Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland Ore., high school when she made a film about self defense. What she didn’t know is that the film would grow into a world-wide non-profit organization now credited for starting a revolution. The film teaches self-defense techniques. Jessup, 18, said when she was […]

Grain company requesting road closures

The Portales City Council met Tuesday at Portales City Hall. The council: • Tabled a request for street closure by J.D. Heiskell and Company until a public information forum can be held. The grain company has requested the closures of streets and sections located around the company. Those are Commercial Street from East Main Street […]

Zias split at Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Freshman Amanda Lale’s two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday lifted Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team to a 5-4 victory over Texas-Permian Basin in the first game of a softball doubleheader. The Falcons, though, rallied to win the nightcap 7-4, scoring four unearned runs in […]

Police blotter — April 7

PNT staff A sampling of recent calls received by Portales dispatch, according to call logs: Thursday • At noon, two females got into a fight at a school in the 200 block of South Knoxville Avenue. • At 4:16 p.m., a caller reported in the area of Gum and Avenue B said a car had […]

Church profile: Faith Triumphant Church

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Location: 615 W. Fourth St. Phone: 359-1559 Services: 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship service; 7 p.m., worship service on the last Sunday of the month at the Generations building behind The Office Center Inc., at 1500 S. Avenue D; 7 p.m. Wednesday, classes for all ages. The church also runs Faith Triumphant Christian School. Description: “We’re […]

Williamson Lectureship in 34th year

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The animated movie “Avatar” and a professional physicist who writes science fiction are set to play a part at the 34th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University. The event runs Thursday and Friday, with a Thursday young writers panel at the Portales Public Library and an […]

ENMU briefs — April 7

Physical plant employee loses home, possessions Robert Ortega, a member of the physical plant crew at Eastern New Mexico University, lost everything when his home burned down March 30. ENMU is asking all fellow employees and the public to consider making a contribution to assist him. Financial contributions can be dropped off at Dorothy Bull’s […]

Tornado warnings should be taken seriously

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Twister season is here. While I’ve never been in immediate danger of a tornado, I’ve had frightening experiences, especially when I think of unheeded warnings. I remember visiting grandparents in Lubbock during a 1970s storm when I was a child. My parents, uncles and aunts went dancing. Unknown to them, […]

5K run could be near-death experience

Kevin Wilson

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Kevin Wilson, 31, of Clovis, N.M., died Saturday, April 10, 2010, on the streets of Portales. He was born May 15, 1978, in Townsend, Mont. He was a writer, photographer, columnist and expert in mediocrity. There … so in case my fears come true on Saturday, my coworkers at […]

Obama administration should leave Afghanistan to the Afghans

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. President Barack Obama has returned from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, where he sought to encourage U.S. troops and reportedly delivered yet another lecture to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the importance of […]

Diseases linked to herbicide exposure in Vietnam expanded

By Tom Philpott: Military Update About 86,000 Vietnam War veterans, their surviving spouses or estates will be eligible for retroactive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs — an average of 11.4 years for veterans and 9.6 years for survivors — under a draft VA rule to expand by three the number of diseases […]

Their View: Jennings says tough times ahead

State Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, is not pleased with Gov. Bill Richardson’s veto of the state gross receipts tax on food. Here’s a snippet from a recent editorial he sent to newspapers around the state: “The already wobbly balance of income to expense in the state budget for the 2010-2011 budget year became more precarious […]

Commissioners hear resolution, take action

During their meeting Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, the Roosevelt County Commission: • passed a resolution opposing the proposed New Mexico Environment Department regulations for maintaining groundwater quality under dairies. Commissioners voted unanimously with Commissioner Bill Cathey absent. Dairy owner Alva Carter Jr. has said the regulations could put between 35 percent and 50 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lectureship this week, “Mythbusters” tonight

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico morning briefing. Wednesday’s weather is much like the rest of the week … dry and windy, with plenty of sun. Highs are in the 70s. Did you know? The Eastern New Mexico University Jack Williamson Science Fiction Lectureship, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, is in its […]

Area under red flag warning

Freedom New Mexico A red flag warning is in effect for eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Relative humidity is 15 percent or lower with sustained winds of 20 miles per hour, with the National Weather Service warning of fire danger. A release from the NWS said winds will be strong enough to lift loose objects and […]

East Central hammers Hounds twice

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — While the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team remains in the thick of the race for a spot in the six-team Lone Star Conference baseball tournament, the Greyhounds are certainly having problems holding teams down of late. With a chance to move into fourth place in the LSC, ENMU […]

ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field […]

Governmental bodies to meet about regulations on dairies

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A trio of governmental bodies meeting today are set to consider opposing proposed state regulations that some dairy farmers say will drive them out of business. But state Environment Department representatives say the proposed rules are based on evidence. Agendas for the Portales City Council and the Roosevelt and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School meeting, April Fools video at ENMU

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Operas scheduled at ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer A pair of popular operas are taking center stage at Eastern New Mexico University this week, according to a university news release. The ENMU Department of Music is scheduled to perform portions of the operas “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville.” According to the release, “The […]