Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

New Rec Center leaders focus on improvement

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The new management team of the Portales Recreation Center is focusing on fun and improvement. Michael Doerr, athletic director for the center, and Andrea “Andy” Copenhaver, after school program director, want to see the center used by the community all day long, not just for children’s activities after school. […]

ENMU Faculty Briefs Nov. 4

ENMU faculty published Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M have an article appearing in Educational Technology, Vol 48, No 6, the November–December 2008 issue. Hardman serves as commentator Peggy Hardman presented “Education in a Tempest: The Choctaw Academy and a Battle of Egos, Politics, and Good Intentions” at the Ohio Valley History […]

Escapee Michael England captured in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Escapee Michael England was captured in Clovis around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said England was caught without incident in the 500 block of Pile Street. Acting on a tip, Clovis police responded to an apartment complex where they found England hiding behind a bed, […]

Library News

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: “Beneath the Surface” by Michael Phelps with Brian Cazeneuve is Phelp’s account of his journey from youthful swimmer to perhaps one of the greatest swimmers of all time. Phelps reflects on his unique path to success from transforming himself from an awkward teenager to […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large are convicted murderer Edward Salas, 21, and murder suspect Larry McClendon Jr., 19. Also missing are Louis […]

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

ENMU Briefs May 20, 2008

Employee/Alumni Briefs One of Michael Sitton’s choral compositions, an unaccompanied anthem “To the Divine Trinity,” was performed at the Memorial Church of Harvard University on Trinity Sunday. Sitton is dean of the College of Fine Arts. ENMU graduate Lee Berlin has been named a prosecutor for the district attorney’s office in Wagoner, Okla. Summer school […]

City holding candidate forum

PNT Staff Report The city of Portales and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Candidate Forum on Monday to give residents of the city the opportunity to get to know the candidates prior to the election, according to a news release. The forum will begin with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

1-27-08 Public Record

The following people recently applied for marriage licenses with the Roosevelt County clerk’s office: • Clifton Wayne Eurage, 41, of Portales and Shannon Megan Holden, 33, of Portales. • Michael W. Atterton, 40, of Portales and Robin C Phillips, 35, of Portales. • Benjamin W. Tabor, 23 of Portales and Veronica M. Levacy, 31, of […]

Roping brings father, son closer

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer What started out as a teen in trouble has turned into an incredible success story. Portales High School junior Michael Trujillo is making his annual transition from the Ram football team to the much more profitable sport of team roping on the United States Team Roping Championships. A few […]

Texans toast Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against 10th-ranked Tarleton State without starting quarterback Michael Benton made Eastern New Mexico University’s odds longer than they already were. Freshman Anthony Ramos performed capably for ENMU in his first collegiate start, but the Texans simply had […]

Oct. 14 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Parenting Magazine’s Baby Must-Haves Having a baby means having lots of gear, so it can be a huge challenge to figure out what you must have and what you can live without. This book is like having hundreds of friends who’ve already been there pointing […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Air Force Major loved family, airplanes, service

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Michael Wassil played piano, sang and flew airplanes. Wassil spent 25 years in the Air Force before retiring as a Major. Although Wassil was never stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, his wife Barbara, said the New Mexico base was “close to her husband’s heart.” According to Wassil’s family, he […]

Promotions

The following Cannon Air Force Base airmen have been promoted to staff sergeant: Robinson, Hugh Carter, Jenita Thompson, Nathan Trapp, Daniel Eggers, Michael Brown, Johnny Daniels, Robert Robinson, Jaime Marks, Christopher Love, James Cruz, Vonda Syzdek, John Laurent, Ray Harper, Travis Wagner, Matthew Gould, Joseph Manion, Thomas Labonte, Scott Greene, Boyd Byrd, Michael De La […]

Invasion of Iraq large mistake

Editorial A summary of a draft of a new National Intelligence Assessment on Iraq reportedly concludes “that al-Qaida has reconstituted its core structure along the Pakistani border and may now be a stronger and more resilient organization than it appeared a year ago,” as Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball put it. Homeland Security Secretary […]

Airmen excel on CDCs

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Twenty-three airmen received a 90 percent or higher score on their Career Development Courses in the second quarter of 2007. 27th Fighter Wing Airman Elliott Sprehe — 94 27th Operations Support Squadron Staff Sgt. Robert Royals — 91 27th Aircraft […]