Fitness center construction kicks into high gear

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Renovations to the Fitness Center are underway Feb. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Upgrades to the fitness center will create a larger cardio space, fitness and weight rooms, as well as a more efficient layout of workout equipment. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Construction […]

Community calendar: Jan. 1

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

Privatization gives new life to space travel

Freedom New Mexico Massive rockets propelled the shuttle Atlantis into orbit Friday to a final rendezvous with the International Space Station, poignantly ending the storied 30-year space program. Few advances epitomize American ingenuity more than NASA’s achievements, unquestionably establishing the United States as space exploration leader. The shuttle specs alone speak to what not-so-long ago […]

Day trip: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Place: New Mexico Museum of Space History • Location: Highway 2001 in Alamogordo. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history and science of space exploration. Exhibits include the ViewSpace Theatre, which is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Friday morning briefing: Roadblocks, updates and an old guy returns to space

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Question of the day What’s the best holiday pie? Please feel free to join this delicious debate in the comment section below. Fair warning Hunters and other outdoor travelers may encounter state Department of Game and Fish roadblocks throughout the state this fall. The […]

Photographer’s work will be displayed at Pentagon

Courtesy photo: Andrea Hubbard Andrea Hubbard captured her husband, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Hubbard, and their children, as he prepared to go to work. The photo, “Morning with Daddy,” captured first place in the MyAirForceLife.com contest. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words stands […]

Cannon airman part of winning triathlon team

By Senior Airman Steve Bauer 30th Space Wing Public Affairs VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air Force triathlon team recently excelled in all athletic categories at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. The Air Force team took first place in every category, including […]

Private sector should fund space missions

Freedom New Mexico A merica’s future in space is entrepreneurial. President Barack Obama partly has recognized that reality in his recent speeches and policy changes on NASA and American space policy. “I give Obama mixed reviews on his space policy,” said Ed Hudgins, author of “Space: The Free Market Frontier.” There were positive elements, he […]

ENMU students bring ‘space’ Nazis to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Jake Rachinski adjusts a helmet worn by Marcus Hart. Hart, a custodian at Eastern New Mexico University, is playing the part of a futuristic Nazi in a student-filmed production. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Hot glue, fiberglass and “sanding, sanding, sanding,” followed by paint are what it takes to […]

New office space planned for dream center

The Dream Center Project in Portales is being planned for Saturday, April 24. United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s Day of Caring and Comcast’s Cares Day are joining together to build office space in the new Dream Center Building. The Dream Center is a non-profit agency that provides free food, clothing, blankets, furniture, etc. to […]

Flexibility key to airpower, Space-A

American Forces Press Service SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Have you ever dreamed of climbing the steps of an Egyptian pyramid or schussing down a black diamond ski slope in Bavaria? Or perhaps digging your toes in the sand on a Hawaiian beach is more your speed. Well, there is a perfect way to […]

Business feature: Reinvesting in downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Construction applies comfill to fresh concrete being poured Friday at the Main and Seventh Street construction site, where four new stores and parking lot are being built. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about six months, Charles Wade is hoping the empty […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

Businesses sharing space

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Modesta Garza of Clovis helps Juan Ornelas and his fiancee Carolyn Solorzano-Ornelas of Portales select some T-shirts on Monday at the vendor’s lot on Prince Street. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Bachelor cowboys not always cranky but like their space

By Glenda Price There are stories about bachelor cowboys – they don’t clean their camp, they don’t cook at all, they’re cranky. Not true. I’ve known several bachelor cowboys, and those “truisms” are myths. In fact those guys, living alone, don’t have to worry about another person messing things up, and that’s the way they […]

Critters making themselves at home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ground squirrels and the holes they call home are prevalent at Greene Acres Park. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Using all three dimensions of space, fluffy tails disappear into the ground and a curious nose pokes up through another hole only a few feet away followed by a flurry […]

Business Digest: Tractor Supply store opening

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Tractor Supply Co. store in Clovis will open for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Store Manager Dee Don Bates said in a news release. The Clovis store is at 1282 State Road 209 and has 19,097 square feet, including the sales floor and support service space. A fenced […]

Sheriff searching for more office space

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Discussion over future use of the courthouse dominated much of the regular session of the Curry County Commission Tuesday. Sheriff Matt Murray and District Judge Ted Hartley stumped for their respective departments on how to utilize a recent $300,000 grant from the state Legislature. When the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s […]