My turn: Have ties to all of Oak Ridge Boys

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Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Hounds notch fourth consecutive win

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Senior Aaron Edwards’ 3-pointer in the first minute gave Eastern New Mexico University’s men the lead for good, and the Greyhounds pulled away to a 91-71 win over winless Northern New Mexico on Saturday in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis. The Greyhounds (4-1), winners of […]

Hounds face fourth consecutive ranked foe

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has run into a buzzsaw this month, to say the least, and it ends today with a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference kickoff against eighth-ranked Midwestern State at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU (2-7, 1-4 LSC) has faced Abilene Christian, Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M in its […]

ENMU men take fourth at Frank Phillips rodeo

Freedom New Mexico BORGER, Texas — Sophomore Logan Medlin teamed with West Texas A&M’s R.H. Whitten for second in team roping to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place finish over the weekend in the Frank Phillips College rodeo at Borger, Texas. ENMU collected 260 points to trail West Texas College (395), Tarleton […]

ENMU men’s soccer team expects challenges

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Fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Harold Munoz thinks he has his best team this season. The problem is that the other squads in the four-team Lone Star Conference have history on their side. ENMU, picked fourth in the conference, opens its season Thursday with a non-league contest at University of the Southwest […]

Portales man charged with burglary

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man has been charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools. Shane McNicoll, 31, is charged with residential burglary, a third-degree felony, and possession of burglary tools, a fourth-degree felony. According to the police report: • About 12:20 a.m. Thursday, a Portales police officer was dispatched to the 500 block […]

Monday morning briefing: Fireworks and what started it all

Good morning and happy Fourth of July. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Smoke on the Water In case you missed it, here’s the rundown on today’s annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water activities in Clovis: Activities start at 8 a.m. with the 2nd Annual Smoke on theWater 5k Fun Run […]

Let us celebrate freedom

Let this Fourth of July be a renewal of respect, courage and dedication for this great country. I don’t know about you, but I get just a little weary of continual controversy over issues that would adversely affect this nation. Excuse me, but I love our country. I love the red, white and blue, and […]

Reader-submitted content: Residents urged to practice fireworks safety

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, we are asking everyone in Portales to be extra careful this Fourth of July by acting responsible and increasing your awareness while using fireworks. The State of New Mexico has imposed fireworks restrictions which prohibit all fireworks in all non-municipal wild land areas within the county. Aerial […]

Hounds fourth in LSC track

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior Mohammed Noor took first place in the 5,000-meter run and junior Bill Squire finished second in two events to lead Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place team finish in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Tarleton State. The three-day event ended Sunday. Abilene Christian […]

Curry Cats improve to 3-0

Manuel Robles scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Curry County Cats escaped a halftime deficit to defeat the New Mexico Black Hawks 13-6 Sunday in Los Lunas. With the win, the Cats (3-0) are now the only perfect team in the New Mexico Premier League. The Black Hawks dropped to 1-1. Robles, a […]

Portales boy facing weapons charge

A 15-year-old Portales boy faces a fourth-degree felony and a misdemeanor charge after bringing handgun parts and knives to school, according to Portales Police Department records. The boy is charged with unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises, a fourth-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a handgun, a misdemeanor. According to police records: […]

Football: Falcons’ fourth quarter awakening comes up short

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson runs for a first down against the San Diego State Aztecs Oct. 16 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Jefferson finished the game 13 of 30 for 175 yards through the air and 15 rushes for 95 yards on the ground. The Falcons lost the […]

Portales firefighters hone skills at Hazmat competition

Argen Duncan Four Portales firefighters donned protective suits and ran through scenarios involving leaking tanker trucks, missing radioactive sources and confined spaces last week. The team took fourth place overall and in the technical category at the 14th annual Hazmat Challenge July 27-30 at Los Alamos National Laboratories. Twelve teams from New Mexico, Texas and […]

Hounds picked for fourth place in LSC North

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team received two first-place votes and was pegged for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference North Division this fall in a preseason poll released on Tuesday by the LSC. The ENMU volleyball squad, meantime, was chosen for last place in the 15-team […]

U.S. citizenship precious to all

Baxter Black What a country! July Fourth, Independence Day 2010 — as dissent and malaise fill the headlines, and bitter diatribe and blame mongering flood the airwaves, the question we should each ask each ourselves is, “Where would we rather be?” Would I have a happier life if I took my family and moved to […]

Veterans share thoughts on Fourth of July

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Because it is the Fourth of July. The Portales News-Tribune asked several local veterans what Independence Day means to them. What follows are a variety of perspectives from five people who sacrificed and speak from heart-felt experience.

Officials dish about Fourth of July menus

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Jared Tucker The Independence Day weekend is here which means the patio table is set, the American Flag is flying proudly in the front yard, and it’s time to fire up that grill. So what are area officials and residents throwing on the grill this year? Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said he likes a […]

Fourth of July events

The following are Fourth of July celebrations planned around the region on Sunday: Saturday • Muleshoe fireworks. Entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m. (CDT), at the new city park. Entertainment by the Boot Scooters. Fireworks display starts 10 p.m. Sunday • Clovis Smoke on the Water 5K Fun Run and Walk, 8 a.m., Main Street • […]

Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

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Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth of July will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s football practice […]