NMMI beats Rams to force tie in District 4-3A

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The New Mexico Military Institute Colts had something to play for, and it showed. Waige Turueke scored 14 points to lead the host Colts to a 53-36 victory over the Portales Rams Friday night in a District 4-3A contest. The Colts (9-12, 5-1 District 4-3A) forced a tie with Lovington for […]

Portales tennis teams finish third at Goddard

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Both Portales teams responded from a tough opening match, and each finished in third place at the Goddard Invitational tennis tournament, held Friday and Saturday by Goddard and Roswell High School. The tournament puts both Portales teams at 2-1 on the season heading into its home opener. PHS faces Caprock, Texas, […]

Hounds move back into first place

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By Dave Wagner Kennis Green made up for lost time. The Eastern New Mexico University junior bounced back from what amounted to a benching two nights ago to score a season-best 21 points Saturday, helping the Greyhounds to a 90-75 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Texas A&M-Commerce at Greyhound Arena. The win moved […]

Zias close out 4-0 homestand

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By Kevin Wilson As Dan Buzard prepped his team for its home finale Saturday, the second-year Eastern New Mexico stressed the importance of sending senior post Jereena Bosket out on a high note. The team responded that they planned on playing in Greyhound Arena again, and Bosket helped the Zias post a 79-69 victory over […]

Greyhound baseball team drops two of three

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — After a solid 5-1 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference South Division series, Eastern New Mexico University’s offense dried up. The Greyhounds managed only one run over 18 innings the rest of the way, losing 8-1 in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader […]

Anyone can grow up to be a super hero

Bob Huber When I was a kid, Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was a big matinee kahuna. His Hollywood adventures led every red-blooded American boy to believe that anyone could grow up to be a super hero. And if he didn’t grow up, he could be a president. There was one particular episode that […]

George Washington was not our first president

Jim Lee Well, here we are at George Washington’s birthday. Of course, that is not entirely accurate because he was born under the Julian calendar. Since 1752, when Washington was 20 years old, we have been using the Gregorian calendar. When we play with the differences the calendar change makes, he was actually born on […]

City officials pleased with Legislature session

David Arkin While Portales officials didn’t get all the money they wanted for street repairs, they did walk away from the Legislative session pleased with funds they received for their Main Street program and equipment. And the city won’t be the only group in town to feel the benefits from the session that ended on […]

Area residents to face off for council seat

Tony Parra Mike Miller was the Portales fire chief for nine years and a Roosevelt County manager for six years. Here are some of his ideas on the city council position. Q: What are your thoughts on the Ute Water Project? A: I’ve been with and around local government since I went to work for […]

New Mexico county clerk grant same-sex marriage licenses

David Arkin County clerks in eastern New Mexico were surprised by a Sandoval County clerk’s decision to grant gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses. On Friday, Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap recorded 26 licenses for gay and lesbian couples, which Attorney General Patricia Madrid quickly declared invalid. There was another 40 other couples who had […]

Program provides literacy help

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Tony Parra The following story maybe be easy to read for most people, but for others it might be in a foreign language they don’t understand. The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is celebrating it’s 15th-year anniversary and day-to-day more than 15 volunteers help give people within the ages of 16 to 60 the gift of […]

Agriculture celebration heading to fairgrounds

Tony Parra The 12th Annual Ag Expo is right around the corner and people from around the United States will showcase this country’s agriculture at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Monday through Wednesday. The festivities for the Ag Expo range from quilting and cooking to tractor shows and dairy cattle. “It draws people from within a […]

Obits Feb. 22

Joe R. Marez, 72 Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given the Purple Heart and the Silver Star, family members […]