Editorial: Debate shows few differences

From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers on foreign policy [...]

Oct. 1, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that an almost complete skeleton of a bison was found in a borrow ditch alongside Kakawate Road. Dr. George Agogino of the Paleo-Indian Institute at ENMU oversaw the full excavation during the next two days.

Sept. 30, 1944

Portales Valley Sweet Potato Growers met to set a time for the opening of the curing houses, as the fair weather was guaranteeing a good crop that season.

Sept. 29, 1936

State Governor Clyde Tingley ran a letter in the Portales Tribune to the citizens of Roosevelt County stating that the county fair was a “splendid medium to call attention of the state and the Southwest to the great

Sept. 28, 1967

David Lead’s film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, “Doctor Zhivago,” was showing at the “Scientifically Cool” Tower Theatre, according to an advertisement in the Portales News-Tribune.

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

Hounds get set for No. 4 Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior nose guard Ronald Green says he enjoys a challenge, and he’ll get one in Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott when the teams open Lone Star Conference South Division play today at Blackwater Draw. The Wildcats (3-0), No. 4 in NCAA Division II, feature [...]

Zias hold off Adams State

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Cruising towards victory, Eastern New Mexico University’s women suddenly found themselves fighting off Adams State. The Grizzlies, whose roster includes 18 freshmen, scored with less than six minutes left and then had some chances down the stretch. But the Zias were equal to the task and escaped with a [...]

Hounds fall to CSU-Pueblo

Freedom New Mexico Grand Junction, Colo. — Robert Kinsey scored his ninth goal of the season as Colorado State-Pueblo beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-0, ending the Greyhounds’ four-game undefeated streak Friday in a non-conference match. Kinsey scored on header midway through the first half to put Pueblo up 1-0. Allan Chacon added an insurance [...]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. The [...]