Area farmers: Harvests ‘spotty’

By Chris Schmaedeke It mattered where the location was for this year’s harvest in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. All three counties saw ups and downs this year. The word used most to describe the harvest was “spotty.” Quay County struggled with lack of water and dry conditions. “Farmers had very little water,” Tom Dominguez, […]

Medicaid meeting planned in Roswell

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Human Services Department has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the proposed Medicaid Coverage Concept developed to improve the current Medicaid program, according to a news release. Discussion will cover proposed changes to Medicaid, a proposed buy-in to the State Coverage Plan and adding more benefits to the current […]

Workforce ready

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU […]

Operation Santa Cop toy drive in full swing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An electric toy guitar … a couple of Barbie dolls … Play Dough. That and more came out of black trash bags as Portales Police Department staff unloaded Mayor’s Christmas Tree: Operation Santa Cop toy drive donations from the Portales High School National Honor Society. The group presented officers […]

Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in a […]

Savage Storm blows past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma hit four 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, 15 seconds en route to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, and the unbeaten Savage Storm never looked back in an 87-66 women’s Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The youthful Savage Storm — with seven sophomores […]

State engineer puts halt to ag wells

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Citing limited groundwater supply in the area, the Office of the State Engineer has issued an order to close the Ogallala Aquifer to new applications for agricultural wells. The issue drew discussion during a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday lasting just 15 minutes, with all action items unanimously approved […]

Friday morning briefing

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing. Video of the day: All aboard for one of eastern New Mexico’s jewels. Our video is an inside look at the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum: Video game of the day: Game: Karaoke Revolution Genre: Rhythm / Music System: 360, PS3 This singing game features 50 songs […]

Police analyzing autopsy results of fatal crash

PNT staff report Portales police have autopsy results for a 71-year-old woman who died after being struck by a vehicle Oct. 30. Police said Thursday they are expecting to decide whether to charge the driver in a matter of days. Trevor Nuckols, 16, of Portales, was identified as the driver of the pickup truck that […]