Miranda rights being mugged

Freedom New Mexico No matter how grave the circumstances or dangerous the suspects, television detectives Joe Friday and Lennie Briscoe always remembered to do one thing as they slammed the perpetrator against the patrol car: Read him his Miranda rights. But, if new FBI guidelines are allowed to remain unchallenged, Americans’ Miranda rights someday could […]

On the grow: Clinic expanding hours, recruiting medical personnel

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Argen Duncan Leaders at the Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic are working toward increased hours. Earlier this year, the clinic expanded its hours to include five full days instead of four days and a half day on Friday. “The community definitely needs the clinic five days a week,” said hospital CEO Larry Leaming. Clinic Administrator […]

Hound gear up for spring drills

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will begin spring football drills with a 3:30 p.m. practice today at the Greyhounds’ practice facility. ENMU will have 15 practice/scrimmage dates, including the Green & Silver spring game finale at 4 p.m. on April 23 at Greyhound Stadium. All but four of the sessions are scheduled for […]

MVD wait: Just a little longer

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Kevin Wilson Just like the wait at the current Motor Vehicle Department facility in Clovis, the wait for a new MVD has stretched a little longer than expected. Bids will be accepted later this month for upgrades to the 1,800-square-foot center at the Bruce King Complex, according to State Taxation and Revenue Department spokesman S.U. […]

My turn: Local talent impressive

I want to congratulate PNT columnist and Eastern New Mexico University’s Director of Media Relations Wendel Sloan on his recently acquired award for best columnist. I can’t imagine anyone who deserves it more. He is always a delight to read and work with. I covered the Floyd Jamboree on Saturday night and the musical talent […]

God has given us gift of time

The world seems impatient with time. The young can’t wait to grow up. The young adult can’t wait to get married. The grown-ups wished time had not passed so quickly. The older ones wish for “the good old days.” No one seems to have enjoyed the stage they were in. Yet God means for every […]

Portales mom faces child abuse charges

A Portales woman is awaiting a preliminary hearing in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court on charges that she cruelly punished two of her children in February, according to court and police records. Paula Encinias, 28, also known as Paula Baldivia, is charged with two first offenses of child abuse, a third-degree felony, and has pleaded not […]

Friday morning briefing: Bowling for kids, music and April Fool

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Bowling for kids The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico are looking for participants in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser. It’s May 14 at the

Bingaman aide holding office hours

An aide from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s (D-N.M.) office will hold office hours in Clovis and Portales Friday, according to a news release. The office hours are intended to help residents in the area with issues pertaining to federal government agencies. A representative from Bingaman’s office will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday […]

Ticket feature: Team roping championships to begin Friday

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Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Championships Team Roping will be taking place in Clovis Friday through Sunday. Sanctioned by the United States Team Roping Championships, the event will be held at the Curry County Events Center beginning at 9 a.m. daily. “Clovis is a great venue for the sport and we are looking forward […]

County commission to decide on road closure

Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Commissioners will be asked Tuesday to close a road. The reason for this road closure is cattle rustlers and quail poachers. But unlike cowboys from fictional westerns, Roosevelt County resident Leroy Redcliff’s battle with trouble makers has been very real. “The road is being closed down for the simple reason that […]

Thursday morning briefing: ENMU Science fiction and film, business snips and movie whiz kids

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Science fiction fact Eastern New Mexico University is hosting annual High Plains Film Festival in conjunction with the 35th Jack Williamson Lectureship series beginning today through Saturday. Here’s a link for the series schedule and other info: http://www.enmu.edu/academics/williamson/lectureship.shtmlQuirky quote of the day “Put your […]

Our ancestors knew best

I recently came across the following in a U.S. government publication: “Realistically, livestock are the primary practical tools for altering vegetation on rangelands because of environmental concerns about herbicides and the high costs of treating vast acreages of rangeland.” The story described a “recent development” called “conservation grazing,” and said it had “resulted in a […]

KENW preparing for annual auction

PNT staff report KENW-TV is gearing up for its 35th annual online fundraising auction with more than 1,500 items to choose from. The goal for this year’s auction is to raise $60,000, and all proceeds go to station programming, according to a news release from KENW. The auction runs June 1-10, with items valued at […]

My turn: Tea soothing after taxing day

I’ve become a fan of hot tea and an occasional coffee drinker. It was caffeine that drove me to it. In college, I had a 7:30 a.m. class, and getting up that early after a typical late night, I needed something to keep from nodding off in my next class. I turned to tea. Later, […]

Press release: Bingaman Aide To Hold Office Hours in Clovis and Portales

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available on Friday, April 1st in Clovis and Portales to help residents in the area with issues or concerns with federal government agencies. “Office hours give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Feasibility report on ENMU’s possible conference switch near completion

Freedom New Mexico A committee report studying a possible move for Eastern New Mexico University athletics from the Lone Star Conference to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is expected to be on the desk of university president Steven Gamble by the end of the week. ENMU was invited by the RMAC to consider the change […]

ENMU instructor teaches parenting class to inmates

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Alisa Boswell Teaching college students in classrooms at Eastern New Mexico University is old school to Instructor of Social Work Patricia Saylor. Behind bars? Not so much. These days, Saylor is alternating her instruction time between ENMU and at Roosevelt County Detention Center as part of a new program at the jail. Sgt. Clay Layher […]

Police blotter — March 30

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was dispatched to the 300 block of East Juniper about 10:25 a.m. in regards to an auto burglary report. A 20-year-old woman said someone broke into her vehicle during the night and stole her CD player and new vehicle […]