Curry County jail administrator search narrowed to four

Freedom New Mexico Four finalists including Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval were named Friday for the position of jail administrator, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle identified the other three candidates as Gerry D. Billy of Newark, Ohio; Michael D. William of Selah, Wash., and Joe Sprunk of Albuquerque. Pyle also announced a committee […]

Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell […]

Developer selected for Cannon housing

Staff and wire reports A group of six Air Force bases, which includes Cannon Air Force Base, has selected a developer for a $470 million housing privatization project. Cannon will receive 1,038 homes in the Joe Cannon Estates and Chavez housing area — 677 new homes and 361 renovations on houses at Chavez West — […]

Developer selected for Cannon housing privatization

Freedom New Mexico A group of six Air Force bases, which includes Cannon Air Force Base, has selected a developer for a $470 million housing privatization project. Cannon will receive 1,038 homes in the Joe Cannon Estates and Chavez housing area — 677 new homes and 361 renovations on houses at Chavez West — through […]

Portales veteran recalls World War II

Judy Hall: Courtesy photo Portales World War II veteran Joe Blair recently qualified for the Southern Honor Flight, a program out of Las Cruces, which sends World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II memorial. Blair said the veterans boarded their bus in Las Cruces to a military honor guard. […]

Portales WWII veteran visits D.C. memorial as part of Honor Flight group

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PNT staff Portales resident and World War II veteran Joe Blair recently took his first trip to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial. Blair’s trip was part of the Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico, a Las Cruces organization that pays to fly World War II veterans nation’s capitol to see the […]

Their view: Branding serves as protection for livestock

Joe Parker Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, writes about the importance of branding cattle.

Boil water advisory for Cannon

A boil water advisory is in effect for homes on three streets in Joe Cannon Estates military housing near Cannon Air Force Base. The advisory cautions residents on Kasserine Place and Juggler Loop that they may choose to boil water for drinking, cooking, hand and dish washing and brushing teeth as a precaution. Water should […]

Residents discuss Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different […]

Veterans to be added to Clovis memorial

Courtesy photo: Billy Gonzales Joe Luis Gonzales enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968, he died in during an exercise board the USS Evans when an aircraft carrier ran through the ship in Australia. Gabriel Monte Joe Luis Gonzales is not a forgotten sailor. He’s a sailor who people barely remember. In fact, the Curry […]

A day at the rodeo: Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event in seventh year.

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Ticket feature: Ropers to compete in Joe’s Boot Shop event

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event continues to challenge the skills of ropers at every level while giving spectators a chance to see some of the top ranked calf ropers in the world. “We will have several of the National Finals Rodeo’s qualifying calf ropers competing right here in Clovis,” […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Make A Wish, missing the sun and the birth of an outlaw

Grab a cup of Joe and get ready to be properly informed. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Make a wish come true Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Make A Wish Foundation’s annual Wishing Upon A Star dinner and auction fundraiser. Their goal is to sell at least 20 […]

State needs leader such as Berry

What about Richard Berry? The mayor, I mean. Albuquerque. There are laundry lists of possible candidates for the Senate seat of Jeff Bingaman when he leaves office after his current term ends. Mayor Berry is on none I can find. Check out the New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan. Political junkie Joe is giddy with […]

Couple recalls outreach ministry in Brazil

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Alisa Boswell Raising three children and going to work every day was part of Joe and Leona Tarry’s everyday life, just like anybody else. But the routine was also adventures and miracles. Leona, previously known as Leona Isbell, grew up in Portales where she attended Portales High School and met her husband, a Lovington native […]

Friday morning briefing: Joe’s on TV, such a deal and blame the cow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Yes, that was Joe’s on TV The first of a series of shows on the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping aired Thursday on the cable/satellite channel RFD-TV. The segments were taped last April at the Curry County Events Center. And if you missed last night’s […]

Weddings — Oct. 3

Gammill Adele Lovorn of Portales and Joe Gammill of Lampasas, Texas, were married Sept. 19, 2010, in the bride’s backyard in Portales. The bride is the daughter of Elmer Harp and Jack and Blanche Williamson. Barbara George presided over the ceremony. The best man was Burtom Gammill. The bride was attended by Neil Lovorn and […]

Book review: “Fly Fishing, Life, and Other Things I Have Tried”

Former Portales resident Joe Farr has written a humorous book about his fishing and RV experiences. Joe lived in Portales from 1973 to 1985. He opened his first KFC in Portales in 1974 and operated it until 1985. He also owned the KFC in Clovis from 1981 to 2007. He is now retired and lives […]

Fall colors

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Sharna Johnson In other parts of the country, the first sign of changing seasons is often the changing color of the leaves, but in eastern New Mexico, one of the first signs is the changing of the hats. As the temperature drops in the fall months, cowboys traditionally don black, felt hats, putting away their […]

Curry County Fair features five concerts

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Freedom New Mexico Little Joe will take to the Curry County Events Center stage at 9 tonight as one of five concert performances during the Curry County Fair. Described as “the king of brown sound,” Little Joe has been performing music for more than 40 years and is credited as a pioneer of Tejano music, […]