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Articles from the March 13, 2013 edition

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to...

 

Rams knocked out by Shiprock

RIO RANCHO — The arena-shaking decibels of Shiprock's rapturous crowd were enough to unnerve the most composed of teams. Truth be told, fifth-seeded Portales lost Wednesday's Class 3A quarterfinals game when it couldn't gain separation the first...

 

Women's Seminar upcoming

With all the daily tasks women have to do to keep their lives and their families together, it may be hard to find the time to enjoy what they want to do, but Portales Woman's Club members say on April 6, that will change. Portales Woman's Club... Full story

 

Legislator defends privacy bill

A new bill that would exempt some economic development information from public viewing is supposed to protect local development corporations from losing out on deals and possible litigation, according to Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis...

 

Younger Privett fills brother's shoes

BERNALILLO — Freshman Dalton Privett scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Wednesday to help fourth-seeded Dora get past 12th-seeded Questa 75-56 in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game at Bernalillo H.S. His brother, senior Dylan Privett,...

 

Weekly fishing report - March 12

Northeast Cabresto Lake — Work on the dam has been completed and the area has reopened to the public. However, the area received about a foot of new snow this past week making access a bit difficult at this time. Charette Lakes — Fishing was...

 

Police Blotter - March 14

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 10:35 a.m.: Caller requested that animal control to pick up a stray puppy, 400 block of South Avenue A. 11:52 a.m.: Caller reported an elderly female has fallen, 500 block of State...

 

EPCOG changing focus; selling three properties

EPCOG is getting out of the housing business The Eastern Plains Council of Governments agreed to sell three properties, including office space on Main Street, during an executive committee meeting Wednesday morning. "We've changed our focus," said... Full story

 

My Turn - Kudos to those who help Portales thrive

My 80-something-year-old cousin called me recently to ask me what was going on in downtown Portales. She'd driven through the evening before with her husband and found Main Street parked up solid for a several blocks. "It reminded me of how Portales...

 

Event Calendar - March 14

Today Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga — 7 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class.... Full story

 

Young Bronchos rally, advance

BERNALILLO — It's been 14 years since the Grady boys basketball team had made it to the state quarterfinals, whether in Class 1A or Class B. Today, the young Bronchos will be in the Class B semifinals after erasing a nine-point, fourth-quarter...

 

Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

WASHINGTON — In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. U.S. Air Force graphic: Sylvia Saab Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended...

 

Two AF nurses heroes of 'Operation Babylift'

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — No matter how far women were kept away from combat roles, they were never far from harm and the opportunity to rise above and beyond the call of duty. Graphic by Sylvia Saab Two nurses face tragedy during Operation...

 

Former WAC interviewed as one of oldest living Airmen

FORT MEADE, Md. — After Mildred McDowell left the Air Force in 1949, she had one regret — that she no longer had her Women's Army Corps uniform. Fortunately, the year before she died, someone read a story about her life and sent her a...

 

Texico tramples Tularosa in boys 2A

RIO RANCHO — Jim Coleman tried to do it all for his fourth-seeded Tularosa Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state boys basketball tournament. In doing so, he fell right into No. 5 seed Texico's master plan. That declarative was clear:... Full story

 

Commentary: Preparation key in case of tornado

You've been hearing the area is in a tornado watch all day on the radio and TV — now, a three- to five minute steady tone is blaring from the base sirens. A tornado is headed for Cannon Air Force Base. Are you prepared? Keep calm, don't panic, you...

 

Cannon prepares for possible civilian furloughs

Civilian personnel from the 27th Special Operations Wing were able to gain more insight and ask questions about an impending potential administrative furlough during a meeting March 8 at the base theater at Cannon Air Force Base. Courtesy graphic:...

 

Cyber sentinels

In today's world, computer technology is being utilized more and more, but with added use comes the potential of enhanced cyber threats. Neutralizing those threats for Cannon Air Force Base falls on the 27th Special Operations Communications...

 

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Superior service

Editor's note: This feature is the 17th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and...

 

Cannon hosts quarterly blood drive

U.S. Air Force photo: Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew Volunteers donate blood to the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive March 5 at Cannon Air Force Base. The ASBP plays a key role in providing blood during emergencies for service members and their... Full story

 

New course replacing 3C's of Communication

The 3C's of Communication class has been replaced by a new course, Communication and Assertiveness Training, as part of a rotational class series held on a monthly basis at Cannon Air Force Base. This program is run by the Military Family Life...

 

Fishing report - March 15

Northeast Cabresto Lake: Work on the dam has been completed and the area has reopened to the public. However, the area received about a foot of new snow this past week making access a bit difficult at this time. Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for...

 

Legislation in works could aid veterans, active duty troops

Two pieces of legislation Gov. Susana Martinez is trying to pass could help New Mexico veterans, active duty troops and military families and boost the state's economy, according to a news release from the governor's office. Martinez announced... Full story

 

Military file: Bryan Sixkiller

SixkillerName: Bryan Sixkiller Age: 33Rank: CaptainTalk about the person who's made the greatest impact on your life.I had a youth minister, Todd Isom, back in Oklahoma when I was in junior high/high school. He really exemplified Christianity for... Full story

 

State basketball brackets

(Seeds in parentheses) Boys Wednesday Quarterfinals Class 5A At The Pit, Albuquerque (7) Hobbs 66, (2) Sandia 65 (4) Clovis 60, (12) Manzano 57 OT (6) Las Cruces High 64, (3) La Cueva 58 (1) Eldorado 73, (8) Cibola 64 Class 4A At The Pit,...

 

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