Hounds expect to sign 25-30 prospects

Dave Wagner First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn anticipates signing 25-30 players today on national signing day. “The emphasis is obviously on the offensive and defensive lines,” Lynn said. “We got real aggressive with New Mexico and west Texas kids.” Lynn said he originally didn’t anticipate a large first-day signing group. “We’re […]

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Wednesday morning briefing: Red hot, cheap books and the meaning of words

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Red hot chilies (sort of) The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present Texas Tech’s Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The group, composed […]

Zias to rely on youth

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Dave Wagner Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing was philosophical after her team was picked for last place in the revised 10-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll last week. “I’d have been really surprised if we’d been picked any higher,” she said. The Zias (13-41, 3-18 LSC South last year) know they […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

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CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Gutierrez Monday morning labeled “missing-endangered-caution person […]

Zias post solid win over Incarnate

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Dave Wagner Say one thing for first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson — she has the Zias playing at a high level as they head down the stretch. Clearly, ENMU played one of its better all-around games of the season Saturday, putting four players in double figures and never trailing in […]

Celebrate centennial by exploring state

Sitting at this particular computer, I am faced with a map of the northern New Mexico Mountains; the southwestern point is Albuquerque, and the northern border is about ten miles over the Colorado state line. As the map is topographical, it provides a great opportunity for placing oneself into the experience, with an imaginary journey […]

Chamber banquet to honor New Mexico centennial

Alisa Boswell It’s time again for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce to show their appreciation to local business and others, according to Chamber Director Karl Terry. The chamber’s annual dinner banquet will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre with dinner, music, a raffle and more. “We want people to come […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cleaning up, citizen police and down under

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Scoop the poop For the convenience of those who walk pets on campus, Eastern New Mexico University has installed four pet waste stations. Each station provides bags and a trash can. They are located by the Administration Building, Campus Bookstore, between the Campus Union […]

Wednesday morning briefing: High cotton and a girl’s best friend

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Hounds face UIW in ‘football festival’

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, along with the rest of the Lone Star Conference, will get to experience “Jerry’s House” next season. The LSC, which hosted three games last September at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has expanded its “Football Festival” to two days with all nine football schools participating. ENMU will […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

PNT staff report Entries are being sought for the Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age […]

Hounds edge Buffaloes

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University didn’t wait nearly as long to make its comeback. This time, the comeback — and the second one — stuck. Stefan Mirabal and Reggie Nelson each scored 15 points and the Greyhounds used runs of 14-1 in the first half and 12-2 in the second half, holding off a […]

Monday morning briefing: Homecoming, free music and fun with plastic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Homecoming week Elida Municipal Schools celebrate Homecoming next week with Spirit Week and the coronation. Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday is Fashion Disaster; Wednesday is Tossed Salad Day; and Thursday is Duct Tape Day and Way Out Games. Star in town County bass player […]

Live tweet of the Zias game

Follow the Eastern New Mexico Univeristy women’s basketball game against West Texas A&M. Staff writer Kevin Wilson will be live tweeting the game on the Portales News-Tribune twitter page. Follow the action at www.twitter.com/pntonline

Spelling bee winners announced

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting the Roosevelt County Bee on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Buchanan Hall. The winner and runner-up for all schools participating in the bee this year are: • Dora Schools: Senior Division winner — Charlyn Simpson; Senior Division runner-up — Jaedin Paxton • Floyd […]

Hounds, Zias get another crack at WT

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s men would like a mulligan for the start of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference clash at West Texas A&M. Down by 20 points with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Greyhounds came all the way back — almost — before losing to the Buffaloes 71-68 at […]

In search of ponies: Horses offer good fuel mileage

If you really think about it, even with the blowing dirt, tumbleweeds and drive time to bigger cities, eastern New Mexico and the surrounding region have some pretty good advantages. Particularly in light of predictions gas prices could increase to a point where many people would have no choice but to park it — naysayer […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]