My turn: Students learn importance of ‘prairie coal’

I spent an afternoon recently with fifth- and sixth-graders from various local schools who were exploring a dry playa lake bed near Dora. The pasture we were in held cattle all summer. While they had been moved out long before our visit, there was still plenty of evidence they’d been there. Cattle are generous that […]

Hounds win MSU meet; Zias fifth

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior Casey Robertson led five Eastern New Mexico University men in the top nine, finishing fourth in 34 minutes, 55.8 seconds over 10 kilometers on Saturday as the Greyhounds stormed to the team title in Midwestern State’s Cross Country Carinval. ENMU finished with 33 points to easily outdistance second-place […]

ENMU men win MSU meet; Zias fifth

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior Casey Robertson led five Eastern New Mexico University men in the top nine, finishing fourth in 34 minutes, 55.8 seconds over 10 kilometers on Saturday as the Greyhounds stormed to the team title in Midwestern State’s Cross Country Carinval. ENMU, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, finished […]

Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

Freedom New Mexico STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with […]

Businesses offer entertainment venues for Fifth Friday events

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Alisa Boswell City officials and residents’ ambitions to make downtown Portales “alive after five” begins Friday night with the MainStreet Program’s first Fifth Fridays event. The MainStreet Program Manager Sandy Van Der Veen and local business owners involve all said they anticipate a good turnout for the first event, but they believe the number of […]

Friday morning briefing: Fifth Friday, blessing the beasts and a reason for neckties

Good morning. The Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing is the best way to start your day: Celebration Fifth Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. today features special sales at stores open late, food and entertainment in downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Hot cars There’s a car show 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Shopping Center in […]

My turn: Not afraid to tell truth

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Recently, several young people asked me if I ever inhaled. They wanted juicy details about my high school and college days. Instead of pleading the fifth, I told the whole truth and nothing but. “Yes, I’ve inhaled,” I said. With no plans for an Oval Office run, I also admitted to exhaling, cigarettes that is, […]

Fifth Fridays joint community event

The Portales Arts Council, Portales MainStreet and City of Portales Cultural Affairs have teamed up to bring city residents Fifth Fridays, a new Portales event which will happen on the last Friday of every five-week month The first “Fifth Friday” is Sept. 30, with potential followups Dec. 30 and March 30, 2012. Event Chair Dawn […]

ENMU squads place third, fifth at Tarleton rodeo

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third while the men were fifth over the weekend in the Tarleton State rodeo, the final outing of the year for the Zias and Greyhounds. Freshman Logan Medlin teamed with New Mexico Junior College’s R.H. Whitten to post a total time of 12.4 […]

ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

Freedom New Mexico SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking […]