Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday evening and took the following action: • Approved a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012 as TRIO Day in Portales. • Heard a presentation about the historic Railroad Depot. The city of Portales hired Stanley Consultants to explore potential redevelopment options of the area related with the depot. Representatives recommended […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, Buddy comes to town and Uncle Sam

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie, the hottest game of the week: Game: Rock of Ages Genre: Action strategy System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? An action strategy game with a delightfully goofy concept and destructive fun. ESRB […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Growth management, game of the week and a star dies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Meetings watch The Local Growth Management Committee meeting is 2 p.m. today at Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant. The committee includes various local public, private and Defense Department individuals to manage the […]

ENMU briefs — April 13

Eastern in Action Day on April 16 Eastern In Action is holding its second annual community service day on Saturday. Students, faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease. Tree trimming, weed pulling and painting were some of the […]

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, the truth about cats and dogs and a Spring Fling

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week From our own particularly picky gamer Jenna Zamie. Game: Shogun 2: Total War Genre: Turn-based strategy System: PC What is it? The latest in this strategy game series is artistic, formidable and action-packed.ESRB Rating: Teen Web site: http://www.totalwar.com/shogun2 Compiled […]

Editorial: Military action in Libya not justified

Now in the fifth day of America’s third war, President Barack Obama has failed to offer Congress or the American people a reasonable and thorough justification for Operation Odyssey Dawn, or a definition of the mission and success in Libya. He sought support from European nations and the Arab League in concert with the United […]

ENMU springing into action

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands to the community with its Eastern in Action program again this year. With Eastern in Action, university students and employees do free yard work, painting, cleaning and other jobs for members of the Portales community not affiliated with ENMU. The work day […]

Our people: Man of action

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Director of Printing Steve Blakeley has been in printing since 1972. His passion lies in teaching Taekwon-Do which he has done at his own studio for the past 35 years. This year, he was selected as the USA World Taekwon-Do team head coach for South Korea. In July, he completed the […]

Commission to discuss extending water rights

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Extending water rights reservation fees for Ute Lake among 12 local entities is on the agenda today at a New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. Village of Logan Manager Larry Wallin said he expects no action will be taken during Friday’s meeting in Albuquerque. Wallin also said the contract […]

Portales past: Aug. 7, 1945

Aug. 7, 1945: The Army announced that confirmed casualties of the Korean War through Aug. 6 totaled 2,616. A spokesman said 153 were killed, 1,590 were wounded in action and 873 were missing.

July 16 —

Q: We live in Portales. Why can’t we use off-base medical care facilities? A: Thank you for the question and giving us an opportunity to explain the TRICARE Prime benefit. The Military Treatment Facility enrollment area and TRICARE guidance state that individuals within 30 minutes from the MTF are to be assigned to the local […]

Meetings Watch: County considering windmill collection

Roosevelt County Commissioners took the following action Tuesday: • Agreed to consider Bill Dalley’s offer to donate his collection of about 80 windmills to the county. Commission Chairman David Sanders said officials would see what arrangements they could make. Dalley said people come from “far and wide” to see the windmills, but he could no […]

July 1 Commander's Action Line

Q: Why can’t the pool remain open for a longer period of time with more lap swim hours? Why can’t children wear swim diapers in the pool? Are there any plans for swim lessons to be taught? A: Thank you for your comments. We appreciate and share your concern about the hours of operation of […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, water and cattle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own mistress of games, Jenna Zamie. Game: Snoopy: Flying Ace Genre: Flight Action System: XBox Live Arcade What is it? An arcade flight sim that packs in a lot of action at a […]

May 28 Commander's Action Line

Q: Can something be done about the shrub on the intersection of Arcadia and Olympic? It blocks the view of some drivers. A: We appreciate your bringing this safety concern to our attention. After receiving a report in early April, Base Grounds Keeping trimmed the shrub down to about half its previous size, which alleviated […]

Service group seeks work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Eastern New Mexico University are looking for work. Eastern In Action Director Robyn Pease said the Eastern in Action service group is looking for small and large opportunities to help people April 17 in the Portales city limits. “We have 148 students, faculty and staff willing to […]

DoD disability board understaffed

A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael F. LoGrande, president of the […]

No action yet on campaign ethics proposals

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With the ticking of the clock on the New Mexico Legislature’s 30-day session growing louder every day, no legislative committee so far has acted on an ethics bill designed to prohibit political campaign contributions by lobbyists and contractors. The House Voters and Elections Committee on Tuesday discussed House Bill […]

State engineer puts halt to ag wells

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Citing limited groundwater supply in the area, the Office of the State Engineer has issued an order to close the Ogallala Aquifer to new applications for agricultural wells. The issue drew discussion during a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday lasting just 15 minutes, with all action items unanimously approved […]

Mission: Memorialize

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When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have fallen in action. But Joe Luis Gonzales of Clovis, who was only 19 when he died on June 3, 1969, is not on the most prominent of these monuments — either locally or nationally. It’s not because Gonzales […]