Team Cannon welcomes Lt. Gens. Wooley, Utterback

Col. Scott West Team Cannon – Today and this weekend we host Lt. Gen. Michael Wooley, Air Force Special Operations commander, Hurlburt Airfield, Fla., and Lt. Gen. Loyd Utterback, 13th Air Force commander, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. General Wooley makes another visit to assess the progress of transitional planning for Air Force Special Operations […]

Rams slam Clovis Wildcats

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Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat in handing the Wildcats an 8-1 shellacking. Girls teams were scheduled to play, but that match was canceled because […]

Lady Rams split with Cats on diamond

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Each team won by a run in the seventh inning, but the reactions were a little different. Portales scored in the top of the seventh to take Thursday’s opener 4-3 at Lady Wildcat Complex, but Clovis rebounded from an early 3-0 deficit and scored the game-winner on Lorena Garza’s RBI single […]

Dora students take state title

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rising to the challenge of continuing a tradition, students from the Dora chapter of Future Farmers of America won the Sweepstakes Award during the annual state contest recently held in Las Cruces. Walking away with the sweepstakes award was a huge accomplishment for the Dora teams. Twenty-three students qualified […]

Ride for Life makes comeback

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Some will walk. Some will ride. But all are working for a cure. After a two-year hiatus, the Ride for Life is returning. According to event coordinator Monte Graham, the Ride for Life is a 10-mile horseback trail ride that benefits the American Cancer Society. The ride, which is scheduled […]

SANE to obtain new equipment

Freedom Newspapers Legislative funds will be used to purchase equipment for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in Curry County, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Approximately $20,000 will be used to purchase a colposcope, a computerized camera used to magnify, photograph and document injuries during collection of forensic evidence, the […]

Formal dresses don’t have to become dust rags

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, $322 sounds about right to me. Return on […]

Firearms ban violation of constitutional rights

Editorial Few details were known about Monday’s senseless killings on the Virginia Tech campus before many analysts jumped to the same conclusion they always reach: The way to stop gun violence is to impose further controls on the legal ownership of guns. In an editorial Tuesday, for instance, The New York Times opined: “What is […]

With God, there are no endings

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Remember that wonderful feeling of “senioritis” around graduation time? It seemed that long awaited day would never arrive. We could hardly wait to pursue the next stage of life. My husband, being the high school principal, presented the diplomas and blessed the seniors as they walked across the stage. […]

Portales golfers win Ruidoso’s Leroy Gooch

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In frigid morning mountain temperatures, the Portales Rams heated up to win their second straight Leroy Gooch golf tournament in Ruidoso this week, as Ram sophomores Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque won the top two small school’s individual medals. District 4-3A foe Lovington started slow but finished strong to […]

Fort Sumner greets Air Force officials

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor FORT SUMNER — Air Force Special Operations Command personnel were in Fort Sumner Wednesday for an encore presentation of its public hearing on the Draft Environmental Statement for its proposed move to Cannon Air Force Base. With residents in the Fort Sumner vicinity impacted by changes in the use […]

Portales makes plans to clean

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents can clean up the town and earn prizes during Saturday’s Great American Cleanup. The annual event is an opportunity for citizens to band together and clean up Portales. It is also a good way to show younger generations how much trash can be thrown out, said event […]

Home and Garden Show on horizon

Freedom Newspapers The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

Portales rams Ruidoso, sweeps doubleheader

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram bats came alive on the way to a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep over Ruidoso Tuesday afternoon at the Portales Baseball Field 7-3 and 10-5. A complete game, six-hitter by senior pitcher Mario Salazar in game one set the tone for the effort. “These guys have been […]

Zias sweep, win fifth straight

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers There’s nothing like a little cushion to make a pitcher feel comfortable. Eastern New Mexico University freshman Kristen Cruickshank was the beneficiary of an early onslaught by the Zias in the first game, then took matters into her own hands in the second. Cruickshank picked up wins in both games […]

Portales wins rare home meet

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams qualified for five more events in the state tournament Tuesday as they strutted their stuff in Portales’ first track meet at home in 10 years beating Lovington and Dexter Tuesday afternoon. “We had a great night,” Lady Ram head track coach Ruth Chavez […]

Sale benefits dairy destroyed by tornado

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Continuing to feel the outpouring of support from the community, Mike and Cindy Mitchell stepped into the sale ring at Portales Livestock for a $136,375 check. The check was the result of a benefit sale sponsored by Portales Livestock owner Randy Bouldin to help the couple. The Mitchell’s business, […]

Dairy owners ask county to take road

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Owners of a Roosevelt County dairy destroyed by a tornado March 23 appealed to Roosevelt County commissioners to take over maintenance of and improve the road that serves the dairy because of safety concerns. Mike and Cindy Mitchell, managing partners of Grande Vida dairy, told commissioners that with the […]

Officials embrace arrival of new mission

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico civic leaders expressed support Tuesday for proposed tenants of Cannon Air Force Base — the Air Force Special Operations Command. Leaders commented in a public hearing held at Clovis Community College. The Air Force hosted the meeting to gather input on the environmental impact of the […]

Tallgrass Broadcasting comes to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers With a renowned documentarian and a lifelong businessman at the helm, Tallgrass Broadcasting is taking root in Clovis. Owners for Tallgrass held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the building that houses KICA, KKYC and KMUL stations that broadcast to Clovis, Portales and Muleshoe. The station is the ninth outlet purchased […]