Measure bumps up county term limits

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The Senate on Saturday passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow county officials in the state — commissioners, sheriffs, clerks, treasurers and assessors — to run for three consecutive four-year terms instead of the two terms under current law. The resolution passed with a 27-14 vote. It had […]

Gift making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on gift making, healing a damaged metabolism and cooking with turkey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or any other time you need a gift, one that is handmade is always the best. Connie […]

Legislative tidbits: Branded man

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 4 days

In tribute

Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune. A • Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19 • Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8 • Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec. […]

Plenty of myths behind presidents

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I don’t guess I’ve ever had a day off work for Presidents Day, though as I remember we did get George Washington’s Birthday off when I was in school. Back in the dark ages, when I first started school, we didn’t have federal holidays on Mondays and we just observed […]

Opposition needs to flex their power

Freedom New Mexico The regime in Tehran celebrated the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution last week with large-scale demonstrations in support of the theocratic state. Ordinarily such demonstrations, featuring people given the day off work, bused to demonstration sites and sometimes paid, simply celebrate the regime. Since the disputed (almost certainly rigged) election […]

Government needs Sunshine Portal

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Information is power, and right now the public has none. Legislators and the public are rightfully outraged at Gov. Bill Richardson’s ongoing refusal to release information about his exempt state employees, including 59 positions that were supposedly cut last month. What little information has emerged isn’t good — employees who […]

Portales schools honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. The following students made the Portales High School honor roll: Grade 12 A Honor Roll Monica Adams, LeAnne Blaeser, Connor Chacon, Craig Matthews, Noe De La Torre, Brett Faust, Marla Griego, Ashley Hernandez, Jodie Hibbard, Lindsay Keller, Edward Martinez, Ryan Mitchell, […]

ENMU dean’s list

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, for the fall 2009 semester.

No. 6 Mustangs thump Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior guards Craig Green and Jason Ebie scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, and sixth-ranked Midwestern State dominated from the outset Saturday night in a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs, coming off a 10-point upset loss on Wednesday […]

Lubbock Christian takes two more from Zias

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Freshman third baseman Stephanie Rendon drove in four runs with a pair of doubles, including a go-ahead shot in a four-run fifth, and Lubbock Christian rallied for an 8-5 victory in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday to complete the sweep of a four-game weekend series with Eastern New […]

Monday morning briefing: School’s out and picking a prez

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. School’s out…for Clovis Freeeeedom! No school today in Clovis in honor of Presidents Day. Side note: Did you know that the name Presidents Day is not adopted by the federal government as the official name of the Washington’s Birthday holiday? Sports on TV ESPN college […]

Zias rally to nip Midwestern State

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior forward Til-Lois Fifer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and hit the deciding two free throws with 50 seconds left as Eastern New Mexico University’s women rallied from a 10-point deficit with six minutes left to beat Midwestern State 51-49 in a Lone Star Conference South […]

Despite holiday, schools still in session

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday despite having extra days built into their calendar. Officials at both schools say it is because the extra days are […]

Wal-Mart donates truck to fire department

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Wal-Mart donated a truck to the Portales Fire Department Friday for hauling a water tanker. The truck is a 2004 Peterbuilt semi and valued at $30,000 by Wal-Mart. Public Affairs and Government Relations Senior Manager Delia Garcia said Interim Fire Chief Gary Nuckols contacted the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]

Feb. 14 Public Record

The following cases were closed through the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.

Hounds sweep twin bill, win series

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Freedom New Mexico What a difference a week makes. Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team, outscored 37-3 in an embarrassing season-opening doubleheader loss at New Mexico Highlands on Feb. 6, bounced back to take three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma to open Lone Star Conference play this weekend, capped by Saturday’s 8-7, 6-2 sweep at […]

Legislation seeks protection for farmers

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican A group of New Mexico farmers and heritage seed advocates are lobbying hard to get a bill through the Legislature that would protect them from liability if their fields are cross-pollinated by patented, genetically engineered seeds. It is the third time farmers have tried to get a similar bill […]

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