Their view: Better ways to assess discrimination

Better ways to assess discrimination New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government is opposing efforts to limit information published on nmcourts.gov. Here’s a portion of an editorial published on FOG’s website at nmfog.org:

Wednesday morning briefing: Video games, fire rules and a good play, Charlie Brown

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week The latest from our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar Genre: Strategy System: DS What is it? The latest installment in the Harvest Moon series of farm sims.ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://www.natsume.com Fire rules In […]

Best of show selected at fair

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Jared Tucker On day two of the Roosevelt County Fair, area residents entered their best arts, crafts, food and other items in 16 categories to be judged for awards, but only the best got the title, “Best of Show.” Portales Police Detective Kirk Wilson was surprised to learn he took best of show in photography. […]

ENMU offering youth choirs through outreach program

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Argen Duncan Young voices will have an outlet at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Heather Vest, an experienced choir director and a Portales resident, is starting two children’s choirs, the junior choir for third- to fifth-graders and the senior choir for sixth- through eighth-graders. The choirs are part of the university’s Distance Education and […]

ENMU brief — Aug. 25

ENMU tops student satisfaction survey In surveys of “Student Satisfaction with Overall Experience,” required at all six New Mexico public, four-year universities, ENMU has had the highest rating since the first survey in 1999. In the most recent ranking, ENMU had a student satisfaction rate of 95.8 percent. New Mexico Tech and New Mexico Highlands […]

My turn: Old shoes didn’t make the cut

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist As promised last week, here’s the story of how I unexpectedly got a new pair of shoes in second grade, and it wasn’t back-to-school, Christmas or Easter, the only times when we did get new clothes and new shoes. One evening, mom took my sister Becky to the Gibson’s store […]

Blaming the victim? Poll-lease

Kevin Wilson I guess it shouldn’t be a big deal that 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. I’m guessing more people than that liked Coke II. But I know why people liked Coke II — it had a lot of sugar. This Pew Research poll is a little bit trickier. According […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

Freedom New MexicoEastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team presea Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Fishing report – Aug. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 24, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron […]

It’s their job: Ken O’Neal

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Jeanette Everett: PNT Correspondent Ken O’Neal, 61, is the gate guard for Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company in Portales.

County fair kicks off with entry day

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Argen Duncan This year, Ellie Garduno of Portales entered white dinner rolls, almond cookies, oatmeal-cherry cookies bars, Mexican cornbread and anadama bread, a yeast bread made with cornmeal in the baked goods competition at the Roosevelt County Fair. Garduno started participating in the contest eight years ago, five years after moving to Portales. “It was […]

Joint Land Use Committee to present proposals to public

The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee on Monday approved presentation of a proposed study-area map and a list of possible actions to reduce conflicts in land and airspace use between Cannon Air Force Base and other communities. The map and suggested actions will be presented to the public in a 6 p.m. Aug. 31 […]

Aug. 24 — Police blotter

Recent calls to Roosevelt County Dispatch, according to police records: Aug. 17 • At 6:33 a.m. officers responded to an auto burglary call in the 1300 block of South Avenue A. The caller stated both of his vehicles were broken into overnight, and it was not the first time. The caller said his .45 caliber […]

Aug. 24 — Elida news

Upcoming events • Thursday: Varsity football–Roy at Elida–5 p.m. • Sunday: Chicken Fry-High School Cafeteria -6:30 p.m. Please check our school website (www.elidaschools.net) frequently for updates/changes to football and volleyball schedules.

Aug. 24 — PJHS news

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information the first day of school. Harris requests parents to sign where needed and students to return the forms to their first-hour teachers […]

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Preschool begins Patty Mohon, early childhood teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are ready for a great year for their preschool classes. The Monday/Wednesday group started Monday; and today is the first day for the Tuesday/Thursday group.

My turn: Better to be prepared

Hunting season is around the corner so here are some more tips: • If you are using a hunting dog this season make sure they have their tags and their shots up to date. A dog can get lost or come in contact with animals that carry rabies. • Always carry your permits, license and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Middle school at issue and a Beatles killer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom new Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Contest winner Jennette Lovett is the latest winner of the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the Cnjonline.com drawing each week for our newsletter subscribers.School site selection The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is expected to choose a site for a third middle school […]

13-year-old charged in Vale homicide

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Sharna Johnson A 13-year-old boy charged with murder in the slaying of a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student cannot be charged as an adult. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Monday state statute prevents prosecutors from seeking adult sanctions against DeAngelo Montoya because of his age. Montoya was charged with murder Monday in the July […]