Hounds outlast Western State 74-67

Freedom New Mexico GUNNISON, Colo. — Newcomers Max Carrier and Aaron Edwards are fitting in quickly for the Greyhounds. The junior college transfers from California combined for 35 points and 19 rebounds to lead Eastern New Mexico University to a 74-67 win over Western State on Wednesday. The win kicks off a three-game swing through […]

Researchers working on disease-resistant peanuts

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Argen Duncan Work by a local peanut breeder to develop disease-resistant Valencia peanuts could benefit both farmers and consumers. Naveen Puppala, peanut breeder at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis, is collaborating with a researcher in Uganda to cross New Mexico Valencia peanuts with Ugandan Spanish and Virginia peanuts to find […]

Ticket feature: Blues group Soul Kitchen to perform in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The blues group Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Based out of Albuquerque, the group features vocalist Hillary Smith, guitarist Chris Dracup, bassist Marcus Casman and Drummer Bill Veitch. Smith is […]

‘Secretariat’ shows strength of women

Glenda Price I recently saw the movie “Secretariat” about the horse many people believe to be the best Thoroughbred race horse ever. Secretariat, born in Virginia in 1970, grew to 16.2 hands (one hand is approximately four inches) and weighed 1200 pounds at maturity. His official color was chestnut, but he was called Big Red […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

Area schools administer flu vaccine

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By Liliana Castillo and Alisa Boswell Nursing staff at the Portales and Clovis schools took half the time and gave much less pain administering flu vaccines to students this year. Flu refers to illnesses caused by a number of different influenza viruses. Both districts received only doses of the flu mist this year, which is […]

Press release: Wood, Tillman highlight All-LSC North selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Sophomore quarterback Wesley Wood (So., QB, Muleshoe, Texas/Muleshoe HS) was chosen as the Lone Star Conference North Division Co-Offensive Back of the Year, while Tillman Stevens (Sr., DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) was selected as the division’s defensive back of the year, highlighting the selection of 20 ENMU players to the All-LSC North […]

LSC weekly basketball update — Nov. 17

Standings All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 0-0 2-0 West Texas A&M 0-0 2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 Tarleton State 0-0 1-0 Abilene Christian 0-0 1-1 Midwestern State 0-0 1-1 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 0-2 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 0-0 3-0 East […]

Proposal raises costs for military

Tom Philpott Military personnel and federal civilian workers would see pay levels frozen for three years and their out-of-pocket medical costs rise under a proposed plan to cut federal budget deficits by $200 billion a year by 2015. The 58-part “illustrative” plan was unveiled Wednesday by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson (Wyo.) and Erskine Bowles, […]

Their view: Millions can be saved throughout state

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He kicked around ideas for cutting New Mexico’s budget deficit in a recent column: There is no doubt governor-elect Susana Martinez faces a difficult task. Not only does she have to put together an administration to […]

Time to lift sanctions on Myanmar

The release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the house arrest to which she has been subject since 2003 is rightfully celebrated as a small step toward a freer and more open society in Burma. The Southeast Asian country was renamed Myanmar by the military junta that has ruled the country ruthlessly since […]

Fishing report – Nov. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 16, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish andthefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information availablefrom area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions mayvary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angleractivities. SoutheastNote: Stocking in Carlsbad area delayed until […]

Curry commissioners back training request

Sharna Johnson Assuring property owners’ rights would not be encumbered and the future of wind energy in the region will not be jeopardized, Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting low altitude training efforts by Cannon Air Force Base on Tuesday. Commissioner Caleb Chandler proposed the resolution in support of a Low Altitude Tactical […]

Elida’s Best signs with Zias

C Reavis Best fulfilled a dream Tuesday when she signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. The Elida High senior is also keeping a promise she made to her older sister, Heidi Best, who died in 2007 in a motor vehicle accident. “I actually promised her, or it was the deal […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 17

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (1-0) at Western State (0-1) When: 7 p.m. today at Gunnison, Colo. Last meeting: November 2009, the Greyhounds beat Western State 65-55 at Greyhound Arena. Season openers: The Hounds, with seven players sitting out one-game suspensions for participation in an unsanctioned spring league, rallied to beat NAIA member Northern New Mexico […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer went to a pet business in the 200 block of South Avenue H about 7:20 a.m. for a report of a burglary. The business owner said the night before, someone removed pins from the hinges on the back door […]

Library book sale to benefit reading programs

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Argen Duncan With far more than 5,000 books, the long-running tradition of the Friends of Portales Public Library used book sale is returning this week. Library Director Denise Burnett said the annual sale was already established when she came on at the library 25 years ago. This year’s sale involves a variety of children’s and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, the perfect pie crust and the Govenator

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dance to

My turn: Latinas making progress

This month, Susana Martinez became not only the first female governor-elect in New Mexico, but the first Hispanic female governor-elect in our country. It was only a little over a year ago that another Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, became the first Hispanic appointed to an even higher office, the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007, the Center […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 17

Employee brief Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to serve as a reviewer for the World Journal of Psychology.