Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

Our people: Having a ball

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Clovis resident and Yucca student Danni Williams, 14, can always be found near a basketball game, if she’s not on the court. With two older brothers who play and a father who coaches the sport, she was hanging around basketball courts in a stroller and dribbling a basketball as soon as she could walk. She […]

Two arrested for copper wire theft

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County deputies have arrested two people on charges of stealing copper wire from Yucca Telecom, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Jade Blossom, 30, and Tara Loveall, 24, both of Portales, are charged with burglary and conspiracy, both fourth-degree felonies. The last arrest was made Wednesday. […]

School creating wall for veterans

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca teacher Ann Sharp said the brag board will be located near the school’s Wall of Fame, where students’ achievements are displayed. Yucca Junior High School wants to brag about their students. The public relations committee at Yucca, one of two junior high schools in Clovis, were amid planning for […]

Sept. 7 Elida news

Upcoming events: Tuesday: Varsity, seventh-grade volleyball vs. Hondo, 5 p.m. Wednesday: AYP Party for students in grades 7-12. Thursday: Volleyball at Lake Arthur (varsity, junior varsity), starting at 5 p.m.. Friday: Football at Clovis Christian (Yucca Middle School), 5 p.m. Saturday: Junior high volleyball vs. Texico (three matches), 4:30 p.m.

Monday morning briefing: Planning for the fair and cheers for Yucca

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Fair planning Curry County is holding a public meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairgrounds Indoor Pavilion. Purpose of this meeting will be to review plans the Populous design firm has drafted for a Fairgrounds Master Plan. Video game of the week Our game specialist […]

Yucca Telecom closing for funeral

PNT staff reports Yucca Telecom will close all day Friday for the funeral of Steven Richards, who worked with the business for 37 years, said Nancy Gentry, administrative assistant and public relations employee.

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should be short-lived.”The outage […]

Oct. 5, 2008 PJHS News

Sports schedule Ram football has two games this week. The seventh-grade team hosts Texico Tuesday afternoon. Thursday, the eighth-grade team heads to Clovis to play Yucca. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade “A” volleyball teams head to Santa Rosa Tuesday. The following week, they wrap up their season with tournaments in Clovis.

Plant of the century

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This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed. The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time. Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time. He […]

Phone outage traced to Qwest switch

PNT Staff Report According to a Yucca Telecom official, last week’s problem with phone service in Portales originated at the Qwest switch in Clovis. “What happened is Qwest turned off a valuable piece of information going into our system,” said Scott Arnold, Yucca Telecom general manager. Qwest public relations representative Gary Younger told the PNT […]

Phone problems continue in Portales

PNT Staff Report People in Portales began experiencing problems with phone service Thursday afternoon. The PNT didn’t receive followup calls from Qwest or Yucca Telecom late Thursday seeking more information. Numbers the PNT had dialed earlier that weren’t working were back in service by press time, however. Residents were reporting problems dialing some local numbers […]

Yucca TeleCom turning on fiber optic network

Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The surf is up in Portales — at least in some places. Scott Arnold, general manager of Yucca TeleCom, said Friday that the company’s new fiber-optic network was turned on two weeks ago in some locations around Portales. He said that as installation is completed, other areas around the city […]

Water main break leaves residents dry

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By William Thompson Workers for a contractor of Yucca Telecom broke an underground water main in Portales leaving about ten square blocks without water for about four hours, according to Portales City Manager Debi Lee. Portales High School and the Broad Horizons Alternative School let students go home at 12:20 p.m. due to the water […]

Fiber optic work cuts water lines in Portales

By Tony ParraTony_Parra@link.freedom.com Portales residents in the 600 block of South Avenue A were without water at different times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Officials blamed broken water pipes on poor maps being used to guide workers installing a fiber optic network for Yucca Telecom. Yucca Telecom held groundbreaking ceremonies on Tuesday for its network, […]

Portales prepares for an upgrade

By Kevin Wilson With gold shovels and a giant check, the employees and supporters of Yucca Telecom made the ceremonial first dig on a project meant to bring the future to Portales via underground cables. Tuesday saw the communications business, first started in 1951, hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its $11.3 million fiber optic project. […]

Schools plan to upgrade technology

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school district representatives are looking forward to an upgrade of the school’s technology in the way of improved phone lines, improved connectivity and faster Internet downloads with the help of the Yucca Telecommunications’ recently announced fiber-optic project. Randy Fowler, Portales School District superintendent, and school board members discussed the […]

Project to bring down ‘Digital Divide’ in Portales

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Yucca Telecom of Portales announced earlier this week that the company is preparing to launch an $11.3 million project in the next 30 days to install a fiber optic network throughout Portales. The project is expected to take about a year. “We’re investing in our community, our schools and our […]

Students learn while shadowing others

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By Tony Parra Portales Junior High School students were in full force amongst the Portales workforce on Thursday. Eighth-grade students were learning all of the tricks of the trade at various Portales jobs as part of their class. The students were informed on Monday that they would need to job-shadow at a place of employment […]

Nov. 28 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Basketball schedules Monday will find both the seventh-grade girls’ teams and the eighth-grade “A” team heading to Clovis to play the Yucca teams. Tuesday the eighth-grade girls’ “B” team travels to Lea County to play Hobbs. The boys eighth-grade “A” team and both seventh-grade boys teams host Yucca Monday. On Tuesday the […]