New tax system worth considering

Editorial GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same rate and, beyond […]

Udall formally enters race for Senate

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. “I have not been aiming for this job, but I am aiming for a better New Mexico and a better America,” he said. After Domenici announced he […]

Hounds commit 32 turnovers in 79-71 loss to OPSU Aggies

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds turned the ball over 32 times Wednesday night in a 79-71 loss at Greyhound Arena to Oklahoma Panhandle State University. “We executed very poorly,” ENMU head coach Shawn Scanlan said. “I have to give them a lot of credit. I thought they flew […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]

University student prepares for Miss Rodeo America

Freedom New Mexico Staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the […]

Governor wants N.M. bases considered

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has created a task force to sell New Mexico as a future home for a new U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Command. Richardson on Wednesday formed a task force of state and community leaders and military and cyberspace experts to promote New Mexico. The task force will […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. V

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” is a single mother. Her husband recently left and she has a low-income job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size L. Boys pants size 14-16. Boys shoe size 5. Girls shirt sizes […]

ENMU professors try hands at acting

Eastern New Mexico University faculty members will take a comic turn Saturday and Sunday as they perform sports writer turned science fiction author turned playwright Mitch Albom’s “And the Winner Is…” The cast of six and production crew of eight have been working on the play for about three months, said the production’s director Bob […]

Senate candidate stops in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and a strong stance has to be maintained. “They (Islamic jihadists) have said they are going to annihilate us and they mean it,” Pearce said while attending a meet and […]

December 2, 1989

• Sid Chapman was named the 1989 “Workhorse of the Year” during the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet. • Vickie Aguilar and Elaine Sanchez were the winners of the Saturday Great Cash Giveaway. Aguilar received $250 worth of script for her first place win, while Sanchez received $75 of script that could be used […]

November 30, 1989

• Permission was granted to U.S. West contractor Mike Hawkins during a Roosevelt County Commission meeting to lay fiber optic cable along a three-quarter mile stretch of a county road southeast of US 70 and Tinsley Crossing. The cable is part of a 124-mile project to provide fiber optic service between Clovis and Roswell. • Poyners […]

November 29, 1989

• Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound football players Bob Gilbreath, Anthony Pertile, Travis Kennon and Mike Sinclair were chosen for the All Lone Star conference football team. • The Wednesday night special at Domino’s was two 12” one topping pizzas for $9.87. • Elida senior class members Terri Moore and Wade Jordon were chosen as Spirit […]

November 28, 1989

• A crew with the State Highway Department was busy repairing concrete located at Main and First streets. Due to heavy traffic in the area, the concrete had started to crack, according to officials with the department. • During the month of October, 15 building permits were issued. The estimated value for the construction work […]

Fundraiser organizers host kickoff party

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer To remember, celebrate and fight back is the purpose behind the 2008 Roosevelt County Relay for Life. Organizers, students, parents and survivors gathered in support of the upcoming relay during a kickoff party held on Tuesday night in the Portales High School cafeteria. “Cancer happens everyday in every community,” […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. C

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is a single mother who is raising her three children. She is also raising her niece and nephew because their mother is incarcerated. She has been unable to work due to an illness. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a […]

11-28 PJHS news

Students make All-District Honor Choir Choir Director Suzanne Cottrell took 15 students to Artesia Nov. 16 to perform in the All-District Honor Choir. Seventh grade students Lynne McDonald, Audriana Underhill, Monica Vicuna, Megan Sutton, Hannah Christensen, Emily Benavides and Samantha Sawyer joined eighth grade students, Kabrina Abyeta, Grady Beachum, Ryan Doolady, Ashley Holmes, Kim Manquero, […]

Pearce discusses water project, farm bill

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Name: Steve Pearce Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: New Mexico State University with a BA degree in economics, earned an MBA at Eastern New Mexico University. Experience: U.S. Congress, five years, New Mexico House of Representatives four years, owned an oilfield services firm, served as a pilot in Vietnam. […]

Some things best left unchanged

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]

Company founder believed in freedom

Editorial This month we remember the founder of our company, R.C. Hoiles, who bought the then-Santa Ana Register in 1935 and founded a company he named Freedom Newspapers. It grew into Freedom Communications, today the nation’s 12th largest media company, with operations on the Internet, in broadcast, magazines and newspapers. Hoiles launched his newspapers — […]

Senate candidate states position on hot topics

Compiled by Karl Terry Name: Heather Wilson Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: Air Force Academy graduate, Rhodes Scholar Experience: U.S. Congress nine years, Cabinet secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families department, National Security Council Staff at the White House during the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Warsaw Pact, former […]