Hounds wary of opening match

Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team dominated Adams State last season. Second-year Greyhounds coach Harold Munoz isn’t so sure it’ll be that easy when the teams open the season today at Alamosa, Colo.

God performs miracles every day

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Have you ever considered the fact that you yourself are a miracle? The tiny microscopic cell contains your physical characteristics, talents, abilities and personality. I find that amazing. If you ever doubt how valuable you are, read Psalm 139:13-16: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in […]

State police conducting safety operations Labor Day weekend

New Mexico State Police will be conducting several safety focused operations in the area throughout the Labor Day weekend. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said officers will be conducting extra patrols and checkpoints geared toward enforcing seat belt and child restraint laws, as well as DWI enforcement. Glascock said the operations will be conducted through Monday across […]

Government taxation growing at alarming rate

Howard Rich is chairman of Americans for Limited Government. Here’s a snippet from a recent column he distributed to newspapers around the country:

One size doesn’t fit all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a […]

Unprecedented terrorism taking root in Mexico

For months we’ve heard reactionaries call for sealing off the Mexican border, alleging that armed terrorists are, or could be, swarming across the border and putting Americans in danger. We’ve been among the many who have insisted that it just isn’t happening; in fact, some of the safest cities in the country are on or […]

Press release: USAF proposes low altitude tactical training area

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force is seeking input regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of establishing a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The LATN would provide airspace to operate C-130 and CV-22 aircraft for […]

Melrose breaks ground on clinic

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Freedom New Mexico The Village of Melrose broke ground Wednesday on its new health clinic. County Manager Lance Pyle said more than 80 people attended the long anticipated event, including Melrose Elementary students, citizens and people who were involved in organizing the project. Completion of the clinic is planned for January. “It’s a great day […]

Ticket feature: Bobby Vee returning to Clovis Music Festival

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Liliana Castillo Bobby Vee is returning to play the Clovis Music Festival this year. Vee has played the festival, slated for Sept. 9-12 at the Curry County Events Center, seven times he said and calls the experience “an absolute joy.” “The festival is full of grassroots kind of fun, nice people,” he said. “I love […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take a collective effort to replace all-time leading goal scorer Samantha Lawrence. Lawrence scored 37 goals in her four seasons at the school. “Obviously we have to replace the goals that she scored,” said Nause, in his third season at ENMU. […]

Elida, Texico face loss of grant money

Argen Duncan The towns of Elida and Texico are facing the loss of grant money, and further stalling on key projects, and town representatives are blaming what they say are unreasonable requirements from the New Mexico Environment Department. If the towns can’t meet state requirements due to the loss of the money to finish the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Just for kicks, sneak peaks and money machines

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Just for kicks There’s a kickball tournament Saturday at the Portales Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday.

Police blotter — Sept. 2

Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Aug. 27 • On Aug. 27 a Portales Police officer was called into the assistant principal’s office at Portales Junior High School for a report of a fight around 2 p.m. A coach and a teacher told the officer they witnessed two […]

Coffee staple in cowboy life

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist I don’t speak until I’ve had some coffee in the morning. And I don’t want any of that fancy schmancy latte or whatever you call it. I want regular store-bought Folgers, thank you very much. They say coffee won the West. According to my cowboy father, that certainly was […]

New subdivision developers tout affordability

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Jared Tucker Developers say reasonable rent and affordable homes are their goals for a recently approved 104-lot subdivision across from the Portales Police Department. The preliminary plat for the new neighborhood was approved by the city council Aug. 17, and according to the developer, the Boston Home Spot sub-division will be a good answer to […]

My turn: In need of better Band-Aids

Argen Duncan Forget the better mousetrap — I wish someone would build a better Band-Aid. I was chopping an onion one night, in between breaks to let my eyes stop stinging and watering, when I cut my finger instead of the onion. Not to be deterred, I wrapped a piece of paper towel around my […]