Hounds beat Tigers

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

Downloadable music changing face of industry

Editorial As you navigate the process of downloading 1,000 songs onto that MP3 player you got for Christmas, and then wonder how you’re ever going to find them on there, you can ponder for a moment the disappearance of all the hardware that used to be involved with being a music fan — and its […]

Portales seniors want to finish career with title

By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer Two of Portales’ starting seniors didn’t start playing the game of volleyball until their eighth-grade year, and in the next week, they’ll be called upon to help the Lady Rams win their fifth state championship in the last seven years. Lady Ram seniors Ella Erf and Briana Hernandez both […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Leave it better than you found it with AFSO-21

Maj. Matt Powell Two years ago I wrote an article for the Mach Meter and advised readers to “Leave it Better Than You Found it.” To support that advice I described the following scenario: You just arrived in your new shop at your new base of assignment. You walk in on your first day, full […]

Don’t forget the human athlete

By Karl Terry It’s good to be a winner, but sometimes we learn more when we fall short of our goal. Portales experienced both emotions Friday as one of its state-tournament teams won a championship and the other lost a hard-fought semifinal game. As we continue to celebrate our basketball successes this week as a […]

Lady Rams win another state crown

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By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — As Portales’ players lined up to receive their medals for winning the Class 3A girls state tournament on Friday night, the PA announcer started calling names from the wrong team. It turns out, he’s not the only one who got the two teams mixed up. Motivated by the state seeding […]

We want to be able to say we’re glad to be in Jesus’ class

By Joann Clayton She had moved back to our school in the springtime after an absence of several months. “I’m so glad to be back in your class again,” and she threw her arms around me. I soon discovered she had missed many important concepts, especially in math. So I took time during recesses to […]

Lady Rams trample Del Norte in tourney

By Eric Butler: PNT correspondent RIO RANCHO — Witnessing Clovis’ destruction of Del Norte on Thursday didn’t do much for the Portales Lady Rams on Friday. The fact was they didn’t have to do much themselves to achieve a similar victory. In the consolation bracket of the Mel Otero Invite, Portales (3-3) blasted the Knights […]

Portales prepares to test Clovis

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High girls basketball coach Miles Watters expects the Lady Wildcats to get their first test of the season tonight. The defending Class 5A state champions, winners of 31 in a row and 39 of their last 40, travel south for a 7 p.m. contest against rival Portales, the defending […]

Lady Rams outlast St. Michael’s, advance to 3A volleyball finals

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — It was a match so good that both teams cried. Portales won the first two games, nearly collapsed, then rallied in the fifth to defeat St. Michael’s 25-15, 25-20, 21-25, 11-25, 16-14 on Friday at University of New Mexico’s Johnson Gym and advance to the finals of the […]

Computer forensics making a difference

Andy Jackson For the last four years, David Usery, 47, has been a man the public doesn’t see — a pivotal person behind thousands of criminal case investigations from the 9th judicial District Attorney’s Office and New Mexico State Police as well as local law enforcement. Usery is the Information Systems Manager for the DA’s […]

Offensive line’s age coming in handy

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Age is a relative thing, but Eastern New Mexico senior tackle T.J. Cobb thinks it has helped the Greyhounds’ offensive line mesh into a cohesive unit this season. “Up front we’re pretty old,” said Cobb, a senior from Alvin, Texas, who had to sit out in 2004 after suffering a […]

Commander's Corner

Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing Commander The professionalism, hard work and dedication displayed by the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing is something I am privileged to see every day. It is clear to me that everyone at Cannon, not only understands the meaning of ‘Service Before Self’ and ‘Excellence In All […]

Oct. 2 Personalities Plus

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Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent BIO Name: Tim Russell. Job: Manager of Super Save. Age: 43, July 8,1962. Hometown: Cimarron. Family: Dena (wife), Hollie,19; Montana,16; Dallas, 13); Phoenix, 11; Aliyah, 3 months. Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy reading the stock market and at times I invest. What do […]

Auction nets $138,000 for kids

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Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers Wallets and cage doors came open Saturday evening at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, as the Junior Livestock Auction got underway at 6 p.m., featuring 54 exhibitors and 54 of the best animals in the fair. Parents, business owners and local residents filled the arena, ready to examine the scene and watch […]

Roosevelt youth set to compete at state Little League

By Marc Schoder The Roosevelt County 11 and 12-year-old all-stars are going back to the state little league championship. Roosevelt County will face the winner of district four on Saturday at National Field in Carlsbad at 7 p.m. Villanueva added that since many districts are now just finishing up playing their make-up games, Roosevelt probably […]

Class reunion may be perfect hurricane follow up

By Helena Rodriguez To say this has been an eventful week here in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico would be a serious understatement. Since last Friday alone, I’ve experienced a lot of firsts in my life: My first trip to the Caribbean, my first time on an island, Cozumel to be exact, and my first […]

Cannon in joint exercise with Navy

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers The skies over eastern New Mexico are carrying more than the rumbling F-16s this month. Through a joint exercise called Roving Sands, several Navy E-2C Hawkeyes and numerous F-18s are also taking flight across the area. The exercise is part of a much larger operation called Joint Red Flag in […]

Feb. 27 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The Dora School has made great progress this past week on the building in between high and elementary. The construction crew is hard at work and it is really looking good. I can tell you it is certainly not going to look the same as the time goes by. Remember The BPA […]