Tornado weakened before hitting Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The March 23 tornado weakened before hitting Clovis, according to a National Weather Service tornado expert. Keith Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist with Albuquerque’s NWS, said the tornado was at its strongest about the time it hit Grande Vida Dairy on the Cacahuate Road nine miles east of Portales and as it was churning […]

Storm spotters alert area

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Storm spotters performed well on Friday night, according to local emergency preparedness personnel. Though the storm moved quickly through Roosevelt and Curry counties, a warning time of 15 to 20 minutes was available to the communities in its path. Roosevelt County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Keith Wattenbarger said spotters include […]

Americans must support Saudi in newest endeavor

Editorial In recent weeks Saudi Arabia has taken on an uncharacteristically aggressive role in trying to stabilize the Middle East. While the interests of the United States and the Kingdom, as friends and foes call the regime in Riyadh, may not always coincide, the United States would do well to watch these moves with interest […]

ENMU basketball travels to East Central

Freedom Newspapers All Times MST Men ENMU (5-8) at East Central (8-5), 7 p.m. today at Ada, Okla., in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds destroyed East Central 98-51 at Greyhound Arena last year in one of the program’s most dominating performances under seventh-year coach […]

ENMU gridders preparing for UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Sure, the Eastern New Mexico University football team was happy with its 24-15 win over East Central on Saturday at Ada, Okla. But as far as the Greyhounds are concerned, it’s all in a day’s work. “At practice (Monday) there was a good attitude, but you still have to focus […]

City council signs off on grant application

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors signed off on an application for a 2007 Community Block Development Grant that could provide street improvements in east Portales next year. Community Development Director Jeremy Sturm presented a resolution to city council Tuesday that allows the mayor to sign off on the final CDBG application, […]

Hounds grab first win at Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Sophomore defensive end Randall Hutchinson returned an interception 30 yards for a first-quarter touchdown and junior quarterback Michael Benton scored on two short runs in the final period Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated East Central 24-15. The Greyhounds (1-1), bouncing back from a season-opening 42-7 drubbing at […]

Hounds take on improved East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Advertisement East Central bounced back from a tough opener with a solid win last week at Angelo State. Now it’s Eastern New Mexico University’s turn to see if it can accomplish the same feat. Drubbed by Northeastern State 42-7 on Sept. 7, the Greyhounds face East Central today in Ada, […]

Fire burns 4,500 acres near Floyd

A fire started by lightning Friday burned approximately 4,500 acres of grassland about 16 miles east west of Floyd, according to Floyd Fire Chief Leland Terry. Terry reported no injuries or structure damage from the fire, which started about 2:30 p.m. “With the hot and dry conditions and the lightning, this has been almost a […]

Day trips: Canyon close to home

Making it to the Grand Canyon from Portales within a few hours isn’t a feasible task. However, if that is what you’re seeking and only have a day to devote to travel, the Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a closer option. According to their Web site, the Palo Duro Canyon is often compared to […]