Racing commission may open up racino license application

Freedom New Mexico Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license […]

Portales High news — April 27

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Mesa Club students compete at state event Portales High’s Mesa Club competed at the state meet, held April 17 at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. The web design contest (Microsoft bliink competition) was won by Russell Van Dam and William Van Dam. Our Mesa Robotics team of Brandon Carter and the Van Dams finished […]

Friday morning briefing: Mesa School cashes in and strike up the local bands

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day In your backyard: the Miles Mineral Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. Five large from Mesa Students at Mesa Elementary School in Clovis, New Mexico have raised nearly $5,000 for Red Cross Haiti Relief Efforts. Principal Jan Cox and students of […]

Thursday morning briefing

Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing: Video of the day Clovis freshman Remmington Silveria plays “Ironman” on his tuba in a new video segment called Talent Watch. If you have a talent you want to share let us know. E-mail gabe_monte@link.freedom.com Happy birthday, Lions Today is the 66th birthday of the Portales […]

March 18, 1947

The Mesa school district, which last operated in 1945 with one teacher, was officially consolidated with the Floyd district by the State Board of Education in Santa Fe. Fifteen students from the Mesa school would now be transported to Floyd. Until two years earlier, the grade school students stayed at Mesa while the high school […]

Hounds rout Mesa State

Freedom New Mexico GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Mesa State 5-1 on Sunday. Rodrigues’ first goal came on a header off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Edward Bear with about 15 minutes left in the opening […]

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car Club lined the front of parking lot at Mesa Elementary School in Clovis. Inside, about 470 students gathered in the school’s gym Friday morning for a concert by the Fireballs, The Poor Boys and Buddy Holly Tribute singer Johnny Rogers, […]

Obituaries for June 18, 2006

Steven Lynn Horton Services: Have been held. Steven Lynn Horton, 59, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Friday, June 9, 2006, in Houston after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 2, 1947, in Portales, he graduated from Clovis High School in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from […]

Bonds OK’d for wind power plant

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners gave final authorization of bonds for the wind power plant outside of Elida, which will bring electricity to Excel customers in eastern New Mexico, west Texas and Oklahoma. The commissioners unanimously approved the authorization, 5-0, on Tuesday during the county meeting. Construction has already started on […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung to a frenzied audience. “It’s awesome,” Kelsey Foster, 12, said during the performance. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool,” her friend Jamie Malone, 11, shouted. During Tomsco’s Friday morning performance, the two sixth-graders danced on the […]