No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

Snow to continue throughout day

Freedom New Mexico staff Snowfall is expected to continue over the region throughout the day Thursday with accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. In the Clovis area, schools started on time but in […]

Redman-Trotter named to All-LSC list

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter has been selected to represent Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in voting by division coaches released Wednesday by the conference office. Meantime, ENMU’s women were represented on the South’s honorable mention list by freshman guard Tori Northcutt. […]

Chorale director is winner of Golden Apple Award

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Caught by surprise on Wednesday and left completely speechless and teary-eyed, Portales High School chorale director, Franklin Smith, was named a Golden Apple Award recipient.

More than $2 million in capital outlay OK’d

By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers If at first your bill gets vetoed, resubmit. And then, it just may get signed. This was the case with Eastern New Mexico University which was allocated more than half a million dollars from the New Mexico Legislature on Wednesday for the Portales campus alone. ENMU President Steven Gamble was […]

ENMU planning film fest

By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is prepping for the first High Plains Film Festival that will be held on May 4 in Portales. The film festival celebrates ENMU’s Digital Cinema Arts program, established in 2006, and New Mexico’s growing film industry, said Michael Sitton, dean of ENMU’s College of Fine […]

Cosner to run for rep

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Freedom New Mexico A longtime Tucumcari resident Craig Cosner has announced he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Democrat Cosner is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek re-election. “I recognize the importance of education, health care, fiscal […]

Local Briefs March 6

Senior transportation services hearing set There will be an older Americans Act Services Public Hearing regarding senior transportation services provided by the city of Portales Senior Citizens Center at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the services currently provided. Dairy Disaster […]

Events Calendar

Thursday High Plains Film Festival meeting — 1:30 p.m., Zia Room at ENMU Campus Union Building. Saturday Lovers for Learning dinner — 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian Campus Ministry House Kids Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Golden Library Monday Hampton Sides author’s lecture — 4:30 p.m. ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium The events calendar is a […]

Clovis approves Sunday alcohol sales

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Clovis voters have approved Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants. Those sales would be limited to liquor by the glass — which opponents contended would increase alcohol-related incidents and send the message that it’s acceptable to drink and drive. More than 55 percent of the 5,264 votes cast Tuesday […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

Replays rare event in NBA, politics

Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]

Councilors accept housing money

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors gave quick approval to a grant agreement that officials hope to use for a project that will construct affordable housing downtown. The $250,000 grant agreement comes from state severance tax bonds that were approved in the 2007 Legislature. Another $200,000 was approved in this year’s Legislature […]

Vets list being formed

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A retired U.S. Navy officer hopes to compile a list of all veterans within a five-county area of eastern New Mexico to recognize and keep track of the people who have served their country in that region. Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer who now serves as director […]

Commissioners ready to study inmate work-release

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners decided during Tuesday’s meeting that they are willing to consider re-instituting a prisoner work-release program at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. County Attorney Randy Knudson brought the item to the agenda, saying he had been asked by employers about the possibility of having prisoners released to […]

Local Briefs March 5

Blackwood Legacy to perform The Nashville-based Blackwood Legacy gospel group, featuring former Blackwood Brothers Quartet lead singer and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Price will be performing at 7 p.m Thursday at New Testament Baptist Church, Second and Elgin in Portales. Admission is free, an offering will be taken. The group, including Washington […]

Events Calendar March 5

Wednesday Blood Drive — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday High Plains Film Festival meeting — 1:30 p.m., Zia Room at ENMU Campus Union Building. Saturday Lovers for Learning dinner — 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian Campus Ministry House Kids Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Golden Library Monday Hampton Sides author’s […]

Incumbents make clean sweep in municipal elections

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico With only 8 percent of voters casting ballots, Portales city council incumbents easily won re-election Tuesday.

Hounds get plenty of offense at Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Third baseman Derrick Kennedy and catcher Freddy Carmona each had four hits and four RBIs and Eastern New Mexico erupted late for a 20-7 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Cameron on Sunday. With the scored tied 3-3, the Greyhounds (10-6, 4-4 LSC) scored seven runs in the sixth, […]

PHS choir is runner-up in state competition

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A state-wide choir competition had never been held in New Mexico until this year. Portales High School’s choir took advantage of the chance to compete and came away as the runner-up in Class 3A.