Arrests made in year-old Clovis murder

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Vassie Salisbury said she had given up hope anybody would be arrested in her son’s homicide after 13 months. However, Clovis police hadn’t given up, and on Wednesday charged three city men with murder in her son’s shooting death. “I feel a lot happier, the 76-year-old Sailsbury said Wednesday […]

Muleshoe bank evacuated for bomb threat

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. A bomb detection dog was taken through the bank and determined there were no explosives. Police cleared the scene around […]

TexAnns tame Zias

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore center JoAnne Jones scored a career-high 19 points Thursday night, leading four Tarleton State players in double figures as the TexAnns pulled away late for a 79-64 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Juniors D’Anna Dingler (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Krystal […]

No. 16 Texans trounce Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Going in with an undermanned squad to play the No. 16 team in the nation in NCAA Division II is not exactly a recipe for victory. On top of that, Tarleton State was coming off a loss at West Texas A&M on Saturday in a game which determined the […]

Denying children citizenship no answer

Freedom New Mexico One of the most challenging issues in the national debate over illegal immigration is what to do about the children of such immigrants who gain automatic U.S. citizenship at birth. Despite the wishes of anti-immigration extremists, the federal courts almost universally have agreed the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born on […]

From carrots to politics, a few opinions

Kevin Wilson I have a lot of opinions. But today, I’ll just give you three. They’re not enough for individual columns, but each has pop culture, sports or political merit. l One of my friends has joined an online group dedicated to creating a worldwide carrot shortage on May 15. The group already has 180,000 […]

History of peanuts in area illustrated by equipment

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Relics from another era in Roosevelt County agriculture were stopping lots of people and causing many to reminisce about peanut harvests gone by Tuesday at the 16th annual Ag Expo. Dennis Harper of Portales is displaying antique peanut diggers and threshers at this year’s Expo. The display is a […]

Trainer seeks horse, rider in harmony

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age but a life-changing event completely reshaped his approach to interacting with horses and launched a career working with horse lovers. Richardson, a paraplegic horse trainer from Hico, Texas, taught two seminars Tuesday entitled �Enlightened Horsemanship� at […]

Vietnam Memorial Wall replica to stop in Clovis

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Every year, students in Renie Smith’s advance placement English class research the life of a soldier listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. But this year, in an effort to share the significance of the Vietnam War with her students, Smith found a way to drive […]

Seminar on doing business with Air Force set at CCC

Clovis Community College is hosting a seminar on changes in doing business with the Air Force from 1-3 p.m. today in the CCC Town Hall. The forum, sponsored by CCC’s Small Business Development Center, is for any business that bids, or intends to bid, on government contracts in relation to Cannon Air Force Base. “The […]

Local Events Calendar

Wednesday N.M. Ag Expo — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Thursday Habitat Town Meeting — 7 p.m. Memorial Building, 359-1344 Friday Altrusa Spaghetti Dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m., PHS Cafeteria Saturday Pray for Earth — 1-4 p.m. Rotary Park, Portales Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners — 9 a.m., Commissioners room, courthouse Portales City Council […]

Southeastern wallops Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University […]

Firing up the crowd

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Bronco mascot Taryn Lee fires up the crowd Monday at the Floyd High School gym as Elena Mendoza cheers from atop the pyramid. Other Floyd cheerleaders are Jenny Wilson, Veronica Mendoza, Madeline Love, Nallely Mendoza and Britni Rivers. The Melrose boys defeated Floyd on a last second shot in the first round of the district […]

Officials hoping flu outbreak has passed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Gripped by a flu outbreak with assessment tests scheduled this week, local school officials are crossing their fingers and hoping the worst of the outbreak has passed. “It’s been pretty bad, we’ve had a lot of students and faculty out with it,” said Randy Fowler, Portales Schools superintendent. “I’ve […]

Rains may not be enough for wheat crop

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Recent rain brought some relief for a thirsty dryland wheat crop, but not enough to make a difference, officials said. The precipitation Feb. 16 brought the year’s total to .24 inches, which is about half of the historical average of .49 inch for the first six weeks of the […]

2-26-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Darron L. Smith, Department of Agriculture, and ENMU undergraduates Alexandra Brooks and Julia Acree recently published an article titled “Intensive Grazing Management for Beef Cattle Production.” The article can be found in the Spring 2008 edition of Keystone Cattlemen. • Manuel Varela, associate professor of biology, and his research colleagues have […]

2-26-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Garrick Matthews Job: Online English teacher Portales High School. Time on job: Six years. Background: Matthews has a Bachelors Degree from Eastern New Mexico University and a Masters in Education Administration from New Mexico Highlands. He also coaches JV volleyball and JV softball at PHS. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. It begins […]

Oasis pond to close down again

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

Three arrested for drug trafficking

PNT Staff Report Three people were arrested Sunday and charged with drug trafficking after Portales police received a report of a possible break-in in progress, according to a department press release. Ashley Lemier, 26, of Portales, Stephen Stites, 28, of Roswell and Diego Montes, 28, of Roswell were charged with trafficking a controlled substance. Using […]

Cruickshank fires fourth Zia no-hitter

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City […]