CCC names new president

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Becky Rowley was named interim president of Clovis Community College during Wednesday’s special meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Regents voted to approve the motion to name Rowley to the position. Four voted yes while Regent Robert Lydick chose to abstain. Lydick was unavailable for comment. The board did not […]

Philosophy from a plastic box

By Kevin Wilson I fear change. Or, at least that’s what the little piece of paper told me. To be more specific, that little piece of paper was included in my mail. To be even more specific, it was a flier inside my latest purchase of DVD season sets of the Simpsons — six down, […]

Patriot Act reform a sign of change for the better

Freedom Newspapers In what may be a sign that President Bush is beginning to experience the “second-term blues,” the House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 238-187 to prevent appropriated funds from being used to secretly obtain library patrons’ and book shoppers’ records, as allowed under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. Although President Bush has […]

Rams basketball in rebuilding mode

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler knows his team has a lot of holes to fill going into next season, but he’s encouraged by the Wildcats’ progress during the summer. The Class 5A Cats hosted Portales and Roswell High in a double-round-robin “shootout” on Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym, […]

Bush defends base closings, says money should be spent on war

The Associated Press By Jennifer Loven ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Speaking out for the first time in favor of controversial base closings, President Bush said Friday the nation is wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary military facilities and needs the money for the war on terrorism. Bush, who faces opposition from many states to shutting down […]

Ram golfers end up sixth

PNT Staff GRANTS — Portales High’s boys shot a little better on the second day and moved up one notch to sixth in the state Class 1A-3A golf tournament at Coyote del Malphis Golf Course. The Rams improved three strokes over their first-day total with a 316 to finish at 635 and three shots ahead […]

Mothering babies isn’t what it used to be

Freedom Newspapers Mothering babies might not seem what it used to be. We seem to see growing instances of mothers who abuse or abandon their children, whether leaving them alone at home or in hot car seats. We still hear news about spectacular cases such as that of a Texas woman, who with her common-law […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

We should celebrate essence of Christmas today and everyday

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

Personalities Plus: William Mauping

Your name: William Maupin Your job: work at Abengoa, the Ethanol Plant Your age (and Birth Date): August 23, 1973 – I’m 31 years -old Your hometown: I was raised in House Occupation: Load Master Your family: Wife – Darla Maupin, Daughters; Jessica (15) and Montana (14) and son; Colby (13). Your Hobbies and groups […]