Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced by the U.S. and there are several events planned locally to celebrate the day. Cinco de Mayo marks the Battle of Puebla between the Mexican army and occupying French forces May 5, 1862, which Mexico won, according […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end […]

Clovis school board meeting in executive session

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom. The board will meet in executive session to discuss limited personnel matters related to the position of superintendent and threatened litigation. The meeting is closed to the public. An agenda for the meeting […]

Portales Past: May 1, 1955

May 1, 1955: Portales Valley Mills workers discovered the company safe had been cracked the night before while three employees worked in an adjoining warehouse. Employees noticed a strange car in the parking lot, but hadn’t noticed anything out of place. The thieves took $70.

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

ENMU’s Lee wins top volunteer award

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University FM News Director James “Jim” Lee received the New Mexico Volunteer of the Year award on April 16 for his work. The award was given to Lee for his efforts working with the Roosevelt County Teen Court program the past eight years. Lee said the […]

Sightseeing leads to prickly mess

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense It is a photo imbedded in my memory — partly cloudy blue skies, a nearby mountain range coursing diagonally across the background, a finger shadow on the lens, and the glimpse of a startled horse’s left eye in the bottom right hand corner. I was making […]

Prayer can revive holiness of country

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist On May 6, this year’s National Day of Prayer will join those who are sincerely lifting up the needs of our nation. We must have a deep resolve. We do this with conviction, looking the enemy in the eye, telling him that he cannot have this country. Prayer is our […]

Candidate profiles: County Commissioner — District 4

Three Republicans are seeking the nomination for the Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in the June 1 primary election. District 4 covers Elida up to Eastern New Mexico University, state roads and a small area near Avenue I and 14th through 16th streets. The following profiles are part of a series on […]

Reader submitted: Portales black belts take home gold, silver, bronze medals

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By Steve Blakeley: Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do spent part of last week in Philadelphia, Pa., qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the equivalent of qualifying for the Olympic games of most sports. On April 24, Master Steve Blakeley, 7th Degree senior instructor of Eastern New […]

ENMU hosting 5th annual mud volleyball tournament

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The fifth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall. Changes this year include the addition of scholarships, a concession stand and music. “There will be five courts, double elimination and it is open to college students and […]

Friday morning briefing: Back yard video and fashion

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day Rare stuff lurking in an important collection at Eastern New Mexico University…and it’s Right in your backyard. Website of the day Plan your next vacation in New Mexico. Visit the state’s tourism website: http://www.newmexico.org/ Mini walk set Barry Elementary School students will be […]

Portales students putting artistic talent on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students of all ages are showing off their artistic side Saturday. Each school, kindergarten through 12th grade, is scheduled to participate in this weekend’s District Art Show. The come-and-go event is open to the public and includes refreshments and live entertainment by Portales students. “The art show is […]

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, […]

Their View: Assessor candidate seeks better representation for taxpayers

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. KENNER CARRASCO is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County tax assessor. He’s running against TEX BELCHER. Here’s what Carrasco had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Faith in government unfounded

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Enthusiast for increasing government regulations of people in business, including those in the financial markets, never bother to answer the one basic question that any rational person would need to have answered before joining them as champions of their proposed remedies of our economic wows. This question is, “Why would […]

My turn: In search of pedantic fame

By Wendel Sloan: PNT columnist If ignorance is bliss, I’m in unawareness heaven about common knowledge. After snoozing through my church alarm, I recently spent pajama-time reading the King James Bible. When I mentioned to Portales theologian friend Isaiah Vance that I’d noticed apparent ambiguities, he dashed my hopes of being a scholarly Magellan, saying […]

Farmers’ Electric receives $28.1 million USDA loan

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Farmers’ Electric Cooperative of Clovis is receiving a $28.1 million loan to upgrade its electric delivery system for seven counties in eastern New Mexico and three in Texas. The cooperative will use the money to expand service to current customers and extend service to new customers. It also will replace […]

Press release: ENMU trio earns weekly LSC track and field honors

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Daniel Draper (Jr., T, Moriarty, N.M./Moriarty HS), Nicole Reid (So., D, Pueblo, Colo./East HS) and Kassie Daugherty (So., T, Bridgeport, Texas/Bridgeport HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams earned Lone Star Conference weekly honors for their performance at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Open, last Saturday. The […]

Press Release: Chaco Canyon talk cancelled at ENMU

The Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture