Immigrants guaranteed rights, too

Freedom New Mexico Americans have lived under the same Constitution, and behind the same Declaration of Independence, for more than two centuries. It’s sad, then, to see that so many people don’t know — or at least don’t appreciate — the basic precepts those great documents assert. Sadly, even members of our own government — […]

Science projects get creative

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Which orange juice has the highest Vitamin C content? According to the research of Hobbs freshman Zachary Weber, it’s the fresh-squeezed variety. Weber presented his science project along with other middle and high school students at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. […]

Local Bataan death march survivor dies

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Physically, John L. Johnson changed during World War II. He was 119 pounds lighter than his normal 215 pounds and three years older when he returned from his ordeal as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II. But his personality defied the starvation, disease and […]

Senators hear from former death-row inmate

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican About six weeks before he was to be executed by the state of Illinois, Randy Steidl’s mother went to a cemetery and purchased a burial plot for him. “That’s something a mother should never have to do,” Steidl told a reporter Friday. Steidl came to Santa Fe to try […]

Quay county ranchers against antelope move

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area ranchers are at odds with a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish program that is relocating prong horned antelope from Quay County. Starting on Feb. 26,

Broadcast to feature craft tips

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on speech presentation tips, painting jeans and healthy eating for kids will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Robert Vartabedian will explain why it’s so important for every speaker to understand the various styles, needs and skills of effective speech […]

Government offers conservation help

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking sign-ups until April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for financial and technical assistance with conservation improvements on agricultural land. EQIP offers contracts with a minimum term that ends one year after the implementation of the last scheduled practices and a maximum term of 10 years

Library hosts women’s history speaker

Women’s studies expert Rosemary Keefe is scheduled to present “Mabel Dodge Luhan in Taos” in a Chautauqua performance at noon March 20 in the meeting room of the Portales Public Library. A brunch precedes the performance at 11 a.m. In conjunction with the program, the library is hosting a show of quilts made by local […]

Peanut Growers meeting set

The New Mexico Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 at the Memorial Building, at the corner of Seventh and Abilene Streets. Growers and anyone interested in the latest Farm Bill may attend. Speakers are Maria Fenn of the National Peanut Board on promotion of the industry, […]

Tarleton hands Hounds pair of LSC setbacks

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State overcame an early 6-0 deficit with three big innings in the opener and the Texans went on to a 19-10, 7-2 Lone Star Conference baseball sweep over Eastern new Mexico University on Friday. Six players drove in at least two runs in the seven-inning opener as the […]

Zias blank Kingsville, gain split of twin bill

Freedom New Mexico Kristen Cruickshank’s 10th homer of the season, a walkoff grand slam, gave the Eastern New Mexico University softball team a 10-0 win over 24th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday at Zia Softball Field and a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader. The Javelinas built an 8-1 lead in the opener and held […]

Investing in the wind

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Harnessing the wind to be used as an energy source was the first step. Now transporting and storing wind energy are the only two things holding back a possible slew of renewable energy projects in eastern New Mexico. “This whole region has a tremendous resource in wind energy,” said Xcel […]

Two caught with stolen goods

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police said a man and a woman accused of stealing prescription drugs from CJ’s Pill Box Friday were caught literally holding the bag. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Taylor Watson, 24, whose last known address is 212 North Indio, and Jenna L. Bender, 19, of Clovis,

Meals program fights costs with bubbles

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Clinic rated ‘excellent’

By Roberta Williams: 27th SOMG The “Mighty Medics” of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group earned an “excellent” rating during their triennial Inspector General Air Force Health Services Inspection, held Feb. 9-13. The HSI team assesses Air Force Medical Service programs and processes to provide senior wing and Air Force leadership with accurate assessments of […]

Airmen play vital role in historic launch

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airmen with the 73rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand in front of a MC-130W Combat Spear March 2. In early February the unit helped to launch a “black letter initial,” which means that the aircraft was launched with zero discrepancies By 1st Lt. Matthew Speed: 27th SOAMS February 4, […]

March 6-12 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried catfish and breaded shrimp Monday: Salisbury steak and barbecue chicken Tuesday: Stir-fried beef and spicy chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and fried chicken Thursday: Chicken cacciatore, beef lasagna and pizza Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak […]

March 6-8 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Inkheart, PG Saturday 4 p.m. — Hotel for Dogs, PG 7 p.m. — Last Chance Harvey, PG-13