Former Cannon commander nominated for first star

Freedom New Mexico Former Cannon Commander Col. Timothy Leahy has been nominated for his first star, according to the Department of Defense. Leahy is currently serving as knowledge and futures director at the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Leahy is nominated for the rank of brigadier general.

Film festival, lectureship audience doubles

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Argen Duncan The fourth annual High Plains Film Festival, held in conjunction with the Jack Williamson Lectureship, had twice the turnout of last year, an organizer said. This was the first year the two events operated together. “I think it was great to have a theme, and we were able to build an audience from […]

Summit brings state equine industry together

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit opened communication and found common ground among state horse organizations, participants said. The summit took place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Seventy people from 30 organizations attended. “I think it went well,” said organizer Jason Turner, New Mexico State University horse specialist. “I think there were a […]

PNT columnist wins press awards

PNT staff report Portales News-Tribune columnist Wendel Sloan won two first-place awards and one second-place award in the state New Mexico Press Women column competition. Sloan took first in “Humorous Columns” and “General Columns,” and second in “Opinion Columns.” The humorous columns were “Embellishing inherited family trait” and “Let’s give grads real advice.” The general […]

My turn: Dedicated to leave mark on world

I recently started looking for a catchy title for my column. I thought maybe it would be similar to the title of the blog that I also write. When I first started thinking about it, I remembered the words to one of my favorite poems. Poet Dylan Thomas wrote what has no official title but […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson pitched six effective innings to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Texas A&M-Kingsville 11-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. ENMU (5-16, 3-12 LSC), which […]

Solutions to education woes seem obvious

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Errors costly in Zias’ loss

Freedom New Mexico The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman […]

Zias sweep University of the Southwest

Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs Wednesday as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team swept the University of the Southwest in a non-conference doubleheader. Howard was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI as the Zias won the opener 11-4. Erin […]

Cold-damage assistance available for low-income homeowners

Dixey Evans has been without regular running water for seven-and-a-half weeks. Since the below-zero temperatures in February burst the first pipe, she’s had one leak or broken pipe after another at her Clovis home. Evans said she ran out of money to pay plumbers without getting everything fixed, and she doesn’t have homeowner’s insurance. “When […]

Hounds split, end losing streak

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Freedom New Mexico Two streaks ended in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Eastern New Mexico University put an end to its nine-game slide and posted its first conference win with a 4-2 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma behind senior right-hander Anthony Smith’s complete-game three-hitter. It also snapped the […]

Free speech also allows for hate speech

Freedom New Mexico Free speech and the First Amendment prevailed Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the First Amendment protects even vile and hateful speech directed at gays, warriors and Catholics. It’s a sad-but-essential victory for anyone who believes that freedom requires legal protection of radical and outrageous ideas. Westboro Baptist Church […]

Hounds bounced from LSC Tournament

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Freedom New Mexico BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico’s first appearance in the Lone Star Conference in five years was a short one. Victor Driver scored a career-high 25 points off the bench as Central Oklahoma pulled away in the final 12 minutes for a 100-78 win in Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup. Junior Max Carrier with […]

ENMU’s Mirabal, Herrin named All-South first team

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Freedom New Mexico BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal for the men and junior forward Precious Herrin for the women were first-team All-Lone Star Conference South Division selections in basketball for the 2010-11 season. The all-league selections were announced Tuesday during a banquet prior to the start of this week’s LSC men’s and women’s […]

Zias look to improve South position

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Dave Wagner In her first season as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball coach, things didn’t always go the way Lauren Sigwing hoped. The Zias (16-37 in 2010) managed to post Lone Star Conference South wins over West Texas A&M and Texas Woman’s, both conference tournament qualifiers, but they finished a distant last in the division […]

Business as usual after bank shutdown

First Community Bank customers in Clovis and Portales should hardly notice things are changing after the FDIC closed the bank and ownership was transferred to U.S. Bank N.A., of Minneapolis, according to the FDIC. “It really is just business as usual under our new name,” FDIC Spokeswoman Roberta Valdez said Monday. Services will be uninterrupted […]

State regulators close First Community Banks

Freedom New Mexico Regulators with the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division shut down First Community Bank, which has branches in Clovis and Portales. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released a statement Friday that said it was named the receiver. According to the statement: l The bank failure and its sale is expected to cost the […]

Robert Macias found guilty of first-degree murder

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Sharna Johnson For a second time, 12 Curry County jurors have found Robert “Pelon” Macias, 35, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2006 shooting of Wilfred Salas Jr. The verdict in a five-day trial was returned after 9:30 p.m. Friday, following about two-and-a-half hours of deliberations. “I’m just happy. That’s all I can say, I’m […]

Portales past: Jan. 23, 1962

Jan. 23, 1962: The Portales News-Tribune: Plans for the first Sunshine Football Coaching Clinic at Eastern New Mexico University, March 9-10, were progressing rapidly, reported head football coach Carl Richardson, clinic director.

CPR classes offered

Freedom New Mexico The American Red Cross has scheduled the following first aid and CPR classes at the Matt 25 building at 1200 N. Thornton St. in Clovis: • Adult CPR: 6 p.m. Wednesday • Child/infant CPR: 6 p.m. Jan. 12 • First Aid: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 • Recertification night: 6 p.m., Jan. 26. […]