Airman tapped for Tops in Blue

USAF: Maj. Chris Burch U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Hardeman, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems specialist, shows off his vocal abilities at a competition held Jan. 9-16 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Hardeman, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, placed first in the men’s vocal division after […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report is provided by the Department of Game and Fish. East-Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — The flow is 1.5 cfs. No report. Pecos River — The flow is 34 cfs. The river is continues to fish well. The water is very clear, so go to long leaders, fine tippets and […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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. East–Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — The flow is 1.5 cfs. No […]

Texas man killed in crash

A 37-year-old Plains, Texas, man was killed Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash about 20 miles northeast of Elida. Jason Thomas died at the scene around 6:30 p.m. when he was partially ejected from the semi truck he was driving, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Thomas was driving east on South Roosevelt Road 35, […]

Memories, love most important

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent With a devastating season of fire in the Southwest and a hurricane bearing down on the east coast last week my wife posed the question, “What would you take if you only had an hour to evacuate our home?” I think an hour might or might not be […]

My turn: Cemeteries hold stories of past

Wendel Sloan Returning from my small, east Texas hometown to Portales, every small town — Runaway Bay, Loving, Megargel, Vera, Benjamin, Dickens, Ralls, Anton — seemed to have more people in their cemeteries than towns. The tombstones dated to the early 1800s, with numerous people having died younger than I am. One could make assumptions […]

Earthquake rattles D.C., east coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at […]

Middle East wars can’t end soon enough

Freedom Newspapers It’s a start. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. He promised, “(We) will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge” of troop levels he began in 2009. About 67,000 troops then would remain […]

June 10 —

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. East–Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — Flow is 0.48 cfs. […]

Revelry at bin Laden death vulgar

I feel somewhat isolated in my disapproval of the recent reaction to the claim of the killing of Osama bin Laden. I was reminded of the jubilant crowds we were shown in the Middle East after the 9/11 terrorists attacks by seeing the eerily similar jubilant crowds in America upon the announcement of bin Laden’s […]

Community recovering after 17,000-acre grassfire

Sharna Johnson For about $20,000, five miles of fence line can be replaced. But no amount of money can bring life back to burned grassland. Grass is priceless to Britni Sherwood and her family, who are left with nothing but charred and blowing sand after a massive fire Sunday consumed all but a small area […]

East Central routs Hounds in series opener

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — East Central designated hitter Justin Gibson went 4-for-5 and drove in three runs from the leadoff position, and the Tigers overcame an early 2-0 deficit to rout Eastern New Mexico University 13-2 in Friday’s opener of a three-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The game was called after 6 […]

East Central downs cold-shooting Zias

Freedom New Mexico ADA, OKLA. — The Zias started and finished strong. In between, it was all East Central. Sophomore Regan Browne scored 24 points off the bench and the Lady Tigers beat Eastern New Mexico University 72-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal scored a career-high 18 points […]

ENMU capsules —

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (3-7) at East Central (7-6) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Ada, Okla. • Last outing: The Greyhounds have been off since losing to Central Oklahoma 103-85 on Dec. 20 at Greyhound Arena. The Tigers defeated Southwestern Christian 75-57 on Tuesday at […]

Job takes Portales man to Middle East

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Courtesy photo Portales resident Bob Johnston, left, and British Reconnaissance Officer Andy Recouski, retired, worked together in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Being a general contractor never meant looking around every corner or learning to sleep through bombings until Portales resident Bob Johnston decided to take his job international. After seven years in the Army and 28 […]

Hounds land 11 on all-LSC North first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Portales past: Nov. 4, 1961

Nov. 4, 1961: House for Rent: One-bedroom furnished house, $27.50 at 112 N. Larado Ave. Inquire at 116 N. Larado, five blocks east, block block south of New Mexico Cafe.

LSC football, volleyball roundup

Football standings All Times MDT North Division Div. All W-L W-L Northeastern State 4-0 5-3 East Central 3-1 3-5 ENMU 2-2 3-5 SE Oklahoma 2-3 3-5 SW Oklahoma 2-3 2-6 Central Oklahoma 1-3 2-6 Texas A&M-Comm. 1-3 2-6 South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 4-0 8-0 Texas A&M-Kings. 4-1 7-1 West Texas A&M […]

Hounds absorb 22-19 loss at East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — If the Eastern New Mexico University football team has any Lone Star Conference North Division title hopes, the Greyhounds are going to need considerable help. Junior quarterback Tyler Vanderzee’s third touchdown pass to Chris Espinoza, an 8-yarder with 2:07 left, lifted East Central to 22-19 victory over the Hounds […]

Zias turn back East Central in 3-2 victory

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck each had two kills in a match-ending 7-1 run in the fifth game and Eastern New Mexico University pulled out a 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 15-12 Lone Star Conference volleyball win over East Central Thursday night. It marked for the first […]