Sweet Home New Mexico: Looking to fast forward through next few months

It’s not even a week past Christmas day and I’m already experiencing a post-Christmas letdown. Am I the only one that experiences this? Please, tell me no. There are things I love about all seasons of the year, but October through December are my favorite three months of the year, no doubt. There are so […]

Arguments against DST appealing

Kevin Wilson My grandmother refused to go forward. She always figured she’d be back anyway. Me: “Hey, Grandma, your clocks are all off by an hour. What’s wrong with them?” Her: “Oh, I just don’t change them when Daylight Saving Time comes around. I only need to change my watch, and I’ll just have to […]

Purging ‘collections’ brings unexpected relief

We live in such a fast forward world, it’s easy to get caught up in accumulating. Now I’m not speaking specifically about cool collections. I know baseball cards, knives, stilettos and handbags can be quite fulfilling to collect. I’m talking about stuff that you think you need, or want, that serves no legitimate purpose. If […]

Hounds add forward

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has signed 6-foot-10, 255-pound forward Antonio Cooper to a national letter of intent for the 2011-12 season. A native of Jamaica, Cooper is in his second season at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla. He has averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds […]

Portales schools back in session

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Jared Tucker Students in Portales schools were back in the classroom Tuesday, and several schools welcomed new teachers to their faculty to start the school year. Portales native Shawna Neece said her first day at Valencia Elementary was almost exactly what she expected. She said her third-grade class is a great, and she looks forward […]

Greyhounds add junior college forward

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has signed junior college transfer Aaron Edwards of Gardenia, Calif. to a letter-of-intent for the 2010-11 season. Edwards, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward, helped San Bernadino Valley College win its third consecutive Foothill Conference championship and claim its first undefeated season in conference play at […]

Their view: Ready to move county forward

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. David Craig is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 4. He’s running against Scott Burton and Nancy Gentry. Here’s what Craig had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Zias pick up power forward from Las Cruces High

Freedom New Mexico Las Cruces High forward Jade Brown has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico University next season. The 5-foot-9 Brown was a three-time district selection, averaging 14.1 points per game on 57 percent shooting as a senior. She is a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a South representative in this […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from the school’s air cannons and Eastern New Mexico University’s fans were celebrating well ahead of the Zias’ victory lap with the Greyhound Arena crowd. Lone Star Conference South wins haven’t been commonplace for the Zias, but they hope Saturday […]

Hounds add three JC players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added three more players to its 2009-10 arsenal, all from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Reggie Nelson, Alan Branch and Tyler Jefferson helped lead the Apaches to a 24-6 record and a Region XIV semifinal berth in 2009. Nelson, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 20.5 points during the […]

No shortcuts to love

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My husband looked forward to Sunday lunch at Mother’s house. He longed to eat her light, crusty, piping-hot rolls. Try as I might, I could never duplicate Mother’s homemade rolls. I used the same recipe, but they never turned out right.

Panjshir PRT unites airmen, soldiers

By Staff Sgt. Zachary Wilson: AFCENT Combat Camera Team FORWARD OPERATING BASE LION, Afghanistan — A team of nearly 80 individuals, including 25 airmen and 12 soldiers, come together to perform a critical mission in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Province. All of the servicemembers come from different walks of life, but now come together to help the […]

Press release: Governor signs sports equity bill into law

Marking an historic step forward for New Mexico’s girls, Governor Richardson signed the School Athletics Equity Act into law on April 7, 2009. Aimed at ensuring that public high schools and middle schools are adhering to federal law by providing equal athletics opportunities for boys and girls, the bill had already been approved unanimously in […]

County Commission applies for law enforcement grant

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Commission is moving forward with a COPS grant, which gives the sheriff money to hire a new deputy. Sheriff Darren Hooker said with all the stimulus money coming out of Washington, D.C., the money is filtering down for grants. “This is a grant that will let […]

Clocks “spirng” forward Sunday

Freedom New Mexico It’s that time again and the clock’s ticking. Daylight saving time is upon us — and it’s a month earlier this year than you’re probably accustomed to setting the clock forward. The second Sunday in March — that’s this Sunday — clocks get set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. local standard […]

Feb. 20 Commander's Action Line

Q: Seeing that the signs that were installed at all the gas pumps at the Shoppette does not curb the trend of customers fueling and not pulling forward for other customers.

Domestic violence bills move forward

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Domestic violence wasn’t one of the big topics mentioned much at the start of this legislative session, but bills to crack down on offenders are already making progress. The House on Tuesday approved a measure that would prohibit anyone convicted of domestic violence offenses from becoming a police officer […]

Effects of Christmas still being felt

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist These days the Christmas season lasts well into January for some of us. Once upon a time, all I had to look forward to after Christmas was one day exchanging the shirts I’d received as gifts for shirts of the right size or color. Today I have those […]

Central Oklahoma holds off Zias

Freedom New Mexico Senior forward Lizzie Brenner poured in 29 points and Central Oklahoma’s women led from start to finish Saturday in a 90-72 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Bronchos (6-1), ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, were coming off their first loss of the season […]

Lawrence lifts Zias past East Central

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored first […]