Religion column: Passing on life lessons

The closing of another school year will soon be here. It brings back many thoughts filed in my mental book of memories. The simple trust and faith of children are traits I need everyday. When facing obstacles in my life, I think of problems from children’s perspective. “We have to go on to third grade […]

Thursday morning briefing: Fair warning, holiday closing and finding the Titanic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fair warning Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clovis police will be operating a DWI checkpoint somewhere within the city. Officers will be targeting drunk drivers. Holiday closing Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. The […]

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

Today’s closings and delays

Area schools and institutions are closing or postponing events today in response to weather and the governor’s declaration. • Eastern New Mexico University — Business offices and classes canceled until Monday. • Clovis Community College — Closed until Monday. • Portales Municipal Schools — Closed until Monday. • Roosevelt County offices — Closed until Monday. […]

Press release: ENMU Closing early Wednesday

Portales—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is canceling classes at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday), and no evening classes will be held.

Commissioners look at closing Price Ranch Road

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed a road viewing committee to recommend whether Price Ranch Road should be closed. The road near Melrose Bombing Range runs through private property and is believed little used. Closing the road would remove a security issue for the ranch it runs through and allow the […]

Portales past: Nov. 6, 1942

Nov. 6, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Plans were going forward for a blackout and simulated air raid Nov. 25, closing date for the November Drive, which the American Legion sponsored.

Portales past: Sept. 22, 1910

Roosevelt County Herald: Professor George Lind opened the Floyd School and will conduct for a term of four months. After its closing, he will begin a four-months’ term in a community near Cromer.

Closing arguments expected Monday in Tucumcari attempted murder trial

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Closing arguments are tentatively set for Monday in the trial for a Tucumcari man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend. Earl Moses Ingram, 31, appeared Friday in the 10th Judicial District Court charged with multiple felony charges, including the attempted murder of Amber Simpson, 27, of Tucumcari on […]

Courthouse closing for funeral

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Courthouse is scheduled to be closed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for funeral services for Sheriff’s Office Capt. Rick Short.

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]

Portales Municipal Court closing early

PNT staff report The Portales Municipal Court is closing at noon Thursday for training and will not open again for normal hours until Monday. A court spokesperson said anyone scheduled to appear during the days of the closure will not be penalized for not appearing.

Closing arguments start in Chunn murder trial

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Attorneys delivered closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of a Roosevelt County farmer accused of hiring an Aryan Brotherhood member to kill local rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn. By noon, the state and the defense for William “Billy Joe” Watson had spoken before Judge Drew Tatum called for a […]

Closing arguments in Watson trial set for Monday

Freedom New Mexico Closing arguments in the slaying trial of William “Billy Joe” Watson are scheduled for Monday morning. Watson, a Roosevelt County farmer, is accused of hiring low-ranking Aryan Brotherhood member Donald Taylor to kill rancher Jimmie Bo Chunn in 2005. The trial began more than two weeks ago. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell said […]

Blackwater Draw museum closing for winter break

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Museum will close for winter break from 5 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Jan. 4. The museum is on U.S. 70 approximately 7 miles north of Portales near Greyhound Stadium. Information: Matt Hillsman at 562-2202.

Oasis closing for furloughs

Freedom New Mexico Oasis State Park will close for five days this winter and spring as part of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan to reduce state spending by employee furloughs. The park is set to be closed Thursday, as well as Jan. 15, Feb. 9, March 2 and March 23, according to a news release from […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

ENMU graduate finds opportunity to work with children

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Name: Renee Carrell Job: Assistant Director at Toriland Daycare. What is your background? I graduated from Floyd High School and then from Eastern New Mexico University. How long have you had this job? I have been with Toriland since June. What does your job entail? I answer phones and assist parents with questions they might […]

Tower Twin Theater closing

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s curtains today for the Tower Twin Theatre. After years of entertaining Portales residents, the city’s only movie theater is closing its doors due to cooling troubles. Russell Allen, vice president of operations for Allen Theatres and Tower owner, said the air conditioning system just stopped working. “Replacement cost […]

Portales’ Chrysler dealer spared

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ Chrysler dealer will remain open, but Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of 789 Chrysler dealerships nationwide targeted for closure by the soon-to-be bankrupt corporation. Don Brewer said his dealership will remain open as Brewer Mitsubishi. And he is looking into some other foreign products to bring online. Meanwhile, […]