Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Their view: Debt showdown is dog, pony show

Leon Logan of Tucumcari talks about the ongoing battle to balance the nation’s budget:

My turn: ‘Enchantment’ still in area

The battle of the sexes improv show I was in last weekend turned out to be even more fun than I thought it would be. The girls lost, but not by much. I have to say with all of the “women belong at the kitchen sink” jokes coming our way, I think we held our […]

Roosevelt fire scorches more than 2,000 acres

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Staff and wire reports Firefighters were expecting to be up most of the night watching the remnants of a fire that broke out Tuesday along a median on U.S. Highway 70 near Blackwater Draw Museum and quickly spread east for five miles behind 50 mph winds. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. and estimated […]

Yard of the Month competition coming

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Family housing residents will soon battle for the best yard in the neighborhood as the Yard of the Month competition will run from May through September. The criteria for selection is based on the following: • Landscaping: Is the yard mowed, edged and trimmed? • Flowerbeds: Are they weed and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Football update, and a historic battle

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

Air Force defeats Navy 14-6 in ground battle

By Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — In a game filled with flyovers, it was ground pounding that dominated as the Air Force Falcons sunk the Navy Midshipmen 14-6 on Oct. 2 at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons showed why they have the number one rushing […]

Hounds battle Incarnate Word to tie

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico In a match where it looked like one goal might win it, Eastern New Mexico University’s men rallied twice in the late going. Freshman forward Andy Wilkinson headed in a crossing pass by senior midfielder Edgar Bear on a free kick from about 40 yards out with just over […]

Friday morning briefing: Art treasures, school’s out and the bloodiest battle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Art treasures Eastern New Mexico University is displaying four new and valuable works of art on campus in the Roosevelt County Museum and Golden Library. Three of the works, “Penitente Good Friday,” “Acoma” and “Christmas Eve-Taos Pueblo,” were etched by famous California-born painter, Glen […]

Portales past: Aug. 5, 1955

Aug. 5, 1955: The Portales Lions Club formally issued a challenge to the Portales Rotary Club to face them in a battle of wits and skill on the softball field.

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 […]

Angelo holds off Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Reggie Nelson won the battle. LaMarshall Corbett and Angelo State won the war. Corbett scored 27 points to lead four Rams in double figures and had a key three-point play in Angelo State’s 92-88 squeaker over Eastern New Mexico University Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. Derrick Webster added 16 […]

Cancer becomes family's battle

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with osteosarcoma just over a year ago, had his last chemotherapy treatment in July. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is […]

Portales boy survives battle with cancer

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is quite aware the cancerous disease known as osteosarcoma could come up again. The bone cancer has struck Fletcher’s grandmother, his uncle and his sister — who died as a result. Most recently, though, it […]

Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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By David Stone: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

Portales schools fail to meet AYP marks

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state’s adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state’s standards […]

Sexes sometimes do battle

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By Eric Butler:CNJ Correspondent In adult rodeo competitions, men are in men’s events while women basically compete in barrel racing. But junior rodeos are different and, in this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals in Clovis, boys and girls often compete against each other — especially with the youngest contestants. Events such as goat […]

Wilson, Pearce battle for Senate position

PNT Staff Report One of the most hotly contested races in this year’s primary election is the Republican face-off for Senate. Rep. Heather Wilson and Rep. Steve Pearce have targeted each other’s voting records and stands on the issues in a series of advertisements and news releases. Rep. Tom Udall is the only Democrat seeking […]

Firefighters battle structure fires

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PNT Staff Report Area fire departments were kept busy Monday fighting two major structure fires along with severe weather in southern Roosevelt County.Portales Fire Department personnel were called to a residential structure fire shortly before midnight Monday in south Portales. The fire was quickly contained by firefighters, but it appeared to have caused major damage […]