H-Bar History

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By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The H-Bar, located where the Portales Country Club now stands, was established by some […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Competition keeps health costs down

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Canada health system endless wait for some

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Consumers keep health care thriving

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

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.

My Portales: City proud to mark successes

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PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: […]

My Portales: Remembering the downtown fire

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Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. March 10, 1978, began like many March days in Portales, with the wind blowing. By mid-day, winds were at 50 to 60 mph … […]

Man convicted in 1993 ‘Bathtub murder’ to be released from prison

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Background for this story was compiled from court records, news archives and interviews with law enforcement and family members. After the crime scene tape was long gone, a young woman laid to rest, the dust settled in the courtrooms and the case etched in the law books, […]

March 8, Letter to the Editor

Downtown shaping up to be mess I’m beginning to doubt our county/city officials can make the right decisions in improving infrastructure. The changes recently made around the Roosevelt County Courthouse are the latest example. As the project began to take form, doubts and confusion also began to take form. I thought the trees and other […]

Jan. 30 Letters to the Editor

Obama’s actions have proven poor I have been waiting several days now for someone to write a response to the letter from Kirby Rowan that appeared in your paper on Jan 18. Since no one has, I will. What prompted me to get off dead center was the shabby treatment by the liberals present as […]

Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

Courtesy illustration Child Development Center By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 • Project: Airmen’s Center Estimated completion: June Estimated cost: $10 million Purpose: Center includes […]

Overview of upcoming Cannon projects

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Editor’s Note: The following list covers the next three years of projects at the base, totaling $154.4 million. Total construction costs are estimated at $536 million through 2015. Fiscal year 2008 •

It’s Their Job: Tanya Bustamante

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Editor’s Note: It’s Their Job is a regular feature on the occupations of people around Portales Name: Tanya Bustamante Job: Waitress at La Hacienda Mexican & American Restaurant Background: Bustamante was born and raised in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. Time on job: Six years What does your job entail? Normal waitress duties. […]

Editor’s election blog: Roch, Crook, Campos may be headed to House

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Republicans Dennis Roch and Anna Crook and Democrat Jose Campos appeared headed to the state House on Tuesday. With 22 of 33 precincts reporting, Roch led Democrat Craig Cosner by 62-38 percent in his attempt to take the seat previously held by Clayton’s Brian Moore, who did not seek re-election. Crook, an incumbent, was leading […]

Roosevelt County ballot, precincts

Editor’s note: Sample ballots are different for each precinct; state offices and hospital board positions appear only on ballots for the precincts their districts include. President and Vice President of the United States• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party• Chuck Baldwin and […]

Where are they now: Steven Bradfute

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Editor’s note: Where are they now is a periodical feature on former Eastern New Mmexico University students: Eastern New Mexico University graduate and former Portales resident Steven Bradfute was recently published for his scientific studies in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He graduated from ENMU in 1998. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow […]

Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Change could prove disastrous for U.S. According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition. We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide […]

District 63 candidates respond to questions

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 63 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Jose Campos II Age: 47 Occupation: Self employed Elected offices held: Current District 63 representative […]

Oct. 22, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Democrats wrong to criticize McCain’s campaign action How dare Barack Obama and Harry Reid criticize John McCain for suspending his campaign? Obama would do well to remember they are U.S. senators first — elected to serve the American people — and presidential candidates second.