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, […]

Airmen, kids make valentines for deployed personnel

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mesa Elementary School third graders brought colored pencils, crayons, markers and glue to the gym. Construction paper was provided by the school and airmen from Cannon Air Force Base helped the students create Valentine’s cards. By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club […]

'Valentines for Vets'

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base’s Company Grade Officers Club teamed up with Mesa Elementary School last week to produce hundreds of “Valentines for Vets.” The handmade Valentine cards will go to military members deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Cannon and school officials. Third-, fourth- and fifth-graders worked with Cannon […]

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 […]

Cowboy camp open to all

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the 28th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. Wilma Fulgham is one of the founders for the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp, one of several in the Interdenominational Ranchmens Camp Meeting Association in the southwest. She said cowboy […]

Factory to turn cheese whey into nutrient-rich animal feed

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Mesa Ingredient Company is coming to Clovis with a bang, according to the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. Mesa’s main operation is turning the liquid byproduct of cheese — commonly known as whey — into a nutrient-rich powder used in animal feed. Mesa’s factory, which has already broken ground, will be […]

Cheese plant could have new neighbor

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers A St. Louis-based company that uses cheese by-products to produce animal feed ingredients is planning to build a plant near Southwest Cheese Co., company officials said. Mesa Ingredient Corp. will build a permeate processing plant to convert liquid permeate into a lactose-rich powder for use in animal feeds, according to […]

Wind plant construction set for May

By Tony Parra Construction on a new wind power plant with 120 wind turbines will begin in May, according to Jan Paulin, Padoma Wind Power president. Xcel Energy Inc. contracted with Padoma Wind Power LLC of La Jolla, Calif., to purchase all the electricity from Padoma’s planned “San Juan Mesa Wind Project” near Elida for […]

New airline serving Clovis

By David Irvin The air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport will be changing in the next couple of months. The city’s request made to the Department of Transportation for service change has been upheld at the federal level. However, the number of flights in and out of the airport will decrease under the new […]

Airport service could change hands

By David Irvin Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great Lakes Airlines as the new carrier in Clovis, and the city wrote a letter of sponsorship to […]

Top-ranked Lopers knock out Zias

PNT Staff KEARNEY, Neb. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team, making the program’s first trip to postseason competition since the school joined NCAA Division II 20 years ago, advanced to Saturday’s Southwest Regional semifinals where the Zias were eliminated by top-ranked and unbeaten host Nebraska-Kearney 30-20, 30-18, 30-26 before 2,743 fans. Fifth-seeded ENMU […]

Zias facing rematch in regional opener

By Dave Wagner In preparing for the program’s first trip to NCAA Division II postseason competition, at least the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team has an idea of what to expect from its opponent. The Zias (24-8), seeded fifth, take on fourth seed Mesa State (22-9) in a 4 p.m. (MST) quarterfinal matchup on […]