PIGSKIN PREVIEW: College football capsules

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Coach: Mike Locksley (1st season) 2008 record: 4-8 (2-6 Mountain West) Last bowl game: 2007 New Mexico Bowl, beat Nevada 23-0. Stadium: University Stadium (38,634) Returning starters: 11 (8 offense, 3 defense) Key players: QB Donovan Porterie, WR Bryant Williams, WR Roland Bruno, C Erik Cook, LB Clint McPeek, S […]

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Local college players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University • Joshua Bryan, CB, 5-10, 153, Fr., Clovis Notes: Set the Clovis school record with 10 INTs last season while earning honorable mention all-state as a defensive back … Majoring in radiology. • Derek Dimitroff, LB, 6-0, 230, Sr., Fort Sumner Notes: Recorded 53 tackles in 11 games […]

Livestock sale helps offset cost of raising animals

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local buyers had a chance to pick up extra heifers for the dairies or a hog for the freezer on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. FFA and 4-H members showed off their prize-winning animals for the sale. Some of the children who participate in the […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education and administrators held a work session at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. The day included reports from the superintendent’s cabinet and discussion. • Executive Director of Personnel Rhonda Roberts spoke on Title 9, a federal mandate that school districts distribute resources evenly between boys and […]

Communities committed to prep football

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Large cheering crowds, sponsorship posters, t-shirts in school colors … enthusiasm for football is easy to see in Portales and Clovis. This time of year, Friday night is high school football night for many across the region. People have different ideas about why the support exists, but a number […]

Former Melrose chief cleared in traffic case

Freedom New Mexico Former Melrose Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling was found not guilty Friday for a citation she received in March when she crashed her patrol unit. Dreiling was charged with improper turning after police said she cut across traffic to follow a motorist she had stopped. She was struck by a car when she […]

Wind farm receives state health and safety award

Freedom New Mexico NextEra Energy Resources, located near Fort Sumner, was recognized Friday as the state’s eighth company to achieve Zia Star Voluntary Protection Program status, according to a news release from the New Mexico Environment Department. The program recognizes companies with exemplary health and safety management systems that maintain injury and illness rates below […]

Deputies capture parole violator

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff’s deputies said they shot a 28-year-old Roosevelt County man with an electronic stun gun Wednesday while he was trying to escape. The man is identified as Juan Z. Bustamante and is accused being a probation and parole absconder. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a warrant for Bustamante’s arrest was issued Tuesday […]

Aug. 21 Menus

The Landing Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood newburg, fried pork chops and shirmp Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: German-style pork roast Wednesday: Roast beef and chicken cordon bleu Thursday: Mexican casserole

School shopping requires strategy

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I decided to homeschool my kids again this year, but I also feel the back-to-school frenzy that sweeps Wal-Mart aisles across the country, if only because I buy supplies that school children use for the kids’ curriculum, co-ops and various classes. Like many other adults across the country, I get […]

Aug. 21 — Aug. 23 Movie schedules

Friday 7 p.m. — Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, PG Saturday 4 p.m. — I Love You Beth Cooper, PG-13 7 p.m. — Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, PG Sunday 3 p.m. — Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, PG 7 p.m. — I Love You Beth Cooper, PG-13

Aug. 21 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Saturday Block Party — 4 p.m., 801 Clovis Community Center. Mini triathlon — 8 a.m., Liberty Pool. Featuring 500 meter swim, 10K bike ride and 5k run. Amarillo tax-free shopping trip — 6 a.m. departure from ITT. Give Parents a Break — 11 a.m., CDC. Nine-pin […]

Recreation opportunities abound in Portales

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County 4-H member Daizia Looney, 10, shears her goat in preparation for the Roosevelt County Fair. The 4-H program provides a variety of activities for 5- to 19-year-olds, with many opportunities for the whole family to get involved. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Did you know Portales has a Frisbee […]

Day trips: Picnic opportunities available at Hillcrest Park Zoo

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PNT Correspondent Photo: Carrie Pendleton A male peacock sun bathes in the afternoon sun at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. This peacock is one of more than 300 birds visitors can view while strolling through the park. Place: Hillcrest Park Zoo Location: 1201 Sycamore St., Clovis. The park is roughly 9 miles or an 18-minute drive […]

Cannon mom sought new challenge in pageant

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan The Brown family, from left, 2-year-old Andrew, Abbey, Adam and 4-year-old Alexis sit in their Clovis home. Abbey competed in the Mrs. New Mexico America pageant in June, and her platform included sharing her positive perspective on marriage. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Modeling her Air Force career and ideas on […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

Government ‘help’ comes from taxpayers’ pockets

The government has an insidious way of helping. First it hurts you. Then it benevolently rushes in to relieve a little of the pain. Then, it takes credit for being so nice. Taxpayers experience this every payday when the government takes money from their earnings. Later, the government may deign to return some of your […]

Live bull riding test of courage

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist “So, what’s the difference between riding a mechanical bull and riding a real one?” asked the boy of his dad. “You will know the difference, my son, the first time you climb over into the buckin’ chute and look down.” The mechanical bull is a carnival ride. It is not […]

Family goose takes show for second year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hooonk! Hooonk! The Bartlett family of Portales showed geese at the Roosevelt County Fair for the second time this year. “The neat thing about waterfowl is not everybody does it,” said Joe Bartlett. Joe’s 10-year-old son, Clayton, won Champion Waterfowl with a 2-year-old female Chinese White goose this year […]

Getting to know: Volunteer has served 12 years with Habitat for Humanity

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Greg Senn has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity since 1997, he estimates. For his day job, he teaches sculpture, jewelry making and design with the Eastern New Mexico University Art Department. Why do you work with Habitat? I believe people need to give back to the community, and this was a very rewarding way […]