Thursday morning briefing: A video game, Jack’s send off and the Red Baron’s last flight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie searches the Internet each week to bring you the best. Game: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Genre: Role-playing puzzler System: DS, 360, PS3 What is it? This puzzler features addictive battles and tons of […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free lawyers, a video game and attending to your mule

Good morning and hold on to your hat. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected today. And, here’s just what you’ve been waiting for this blustery day… The Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free lawyers When’s the last time you talked to a lawyer for free? That’s the promise — free legal advice […]

Thursday morning briefing: Old newsboys, crop signups and The Duke wins

Good morning and welcome to must reading. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Old newspaper boys Ed Widener of Alamagordo and his brother Dennis Widener of Clovis not only delivered the Portales Daily News / News-Tribune in the 1950s, they started a tradition. Ed says he and Dennis

Thursday morning briefing: ENMU Science fiction and film, business snips and movie whiz kids

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Science fiction fact Eastern New Mexico University is hosting annual High Plains Film Festival in conjunction with the 35th Jack Williamson Lectureship series beginning today through Saturday. Here’s a link for the series schedule and other info: http://www.enmu.edu/academics/williamson/lectureship.shtmlQuirky quote of the day “Put your […]

Groundbreaking on Ute project nearing

Kevin Wilson Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had planned Thursday to announce a groundbreaking date for the first piece of the Ute Water Project, and announced it would take place soon. A likely date could be in July — or August, Ryan said, as Congress will be on break. But the […]

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, the truth about cats and dogs and a Spring Fling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week From our own particularly picky gamer Jenna Zamie. Game: Shogun 2: Total War Genre: Turn-based strategy System: PC What is it? The latest in this strategy game series is artistic, formidable and action-packed.ESRB Rating: Teen Web site: http://www.totalwar.com/shogun2 Compiled […]

Thursday morning briefing: A cancer fighter, strike up the band and a giant killer

Good morning. Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. For a cause Sid Savage of Portales is ranked among the top five fundraisers in the state in the fight against cancer. He’s in a statewide contest through today, trying to raise even more money for […]

Eighth-grader advances in Spanish spelling bee

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Alisa Boswell The competition grew in intensity Thursday as it got down to two final contestants — eighth-grade student Alejandro Munoz and fifth-grade student Magaly Najera. The words presented by announcer Antonia Salaz grew in difficulty in the final round of the Portales Municipal Schools’ annual Spanish spelling bee. It ended with Munoz winning, spelling […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, books and teacher salaries

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music There’s a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Can’t beat the ticket price — it’s free and open to the public. It features “Variations of a Korean Folksong,” an Oswalt […]

Portales past: March 16, 1962

March 16, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Texas Western College won its 10th of the last 11 golf matches Thursday afternoon from a spunky Eastern New Mexico University squad, which went down 6 1/2 — 5 1/2 at the Portales Country Club Golf Course.

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Portales mechanic facing child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales mechanic has been charged with possessing child pornography. David L. Payton, 43, of Portales was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of children by possession, according to a new release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. He would face a maximum sentence of nine years if […]

Thursday morning briefing: Top grades, an auction and a night at the opera

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top grades Melrose High School and elementary school were recognized for top science performance on the 2010 New Mexico Standards Based Assessments, according to a news release. Melrose Elementary School had the highest percentage of students performing at proficientor advanced level in science in fifth grade […]

Thursday morning briefing: Antelope in Clovis and kudos for kids

Good Morning. It’s The Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fast facts As late as 1909, antelope near Clovis were numerous enough to cause farmers to complain of crop destruction and protest violently against a $50 fine for killing one. Washington window A staff member for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is scheduled to hold “Udall […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • About 6:40 a.m., an officer responded to a report of criminal damage in the 800 block of East Second Street. A 26-year-old woman said sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m., someone broke out the front windshield of her 2008 Dodge. She […]

Thursday morning briefing: Civic call, Souper Saturday and the day the music died

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Call to duty Clovis is looking to fill the District 2 and District 3 citizen positions on the Public Works Committee. The committee meets every fourth Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. If interested call 769-7828 no later than Monday. Question of the day How cold […]

Wednesday weather closures

Area agencies and institutions being impacted by the cold weather have begun announcing early closures for Wednesday and hours for Thursday. • Eastern New Mexico University will conclude classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will close the campus at 5 p.m. The campus will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday with classes resuming at 11 a.m. […]

Annual chamber banquet set for Thursday

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Argen Duncan Blues, brisket and the “State of the City” address. This year’s annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet features all three, and chamber board President Chris Wood said he hopes to have a new executive director to introduce then. He said the chamber is still in the hiring process for someone to replace […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore and dogs abound

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Book stop The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County Feb. 3. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile has books for loan with no late or […]