July 5, 2006

• Methamphetamine use was reported to be the second drug of choice for users in Clovis and Curry County, while offcials reported that meth users in Roosevelt County was down. • Portales received word that they would soon have their own unit of the New Mexico State Guard Company. The unit, Company A, will report […]

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash happens today

The Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash will begin at Greyhound Arena at 3 p.m., with music, barbecue and family activities followed by a fireworks display. The event is free for the public and will have prizes for children. Barbecue will be $8 for an adult plate and $5 for a child’s plate. Attendees will have […]

Udall encouraged by Cannon briefing


By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has been visiting eastern New Mexico for the last two days and stopped by Freedom Newspapers to answer questions about the area and Washington, D.C. Q: How are things going for Cannon Air Force Base and its planned Special Operations mission? A: The briefing I got […]

Rental rates to rise

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A lenient fairgrounds facility rental policy has come to an end after county officials reported an increase in damage and problems. County commissioners agreed to a $500 deposit in addition to hourly rental fees ranging from $3 to $12 depending on the building and purpose for usage. Youth organizations […]

City councilors cover carports

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A discussion about the proliferation of cheap carports found its way into city council discussion Tuesday as members approved a variance at one Portales residence. “They’re everywhere,” Councilor Dianne Parker bemoaned. “On Friday there’s none and by Monday there are three more.” B.J. and Annetta Byrd, who live on […]

Shoes not indicative of masculinity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I work with a lot of women in my office, and I’m pretty sure that nearly half of the people I know are women. They always tell me the lesson Cinderella teaches is the right pair of shoes can change your life. But what if the opposite is true, and […]

Citizens must protect freedoms guaranteed by U.S. government

Editorial Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. Let us […]

Clovis retailer sues New Mexico Lottery

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis retailer has filed a lawsuit to stop the New Mexico Lottery from discontinuing games before prizes can be awarded. Randy Stansell, owner of Stansell’s Thriftway Supermarket, said the lottery is taking advantage of scratch-off lottery players. “They’re just doing things that if I were to do it, I’d […]

City getting ready for expanded Independence Day bash

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is accustomed to a fantastic fireworks show every fourth of July, but this year there will be a big bash to go along with the bang. The Portales News-Tribune along with the Portales Chamber of Commerce will present the first Smokin’ 4th of July Bash […]

Xcel Energy asks residents to curb power consumption

Freedom Newspapers Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its New Mexico and Texas service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation capacity, according to an Xcel Energy spokesman. The company had issued a conservation request Monday to reduce strain on the power grid, Xcel Energy’s Wes Reeves […]