Zias fall to NAIA No. 24 Lubbock Christian

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Lubbock Christian, ranked No. 24 in NAIA volleyball, continued its hot streak Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Chaps (18-1), extended their match winning streak to 12. The last six of those have been by 3-0 counts. Still, […]

Hound soccer ranked fifth in region

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has moved up two notches to fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. ENMU (3-2-2) is one of three Southwest Soccer Conference teams in the poll, with Midwestern State first and West Texas A&M second. Incarnate […]

Raise, ‘Wellness’ plan get OK

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January. But the fiscal 2009 defense authorization approved by Congress on Saturday does not include a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will […]

Gitmo trials better handled in federal court

Freedom New Mexico The military commission or tribunal system developed by the Bush administration to deal with prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay has suffered yet another setback. Army Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, a prosecutor in the case of Muhammad Jawad, a 24-year-old accused of tossing a grenade into a military jeep in Kabul, Afghanistan, […]

My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Floyd news

PNT staff Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries Wednesday — Colton Pimpsner Thursday — Pat Griffith Friday — Adam Burns Upcoming Events • Women’s Bible Study will meet at the home of Debi Moore on Wednesday. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and […]

Bush authorizes bill containing Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico President Bush signed into law Tuesday a military spending bill that authorizes $726 million in construction projects and new aircraft for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure would permit $630 billion in spending for national defense programs in 2009, including $70 billion for […]

Oct. 1, 2008 Military Digest

Navy Ball VFW Post 3280 will be celebrating the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. A dinner choice of steak or chicken is available. Information: Vernon Luce. 693-5433.

Cannon hosting First Friday event

Freedom New Mexico Cannon will host its monthly First Friday event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at The Landing. First Friday is an informal, family-friendly event where individuals from on and off base can meet and dine. Military members and local residents will have the opportunity to pose questions to the commander on […]

Local women share views on Palin pick

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Interest in Republican nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, has grown since her nomination in August — and women in Roosevelt County also have their opinions about the Alaska governor, just weeks before election day. Palin is the second woman to be a major party’s vice presidential nominee, and […]

Judge: Casillas considering surrender

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Double-homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas wants to surrender, according to a Texas judge who said he has been in contact with the suspect’s mother. Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, whose office until three weeks ago was monitoring Casillas twice weekly as part of a pre-trial release agreement, said he […]

Officials to test 911 mass notification system

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Portales and Roosevelt County residents could soon receive a call from the 911 mass notification system. The system, a joint project of the city and county, can be used to notify and inform residents at the same time, said Keith Wattenbarger, city and county emergency management director. The system […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Hounds rout Mesa State

Freedom New Mexico GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Sophomore forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a pair of goals and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Mesa State 5-1 on Sunday. Rodrigues’ first goal came on a header off a crossing pass from sophomore midfielder Edward Bear with about 15 minutes left in the opening […]

County profile: County clerk has Portales roots

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Editor’s note: The PNT is running periodic profiles on city and county workers. Janet Collins of Portales has worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office for 16 years. She is running unopposed in her re-election bid for county clerk in the Nov. 4 election. Just a hometown gal: Collins has spent her entire life as […]

Education feature: ENMU offering online tutoring service

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Students at Eastern New Mexico University will soon be able to get help solving probability problems while in their pajamas or get busy with biology while biting into a burger through a new online tutoring service. Instead of having to coordinate a busy school schedule with that of a […]

It’s their job: Tom Moore, The Print Shop

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Name: Tom Moore Job: Pressman at The Print Shop Background: Moore graduated from Clovis High School in 1970. He studied human relations at Lubbock Christian University for three years before returning to the Portales area. Time on the job: 22 years What does your job entail? I set up presses and prepare them to run […]

Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code.The grace period to make the switch ends Sunday.David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the past year.“We […]

Sept. 30, 2008 ENMU briefs

King and Queen contest Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Affairs is holding a contest for Hispanic Rey y Reina (King and Queen). The contestants will show their ENMU spirit, public speaking and talent related to the Hispanic culture. The competition will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ground Zero in the Campus Union Building. Information: […]

Udall, Pearce vote against bailout

Staff and Wire reports SANTA FE — New Mexico Reps. Tom Udall and Steve Pearce, locked in a race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, voted Monday against the bailout of the nation’s financial system. Each cited insufficient protection for taxpayers in the $700 billion package. The third member of the state’s congressional delegation, […]