U.S. can’t push Middle East peace process

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most poignant headline we saw regarding last week’s parliamentary elections in Israel ran over a Reuters story: “Israel faces gridlock, peace prospects dim.” Big surprise. Israel has a parliamentary system, meaning a prospective prime minister must put together a majority coalition in the 120-member Knesset, or Parliament. Current foreign minister […]

Zias stage rally, beat East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer’s jumper with 2:37 left kicked off a game-ending 7-0 run that lifted Eastern New Mexico University to a 58-52 victory over East Central on Sunday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Fifer scored a career-best 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help […]

East Central stuns Hounds late

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 […]

Zias swept by East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third […]

Zias split games in home tournament

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There was more than one moment Saturday when Eastern New Mexico University looked like it was down for the count against East Central. Then things turned, the Zias held on after nearly blowing an 11-point lead in game 3 and the bounces went their way late in an 18-25, […]

Mother of four dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 22-year-old Clovis mother of four died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on U.S. Highway 60 east of Vaughn, according to state police. Suzanne M. Urioste died at the scene of the crash around noon, Sgt. Jason Waller said. Urioste’s 2-year-old daughter was flown to an Albuquerque hospital with skull fractures. Her […]

Lujan wins Democratic nomination, East gets GOP nod, in 3rd District

By DEBORAH BAKER ALBUQUERQUE — Public Regulation Commissioner Ben Ray Lujan won the Democratic nomination for a northern New Mexico congressional seat, while Rio Rancho contractor Dan East got the Republican nod. They will face each other in the November general election for the seat now held by Democratic Rep. Tom Udall. It’s expected to […]

Firefighters battle blaze west of Portales

PNT Staff Report Just before 4 p.m. Monday fire units from Portales, Floyd and Elida responded to a grass fire eight miles west of Portales that burned 300 acres along U.S. 70. Three fire units from Portales, five from Elida and four from Floyd contained the blaze in two hours, said Mickey Hargrove, Portales Fire […]

East Central edges out Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for the program’s first trip to the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament took a turn for the worse Sunday as East Central beat the Greyhounds 9-6 in the completion of a game suspended on Saturday by lightning and 13-7 in the regularly scheduled contest. […]

Wintry weather on way

The Associated Press The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for Thursday night and Friday for New Mexico’s northwestern mountains. Lea County will be under a winter storm watch Thursday and Thursday night. The unsettled weather is being ushered in by a storm moving east from the California coast toward the Great […]