ENMU briefs — March 21

ENMU Fundraiser being held The second annual Bench Club All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest is March 31 at the Yam Theater. Tickets are $30 a person or $220 for a table of eight. A silent auction will also be held with signed items from professional athletes and Greyhound and Zia teams, and other items. For tickets call […]

Police blotter: March 23

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday • 10 a.m.: Caller reported finding a puppy in the parking lot; she would like animal control to pick it up, 200 block of East Seventh. • 10:52 a.m.: Call in reference to a snake in the kitchen. • 12:04 p.m.: Call in […]

Police blotter: March 20

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs:

Police blotter: March 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday • 1:37 a.m.: Caller reported hearing a shot fired, Second and Globe. • 8:27 a.m.: Caller reported a skunk in a trap, First and Main. • 8:42 a.m: Call in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle hitting a dumpster, Second […]

Police blotter: March 16

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Christina Calloway Here are Portales police call logs from Thursday: • 12:51a.m: Caller requested officer check on her daughter, U.S. 70. • 1:37 a.m: Caller heard one shot fired, Globe and Second. • 8:27 a.m: Caller heard shots in the area, Country Club Estates. • 8:35 a.m: Caller reported a skunk in a trap, First […]

Police blotter — March 15

Here are Portales police call logs from Tuesday: • 10:06 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject who had fallen, New Mexico 267. • 10:14 a.m., Caller requested an ambulance for a subject with back pain, 2100 block of La Vega De Ranch. • 10:18 a.m., Caller reported a counterfeit bill, 100 block of […]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are Portales police call logs from Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday: • 1:35 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 700 block of West Third Street. • 3:35 a.m.: Person reported a lost wallet, 100 block of North Chicago. • 8:46 a.m.: Security company reported an emergency, 1600 block of South Main. • 8:59 a.m.: Caller […]

Police blotter — March 13

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PNT staff report Here are Portales police call logs from Sunday: • 1:01 a.m., Caller complained about a vehicle revving its engine, 100 block of East Ivy. • 1:40 a.m., Caller complained about a loud party going on, 1700 block of South Avenue B. • 3:35 a.m., Caller complained of a noise in the alleyway, […]

New budget may call for fee hike

As defense budgets grew over the past decade, Congress shrugged off complaints of runaway military health costs and blocked every proposal from the Bush administration to raise TRICARE fees sharply on retirees. Defense budgets have stopped rising, however, and Defense officials today are sounding more confident that Congress will follow last October’s $5-a-month bump in […]

Peanuts popular at Capitol

They used to call it “The City Different” years ago. I haven’t heard Santa Fe called that in a while though, I checked last week and it is indeed still different. I’ve written a whole lot of New Mexico Legislature stories over the years but strangely enough I had never been in Santa Fe while […]

Drivers need to put down phones

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Dear Gov. Susana Martinez, May I call you Susana? Or maybe even “Suzy?” I know we have not formally met. By “met,” I mean we have not been in the same town at the same time, ever. No problem. That’s the way I started out with your predecessor. By the end I was stalking him […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Time for some GOP candidates to call it a day

Freedom New Mexico The TV networks declared Mitt Romney the winner in New Hampshire about five seconds after the polls closed, so commentators had to scramble to find something interesting to say the rest of the night. It wasn’t easy. Mr. Romney had been expected to win Tuesday’s GOP primary and did. Jon Huntsman tried […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Early call, a break for moms and a gusher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing Commander’s call If you feel like getting up early Wednesday… The ROTC Commander’s call is at 7:15 a.m. in the Clovis High School Activities Building behind the Rock. There will be an assumption of command for the corps commander and both squadron commanders. There […]

Frosty awakening for area

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Kevin Wilson Up to half a foot of snow fell in some areas of eastern New Mexico on Monday, most of it coming well after local schools had made the decision to cancel classes. Most area schools also closed on Monday. Clovis schools, Floyd schools, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Ninth Judicial […]

Our people: Answering the call

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Clovis natives Richard and Gerri Gomez have run the Lighthouse Mission for nearly 25 years. Richard Gomez said the reason is simple. “It’s a calling.” Gerri Gomez said they do what they do “to give people help today and hope for tomorrow.” The mission is a family affair with the original staff including several members […]

Friday morning briefing: Last call, help for college and a big protest

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Last call United Way of Eastern New Mexico needs cardboard tubes for its Zenith Leadership project. It’s the last chance to donate because they must be delivered by 4 p.m. Monday in Portales or 3 p.m. Tuesday in Clovis. Can’t deliver? Call United Way […]

Hippie child shouldn’t have undocumented status

Freedom New Mexico Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd conundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and […]

My turn: ‘Fair to middlin’

By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnist I recently made a call to a software company, asking for some help. I became a little annoyed when I thought the person on the other end of the line did not speak English well. I remembered a conference I had attended in Boston, when a presenter from Boston looked […]

Anniversary is call for sober reflection

For many of us, we clearly remember the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 — the surreal news reports, the images of iconic buildings collapsing, the uncertainty of the extent of these terrorist attacks. Now, almost unbelievably, it is 10 years later, and likewise amazingly and miraculously, our nation has not sustained another comparable hit like […]