Officials work toward Ute Lake compromise

Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do […]

Clovis trio set for homecoming

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The band is back together, somewhat, and it’s making a Friday swing through Portales. In the closest thing they’ll have to a homecoming, Clovis High guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, and former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler, lead McMurry University in a 7 p.m. Friday neutral site game at […]

My turn: Photo-fanatic on loose

Alisa Boswell I received free entertainment Wednesday morning in the form of my sister and her camera. We shared in a farewell breakfast with our parents at IHOP in Clovis just before they left the state to head for their new home. My sister was a camera fanatic the entire morning, insisting on taking a […]

Our people: Walks without fear

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Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which he had seen in action in Oklahoma. She has been volunteering her time three days a week at […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Celebrity moms and Michaels say ‘The family that crafts together, stays together’

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Carolyn Robertson Crafty mama Holly Robinson Peete gathered a few of her friends — including actress Ali Landry — together this week to help launch Michaels Family Craft Night in Los Angeles. Though her gig as co-host of The Talk and her work with the HollyRod Foundation keep her busy, Holly always makes time for […]

Press release: Roosevelt General joins new hospital network

Seven New Mexico small rural hospitals have joined together to form the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network and have received a federal planning grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help with the initiative. The grant was awarded through a highly competitive process to only 15 groups in the country. The Network […]

Together Counts promotes healthy living

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance “For the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents.” That quote, taken directly from the Partnership for a Healthier America’s website, explains the essence of a growing obesity problem across the U.S. The partnership, which is headed by First Lady […]

Reader-submitted content: United Way Day of Caring volunteers tackle three projects

Sara Newell On April 16 United Way of Eastern New Mexico held their annual Day of Caring. Each year the Day of Caring challenges our community to come together for a day of service to help enhance the cities we live in. In previous years, United Way has taken on projects like rebuilding the Portales […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Coming together, an Easter warning and terrorism at home

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Coming together The community comes together at noon today during the joint City of Clovis/Curry County luncheon at the Clovis Civic Center. Quirky quote “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” — Muhammad Ali Easter […]

Film festival, lectureship audience doubles

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Argen Duncan The fourth annual High Plains Film Festival, held in conjunction with the Jack Williamson Lectureship, had twice the turnout of last year, an organizer said. This was the first year the two events operated together. “I think it was great to have a theme, and we were able to build an audience from […]

Summit brings state equine industry together

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit opened communication and found common ground among state horse organizations, participants said. The summit took place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Seventy people from 30 organizations attended. “I think it went well,” said organizer Jason Turner, New Mexico State University horse specialist. “I think there were a […]

Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Price: Love-filled holidays myth for some

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Most families make special arrangements to get together for Thanksgiving or Christmas. There’s a belief that family gatherings are joyous, love-filled events. Maybe not. I know one family that pretty much decided that love-filled stuff was a myth. The last such gathering they had, several years ago, left them […]

Women have come long way

In our little country school we had basketball goals on a dirt lot, and girls and boys played together, choosing up teams. In fact, I don’t remember any discussions at all about boys and girls competing together in sports. We all learned not to dribble the basketball in the goatheads and other sticker weeds if […]

Volunteer profile: David McDowell

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Name: David McDowell Residence: Portales Occupation: Juvenile probation officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department Volunteer: McDowell is in charge of music at First Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. He picks songs for the worship service and helps put them together. Why he does it: “I enjoy singing and I try to […]

Forum will focus on area housing needs

Freedom New Mexico The Regional Growth Planning Office is putting together the first of what it hopes are many housing forums on Thursday. The 7:30 a.m. forum at the Clovis Civic Center is expected to take four hours and includes what RGPO Manager Rick Draker said is a good cross-section of locals in the know […]

Church comes together for fiesta

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PNT staff report St. Helen Catholic Church fiesta continues today with live entertainment, games, a bouncy house, food and a auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The silent auction starts at 3 p.m., and all proceeds go toward the church community, different organizations and special church needs. All events are held on church grounds […]

My turn: Bananas, chocolate go good together

I’m no Betty Crocker, but I am a dessert fan. I created Banana S’more Pie to be easily made, and I thought the ingredient combination sounded good. Unlike s’mores, it’s cold, but it has chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, plus bananas. It’s rich. My co-workers tested the recipe and seemed to like it. Victoria, an […]

Portales News-Tribune seeking Bible school information

Freedom New Mexico The Portales News-Tribune is putting together an article on Vacation Bible Schools to run Thursday. To have your church’s VBS times, dates and themes included in the article, contact Argen Duncan at 356-4481 or aduncan@pntonline.com by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Information received after the deadline will be included in a separate brief.

Bataan Death March pulls airmen together

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, back left to right, Airman Katherine Truty, Senior Airman Ashley Perry, front left, Senior Airman Robert Rodriguez and Senior Airman Samantha Reed, all of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, worked together during the 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21. They left as […]