Police chief urges residents to lock up vehicles

Portales Police Department Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry once again restated the need for Portales residents to lock their car doors after four vehicles were broken into the night of Oct. 4, all of which were within a few blocks of one another. “Almost all of our vehicle burglaries have been unlocked vehicle burglaries,” Berry said. […]

Sept. 20 — Floyd news

Classes hosting fundraisers On Friday, the eighth-grade class of Floyd Middle School will hold a car wash in the C&S parking lot in Portales. On Sept. 30, the junior class of Floyd High School will be soliciting area businesses for donations of items to be awarded as prizes or to be auctioned at the Junior […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hot car, classes begin and Clint making your day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Car for a cause The Desert Cruzers Car Club is raffling off a rare 1993 Chevy Camaro to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation of New Mexico, Clovis Community College and Lighthouse Mission. Tickets are $10, and only 4,000 will be sold. […]

Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix

Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and if you go to their website, you will be able to find out more about them. Indeed, if you are […]

Cannon Air Force Base gate closed briefly Saturday

CNJ staff The Cannon Air Force Base gate was closed to incoming traffic for about 35 minutes Saturday when an Explosive Ordnance Disposal dog locked onto something in a car attempting to gain access to the base. Lt. Stephanie Strine with Cannon Public Affairs said cars are chosen at random for security checks. A car […]

Cars spark musical hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music. I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Texas couple reunited with lost dog in Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin Forth Worth, Texas, retirees Chick and Lee Gardner were devastated to find their search-and-rescue dog, a black labrador retriever named Chance, missing from their car and care while returning from a California vacation Saturday night. The couple realized that one of their three search-and-rescue dogs was not in the car with them when […]

Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

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By Colleen Diskin PRODUCT: Babba Cover “Airy” car seat sun-blocking cover MANUFACTURER: Babba Cover HOW MUCH: $50 WHAT: Chemical-filled sunscreens aren’t recommended for infants, so many parents resort to using ill-fitting blankets as a sunblock over strollers and car seats. This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 […]

Portales hosting downtown car show

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Portales residents can take a drive down memory lane Friday, courtesy of the Portales MainStreet Program and local car collectors. MainStreet Director Sandy Van Der Veen said the community’s first National Collector Car Appreciation Day car show is set to feature at least 16 classic cars, plus food vendors and car-related information booths. She is […]

Our people: Portales resident still enjoys Maypole

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Portales resident Barbara George has been teaching people most of her adult life. She has taught physical education, history, track, volleyball, how to wind a maypole and how to drive a car. After being maypole director for Portales High School for 25 years, George said she has seen the dress rehearsal or winding every year […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Who was foolish enough to give me kids?

Marla Jo Fisher Occasionally, people will pick up my column in the mistaken belief they are going to become informed about how to raise children. But, really, no one would come to me for parenting advice unless they’d been drinking heavily. As writer Lori Borgman wrote in her book, “I was a better mother before […]

Cannon offers self defense course

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Deidre E.E. Hines U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chuck East, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses Raejean Toledo, base Shopette assistant shift manager, to demonstrate an effective arm-bar technique to another student during a self defense class on April 29 at Cannon. The class was offered during April in recognition of […]

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition Friday at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to the area of 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said […]

Sponsoring cowboys might be good for business

Glenda Price Have you noticed? Everybody seems to have a sponsor these days. Before, it was mainly the race car people, but now it’s becoming ubiquitous. Sporting events — like football bowl games — now carry the name of a sponsor. The Sugar Bowl has become the Allstate Sugar Bowl while the Cotton Bowl in […]

Portales past: Feb. 11, 1954

Feb. 11, 1954: The Portales Tribune: According to Mrs. Lacy Armstrong, car and truck license sales were slightly ahead of this time last year. Approximately 2,000 car licenses and 800 truck and pickup licenses had been issued to date.

Minor injuries reported in car wreck

A crash involving a semitrailer and small car totaled both vehicles and resulted in a minor injury about 11 a.m. Monday at N.M. 467 and Roosevelt Road 3. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said it appeared the car struck the semitrailer on the driver’s side. The car became stuck under the semi, causing the […]

Friday morning briefing: Say cheese, donuts for dollars and the worst car ever

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Shop with a cop Heads up…mark your calendars for the annual Dollars for Donuts fundraiser is 6:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at Daylight Donuts in Clovis. Proceeds help Clovis Police and Watson Motor Co. provide Christmas for a whole lot of deserving kids in the […]

Objects’ value lies in the heart

Clyde Davis Where do you draw the line between what is truly an antique, and what is valuable simply because it has value to you? Maybe this line is easy, on some occasions, but there are times when it becomes truly difficult. The older one gets, the more some of the objects that surround one […]

Car show features fast and curious

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Organizers said about 40 cars were on display for the show. Liliana Castillo Even though entries were a little short at the fourth annual Cannon Thunder Auto Show, there was no shortage of car enthusiasts to look over every detail. Lori Kaser, retired Air Force, came out to show off […]

Ticket feature: Cannon, ethnic fair hosting car shows

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It’s a weekend for auto lovers with two auto shows in Clovis Saturday. The first show will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street between Fourth and Sixth Streets in conjunction with the Ethnic Fair. Then at 10 a.m., Cannon Thunder will begin at Doc Stewart Park on the west side State Road 311, across […]