Athlete recalls ENMU career

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Jennifer Goble-Poyer, one of the most decorated athletes in Eastern New Mexico University history, was in Portales in Feburary for retirement of her basketball and volleyball jerseys. The San Antonio, Texas native left ENMU’s volleyball squad as the Zias’ career kills leader in volleyball when she graduated (1,687) and still ranks second. The Zias went […]

Clovis native selected as San Angelo interim city manager

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Michael Dane was named Tuesday as interim city manager of San Angelo, Texas. Dane became San Angelo’s director of finance in August 1998. Located southeast of Lubbock, San Angelo had a population of 93,200, according to the 2010 Census. According to city press release: • He served the city of […]

Portales native recounts surviving 30-foot fall

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Christina Calloway Robert Bell is reflecting on how grateful he is for being alive as the one-year anniversary of his accident approaches. He fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft. The 25-year-old Clovis resident and Portales native was loading furniture on the lift of a freight elevator for a customer at his grandmother’s antique store […]

Mexico native sentenced to 27 years

Freedom New Mexico A man found guilty of kidnapping and raping a Clovis woman in 2010 was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday, according to a news release from the office of Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Jesus Oscar Dominguez, 22, a native of Mexico, was convicted by a Curry County jury in […]

Lyons remains PRC chairman

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Patrick Lyons will remain chairman of the New Mexico’s scandal-tainted Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC voted unanimously Tuesday to re-elect Lyons and Vice Chairman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar. “We’re looking forward to cleaning up the PRC and making it a better agency for the consumer,” Lyons said. “We want to be […]

ENMU celebrating Native American Heritage Month

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Alisa Boswell Early Native Americans honored their elders and survived by building their homes from dead materials, according to Nakima Geimausaddle. Geimausaddle is a member of the Lakota tribe and part of Celebrating Traditions, a non-profit organization based out of Oklahoma, which travels internationally, telling people about Native American culture to raise funds for veterans […]

Self starter: Clovis native plans microbrewery in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico A new business is in the works for Portales in the form of a microbrewery and restaurant where homemade beer will be served. The entrepreneur of this establishment is Clovis native Justin Cole, who moved to Portales in March of 2010. Cole said he started home brewing beer six years ago while […]

New Mexico native will receive Medal of Honor

U.S. Army photo Army Staff Sgt. Leroy A. Petry, now serving as part of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga., will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on July 12. Army News Service WASHINGTON — An Army Ranger, who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds […]

Clovis native says NYC upbeat

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Sharna Johnson New York is smiling, according to Clovis native Cyndi Phelps. Waiting in Phoenix to catch a late flight back to New York Sunday night, Phelps said everyone became glued to the TVs in the terminal when the president came on to announce Osama bin Laden was dead. A few minutes later on the […]

Government shutdown avoided, for now

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When Friday morning rolled around, Tannie Scheutte was preparing to check the pay stub online in advance of the April 15 payday for her Army husband, Clovis native Devin Scheutte. Then, She started getting calls from friends at other bases. They told her base pay was cut off and […]

Football still in Portales High grad’s blood

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After more than two decades playing football, Portales native Raul Anaya said he’s done after this year. An all-state quarterback and safety at Portales and a two-year starter and linebacker at New Mexico State, Anaya plays for the New Mexico Crush, who will play the Curry County Cats on Saturday in a semi-pro football game […]

ENMU names women’s soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque native Todd Padgett has been chosen as the third coach in the nine-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. Padgett succeeds Ray Nause, who resigned at the end of the 2010 season after three years at the helm. “It’s a great opportunity for a young coach,” said […]

ENMU kicking off Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is not only a chance to learn about Native Americans and their culture, but it also helps young Native Americans to reconnect with their heritage. Director of Native American Affairs Jacob Lee said Native American Heritage Month has been going on at ENMU for 10 years. “The reason for this whole […]

My Turn: Chef offers cooking advice

Argen Duncan New York resident and India native Suvir Saran is a chef, chef instructor, farmer, blogger, cookbook author and restaurant owner. I met him during his trip to this area last week. Suvir is personable and articulate, and not above dishing out a little good-natured ribbing. He told me he’s cooked as long as […]

Friday morning briefing: Clovis man honored, school supplies needed and 21st street blues

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Clovis native honored Dalton (Ga.) State College has honored former president and Clovis native James A. Burran,dedicating the college’s 75-foot bell tower in his name. Burran grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School in 1968.

Kenna native wins welding award

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kenna native Rod Lambirth’s welding techniques are now award winning. Lambirth took two top awards in March for his welding at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association competition in Tulsa. Lambirth won a silver award in the driveway gates category and a bronze award for interior railings ferrous […]

Attorney general race draws two candidates

Incumbent Gary King and Clovis native Matt Chandler were the only candidates to file Tuesday for the New Mexico attorney general’s office. Nominating petitions were filed for the primary election, making official the races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other state positions. Chandler, 34, is a Republican and two-term 9th District attorney. Democratic […]

Chandler, King only state AG candidates

Incumbent Gary King and Clovis native Matt Chandler were the only candidates to file Tuesday for the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. Nominating petitions were filed for the primary election, making official the races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other state positions. Chandler, 34, is a Republican and two-term 9th District Attorney. The […]

Chandler vows to prosecute state corruption cases

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Surrounded by his family, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he intends to do the job Attorney General Gary King has failed to do. Chandler, a Republican and Clovis native, announced his bid for attorney general Wednesday in Santa Fe but a similar gathering in Clovis was postponed until […]

Lyons to run for new office

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Patrick Lyons isn’t ready for his career in public service to end next year. Lyons, a 1972 graduate of Clovis High School, is hoping he can parlay his final year as state land commissioner into a successful run to the Public Regulation Commission. As he is term-limited, Lyons will spend […]