Self-driving cars offers chance for productivity

Kevin Wilson My favorite cop-driver story comes from two friends in Portales mocking a street sign. The sign said, “Speed controlled by radar,” which led them to joke the driver was no longer responsible. On cue, they got pulled over for speeding, and tested their logic. “Actually, officer, that’s your fault,” the driver said as […]

Baskett signs, practices with Vikings

Staff and wire reports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett practiced Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings, one day after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in two years. The 2001 Clovis High graduate signed a one-year deal with Minnesota, which is in desperate need of healthy receivers. Sidney Rice is […]

City officials hope traffic light will ease downtown congestion

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Jared Tucker A downtown business owner says he is fed up with the traffic congestion caused by a stop sign at Main and Second Streets, so his building is for sale and he’s moving out of the square. City officials said help for the traffic problem could be on its way. Buzz Goodson, owner of […]

Crying not sign of weakness

Clyde Davis Popular enough, on Facebook and other social networking sites, are those questionnaires that reveal categorical details about who you are, by insight into certain categories-favorite food, best movie you ever saw, and so on. I am going to propose one I have never seen, which doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, and as […]

Thursday morning briefing: Soccer, melting chocolate and Fords

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.Soccer call There are Clovis Youth Soccer Association sign-ups Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Java Loft. The sign-ups are for the fall and spring programs for youth ages 3.5 to 13. New players need to bring their birth certificates. Info: […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Frank Moritz produced high-quality signs

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Some of you old-timers may recall those two dang good sign painters and the building that Richard Pettigrew used to have for his engineer office. But the old-timers I knew were Frank and Art Moritz and I and my buddy, George DeVoll, lived with his folks just zig zagged across […]

Discover Home Fair scheduled

Cannon Air Force base is hosting a fair 3 p.m. April 30 for airmen and their families. Vendors will provide information about local sites, tourist destinations, outdoor adventures, special events and attractions in New Mexico and Texas. Visit www.cannonforce.com to sign up for a booth. Booths are $20 and the deadline to sign up is […]

Governor will be in Clovis to sign bill

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be in Clovis on Saturday to sign legislation creating a water authority for the Ute Water Project. The ceremony is 11:30 a.m. at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The bill changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority from a joint powers agreement to a […]

Surrounded by signs of spring

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

Thousands of families sign up for FitFamily

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Within the first week of the launch of FitFamily, more than 2,000 families have signed up for the program at http://www.usafFitFamily.com. FitFamily empowers families to take charge of their lifestyles and make healthier choices. The program offers innovative ideas, […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you […]

Hounds looking for line help

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hoping to sign 15 to 20 prospects today, the first day players can sign a letter of intent to play college football. Among them will be Portales’ running back Jesus Davalos, who looked at the University of New Mexico briefly before making the hometown […]

New sign signals program growth

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new and friendly smile greets drivers on West 18th Street. A sign at the corner of South Avenue B reads “Savannah’s Smile” and has a portrait of a young girl smiling. It’s all part of a Christian Children’s Home program, said Charles Anderson, executive director of the organization […]

Web site opens sign-ups for GI Bill transfers

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — It’s official. The Defense Department signed off June 22 on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children, a Pentagon official said. Eligible servicemembers will be able to register their immediate family members to receive […]

God can offer us new management

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Does discouragement hang around your door? Are you tempted to throw in the towel? Whenever I see a sign “Under New Management,” I think of new life under spiritual “New Management.” To me, new management implies something new and different. I heard a friend tell a story about two men. […]

USDA offers workshops

PNT Staff Report Farmers can sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2009 Producer Sustainable Workshop on Aug. 26 in Clovis. The event focuses on resource management that illustrates several conservation practices, and includes hands-on experience. Natural Resources Conservation Service agronomist Rudy Garcia said the steps the workshop outlines are critical to sustainability. Registration: […]

Residents adjusting to traffic changes

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Lori Bollema knows some Portales residents have struggled to adjust to a new stop sign that has halted northeast-bound traffic on 2nd Street at Main. From her vantage point at the Bread Basket, she still sees motorists drive straight through the stop sign. And it’s been more than two months […]

College takeover unlikely

By John Sena: The Santa Fe New Mexican A sign on the window of Sen. John Arthur Smith’s office on Friday might dash the hopes of people wanting a state university to acquire the College of Santa Fe campus. “Senate Finance Committee Will Not Meet For Remainder of The Legislative Session,” the sign says. Supporters […]

Senate agrees to open doors on committee meetings

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After more than 10 years of trying to open conference committees, new members of the Senate may have made the difference. The Senate voted late Thursday night 33-8 to approve a measure to open the committee meetings, some of the last shuttered gatherings at the Roundhouse. House Bill 393 […]