Wednesday morning briefing: Horsing around, a free concert and a star passes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Volunteer call Special Olympics New Mexico needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the group’s Statewide Equestrian Competition Sept. 16-18 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information contact United Way of Eastern New Mexico at 769-2103. Crowder appointed Gov. […]

ENMU hosts casino night

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Pink, black and white balloons littered the dance floor at Eastern New Mexico University’s Grease the World event Wednesday night, which was a casino/dance night and included an assortment of snacks. Students dressed as “greasers,” portrayed in the film “The Outsiders,” in assorted 1950s outfits with modern twists. Christian “Trixtan” […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, Buddy comes to town and Uncle Sam

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie, the hottest game of the week: Game: Rock of Ages Genre: Action strategy System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? An action strategy game with a delightfully goofy concept and destructive fun. ESRB […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Flowers for food, top athletes and rain gutter racing

Start your day off the right way with the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing: Food for flowers Area residents can participate in FTD Good Neighbor Day Sept. 7 at Hestands Floral and Gifts, 813 W. Second St., Portales. In exchange for three cans of food for the Community Services Center food pantry, participants receive […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Meet the author, Rock n’ roll cleanup and the Red Scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meet the author Portales’ award-winning writer of paranormal romances, Darynda Jones, is scheduled to speak at the Friends of the Portales Public Library meeting at noon Sept. 1 at the library. The meeting is a brown bag lunch and open to the public. While […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, eye in the sky and Clinton confesses

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s latest pick to play. Game: Fruit Ninja Kinect Genre: Action System: 360 What is it? A port of the popular mobile game. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Fruit-Ninja-Kinect/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410b79 Compiled from Gamespot.com Eye in the sky […]

Aug. 14 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • An officer was sent to the 800 block of East First Street about 8:30 p.m. in reference to a report of a dangerous dog. A 40-year-old woman said her husband went outside because he heard their dog barking and saw a […]

Meetings watch: Eastern Plains Council of Governments

During a meeting Wednesday, the board of directors for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments: • Heard a presentation from E. J. Peinado of the state’s Mortgage Finance Authority on money available to assist communities with infrastructure, community facilities and equipment. • Approved financial reports for June and July. • Voted unanimously not to renew […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-’em-up.

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

Small schools prepare for school year

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT senior writer aduncan@pntonline.com With school in Dora, Elida and Floyd starting Wednesday, school employees and students are looking ahead into the new academic year. “I’ve just really enjoyed my time at Elida, and I plan to make the best of this last year,” said Elida High School incoming senior […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fair warning, schedules set and the birth of the NBA

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers Schedules set Portales Municipal Schools scheduling […]

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

July 17 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • About 4:30 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 1500 block of South Avenue D Place in reference to a residential burglary. A 26-year-old woman said she went out of town July 5 and returned home July 9. She noticed her […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Junior rodeo, FFA and JFK

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and individuals and the Clovis Curry County Chamber says contributions are still needed. The finals are July 20-24 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information on […]

Annual Kiwanis swim meet set

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Children ages 9 to 18 will go to the Portales City Pool to show off their talents 3 p.m. Wednesday for the Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual swim meet. According to Portales Kiwanis President Tony Schroeder, the event has been taking place in Portales for more than a decade and he has been the chair of […]

County assessor resigns; Carrasco appointed

Argen Duncan The new Roosevelt County assessor has resigned, and her deputy is taking her position. At a special meeting Wednesday morning in the county courthouse, the Roosevelt County Commission voted to accept Evelyn Ledbetter’s resignation and appoint Kenner Carrasco to finish the term. The county assessor’s staff determines property values and the amount of […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Video game of the week, airport money and Satchmo

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s selection for a fun time gaming. Game: Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident Genre: Puzzle System: Wii What is it? A point-and-click puzzler that tells an old-fashioned tale of mystery. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Growth management, game of the week and a star dies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meetings watch The Local Growth Management Committee meeting is 2 p.m. today at Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant. The committee includes various local public, private and Defense Department individuals to manage the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Catfish, quilts and a legend

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week The latest from our own tireless gamester Jenna Zamie. Game: Child of Eden Genre: Shooter System: 360, PS3 What is it? A unique rail shooter where the player’s mission is to save Edent from a virus. ESRB Rating: Everyone […]

June 19 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • At 5:32 p.m., officers responded to call in the 1500 block of south Abilene in reference to a burglary. A man said as he was leaving for work at 7 a.m., he discovered his work vehicle had been broken into. The […]