TexAnns hold off Zias’ comeback

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Freedom New Mexico Tarleton State went 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the final 46 seconds, including four from sophomore guard Brianna Bledsoe, and the TexAnns held on for a 78-70 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Senior guard Kiara Tate, who scored […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report is provided by the Department of Game and Fish. East-Central, including the Pecos River Coyote Creek — The flow is 1.5 cfs. No report. Pecos River — The flow is 34 cfs. The river is continues to fish well. The water is very clear, so go to long leaders, fine tippets and […]

ENMU hosting music teacher conference

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Alisa Boswell The first day of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico 61st annual state conference included several presentations, including one by the special guest speaker Peter Mack, an internationally recognized Irish pianist and music educator from Washington state. Mack told his audience Friday at Eastern New Mexico University about several imaginative techniques for […]

Curry County celebrates Melrose health clinic opening with ribbon cutting

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Freedom New Mexico Curry County held a ribbon cutting Friday for its new health clinic in Melrose. La Casa is managing the clinic, which opened July 18 under a three-year contract with the county. There are four employees, three full-time and one part-time, on staff giving services including general medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology. More […]

Our people: Clovis pastor keeps busy

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Clovis resident David Dawson has lived in Clovis for 38 years. He spends his time doing many things including being a singer, songwriter, producer, motivator and pastor. If you know Dawson, you’re wondering why he didn’t list coach. He said he’s not a coach, he’s a motivator. “Coaches have to understand the player is the […]

Restrictions on prescriptions unnecessary

Freedom New Mexico Fallout from our panic-driven war on drugs includes the demonization of medications that has reached irrational levels. Abuse by some has made many drugs unavailable to people who really need them, or driven some to live with their medical condition rather than endure the trouble of getting treatment. Virtually all drugs, including […]

Six Hounds honored by publication

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior placekicker Taylor Cannon has been chosen to the second-team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region IV football squad. Cannon, from Los Lunas, finished third in the Lone Star Conference in scoring with 84 points, making 45-of-46 extra points and 13-of-18 field goals. He was also third in […]

Zias slip past LCU 73-69

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Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Precious Herrin scored 21 points and senior guard Cat Clay had eight of her 11 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes, including two clinching free throws with three seconds left, as Eastern New Mexico University’s women pulled out a 73-69 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in an exhibition […]

Press release: City ARRA project construction completed

The City of Portales received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 for landscaping enhancements to medians located on the Roosevelt County Courthouse Square perimeter, at the intersection of Boston Street and US 70, and on US 70 between East Lime Street and South Roosevelt Road Q. The grant agreement with […]

Faith in government unfounded

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Enthusiast for increasing government regulations of people in business, including those in the financial markets, never bother to answer the one basic question that any rational person would need to have answered before joining them as champions of their proposed remedies of our economic wows. This question is, “Why would […]

County preps for primary elections

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Freedom New Mexico Early voting for candidates running in the Roosevelt County June 1 primary election begins May 4 and continues through May 29 at the county courthouse. Additionally and starting May 15, early votes can be cast at the Portales Public Library. There are 16 candidates running for positions including sheriff, county assessor, magistrate […]

Annual Women’s Day Out gives women chance to connect

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With lessons including jewelry, marketing and belly dancing, the sixth annual Women’s Day Out is coming up this month. The event, organized by the Portales Women’s Club, raises money for the group’s community projects and offers a variety of workshops, vendors, a speech by motivational speaker Pam Atherton of […]

Ag Expo comes to close

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The annual Ag Expo ended Wednesday with attendance slightly below last year, with icy road conditions the first day and a bleak economy. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King said more than 3,000 attended, including 2,655 ticket holders and 450 vendors. A year ago, the Expo […]

ENMU women’s soccer team adds four players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added four players, including Class 5A’s leading scorer, to its women’s soccer roster for next year. Carlsbad forward Melissa Marshall, who scored 95 goals in her career and led 5A with 31 last season, will join the Zias along with midfielder-defender Gerilyn Armijo of Las Cruces, forward […]

Deputies arrest trio, including Torres’ brother

Freedom New Mexico Curry County and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies teamed up to arrest three people in the last four days, including the brother of accused killer Noe Torres. Deputies and investigators from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office arrested Lucio “Chano” Torres, 34, Monday after the vehicle he was driving had a blowout. “Torres […]

Health care provider preparing for flu surge

The New Mexico Department of Health is warning local health care providers to look for a surge in flu cases in upcoming weeks, including the H1N1 strain. Director of Marketing for Roosevelt General Hospital Gay Weese said the surge is normal for flu season. “Flu season works in waves,” she said. “We’ve seen a decrease […]

Clovis Police Department launches new Web site

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department launched a new Web site Friday in an effort to make department information more readily available to the public. According to a news release, the site offers improved navigation, enhanced search capability, news releases and an events calendar. Including highlights of the work done by staff, the site […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff […]

School district state funding decrease

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has $211,000 less in its operational fund than expected, but the director of finance said the district has a financial cushion to prevent problems. The board of education approved a number of budget adjustments, including two decreases to the operational fund, at its meeting Monday in […]

First person: Jason Bloomer

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Given the choice of video games, sleep or studying, Eastern New Mexico junior Jason Bloomer will always go with video games or sleep. He learned not to give himself the option of sloughing off studies by being involved in as many things as possible, including cheerleading, a fraternity, a full-time job, and studying biology with […]