Family Matters blog: Dealing with deployments

I spoke to a spouse last year about dealing with deployments and keeping military marriages strong. Her husband had just returned from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. She cited an example of the types of issues that can arise when communication falls to the wayside. As the primary disciplinarian while her husband was gone, she […]

Wind damages area property

Robin Fornoff The National Weather Service says it was just a really strong wind. But that won’t convince Leland Pool what hit his place in Roosevelt County was anything but a tornado. Pool said the storm around 8 p.m. Friday lasted about three minutes. In that time it tore the roof off a neighbor’s barn, […]

Perry campaign still strong amid fumbles

It’s a safe bet that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is still tea partiers’ top pick for the Republican presidential nomination. But he took a pounding during Monday night’s CNN/tea party debate in Tampa, Fla., backed down on a couple of issues, and was actually booed when talk turned to immigration. That was significant. Tea party […]

TRICARE covers cancer clinical trials

By Shari Lopatin TriWest Healthcare Alliance: TriWest Healthcare Alliance TRICARE recently expanded its coverage for cancer clinical trials. This makes it possible for cancer patients with TRICARE to receive more types of treatments. Beare, who is 63 years old and cancer-free today, is a strong believer in finding a cure. “Cancer is very real, very […]

Realtor: Area housing market still reasonably strong

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales Home Spot is putting in eight duplexes at Boston and Lime streets. Company employee Troy Hinton said the housing market in the area is doing well, despite a worrisome national economy, because of growth. Argen Duncan The local housing market is slower than in the past but doing better […]

Flow of illegal immigration slowing down

Freedom New Mexico Public opinion polls continue to show that strong majorities of Americans want their elected officials to crack down on illegal immigration. Furthermore, states are pushing ahead various proposals — such as requiring employers to use an E-Verify system to assure that workers they hire are in the United States legally. Yet a […]

In search of ponies: Passengers ride at own peril

Sharna Johnson Only the strong of heart ride with me nowadays. Even still, those brave enough get the disclaimers: • He could run up your leg, if so I’m sorry in advance • Close your purse tight — not that I would mind if he hitched a ride home with you • I can’t guarantee […]

First person: Singing strong

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Skylar Coffin, 16, sang the national anthem twice this week at the state basketball tournament. Skylar Coffin doesn’t have any particular theme music. “Every day you can find me going down the hall singing something different,” the Clovis Christian junior said. If you went to Albuquerque this week, you could […]

Press release: Bingaman: President's budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

Press release: Bingaman: President’s budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

Hounds finish season on strong note

Dave Wagner PORTALES — While the season didn’t turn out quite the way Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo and his team hoped, the Greyhounds ended it with one of their better performances in some time. Ribaudo credited his team’s discipline in part for Saturday’s 35-10 Lone Star Conference crossover drubbing of Tarleton State […]

Farmers expect strong milo crop

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Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Junior Jasso, a truck driver for Lieb Farms, waits for his truck to be filled with fresh-harvested grain sorghum Wednesday. The owners of the farm, Randy and Diane Lieb, plan to spend their 39th wedding anniversary harvesting this year’s record crop. Jared Tucker What’s the best way to spend your 39th […]

Hounds expect strong play from veteran offensive line

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Greyhound quarterback Wes Wood scrambles under pressure from Wes Byrd, 56, during last week’s scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds open their season Saturday against Southern Nazarene. Dave Wagner Ryan Torres figures it’s time for the Eastern New Mexico University offensive line to make its mark. With four seniors, including […]

July 23 Cannon Community

Lifeguards sought — The search is on for Liberty Pool lifeguards to extend the swim season here. The current lifeguard crew consists of students who will return to college shortly and replacements are necessary to extend the season to Oct. 17. If replacements cannot be hired, the pool will close for the season in August. […]

Day trip: Ranch offers taste of ‘old west’

Brad Cooper: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing A mock gunfight begins at the Flying J Ranch in Alto. The act is part of a nightly event which includes a chuckwagon supper and live music from the Flying J Wranglers. Place: Flying J Ranch Location: 6 Flying J Road in Alto. Take U.S. 70 towards Roswell, then […]

Navy veteran recounts service overseas

Courtesy photo Jim Warnica, second row, second from left, with his CIC unit after returning from Okinawa, Japan in 1946. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connectiosn staff writer Jim Warnica was enlisted in the Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. When were you born, and where? July 31, 1926 in Clovis. We lived in Portales, but […]

July 23 -July 29 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried flounder, shrimp scampi and baked chicken. Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Mexican cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue beef cubes. Thursday: Beef stroganoff and baked chicken

July 23 -July 25 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Karate Kid, PG

July 23 -July 29 What's Happening

Friday Cannon’s Fastest Man and Woman — 7 a.m., base track. Free movie and popcorn — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library. Featured movie will be “March of the Penguins.”

Friday morning briefing: A good bet and milk magic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. A good bet You can’t say Sean Sena, 23, of Clovis doesn’t know a good bet when he sees one. Or that he isn’t willing to race into marriage. Sena recently proposed to Laura Gulley, 21, using the infield message board at Ruidoso Downs. […]