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.

District 67 candidates respond to questions

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: Freedom New Mexico asked State Representative

News release regarding fatal accident

Editor’s note: The following statement about a fatal car accident was received Sunday afternoon from Capt. Lonnie Berry via e-mail under the heading news release. On Sunday October 19, 2008, at approximately 740am, Portales Police Officer Leslie Tibbs observed a 2000 Plymouth 4 door car east bound on Spruce street. Officer Tibbs was driving towards […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Hospital board race important Please vote on Nov. 4 and don’t forget the importance of positions in our own community. These decisions make a difference in our lives every day. Roosevelt County voters in District 5 will be choosing between Bill Rice and Lonnie Alexander for Roosevelt General Hospital board. Bill was instrumental in getting […]

County profile: County clerk has Portales roots

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Editor’s note: The PNT is running periodic profiles on city and county workers. Janet Collins of Portales has worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office for 16 years. She is running unopposed in her re-election bid for county clerk in the Nov. 4 election. Just a hometown gal: Collins has spent her entire life as […]

Obama discusses local issues with Freedom New Mexico

Editor’s note: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama telephoned Freedom New Mexico on Thursday as he toured the state. The newspaper will also attempt to conduct a phone interview with Republican candidate John McCain in the coming days. Q: Just wondering. Have you ever been to Clovis, Portales or Tucumcari? A: I have not, but as […]

Former Hound ran in ’72 Munich Games

By Rick White, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of articles on athletes with eastern New Mexico ties who participated in the Olympics. Former Eastern New Mexico University cross country and track standout Mike Boit participated in the 1972 Olympics in Munich for Kenya. He won a bronze medal […]

Former Hound recalls Olympic competition

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By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico is doing a series of stories on Olympians with ties to eastern New Mexico. The 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was just another place to run for Rex Maddaford.“It is an amazing experience and many get taken in by the whole idea of being […]

July 27, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Newman Project My family and I wish to express our deepest gratitude to the Newman Project, Steve North and Matt Chandler of the district attorney’s office, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker and the Portales police force for the beautiful, safe fence, lights and smoke detectors they provided for me. These things have helped make […]

Causey turned to breaking mustangs when buffalo hunting ended

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about George Causey and buffalo hunting on the plains. In 1877, George Causey bought the water rights at Yellow House near the present site of Littlefield, Texas, and established a permanent buffalo hunting camp there. Yellow House, or Casas […]

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Landmark needs

WPA funded university’s first buildings

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The first building that established Eastern New Mexico University in Roosevelt County […]

Courthouse is Portales landmark

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County, marking the 75th anniversary of the program begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pull the country out of the Great Depression. Perhaps the most iconic building in Portales, in 1938 […]

Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was […]

‘Pushed out’ by bigger operation

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By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s Note: This is the third of three articles about two of our earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. Doak Good had settled in comfortably in his rock and adobe house at Portales Springs, but his peaceful existence did not last long. In 1882 Jim Newman began […]

Jim Newman at the DZ Ranch

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By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s Note: This is the second of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. The last one will appear in a future Sunday edition in June. One of the biggest land deals in United States history helped bring about the settlement […]

Matt Rush seeks District 63 Representative seat

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News-Journal invited candidates for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 63 seat to answer the following questions. Candidates were limited to 300-word answers. Name: Matt Rush Age: 34 Occupation: Farming/Ranching Running for: House of Representatives District 63 Party affiliation: Republican. Elected offices held: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Board […]

First area settler was part of national scandal

By Ruth Burns, Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles about two of Roosevelt County’s earliest settlers, Doak Good and Jim Newman. The other two articles will appear in future Sunday editions in June. It is an interesting fact that a Washington scandal involving a U.S. Senator from Arkansas […]

Mime troupe interprets Christian music

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: The N.M. Baptist Children’s Home identifies the children who live there with only first names and last name initials to the media. When Toni K. wants to share God’s love, she puts her hands and heart into her musical message. The 15-year-old, ninth-grade student is a member […]