Buddy Holly musical coming to Clovis

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The story of Buddy Holly’s rise to fame presented in musical form will kick off this year’s Clovis Music Festival. A group of Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce employees went to watch “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock ‘n’ roll musical last year in Lubbock […]

Workshop aims to help parents keep up with educating students during break

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Summer break is coming soon, but Portales teachers are hoping the learning won’t take a break. Valencia Elementary is hoping to help parents take up the effort with the “Summer Survivor Skill” program. The “Summer Survivor Skill” is a series of trainings that show parents what they can do […]

Thursday briefing: Win a snake, happy Earth Day and big winds coming

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Stupid pet tricks Pet Parade video shoot is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 4-Ever Pets in Portales. The pet store is providing hot dogs, drinks, and chips. They’re also raffling away a snake. Website of the day Follow the progress of Clovis’ Isaac Godwin […]

Stepping dance show coming to ENMU

By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer • What: “Raw Footage” dancing show • When: 8:30 p.m. Thursday • Where: ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom • Cost: Free Slam poetry, modern dance, rap, South African gumboot and other music genres are colliding in a performance an organizer says will make the audience want to tap a […]

Tops In Blue coming to Portales

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USAF file photo Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing sing during the Tops in Blue 2008 “Deja Blue” World Tour performance at Greyhound Arena in Portales. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Tops In Blue, the entertainment showcase of U.S. Air Force talent, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Snow’s coming and time to pay up

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Heart jumping If you pledged money for Jump Rope for Heart…it’s due today. Several Clovis elementary schools are participating in the fundraiser as part of American Heart Month. Students participating in the fundraiser find sponsors to pledge payment for jump time. Zia students jump Friday; […]

Legislature at halfway mark

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income New Mexicans […]

Press Release: Champion bull rider in Clovis

Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis!!

Recruiters pushing to fill census-taker spots

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A key element of the United States of America first coming to be was the concept of no taxation without representation. Whenever the calendar rolls to a zero as the final digit, part of that representation is determined with the census. The once-a-decade count of every man, woman and […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to […]

Snow hinders traffic

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Snow and below freezing temperatures Thursday had drivers slip sliding to work. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said there were four accidents. “They were all called in as accidents without injuries,” Berry said. “The ones I have been to are just enough to block traffic.” The thermometer is […]

Christmas coming early for youth

File photo Before receiving their gifts from members of the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Medical group, last year, youths with the New Mexico Christian Children’s home performed musical numbers. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Once again, Cannon Air Force Base is bringing an early Christmas to the young residents of the New […]

K-Bob’s Steakhouse gutted by fire

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed a 43-year-old Clovis restaurant Wednesday morning. K-Bob’s Steakhouse on Mabry Drive was lost to the blaze by the time firefighters received a call, officials said. No one was injured. “Suffice it to say we suspect arson and we’re investigating it as […]

Thankful I can count many blessings

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things large and small. For instance, on the world stage I am thankful that Saddam Hussein finally got what he had coming. But I’m also thankful for more personal things like the fact that there are still airports and convenience stores that have […]

Expect delays during training

27th SOW Public Affairs Individuals coming on base during an upcoming exercise Nov. 12-20 can expect delays of up to 90 minutes. Although services scheduled during this time will still be provided, visitors should expect delays and, if possible, reschedule them for another time.

New era in food service coming to Air Force bases

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force food services representatives have been meeting the dining needs of airmen and their families for more than 60 years through dining facilities, clubs and snack bars. To reflect changing times, a new look and feel is coming to […]

Agriculture land sales down

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when the market starts coming back, sales are so […]

PIGSKIN PREVIEW: Team in transition

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico With his squad coming off consecutive winless seasons in the Lone Star Conference South Division, fifth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said it’s no surprise the Greyhounds were picked to finish last again this fall. “We’ve got to do something about it,” he said. “That’s all […]

Readjustment period always inevitable

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. […]

Cannon inspection coming soon

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Unit Compliance Inspections are conducted every three years and Air Commandos here will soon have an opportunity to show inspectors that the 27th Special Operations Wing is healthy and mission capable. From June 15-26, Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors will visit Cannon for the base’s UCI. UCIs are assessments […]