Leave loving memories

Oil painting has caused me to see the world differently. I find myself studying clouds and landscapes. I like to see the tumbled down houses and barns as we travel along the highway. I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did they live their lives? Did they leave their home […]

ENMU to honor alumni during homecoming

Dawn Wolf-Taylor The Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Association will present its annual alumni awards at the 36th annual ENMU Foundation Breakfast Oct. 8 during homecoming. Each year, after receiving nominations from Eastern graduates and friends of the University, the ENMU Alumni Association selects recipients for two special awards, Outstanding Alumni and Distinguished Service. These […]

My turn: Events connect community, Cannon Air Force Base

I had a good time watching my nephew jump around on the various bounce houses on the Cannon Air Force Base flight line Saturday during the base’s open house event. No matter what age someone is, I think they always get a kick out of exploring the insides of airplanes. The event was also a […]

Roosevelt County holding appreciation day

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Cannon Appreciation Day on Saturday for local military personnel. The event will include live music, food and door prizes along with bounce houses and face painting for children “It’s very much a family event,” Chamber Director Karl Terry said. “The purpose is to show […]

Hounds ranked in D-II cross country

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has earned its first ranking in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, coming in at No. 14. The Greyhounds, ranked a program-best third this week in the South Central Region, is the only Lone Star Conference team […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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.

My turn: One more for the road

It was the best of limes; it was the worst of limes. That’s bad, but how does one begin a farewell food column? As many of you may know, I’ve left Portales to take a reporter position at the Rio Rancho Observer. Thanks to those who contributed recipes, made comments or simply read the column, […]

Broken nose give away ram’s temperament

When our two daughters were in 4-H they bought a few good ewes, mostly Suffolks and Hampshires, planning to raise show lambs. They needed a good ram, of course, and some folks down the road had a high-powered Suffolk. He was big and long and had muscles in all the right places, especially his rear […]

Ticket feature: Chinese acrobatic troupe performing in Alto

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Freedom New Mexico The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, a group straight from Beijing, will be performing 7 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Spencer Theater in Alto both nights in their first U.S. tour. The troupe was first established in the 1950s by the government of the People’s Republic of China. Individual […]

Businesses offer entertainment venues for Fifth Friday events

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Alisa Boswell City officials and residents’ ambitions to make downtown Portales “alive after five” begins Friday night with the MainStreet Program’s first Fifth Fridays event. The MainStreet Program Manager Sandy Van Der Veen and local business owners involve all said they anticipate a good turnout for the first event, but they believe the number of […]

Zias top Highlands in four

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior middle blocker Jessica King had 18 kills and junior outside hitter added 12 kills and a team-high 19 digs Tuesday as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team defeated New Mexico Highland 26-24, 18-25, 25-17, 25-20. Junior Evelyn Escobar notched 10 kills for the Zias (4-12), who improved […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free art, a real classic and jail for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing: Free art A free solo exhibition, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert,” by Jessie Dodington will be displayed in ENMU’s Golden Library on Tuesday through Oct. 28 during normal library hours. A real classic The annual Milk Jug Classic is 8 a.m. […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Local redistricting, storing chilies and the last great Red Sox

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing: Meetings watch Curry County Commissioners are expected to make their final decision Thursday in redistricting. The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex. The decision could place two incumbents in the same district — pitting them against each other in local elections […]

Friday morning briefing: Fifth Friday, blessing the beasts and a reason for neckties

Good morning. The Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing is the best way to start your day: Celebration Fifth Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. today features special sales at stores open late, food and entertainment in downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Hot cars There’s a car show 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Shopping Center in […]

Police blotter — Sept. 28

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 2:18 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of South Avenue B in reference to a suspicious subject. The calling party who advised that they had seen a male wearing a black hoodie walking in the area. While […]

ENMU briefs — Sept. 28

ENMU hosting art exhibit Afree solo exhibition, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert,” by Jessie Dodington will be displayed in ENMU’s Golden Library on Oct. 4-Oct. 28 during normal library hours. A reception will be from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Runnels Gallery. The exhibit will include a selection of still lives […]

Politicians interfere with process

Kevin Wilson All things considered, the last 24 hours had been quite good. My baseball team was in the running to host a playoff series, I actually made a decent dinner and the movie I couldn’t find at the rental place was available for free online (no movie piracy took place). But leave it to […]

Proposed gun legislation hits target

Gun owners have been shafted for years, and a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday stands to change things for the better. Hunters, recreational shooters and other gun owners pay an 11 percent excise tax, established under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, on ammunition and other hunting and shooting […]

Too much in your face(booking)

Facebook is being blamed as a top cause of relationship problems and divorces, according to online stories I read, and in a New York Times article, I read that social Web sites such as Topix are causing big problems in small towns as people take traditionally coffee shop gossip to social networks. We can’t blame […]

City officials split on funding for proposed entertainment center

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Alisa Boswell City officials agree an entertainment center would be a positive thing for Portales. Opinions are split on how to fund such a project. Councilor Keith Thomas, who pitched the idea to the city council, proposes it could be funded by a tax hike or bond. Mayor Sharon King believes it should be privately […]