Zias’ rally comes up short

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to rest, scoring a clinching basket from the lane with 20 seconds left to secure the Tigers’ 62-58 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover […]

We must solve B.E.L.C.H. issue

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist As global warming increases, and most agree it has regardless of the cause, ruminant raisers are going to become conversant in a new field of science called “Bovine Emissions Lately Considered Hazardous,” or B.E.L.C.H. The study of B.E.L.C.H. will revolve around a simple formula — greenhouse gas emissions per pound […]

Funerals not always sad occasion

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I told my sister Maria recently, “You missed a good funeral,” and she looked at me like I was nuts. “No, I mean it,” I explained. “It was a good funeral, getting to meet and visit with Dad’s side of the family.” It’s something we rarely got to do while […]

Pakistanis deserve break from riots, political strife

By Freedom New Mexico A Pakistani disc jockey working the evening drive time received an e-mail request from a listener to play “Long Road to Ruin,” but decided not to play it. “That’s not positive,” she told a New York Times interviewer. “No. It’s loud.” Instead, she stuck with songs like “Don’t Stop the Music.” […]

Shorthanded Hounds host East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have had their way with East Central in recent years. The shorthanded Greyhounds (3-8) hoped to continue that trend in today’s 7:30 p.m. clash at Greyhound Arena. ENM has beaten the Tigers seven times in a row dating to a January 2001. East Central […]

Jan. 3, 1961

• Grady’s Food Market was advertising avocados two for 29 cents and bananas two pounds for 27 cents. • New county officials sworn into office included: Glenn Widener, sheriff; Clarence Harris, deputy sheriff; Laura Denton, treasurer; Margie Barton, county clerk;

Fire destroys county home

PNT Staff Report A home west of Portales was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. Occupants of the house escaped without injury, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Four fire units from PFD and one from Floyd responded around 5:30 p.m. to the report of a grass fire endangering a single-wide mobile home […]

Gross receipts still solid

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By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

Recruitment tops varied list of law enforcement goals

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Recruitment and retention, continued interagency collaboration, improved equipment and training, the fight against drugs, graffiti and truancy — These are but a few of the priorities law enforcement agencies have for the new year. As 2008 begins, area departments are outlining their objectives and evaluating obstacles they expect to […]

Free school choice would help prevent controversial battles

It’s not often that the classroom style of a high school teacher brings hundreds of people out in the rain to rallies, but that has been the result of a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a California high school student against longtime history teacher James Corbett. Sophomore Chad Farnan filed the suit, alleging that Corbett’s […]