Our People: Still going strong

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Hounds, ACU look to play tripleheader

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is in for a long day today at Abilene Christian — the teams will try to complete a four-game Lone Star Conference series with a tripleheader. The teams are scheduled to play 25 innings. Saturday’s game, postponed by rain, will start at […]

Clovis school superintendent candidate withdraws

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Freedom New Mexico Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The news release did not provide a reason for Richards’ decision. Rhonda Seidenwurm announced earlier this year she […]

Hounds rally to edge Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Catcher Ryan Pruitt hit a game-tying RBI double, then scored on a single by Luis Quinones in the top of the seventh inning Friday and Eastern New Mexico University edged Abilene Christian 4-3 in the seven-inning opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. It was the 18th […]

Second-ranked Angelo State sweeps Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Kacie Easley, Kaycee Taylor and Alix Dean hit consecutive home runs in the fourth inning of the opener and the Rambelles, ranked second in NCAA Division II, went on to a 12-4, 7-2 Lone Star Conference South Division softball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Zia Field. […]

Rabbits have good thing going

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist That new movie “Alice in Wonderland” has been showing at theaters here on the High Plains. I overheard someone talking about it the other day, talking about Alice’s adventures “down the rabbit hole.” I’d like to trudge on down the rabbit hole we have out back of The Stucco Hacienda. […]

Tres Amigas Superstation granted power to set electricity rates

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The proposed Tres Amigas Superstation got some of the power it needed to surge forward with plans to link the nation’s three electric grids with a central site near Clovis. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted Tres Amigas permission Thursday to start negotiating the price of its transmission services […]

Curry County begins jail study

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Architect Don May called Friday the “kick-off” for a study to determine if Curry County needs a judicial complex. During a special commission meeting held at the courthouse, May and other members of his firm were on hand to hear a list of objectives for the study from county […]

Pet of the week

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“Play Dough” is a male mixed breed, about 7 months old. Portales Animal Shelter workers say he is playful, submissive and good with children and other dogs. He is available for adoption.

Freedom of information should be celebrated

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Sometimes you just need a little perspective. Last month, while politicos and activists of every stripe were hunkered down in the Roundhouse, I slipped away to meet with two small delegations of African officials. They had come to America to learn about public transparency and anti-corruption efforts in an experienced […]

Nothing trumps individual rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The point deserves to be made over and over: majorities have no just authority to trump individual rights. That old dependable standby of the lynch mob is a perfect illustration of this. Just because the whole town wants to hang the suspect, it doesn’t follow that it would […]

Obama doing little for open government

Freedom New Mexico When Barack Obama became president last year, he expressed a commitment to “creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.” On Tuesday, in the middle of Sunshine Week, highlighting the public’s right to know what its government is doing, Obama renewed his commitment to making his administration “the most open and transparent […]

Troublesome turkeys near Tucumcari relocated

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When hunting them failed to curb population growth, two area ranchers took their turkey troubles to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “This has been going on for quite a few years,” said Daniel Garcia, a Tucumcari Rancher. “Three years ago there was a flock of 300 […]

Portales firefighter honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper was presented the award Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles fireman and law enforcement appreciation awards banquet in Clovis. He said the announcement of his award was a complete surprise. “It’s a good […]

Friday morning briefing: Snow and the Clovis Highway

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Top tosser ENMU ‘s Bill Squire has been selected as the Lone Star Conference men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his standout performance at the Tarleton Relays. The sophomore from Hagerman overcame windy conditions at the event to win the hammer throw with a school-record […]

Southwest Cheese takes top honors

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

My turn: Let’s talk about this

In completing this two-part introduction, let me assure you I’d rather not write about politics or religion. Unfortunately, I am sometimes compelled by misfired missives or wanton words. Example: a recent mass e-mail that said our country had elected a “half-Arab president” who had “nominated a black attorney general.” Whether you are apolitical, think Glenn […]

Rotary Club donates 2,000 pencils to schools

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Now, Portales elementary school students know all they have to do is ask. In this case, it’s 2,000 pencils, courtesy of the Portales Rotary Club. It all started with a letter from a Lindsey School student as part of a school writing project. Portales Rotary Club member Chris Wood […]

Loose cattle put on a show

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Moira and Clive, British tourists, had taken in the Arkansas attractions of Eureka Springs, the Chuck Wagon races in Clinton, the sale barn in Green Forest, and now found themselves in Fort Smith for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Trail Drive. They stationed themselves along Rogers Avenue and watched as a […]

When in doubt, sing a song of faith

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Another school year will soon be gone before we know it. I still miss the little people, and the memories still linger in my mental files. When I began my teaching career, the school where I taught had no kindergarten. My class of first graders experienced “new separation anxiety” in […]