week, the Clovis Republican campaign office has had a steady flow of supporters and […]

Commissioners discuss overcrowded jails

Tony Parra The ongoing issue with overcrowding at the Roosevelt County Detention Center took precedence in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. The commissioners viewed a four-minute presentation from General Marine Leasing on the portable inmate facilities which could be used for the RCDC. In November, Luera said the number of inmates was fluctuating from 11 […]

Group cycling across country, raising money

Mike Linn They’ve peddled up mountains and coasted through valleys. Passed prairie dogs by morning, dodged road kill by day. At one point a group of cattle joined them on a one mile stretch a few miles east of Albuquerque. It’s all a part of the Pi Kappa Phi national fraternity’s 4,000 mile cycling trek […]

Fireworks take over night sky

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Janet Bresenham Royce Montgomery, 10, sat on the hill outside Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena watching Friday night’s fireworks display. His words painted a vivid picture of the crowd’s reactions to the colors and sounds. “Gee. Hey, cool. I like those ones,” Royce said to his friends, after the fireworks show began at 9 […]