GOP readying to reform Obamacare

Congressional Republicans are part of a strategic legislative challenge to roll back Obamacare. The effort no doubt will be fruitless this year, but it sets the stage for November electioneering, which could lead to substantive legal challenges in next year’s new Congress if the GOP gains significantly, perhaps even winning control of one or both […]

Zias’ Mayo Otis sets school hits record with ‘slam’

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Alex Mayo Otis broke an Eastern New Mexico University career record on Saturday, and she did it in style. In what was otherwise a tough weekend for the Zias, the senior outfielder from Phoenix became the program’s all-time hits leader with a third-inning grand slam in a 15-12 loss […]

ENMU sets spring enrollment mark

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set an all-time school record for spring enrollment with 4,359 students, according to a school press release. The previous record spring enrollment was 4,142 in 1972. This spring’s enrollment is up 8.4 percent over the 2009 spring enrollment of 4,021, and is the second highest […]

United Way director: Companies ‘bread and butter’ of fundraising campaign

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Anyone who works in a Clovis or Portales office with more than a dozen people is likely aware that “‘tis the season” for United Way fund drives. After all, it’s companies with several employees that Erinn Burch, executive director of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, calls the […]

RGH sets up flu screening unit

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer High numbers of patients with flu-like symptoms and concern about the H1N1 virus have prompted Roosevelt General Hospital to set up a special triage unit in the parking lot. A spokesperson for the Portales hospital said the unit that started functioning Thursday is an attempt to separate possible flu […]

Cloivs sets Great American Cleanup date

Freedom New Mexico The Great American Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, starting at 500 Sycamore. The Clovis landfill will waive fees from noon Friday to 5 p.m. April 27 in conjunction with the event. Tire dumping will only be allowed for residential customers. The cleanup effort will cover the […]

ENMU sprinter sets mark

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University track athletes Kyle Harris and Tyler Anderson had strong outings Saturday in the Tailwind Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Competing against largely Division I competition, Harris, a junior, earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II national outdoor meet […]

Local Briefs May 15, 2008

Church sets graduation night University Baptist Church Youth ministry is sponsoring “No Regrets Night,” from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church. A variety of activities open to all Portales High School juniors and seniors will be available, including food, games, a trip to Casel Land and more in a safe […]

PHS tennis squads advance to state semis

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales’ squads swept into the semifinals of the state Class 1A-3A team tennis competition with victories on Friday at Academy High School. The Portales boys, seeded fifth, upended Sandia Prep 6-3 while the second-seeded Lady Rams advanced with an 8-1 trouncing of Cobre. Brothers Walker and Colton Partin won in straight […]

Clovis trips up PHS girls

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Billie Merritt knew her Clovis High girls tennis squad didn’t face the full Portales “A” team on Wednesday at CHS, but she said the Lady Wildcats can build off their showing. Clovis finished its 2007 dual schedule with a 7-5 record after defeating the Lady Rams 6-3 in […]