Hounds grab first win against USW

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes it’s sometimes easier to coach after a positive outing than a negative game, and he’s got that opportunity now after the Greyhounds earned their first win of the season at home Tuesday night, beating the University of the Southwest […]

Nov. 26 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday —Nelson Rector; Mary Goff

Portales man OK following auto accident

PNT staff A Ray’s Lube Center employee who was struck by a vehicle Monday has been released from the Lubbock hospital, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Tommy Preston of Portales suffered a fractured arm, Berry said. Preston was directing a vehicle driven by another Portales man into the oil change area of the business […]

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community […]

Housing changes for CAFB

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base has major housing changes scheduled for the next five years as the military moves toward privatized housing. Crews are in the process of demolishing 350 housing units that were built in 1966, according to base officials. Meanwhile, 441 new housing units will be built after […]

Residents thankful for falling gas prices

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By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With gas prices more than a dollar less than they were around the holidays last year, families have one worry to scratch off their list this year. The current average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.012 for New Mexico, according to AAA […]

Family pets leave lasting memories

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home — or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s […]

Official: Weapons too few, too costly

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The military must end its quest for “exquisite” weapon systems that are too costly, take years to design and build, and don’t reach troops fast enough, or in quantities large enough, to address ever-changing threats. The critic here isn’t a Washington think tank or a beltway consultant but Marine Corps […]

Proposed pick plus for Obama administration

Freedom New Mexico There are concerns about Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration and is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to serve as U.S. attorney general. These concerns will be and should be properly aired during his confirmation hearings. Given the possible (and more to the point, likely) choices […]

Dec. 5, 1956

Roosevelt County’s prohibition was enforced