It’s their job: Dusty Looney

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Cosmetologist Dusty Looney of Creative Images salon gives a manicure Monday. She does hair and nails, and has worked at Creative Images almost 10 years. Looney said she likes the work environment where everyone gets along, and the people she meets.

My turn: Rain can be too much of a good thing

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A little rain sounds good about now, but be careful what you wish for. Portales had maybe too much of a good thing in the spring, summer and fall of 1941. Records show the city received almost 43 inches of rain from March through October — more than double its annual average and a record […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fireworks, a trade show and one fast horse

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.Hunting down The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish received almost 30,000 fewer hunting applications for the coming hunting season compared to the previous year. The declines included almost 15,000 fewer applicants for deer licenses and about 10,000 for elk licenses.Website of the day […]

Portales police investigating vandalism

Freedom New Mexico Portales police are investigating a string of almost a dozen broken windows in vehicles and homes they believe may be related. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said last week the reports picked up intensity for about four or five days but have since tapered off. “We probably took about 10 or […]

Opposition needs to flex their power

Freedom New Mexico The regime in Tehran celebrated the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution last week with large-scale demonstrations in support of the theocratic state. Ordinarily such demonstrations, featuring people given the day off work, bused to demonstration sites and sometimes paid, simply celebrate the regime. Since the disputed (almost certainly rigged) election […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998.91. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

Milk prices make slow climb

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Milk prices are rebounding but dairy owners expect it will take years for them to recover from almost a year of prices so low that they couldn’t break even. Last month, Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson said, net prices were a little more than $12 per 100 pounds […]

Landmarks languish in limbo

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The excitement is almost tangible when some locals talk about rebuilding the oldest, grandest hotels in Clovis and Portales. But if hope puts gleam in the eyes, reality often provides the floaters. Still, those with the dream press on. “I’m not concerned,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis […]

Inventions born out of sheer laziness

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist One of the ranch houses we lived in when I was a kid almost had electricity. It had a Delco light plant that was rigged so when you turned on a light the plant came on and generated electricity until you turned off the light. Obviously, that taught all us […]

Biologists: Foxes not uncommon in area

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Foxes are shy, smart, and silent creatures who hunt a variety of animals and insects. There are four species of foxes in New Mexico; red, gray, kit and swift fox. Eastern New Mexico University Wildlife biologists Zach Jones and Tony Gennaro say foxes can be found almost anywhere. Gennaro […]