Tuesday morning briefing: Election day

Good election day morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day – Joking aroundVote What are you doing sitting there? Get out and vote. Polls opened at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m.Web site of the day http://www.pntonline.com/articles/march-20186-mexico-new.html Take a look at Portales’ past. Video game of the week Our […]

Portales Past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: A confetti-showered Eastern New Mexico University basketball team walked off with its second straight New Mexico Conference championship. Harry “Moose” Miller scored 17 points to lead the Greyhounds past Panhandle A&M, 49-40.

Mind mouths, around your children

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist “Grownups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” So French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, in his novella, ‘The Little Prince’ in 1943. We parents, all of us, have been taught by our children — […]

Stress-free tips featured on program

Information on stress-free tips for parents, gluten-free diets and weed control products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri is going to share six tips that will help you better cope with busy schedules and busy lives. Her company is Healthy Housekeeper Inc., and she […]

Surrounded by signs of spring

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

Nurse shortage overshadows health debate

Freedom New Mexico While the president and Congress bicker over private insurance and tax funding in Washington, the question of who will provide our nation’s health care has a more direct, and important, meaning. A growing shortage of doctors and nurses already affects many Americans’ ability to get the care they need. The Robert Wood […]

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

Developers encounter obstacles

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive another 1,300 personnel over the next five years, and it’s working on privatizing the homes it already owns. Add an expansion at the Southwest Cheese plant, and new jobs expected from the proposed Tres Amigas electricity project and complementary power plants. […]

Monday morning briefing: Hair check and looking for a biggest loser

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day A day in the life of one of Clovis’ real heros…it’s “At your service.” Heads up Tomorrow (Tuesday) is picture day for students at Cameo Elementary School in Clovis. Make sure to check your student’s hair before they head out the […]

Housing demands drive building plans

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good neighborhood and proximity to public schools. But there are some dealbreakers for Richard, an Air Force retiree — like […]

Elida voters to decide on gross receipts tax

Freedom New Mexico Elida voters on Tuesday will decide whether to implement an additional gross receipts tax for economic development and municipal infrastructure. The municipal election ballot contains a question about whether to implement the tax of one-sixteenth of 1 percent, or a penny on every $16. If passed, the tax would go into effect […]

Councilor candidate profiles

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Editor’s note: Here are summaries of interviews with candidates for Portales’ Ward B City Council position. Other Portales council races are uncontested.

Portales mayor: Job never ends

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Leading a city, according to Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega, is like riding a bicycle: “If you can get on and pedal, you start moving forward,” he said. “But when you stop pedaling, you will eventually fall over. If you’re not pedaling every day as a community, you […]

Pageant contestants sought

Freedom New Mexico The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant is seeking applicants for Mrs. Portales. Pageant Executive State Director Sheree Channel said in a news release that once selected, Mrs. Portales would advance to represent her community in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant June 19 in Albuquerque. Local title holders compete for a prize package […]

Greyhounds end season with win over Javelinas

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — There were a few rarities in Saturday’s season finale at Greyhound Arena. Division wins for the Greyhounds are no longer one of them. Reggie Nelson scored a game-high 21 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer to spark a 12-2 run in Saturday’s 70-56 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Junior […]

Freedom to emerge from bankruptcy by end of March

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, should emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March, according to the company’s top executives. Interim Chief Executive Burl Osborne and Chief Financial Officer Mark McEachen said that while some change in the company’s newspapers, magazines […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Already eliminated from playoff competition this season, Eastern New Mexico University’s women sought to build some confidence for next season. Mission accomplished. The Zias capitalized on a hot-shooting first half, then rode the inside game of Til-Lois Fifer to hold off Texas A&M-Kingsville 75-61 in Saturday’s season finale at […]

Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

CHS holding registration rush

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis High School guidance office is hosting a registration rush next week for CHS parents and students, according to a news release. The rush is a time for parents and student to check class credits, review student registration forms, course selections, and graduation requirements, the release said. Guidance and administration office […]

Schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking the fight straight to the lunchroom as they work to provide healthy meals to local youths. “We are turning towards using more fresh fruits and frozen […]