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Articles from the March 6, 2013 edition

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Fishing report - March 7

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake... Full story

 

Mustangs oust Zias

ALLEN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University's women basketball team couldn't break a postseason losing streak that dates back 17 years,despite senior guard Hannah Altheide's first career double...

 

Q&A - Creative outlet

Eastern New Mexico University music student John Lee Bonner's senior recital is a requirement to obtain his bachelor of science in music, but he says music has played a much larger role in his life, serving as an outlet for his creativity. Bonner... Full story

 

GOP fails to force debate

SANTA FE — Allies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez narrowly failed Wednesday in trying to revive legislation that would stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to most illegal immigrants. A Martinez-backed license proposal has been...

 

Fishing report - March 7

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake...

 

Police Blotter - March 7

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 10:25 a.m.: Call in reference to an animal problem, 600 block of South Avenue E. 11 a.m.: Caller requested animal control to assist in lifting a dog from a bed, 1400 block of South...

 

Events Calendar - March 7

Today Spanish Spelling Bee — 1 p.m., Portales Municipal Schools' District Central Office in the Board Room. Information: 356-7000. Ain't I a Woman — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Sandia Room. ENMU alumna Yvette Kaufmann-Bell will...

 

My Turn - Hindsight brings benefit

My morning walk takes me most days past the scars of a long-ago field that was carved from a flat between two rows of sand hills south of our house. My father used to tell me it was on this 11-acre plot that he and his brother, Jack, were pressed...

 

F-35s cleared to resume flight

F-35 Lightning IIs were cleared for flight Feb. 28 following a temporary suspension after a cracked engine blade was found in a test aircraft earlier in the month. U.S. Air Force photo: Capt. Edward Schmitt A four-ship of F-35A Lightning IIs returns...

 

A look at women and the military in WWII

FORT MEADE, Md. — The Air Force's acceptance of women into the force dates back to long before the first "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978. In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps took the unheard-of step of forming and employing two women's... Full story

 

Air Force's first female chief: Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — In 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first female chief master sergeant. She was not only the first female chief master sergeant; she was part of the original group of senior NCOs to be selected for the...

 

Spring Break entertainment available at Cannon

Do the kids have nothing to do this Spring Break? The Youth Center is scheduled to hold many activities for children during spring break at Cannon Air Force Base. The Youth Center is geared for kids ages 9-18 and is open five days a week. It... Full story

 

Seminars, programs available for National Nutrition Month

Air Commandos from Cannon Air Force Base will be able to celebrate National Nutrition Month with the "Go for Green" program at the Pecos Dining Facility and healthy eating seminars throughout the month of March. Being "fit to fight" is a widespread...

 

Clinic making space for Red Cross

Courtesy graphic Room is currently being made for the American Red Cross at the Cannon Air Force Base, medical clinic. The American Red Cross is a volunteer-heavy organization that provides relief worldwide to those in need. Many of these services... Full story

 

Cannon behind the scenes: Skilled AFREP technicians save funds

Editor's note: This feature is the 21st in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal A CV-22 Osprey search and landing light is tested using in-house fabricated technology in the Air Force...

 

Commandos, kids take to the court

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece Members of Cannon's men's varsity basketball team gather in a huddle with several children at a basketball clinic held in the Youth Center at Cannon Air Force Base. The sound of children's laughter...

 

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