First Amendment still plays vital role

Freedom New Mexico What sprang to life from a quill pen but helps ensure that people can explore cyberspace? What thoroughly secular instrument nevertheless ranks as one of organized religion’s greatest allies? What’s old and wrinkled yet still relevant well into its third century? It’s the First Amendment, contradictions and all, and today it celebrates […]

Clovis plays host to bullriders

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Karl Terry CLOVIS — When a load of the rankest bulls in the West hits town, you know professional bullriders can’t be far behind. This weekend, 35 riders from three different sanctions took part in the bullriding during the Clovis Invitational Bullriding and Barrel Racing an event sanctioned by the National Federation of Professional Bullriders. […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting mounted shooting competition

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Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Events Center plays host this weekend to the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Curry County Events Center, and is a week before the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s Worlds competition. The Mounted Shooting All-Stars Show is set […]

Ticket feature: ENMU’s Saturday Night Lab series features student-directed plays

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University starts its Saturday Night Lab series, featuring student directed plays. There are three 45-minute plays — “Poe Poe Poe,” “Copenhagen” and “Gildenstern and Rosencrantz are Dead”. Students are given 45 minute time limits in which to present a self-directed adaptation of plays they have selected, editing the […]

Local team plays in ‘world’ tourney

Freedom New Mexico VAIL, Colo. — “Twisted Sisterz,” a team made up of three girls from Clovis and three from Portales, participated in the “Kick It 3v3 world championship” soccer tournament Jan. 17-19. The team, comprised of Kyra Bussen, Airen Martin and Stacy Gross of Clovis and Jenna Sievers, Kaitlin Garrett and Chay Bond of […]

Editorial: Bush plays losing hand with Russia

President Bush has proposed sending $1 billion in economic and humanitarian aid to Georgia to help that small country on Russia’s border rebuild after its disastrous war with Russia last month. Bush’s gesture indicates a certain amount of bravado and a commendable fellow feeling for a country his administration has encouraged. But it doesn’t suggest […]

Students take on classic story

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The mystery and mystique of the Headless Horseman will come to life on stage during “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the University Center Theatre. Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University, the play is an adaptation […]

Artesia Bulldogs win 25th state championship

The Associated Press ROSWELL, N.M. — Artesia halfback Jeremy Duran ran 6 yards for a touchdown to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-23 victory over Goddard in the Class 4A championship game Saturday. The TD, with nine minutes remaining in the game, gave Artesia (13-0) its 25th state football title — more than any other […]

Gospel Grass a new addition to Portales’ Heritage Days

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County’s Heritage Days has a new element this year called Gospel Grass. It will feature five bands coming from towns as far away as Branson, Mo., that will perform in the afternoon on June 17 and 18. Their music is gospel bluegrass — or Gospel Grass, what the […]

Silver team wins ENMU spring game

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had just put the Green squad ahead with a 78-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Green & Silver spring game at Leon Williams Stadium. […]

Clovis romps into Class 5A semifinals

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano 49-14 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. “We were hitting ‘em well, we were moving the ball, we were stopping them on ‘D,’ but […]

Efficient Clovis steamrolls Bulldawgs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Tanner Fickling took the handoff from quarterback Devin Sweet and appeared startled for a moment. With nothing but open spaces in front of him, the Clovis High senior fullback was off to the races for a 69-yard touchdown on the game’s second play from scrimmage, sending the Wildcats […]

Rams lose shootout in Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer RUIDOSO — After playing a catch-up game for the most part, the Rams will now play a different kind of game — a waiting one. After a 56-35 loss at Ruidoso, Portales’ season hangs in the balance of a seeding meeting tonight after it failed to qualify for one […]

Fourth-down stop propels Rams

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers TULAROSA — With a lucky break in the first half and solid play in the second, Portales was able to return home Friday night with a 26-6 win over Tularosa. A Michael Silva run put the Wildcats (0-2) up 6-0, and it would stay that way untill the final minute […]

Cats lose home opener on the road

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats bent — a lot — on Friday night, and they finally broke. Playing with their backs to the wall much of the way, the Cats hung tough before Mayfield broke though in the final moments for a season-opening 7-0 victory at the Field of Dreams. […]

Broncos look for repeat win against Melrose in title clash

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By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Coy Speer was so busy blocking for junior Carlos Ruiz that he wasn’t aware of what his teammate had accomplished. Ruiz scored a national record 13 touchdowns — 12 on rushing plays and one on a kickoff return — as the Buffaloes mauled Animas 100-55 on Saturday in a six-man state […]

Diversity goes on display at student festival

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Tony Parra The Diversity Festival kicked off on Sunday and five plays highlighted the shows on Monday in the University Theatre Center at Eastern New Mexico University. The five plays on the second night of The Diversity Festival were Gnome Game, Dirt and Gasoline, The Sewing, Giving Up and Strings. These five plays will be […]

Floyd faces Longhorns in playoffs

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The games are about as meaningful as they get with the Floyd Broncos playing the Logan Longhorns in the six-man quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Friday in Logan, with the losers’ season coming to an end. The Broncos have not played Logan, but they did scrimmage the […]

Portales youth getting area airplay with Spanish 9/11 song

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By Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay at radio stations around the area. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth ranging in ages from 10 to 16. What’s more, all of the […]