Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas

Freedom New Mexico Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential elections, ought to pay close attention to issues raised at Freedom Fest, through Saturday in Las Vegas. Last year’s event turned out to be […]

Wildfire burns almost 25,000 acres

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Alisa Boswell A fire, which broke out nearly 10 miles west of Crossroads on Saturday afternoon, burned nearly 25,000 acres of land. Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon said the fire, aided by winds of 45 to 55 miles per hour, jumped Highway 258, came close to Highway 206 and missed Milnesand by about one […]

Second graders learn about fire safety firsthand

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Argen Duncan A white cloud fills the small room. Second-graders clamber to the floor, test the door for warmth and crawl out of the room, all under the direction of a firefighter. There’s no fire. As part of Fire Prevention Week, Portales firefighters brought their “fire safety house,” a specialized teaching mobile home, to James […]

Udall: ‘Country moving in right direction’

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Questions ranged from health care to federal bailouts, and some were even personal, as about […]

Getting to know: Pastor adds title to name after mistaken identity

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Freedom New Mexico Steve Smith has been the pastor at University Baptist Church in Portales for the last 14 years. A graduate of Portales High and Eastern New Mexico University, Smith is married to his wife Kathy and has two sons: Jeremy and Timothy. His last job before moving back to Portales was preaching the […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Club Notes

Altrusa Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met Monday at Golden Acres and enjoyed entertainment provided by the third-grade choir at James Elementary School, under the direction of Carol Wood. Vaunceil Turnbough, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies.