Cannon rewarded for safety record

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base rose to the top of the Air Force in four award categories for the 2006 Air Force Safety Awards. Recognized for having the best flight safety program, Cannon received the Colombian Trophy last week. The award acknowledges the group with the lowest mishap rate, according to Cannon Public Affairs. […]

Clovis legend Guy Leeder dies at 64

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Guy Leeder, who for decades was synonymous with Clovis softball, died Monday night at 64. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Junior High Auditorium. Leeder, a state softball hall of fame inductee, was called the cornerstone of the state’s Amateur Softball Association by its director, Alice […]

Merit badges should be awarded for life experiences

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge requirements […]

Changing emissions standards won’t help global warming problem

Editorial The standard argument deploring judicial activism is that all too often interested parties who have failed to achieve their political objectives through the legislative process or by petitioning administrative or regulatory agencies turn to the courts to try to get what they have failed to get through the political process. This argument is not […]

April 15, 1970

Several million gallons of water were lost after a telephone crew hit a water main that was located between South Avenue J and K on West Fir. Valley TV was selling Avocado colored nylon high-low textured carpet for $3.49 per square yard. Miss Juanita Hancock was elected to serve a second term as president of […]

April 13, 1970

The Portales Rams track team participated in the 34th annual Fox Relays held in Ft. Sumner. The team scored 90 points, thus earning them the championship victory. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds baseball team won both games in a doubleheader against the Adams State University Indians. The scores were 11-3 and 11-6. A one […]

April 12, 1970

The State Board of Education approved $362, 462 for an addition to be built onto the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University. Steve Luscombe, of the State Class AA state champions Dora Coyotes basketball team, was named to the Sunkist 1969-70 Honorable Mention List All American Basketball Selections. Polypropylene Horse Halters were on sale […]

April 11, 1965

Run Like the Devil! and Fail Safe were playing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. The Portales High School baseball squad won there first game of the season against the New Mexico Military Institute Colts, 5-0, bringing their season record to 1-6. The Portales High School Senior Graduating class held their annual Senior Banquet at the […]

April 10, 1970

Two Eastern New Mexico University students were involved in an accident at the intersection of South Avenue K and West Fir. John M. Balas and Deborah Miller sustained minor injuries when they motorcycle they were riding collided with a car driven by Henry Phil Marquez. The Friday-Saturday-Sunday special at Pizza King was a 12 inch […]

April 8, 1970

The Portales City Council voted to enact an ordinance stating that an 11 O’Clock ordinance would be in effect for children under the age of 18. Walt Disney’s The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes was playing at the Tower. Tickets were $1.25 for adults, $1.00 for students and $.50 for children. The Portales Rams Baseball team […]