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 […]

Cannon receiving first MC-130J

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base will host an aircraft acceptance ceremony 1 p.m. Thursday, marking the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II for Air Force Special Operations Comman. Lt. Col. Paul Pendleton, commander of the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, said the MC-130J can carry about 40 percent more payload and do it […]

New name, same goal

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Alisa Boswell It’s time to clean up Portales again, according to Portales Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste, who coordinates the annual Portales Tas No Mas, previously called the Trek for Trash. Urioste said this year, the city coordinated the event to happen the weekend before Eastern New Mexico University homecoming. “We kind of geared it […]

Zias gain tie with Midwestern State

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a five-match losing streak against Midwestern State on Sunday, battling the Mustangs to a 1-1 Lone Star Conference tie at the ENMU pitch. In the first game of the doubleheader, Newman scored the deciding goal on a penalty kick with just under four minutes left and […]

Portales High School news — Sept. 27

See You at the Pole? scheduled See You at the Pole? will be held Thursday. It is a National Day where junior high and high school students around the world meet who agree their school needs prayer as well as other things at meet at their school’s flag pole. College entrance exams scheduled Seniors interested […]

Dora school news — Sept. 27

Several Dora FFA students placed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners were: • Kaly Cone — reserve grand champion steer, junior steer showmanship award; • Koby Cone — grand champion supreme heifer, senior heifer showmanship award, second in calf scramble plus $400 scholarship; • Gowan Hays — champion spot pig, reserve champion cross pig; […]

Elida school news — Sept. 27

Sports • Today: Volleyball at Grady — JH, JV, V, 4 p.m. • Thursday: Volleyball hosts Clovis Christian, V, 5:30 p.m. • Friday: Volleyball hosts Vaughn, JH (A &B), 10 a.m. • Saturday: Volleyball hosts San Jon, JH, JV, V, 1 p.m.

My turn: ‘Fair to middlin’

By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnist I recently made a call to a software company, asking for some help. I became a little annoyed when I thought the person on the other end of the line did not speak English well. I remembered a conference I had attended in Boston, when a presenter from Boston looked […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video game of the week and a groundbreaking moment

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s suggestion for a video game worth your while: Game: Kirby Mass Attack Genre: Platformer System: DS What is it? Kirby needs help reuniting with himself after an evildoer splits him into ten pieces. ESRB Rating: […]

Our people: Man of steel

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Shane Nelson, associate executive director of the Clovis Family YMCA, made the first big move of his life to bring the Y back to Clovis after over 30 years. Nelson, a husband and father of two, has worked for the Y for five years. “I love my job because it allows for me to change […]