Tucumcarians await Monday decision on racino location

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Fed meddling may do more harm in foreclosure mess

Editorial Most of what Congress does is ill-advised. But when Congress is in a hurry to appear especially active and responsive to a perceived crisis, it is likely to go beyond ill-advised to downright boneheaded. It is becoming increasingly obvious that several aspects of the bill passed in response to the decline in housing prices […]

People always make our fair a success

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fair Board President Tim Allison stopped his chores in the dairy and beef barn Friday night to chase me down as I strolled through with camera at the ready. He said he appreciated the coverage the PNT had given the fair but I think more importantly he wanted to […]

Military medical coverage frustrating lately

By Anita Doberman I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and frustrated with […]

Zias looking for turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Like many coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s Kim Falkenhagen isn’t much for preseason polls. After suffering through a winless Lone Star Conference campaign in 2007, her first year at the school, Falkenhagen said the Zias are ready to turn the page. ENMU was picked next-to-last in the 14-team LSC. […]

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

Freedom New Mexico FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback […]

Animals set for auction

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th anniversary Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock auction this morning. The bidding begins at 9 a.m., livestock superintendent Mike O’Connor said. “It’s a financial incentive to […]

Bookout reaches plea deal

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout entered a no-contest plea Friday morning to a felony charge of tampering with public records. She will serve 12 months unsupervised probation, according to her attorney. Under the terms of the agreement, Bookout must resign as county treasurer immediately. Bookout was indicted in February […]

Free to good home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Tucumcari racetrack studies

Freedom New Mexico staff The following reports were purchased by and prepared for Coronado Partners LLC, which hopes to bring a racetrack and casino to Tucumcari. The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to make a decision on Monday. It has received proposals from Tucumcari, Raton and Santa Fe. Draft report

2008 Fair Results: Animals

Division: Market Goat First Year Feeder Exhibitor Name PlaceCasey Faver 1Randal Craig 2Orrie Spinks 3Kynzi Creighton 4Tyler Richerson 5Shaylea Moore 6Sean Kuhns 7Lacey Clark 8Chaynee Clark 9Haylee McGill 10Hannah Bilbrey 11 Market Goat Show Class Exhibitor Name Place Special PlacingClass 1Jordyn Tivis 1 Jordyn Tivis 2 Raeona Sanders 3 Justin Whitecotton 4 Shayla Whitecotton 5 […]

2008 Fair Results: Home Arts, 4-H

Division: Handiwork Class Exhibitor Name Place Special Placing0102 embroideered scarf Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0102 embroideered scarf Marjorie Legleiter 2 0102 embroideered scarf Maxine Wilhoit 3 0103 embroidery Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0103 embroidery LaDoris Allison 2 0103 embroidery Marion Chambers 3 0104 hand or machine applique Jori Gramzow 3 0106 pillow case Lillie Belle […]

Fair hosts first Special Needs Day

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Anyone who thinks a well written letter sent to the right people won’t make a difference needs to talk to Garrett Dodson. The 17-year-old special needs student at Portales High School decided other young people like himself with special needs deserved their own activities at the Roosevelt County Fair. […]

Smith, Bennet named Pioneers of the Year at fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tommie Bennett is a bonafide Roosevelt County pioneer and her family has photographic proof. During Thursday’s Pioneer of the Year banquet, hosted by the Roosevelt County Old Timer’s Association, the Bennett family showed a photo of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother winning the milking contest at the 1931 Roosevelt […]

Cannon’s airfield lately being utilized by other nearby bases

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is lending its airfield to aircraft from nearby air bases to practice maneuvers while the base continues its transition to a special operations base, according to base officials. A C-17 cargo plane circled around the air base Wednesday while practicing holding patterns and touch-and-go maneuvers. […]

It’s Their Job: Myra Skinner

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Name: Myra Skinner Job: High school math teacher at Dora High school. Background: Skinner has taught geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II and advanced math for 20 years. She also taught at Three Way in Maple, Texas, and Clovis High School. Time on the job: Ninth year at Dora Q. Describe what your job entails?A. Teaching the […]

Local Briefs Aug. 22, 2008

Police seek sign thief The Portales Police Department is investigating the recent theft of political signs from various locations in the community, according to a PPD press release. The theft of these signs is a crime and anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to report it to the police department. Roosevelt County Crimestoppers […]

Events Calendar Aug. 22, 2008

TodayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. SaturdayPoker Run Rally — 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Harley Davidson. Tucumcari run destination. Event includes food, prizes and entertainment.ReStore ribbon cutting — 10 a.m. 308 N. Main, Portales. Sponsored by Habitat of Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Store will sell new and used building materials and […]

Life not always easy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Someone has said, “If you never wanted to be hurt, move to a desert island and be a hermit.” Maybe you would never be hurt, but think of the loneliness. Missing the joy and ecstasy of love would make life meaningless. Life is not always easy. Problems and trials do […]

U.S. should avoid politics in Pakistan

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]