Murphy’s Law no match for friend

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When we talk about someone being “over-prepared,” we think of a person who is very thorough and able to handle all possible contingencies. It is a good habit to have especially if you are someone who regularly messes up and therefore must be ready to respond when you over-mess up. […]

Federal reports not reliable source

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When we talk about someone being “over-prepared,” we think of a person who is very thorough and able to handle all possible contingencies. It is a good habit to have especially if you are someone who regularly messes up and therefore must be ready to respond when you […]

Government flex of power going too far

Freedom New Mexico Even though there’s a certain amount of populist pandering involved, you can understand the impulse behind a government move to limit the pay of top executives at companies that have taken bailout money from the taxpayers. He who pays the piper and all that. There may be some danger of losing talented […]

Heritage Days Schedule

Freedom New Mexico Heritage Days Schedule Friday: • 6:30 p.m. Christian Country Jamboree, City Park • 7 p.m. Mixed League Softball Tournament (preregistration required), City of Portales Softball Complex Saturday: • 8 a.m. MainStreet Fun Run, Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. • 9 a.m. Antique, Collectable and Classic Car Show, City Park • […]

Positions available at city water policy committee

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AKC agility dog trials this weekend

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico This weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center, it’s a dog’s life. More than 300 canines will be featured Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club holds its first American Kennel Club-sanctioned Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. Admission is free, with shows starting 8 a.m. […]

Cannon training exercises to become routine

Freedom New Mexico A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine event across the region. A Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson confirmed the plane — which had many residents worried and local officials preparing for an emergency — was a U.S. Air Force plane conducting a […]

Emergency Preparedness Expo set

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer From emergency food storage to ham radio operation, Roosevelt and Curry County residents have a chance to learn how to be ready in case of disasters. “Be Prepared, Not Scared” Emergency Preparedness Expo is set for 8 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Jake Lopez […]

Police identify homicide victim

Freedom New Mexico A 37-year-old Clovis man is the city’s first homicide of the year. Clovis police Wednesday identified Clifford Webber as the victim found in a vacant house on 14th Street. His death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy performed by a state medical examiner. Police responding to a report of a man […]

Business feature: Auto parts store joins community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer O’Reilly Auto Parts is a new addition to the Portales community. O’Reilly opened April 10. Store Manager Jack Maloney has been with O’Reilly for six months, but he has worked in automotive parts for more than five years. The store has auto parts for any make or model. They […]

Lightning strikes spark fires

Freedom New Mexico A late-morning thunderstorm and lightning strikes kept Portales firefighters busy Wednesday. Lightning sparked seven grass fires in parts mostly to the south and east of Portales, according to Fire Chief John Bridges. The biggest was a blaze over approximately 150 to 200 acres south of Arch. All of the fires were extinguished […]

Boy Scouts hold fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves Roosevelt and Curry counties, has scheduled its annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot starting at 8:30 a.m. June 27. Proceeds go toward programs and services of the council. A barbecue lunch is planned after the shoot at noon, and an auction of sporting […]

Habitat searches for future homeowners

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry County is accepting applications from people who want to own the next house built in its home ownership program for lower income families. Families selected as partner families help build their new houses, which they buy by repaying a no-interest loan for only the cost […]

Ticket feature: Musician learned art from father

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Freedom names interim CEO

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, named an interim CEO Wednesday, tapping the former publisher of The Dallas Morning News. Burl Osborne will take over in July for Scott Flanders, who is leaving after 3 1/2 years in the job to […]

Governor hopeful testing waters

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Allen Weh said Tuesday he’s not officially running for governor yet. But he also said he’s made his first campaign promise, and he’s running his exploratory campaign as if he is a candidate — and people can draw their own conclusions. “We’re doing this in a campaign mode,” said […]

Officials investigating ‘suspicious death’

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clovis police found a man dead Tuesday morning after responding to a report of a stabbing in a 14th Street home, records show. Officials had not identified the victim early Tuesday night nor determined the cause of his death. They termed the death “suspicious” but would not say if […]

Game and Fish Department offers reward for poaching information

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is offering a $500 reward for information about a deer poaching southwest of Fort Sumner. The carcass of a mule deer was found dumped off the N.M. 20 bridge over Yeso Creek. Officers believe the buck was killed and dumped sometime during the weekend of […]

State Police look for meth lab

Freedom New Mexico State Police searched unsuccessfully for a methamphetamine lab on North Main Street Tuesday night. Capt. Jimmy Glasscock said officers received information about a meth lab during an investigation. However, when they executed a search warrant at the residence, they found no lab, he said.

CHS class of ’54 reunion set

Freedom New Mexico A reunion of the Clovis High School Class of 1954 is scheduled for July 3-5 in Clovis. The reunion begins at 1 p.m. July 3 at the Fairfield Inn in Clovis. July 4, the event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse with a sit-down meal 1:30 p.m. A […]