Thursday morning briefing: Senate work, stars shine and Mantle says it’s so

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Intern opportunity Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Carlsbad offices. Washington internships have two sessions for summer interns: May 29 – June 29 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Green goes green, Elida football and the Stars and Stripes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Green goes green Verti-I-Go Wind/Abundant Energy’s initial turbine is under construction at their site at the southeast corner of the intersection of Curry County Road 8 and County Road I. The ground level structure that houses the gear box, generator, and other mechanical parts […]

The stars shine bright in Bardstown, Ky.: Take the whole family on a great getaway to see Thomas the Tank Engine and more

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Kathy Witt This summer, Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt will join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion – and Toto, too – in Bardstown, Ky., a small town known far and wide as “The Bourbon Capital of the World” owing to its preeminent spot on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquid gold […]

Friday morning briefing: Little rock stars, limited lunch and an Oscar

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School of rock Looking to catch a budding rock star or hot new group right here in Clovis? Check out the “Kids Rock” Rock and Roll Assembly 9 a.m. today at Mesa Elementary. It’s part of the Clovis Music Festival. In case you’re hungry […]

Roosevelt County eliminated from 10-11-year-old Little League tourney

PNT Staff report The Roosevelt County 10-11-year-old Little League all-stars’ season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to Carlsbad in Albuquerque. Roosevelt County finished fourth in the double-elimination. Joseph Ortega went 2-for-3 for Roosevelt County, including a run-scoring double in the bottom of the fourth inning that tied the game at 2. […]

Curry County ousted from state Junior League tournament

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Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry County all-stars in the Junior League division (ages 13-14) of the state Little League tournament. Rained out in Saturday’s first-round game, Curry County dropped a 12-1 decision to Albuquerque Altamont on Sunday at Ram Field in Portales, then bowed out of the double-elimination event with […]

Portales Past: April 23, 1945

April 23, 1945: Roosevelt County mourned the death of Navy veteran Fred Barr of Floyd. Barr, who earned stars from 10 major battles, was killed “in the service of his country and was buried at sea with full military honors,” according to a telegram received by his parents.

Roosevelt 11-12 All-Stars win

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — Josh Jimenez pitched a five-inning complete game and also hit a three-run homer Friday to help Roosevelt County beat Gallup 11-1 in a first-round game of state 11-12 Little League competition. Jimenez struck out eight batters while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double and his […]

Oct. 9, 1962

The Clovis-Portales Highway, now U.S. 70, was the statewide subject of much controversy when candidate for Lt. Gov. Jack Dillon accused candidate for governor Jack Campbell of promising “the sun, moon and stars, and a galaxy of assorted highway projects,” which included expanding the local highway.

University searches for “Heroes”

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Fingers were flying and wannabe rock stars were strumming at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom in a Guitar Hero video game student tournament Monday night. Guitar Hero is a musical video game with a guitar-shaped controller that allows the player to simulate playing well-known rock songs by […]

All-Stars within one game of championship

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor DEMING — The Roosevelt County All-Stars forced a second championship game in the 10-11 state Little League all-star tournament Thursday night, rallying for five runs in the top of the sixth to post a 10-7 win over Albuquerque Eastdale. Roosevelt County had to battle back from a three-run deficit […]

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

All-Stars continue to roll at state tourney

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars will take to the field once again against Carlsbad for a chance to advance in the state 10-11 Little League Championships. The All-Stars defeated Deming 13-0 Tuesday night in the fourth due to the run rule, said All-Star coach Sammy Villanueva.“We took the wind out of them early, […]

All-Stars advance with Monday win

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-4 win over Raton at the 10-11 year-old Little League All-State state tournament. Roosevelt found itself in a pitching war of attrition Monday against Raton, a team it had dispatched easily 18-2 on Saturday. Portales was sent to the […]

All-Stars fall to Carlsbad Sunday

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County’s All-Stars dropped to the B-Bracket Sunday with a stinging 6-3 loss to Carlsbad in the 10-11 Little League state tournament. “It was a tough loss for us, we had that game in the bag,” Roosevelt Coach Sammy Villanueva said. Roosevelt posted the first lead of the game in […]

Roosevelt All-Stars defeat Raton

PNT Staff Report DEMING — According to Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Sammy Villanueva, one phone call launched his team toward an 18-2 first-round win over Raton on Saturday in the state 10-11 Little League tournament. On Thursday, the evening before the team left for the tournament, All-Star team member Daniel Sanchez was involved in a […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

RC all-stars headed to state

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For the second consecutive season, the Roosevelt County 10- and 11-year-old all-stars are New Mexico Little League district champions, cruising undefeated through the District 3 tournament. The boys from Roosevelt County completed their perfect run in Tuesday night’s championship contest beating Clovis American at Portales’ Rotary Park 10-9. “Both teams came to play tonight,” Roosevelt […]

RC all-stars rip American

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars lived up to their name Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park in topping the visitors from Clovis American 11-0 in the first round of the New Mexico District 3 Little League tournament. The Roosevelt County bats were hot throughout the game, as […]

People must reach past stars

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]