Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Battle won in Lubbock, and one fast car

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing.

Their view: Debt showdown is dog, pony show

Leon Logan of Tucumcari talks about the ongoing battle to balance the nation’s budget:

My turn: ‘Enchantment’ still in area

The battle of the sexes improv show I was in last weekend turned out to be even more fun than I thought it would be. The girls lost, but not by much. I have to say with all of the “women belong at the kitchen sink” jokes coming our way, I think we held our […]

Roosevelt fire scorches more than 2,000 acres

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Staff and wire reports Firefighters were expecting to be up most of the night watching the remnants of a fire that broke out Tuesday along a median on U.S. Highway 70 near Blackwater Draw Museum and quickly spread east for five miles behind 50 mph winds. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. and estimated […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Football update, and a historic battle

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Hounds battle Incarnate Word to tie

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico In a match where it looked like one goal might win it, Eastern New Mexico University’s men rallied twice in the late going. Freshman forward Andy Wilkinson headed in a crossing pass by senior midfielder Edgar Bear on a free kick from about 40 yards out with just over […]

Friday morning briefing: Art treasures, school’s out and the bloodiest battle

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Art treasures Eastern New Mexico University is displaying four new and valuable works of art on campus in the Roosevelt County Museum and Golden Library. Three of the works, “Penitente Good Friday,” “Acoma” and “Christmas Eve-Taos Pueblo,” were etched by famous California-born painter, Glen […]

Portales past: Aug. 5, 1955

Aug. 5, 1955: The Portales Lions Club formally issued a challenge to the Portales Rotary Club to face them in a battle of wits and skill on the softball field.

Schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking the fight straight to the lunchroom as they work to provide healthy meals to local youths. “We are turning towards using more fresh fruits and frozen […]