Second graders learn about fire safety firsthand

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Argen Duncan A white cloud fills the small room. Second-graders clamber to the floor, test the door for warmth and crawl out of the room, all under the direction of a firefighter. There’s no fire. As part of Fire Prevention Week, Portales firefighters brought their “fire safety house,” a specialized teaching mobile home, to James […]

No ‘whining about wine’ for me

Kevin Wilson He can catch a pass, but he can’t catch a break. Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant seems to be a target for negative press. The rookie refused to carry teammate Roy Williams’ pads during training camp, later claiming he wasn’t aware it was playful rookie hazing. Bryant was quickly chastised throughout sports media […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Oct. 6

During the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning at the county courthouse, commissioners: • voted to renew a contract for Stephens Construction and Ready Mix Inc. of Texico to haul road materials for the county. The estimated contract value is $100,000, according to the contract. Stephens is paid per ton and mile, and $67.50 per […]

Fishing report — Oct. 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 5, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Press release: Greyhounds remain in national poll

PORTALES, N.M. — For the second consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Hendrickcars.com NCAA Division II poll, coming in at 23rd. The Greyhounds also rank third in the South Central region poll. Last week, ENMU played to a 2-all double-overtime tie against 11th-ranked […]

School board meets in closed session

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education held a closed session to discuss pending litigation during a special meeting Monday afternoon at the district Administration Building. Superintendent Randy Fowler said the board took no action and he couldn’t discuss the conversation. The meeting’s purpose was to provide board members with information, he […]

It’s their job: Tish Gossett

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Tish Gossett, 19, of Portales works as an administrative assistant at Western Dairy Transport LLC. She said what she likes best about the job is that WDT works around her school hours. Gossett is studying graphic design at Eastern New Mexico University.

ENMU flat in all areas in loss at Southwestern

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo didn’t offer a complicated explanation for the Greyhounds’ surprising 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division loss to Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday at Weatherford, Okla. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North) simply outplayed ENMU, reducing the Hounds’ potent attack to one-dimensional and putting together just enough […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Zias fall in second half

Freedom New Mexico After battling Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Friday in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had trouble matching that effort on Sunday. St. Edward’s rallied for three goals in the final 25 minutes to post a […]

New activities scheduled for homecoming week

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Argen Duncan For homecoming this year, Portales High School students are smashing cars, setting the biggest bonfire they’ve had and hosting a new alumni reception. The PHS Student Council has activities planned most evenings this week, and each day has a theme for students to follow in how they dress, such as Zombie Day, Ram […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Baseball, teachers day and cooler weather

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Voting season starts Tuesday

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With only one member of Congress on the ballot for eastern New Mexico, there aren’t many federal changes this area can make on the ballot box. But Tuesday marks the first day voters can weigh in on several state issues, including local races, state races with local candidates and […]

Oct. 5, 2010 Elida School News

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair is going on in Roswell. Good luck to all participants. Thursday marks the end of the first nine weeks at Elida Schools.

Hounds suffer first loss in last five outings

Freedom New Mexico St. Edward’s rallied for three second-half goals and beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 Sunday in a non-conference men’s soccer game in Portales. Joeski Williams had a goal and an assist for the Hilltoppers (5-4), including the go-ahead score in the 81st minute to hand the Hounds (7-2-1) their first loss in […]

My turn: Cooler weather makes hiking more appealing

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer With the days getting cooler around New Mexico, going hiking might not be such a bad idea. It’s a chance to explore nature and see the changing of the seasons. There are a couple of Web sites that list places of interest where hikers can enjoy the beauty of […]

Air Force to hold public scoping meetings

The Air Force is planning four meetings in northern New Mexico regarding a proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation forces at Cannon Air Force Base. A LATN area allows airmen to practice low level military flight activities (between 200 and 500 feet above the ground). The airspace identified extends […]

Monday morning briefing: Chiefs alone, Commander’s Call and rich pitches

Commander’s Call:

Birthdays — Oct. 3

Macias Gus Macias of Clovis celebrated his 18th birthday 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2010, at 921 Adams Rd. He was born Sept. 27, 1992, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his family. He has one daughter. His family, especially his daughter, Lisa Maria Macias, would like to wish him a very happy birthday. We […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 3

Burrell Eric and Roberta Burrell of Clovis celebrated their 25th anniversary Sept. 25, 2010, at New Life Assembly of God with family and friends. They were married Sept. 21, 1985. They have four children and four grandchildren. 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is […]

Engagements — Oct. 3

Chavez-Lozano Krystle Chavez and Angel Lozano of Lubbock will be married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales at 2 p.m. The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Chavez of Portales. The prospective groom is the son of Juana Lozano of Portales and Ernesto and Maribel Sanchez of Portales. Invitations […]