Obama needs to take care of U.S. first

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday to a U.N. General Assembly packed with more than 100 heads of state was a strange combination of modesty and chutzpah, of a change in tone designed to persuade people that more substantive changes in policy had occurred. Insofar as a more modest tone reflects an understanding […]

ENMU celebrating homecoming, anniversary

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Songfest 2009 kicks off a week-long celebration of Eastern New Mexico University’s 75th anniversary and homecoming. It all begins Monday, giving ENMU organizations on campus a chance to cut a rug and bring down the house. “It is… an annual event that falls on the Monday before homecoming,” said […]

Wizard Advisory Council hosts half marathon at Cannon

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 a.m. sound to start your Saturday? More than 50 people ran the first 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon at Cannon Air Force Base on Saturday morning, with support from about 45 volunteers. The event raised a take-home total of […]

Ceramics workshop includes displays, demonstrations

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Sure, it was easy to admire the artists’ works on display during the past week at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery. Still, for most observers, the people who made the ceramics pieces were little more than names on placards. For many, those names came to life through workshops […]

Texas A&M-Commerce sweeps past Zias

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce held off an Eastern New Mexico University rally in the first game and the Lions went on to a 26-24, 25-14, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias on Saturday. Commerce (15-4, 3-1 LSC) opened an 11-2 lead in the first game with nine unanswered […]

Military Base Planning Commission to meet

This quarter’s state Military Base Planning Commission meeting will include presentations on transition issues at Cannon Air Force Base and renewable energy projects, said Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Community College board room. Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations […]

Housing relief may be near

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The next two weeks could see the beginning of relief for what many see as a housing shortage in Portales.. Mel Ottley, president of Mock Homes of Albuquerque, said he plans to begin building three model homes in the Baca Subdivision on University Drive west of Eastern New Mexico […]

No. 2 Abilene Christian rallies past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior running back Reggie Brown rushed for 235 yards and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Abilene Christian rallied for a 44-33 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The Wildcats (5-0) held the […]

Sept. 27 Police Blotter

A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Sept. 22-23. Sept. 22 • 8:00 a.m., caller at 600 block of W. 15th St. reported a large bird in her yard. • 10:30 a.m., caller at 1200 block of N. Main reported a dog chasing traffic. • 11:40 a.m., caller at 100 N. […]

Hounds shut out Mustangs 2-0

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s defense limited University of the Southwest to one shot on goal Friday, and the Greyhounds broke away in the second half for a 2-0 men’s soccer victory at the ENMU pitch. The Hounds (6-2-1) struggled to break through, but with just over nine minutes gone in the second […]

Raids yield drug charges

Three Roosevelt County residents face felony drug charges from two recent raids in Portales by city police, the Roosevelt County Sheriff and the Region 5 Drug Task Force. Tamara Davis, 28, of Portales, was arrested Thursday, accused of distributing marijuana from her home in the 500 block of E. 1st Street, according to a release […]

Hounds face No. 2 ACU

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Division II’s top-ranked offense clashes against Division II’s second-ranked team. It’s just another day in the Lone Star Conference South Division, as Eastern New Mexico University heads to Abilene Christian on Saturday in the division opener for both teams. ACU is one of four teams in the LSC South […]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

C Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the members of […]

Players aren’t only winners in New Mexico Lottery

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico For a handful of area residents, scratching, picking and rubbing has turned out to be lucrative. Curry and Roosevelt County residents won more than $3.4 million by playing the lottery in fiscal year 2009, according to the New Mexico Lottery. The numbers show about $6.3 million spent playing to […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 25

Prep Class 5A Rio Rancho 21, Clovis 17 Class 3A Goddard 46, Portales 7 Class 2A Texico 21, Hagerman 7 Tucumcari 39, Loving 7 Class 1A Santa Rosa 47, Fort Sumner 7 8-man Melrose 76, Springer 6 Clovis Christian 60, Foothill 0 Tatum 20 Logan 12 6-man House 54, Evangel Christian 6 Elida 54, Vaughn […]

Zias fall to Texas Woman’s in four

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Alyson Harlan combined 11 kills, 11 digs and five aces Thursday night to lead Texas Woman’s to a 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Harlan led a Pioneers serving assault that included 15 total aces against just five service errors. […]

Energy answers lie in shale beds

By Jim Constantopolous: Guest columnist As the United States begins to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the end of World War II, energy policy has taken on increasing importance. President Obama has called on Congress to pass legislation that would reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. The administration is correct in doing […]

Rush missteps representing HSUS

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I felt a tremor in the Earth. Rush Limbaugh joined the dark side. Limbaugh is a spokesman for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). It was like finding out your brother is a cross dresser. Why does it matter? It probably doesn’t to most people, but whether you […]

Support lacks for proposed climate treaty

Freedom New Mexico At the U.N. “summit” on climate change this week, President Obama manfully tried to argue that the United States is doing more than it ever has to combat the allegedly catastrophic effects of human-induced climate change. Yet to judge by the response of other world leaders, it might as well have been […]

Governor hopeful says unraveling corruption high on priorities

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Allen Weh said unraveling corruption and doing away with unnecessary or irrational regulations are top priorities for him if he should become governor. Weh spoke to a group of more than 75 during a meeting of the High Plains Patriots Thursday night at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. A […]