Hounds cruise past Chaparrals

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior forward Equs Darby and sophomore guard Tralyn Harden scored 16 points each and combined to go 6-for-7 from 3-point range Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 69-54 victory over previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian. Harden went 4-for-5 off the bench from long range, including three in […]

Thursday morning briefing: Christmas on the Pecos and leftovers

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Thankful I can count many blessings

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things large and small. For instance, on the world stage I am thankful that Saddam Hussein finally got what he had coming. But I’m also thankful for more personal things like the fact that there are still airports and convenience stores that have […]

Ethics issues surface for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., appears to have gained an unfair advantage in competing for TRICARE’s North Region support contract, valued at $16.7 billion, by hiring a former chief of staff at TRICARE headquarters to help the company draft its winning proposal. The Government Accountability Office, auditing arm […]

Thanksgiving expression of gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

Silent auction scheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Community Services Center Senior Volunteer Programs has scheduled a Silent Auction at the Portales National Bank Monday through Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to the Seniors Programs. Auction items include a Coca-Cola gift basket, a coffee maker, flower arrangements, gift certificates and more. Bank lobby hours are 9 a.m. […]

FFA president to be part of parade

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State FFA President Ryan Best, an Elida native, is to participate in the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif., as part of the first-ever national FFA organization’s float in the event, according to a news release. Best, along with FFA presidents from all 50 states, Puerto […]

RGH meeting canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting set for Tuesday night was canceled since the board finished interviewing administrator candidates ahead of schedule. The board wrapped up interviews Monday with RGH Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens and health care administrator Richard Smith of Clovis after candidate Jeff Comer Jr. of Arizona called to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: stuffing demo and Amarillo hockey

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Portales nurse receives recognition

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New Mexico Department of Health registered nurse Carol Morgan of Portales recently received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award from the ITT Technical Institute. Background: Morgan has been in nursing for 29 years. She said she moved to New Mexico from Michigan due to a nursing shortage here. In Michigan, nurses were being laid […]