Jones recalls times gone by

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elmer Jones jokes he can have a class reunion anytime he wants to because he’s the only one still living from his graduating class of 1931 at Portales High School. Quiet and unassuming, Jones recently celebrated his 95th birthday but the milestone isn’t slowing him down much. As a […]

Area’s F-111s get facelifts from cadets

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers F-111 jets posed to greet travelers coming in to Clovis and Portales recently got facelifts courtesy of visiting Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets. “I never thought I’d be doing this, but I love it,” Cadet 4th Class David Mandel told Cannon Air Force Base officials. Mandel is a […]

Libby’s commutation unacceptable

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It’s unfortunate “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” is on summer break, because only a comedy program could accurately reflect the idea of President George W. Bush commuting a prison sentence. Bush erased a 30-month sentence for I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of four counts relating to the investigation in […]

Republicans use Democrats’ strategy to block bills

Editorial The first 100 days of Nancy Pelosi’s reign of error as speaker of the House have come and gone. Several times over, actually. And what does Congress have to show for it? Little to nada, legislatively speaking, and even lower public approval ratings than the besieged President Bush. Not that we’re complaining. Most of […]

Roosevelt routs Quay

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PNT Staff Report The rain, wind and lightning didn’t seem to be an issue for the Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars Monday evening as the Roosevelt County boys threw a two-hitter in shutting out the Quay County All-Stars 10-0 in four innings. “They all played good,” Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Carleton Casey […]

Gomez wins NMAA coach of the year

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Former Portales Lady Ram basketball coach Brenda Gomez has been elected by the New Mexico Activities Association as New Mexico girls basketball Coach of the Year for 2006-2007. Gomez also earned the election in 2001 and says earning it in her last year as Portales girls basketball coach is […]

Race goes on despite rainfall

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Through sunshine in central Texas and hail east of Clovis, 67 drivers raced in classic cars into Clovis Monday night on Main Street as part of the 25th anniversary of the Great American Race. This is the third time the route has gone through Clovis, which has won […]

Bicycling bunch befriends city during benefit

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers After a 90-plus mile ride on bicycles in the sweltering sun, members of the Journey of Hope made their way to the Roosevelt County Courthouse square on Monday afternoon for a friendship visit with area citizens who have disabilities. Journey of Hope is a 4,000-mile, 64-day cross-country trip that involves […]

New events slated for music festival

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours and, […]

Three charged in connection to fire, theft

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Police have arrested one Clovis man and issued warrants for two others in connection with the June 30 burglary and arson of a Cannon Air Force Base master sergeant’s home, according to Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Warrants were issued by Clovis Detective Waylon Rains three days after the incident. […]