Portales teen convicted for aggravated burglary

Freedom New Mexico An 18-year-old Portales man is facing up to 12 years in prison for beating and severely injuring an 82-year-old woman while burglarizing her home, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Joel Zertuche was convicted Friday of aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. According to the release: […]

ENMU swept by Midwestern St.

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four […]

DTV switch upcoming

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The National Association of Broadcasters Road Show came to Clovis Saturday. The show gives residents a chance to ask specific questions about the switch to digital television. On Feb. 17, broadcasters will stop broadcasting analog signals, only broadcasting digital signals. Angie Malone, media spokesperson for NAB and Manuel Izaguirre, […]

Deciding fate of detainees is larger issue

Freedom New Mexico The news that President Obama has signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is welcome indeed. The detainee center has become an international symbol of the practice of skirting U.S. and international law and torture. Whether the torture allegations are valid or not — and we’re inclined […]

Moments of weakness plague us all

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I met a man. Business brought us together. I contacted him about an upcoming project and we started talking. I do a lot of work over the Internet, so informality is pretty common — no “Dear Sir:” and somber punctuation, but lots of first names and exclamation points. He invited […]

Frugality easier than you think

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tough economic times require tough action. A check of the daily headlines or your 401K statement will tell the time for that action is now. Sales are down in lots of businesses, wage freezes or layoffs are occurring and the job market is tight. One of the best […]

Quay County sued over cattle guards

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Cattle guards prevent livestock from roaming county roads. They also prevent Quay County resident Lee Stone, 64, from driving his horse-and-wagon team from one piece of property to another. And so Stone is taking the county to court. He’s asking Quay County remove the guards from county roads where […]

Cannon undergoing major facelift

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When Col. Steve Hoarn’s phone rings, or a piece of paper comes across his desk at Hurlburt Field in the Florida Panhandle, odds are it involves Cannon Air Force Base. “Cannon is hugely important in my portfolio of things to do,” said Hoarn, director of Installations and Mission Support. […]

Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

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Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 •

More than $500 million in facility upgrades planned for Cannon

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There’s little difference between the big, empty fields at Cannon Air Force Base and big, empty fields you’d see at random places across eastern New Mexico. But that’s all about to change in a big way. For Cannon Air Force Base to survive and thrive in its new mission […]

Bombing range being retooled for new aircraft

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By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico It’s 25 miles from Cannon Air Force Base, but the Melrose Air Force Range is never out of sight or out of mind for the future of the base and Air Force Special Operations Command. “It’s not just a bombing range,” said Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, deputy group commander […]

Relocating part of family life

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico

Shades, snacks on new shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a top-down/bottom-up window shade and gluten-free appetizers and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Terrell Sundermann will show how to make a top-down/bottom-up window shade. She’ll also talk about how to measure the window, determine the size […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Library Events

The following events are scheduled at the Portales Public Library: • Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. This week’s theme is “Chinese New Year!” Join us for stories, songs, and a short craft. • Thursday 6 p.m. will be a Family Reading Night at the library. We will be reading […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Floyd School Menus

MondayBreakfast: Pancakes, sausage patties, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans, salad, apricots, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) TuesdayBreakfast: Scrambled eggs, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Taco salad, mixed vegetables, white cake with icing, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) WednesdayBreakfast: Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Barbecue ribs, potato salad, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) ThursdayBreakfast: […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Engagements

Siau-Cameron, BrumfieldRicky Lee Brumfield and Valerie Siau-Cameron will exchange wedding vows 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at Central Christian Church in Portales. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Jan. 25, 2009 Community Services Center Menu

Monday: Taco, Pinto beans, salad, salsa, chocolate cake. Tuesday: BBQ chicken, pasta salad, mustard greens, roll, pears. Wednesday: Beef stew, squash, cornbread, chocolate cookie. Thursday: Ham and beans, okra, crackers, peaches. Friday: Roast beef with brown gravy, broccoli, baked potato, roll, banana pudding.

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales Junior High News

Spanish bee Ruben Tellez invites parents to the Spanish Spelling Bee Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at Portales Junior High. Basketball endsMonday finds the girls seventh- grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams in playing Marshall in Clovis. Marshall boys seventh-grade “A” team and the eighth-grade “B” teams come to Portales to face their Ram […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Portales High School News

College Goal Sunday slated College Goal Sunday will be hosted at Portales High School 1-3 p.m. in the Portales High School/Portales Municipal School District Computer Lab. College Goal Sunday provides financial aid application assistance to help ensure New Mexico students overcome barriers to college affordability. Representatives from the Eastern New Mexico University Financial Aid Office […]

Jan. 25, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair Dora students have been working hard on science projects. Their entries will be exhibited during school hours on Tuesday, and until noon on Wednesday at the Dora Community Building. BPA places Members of the Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America competed at the Regional Conference in Fort Sumner on Jan. 17. Colleen […]