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 […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth

USAF photo Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Name/rank: Airman First Class Joshua-Daniel Keoni Hayworth Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii Air Force career field: Fire protection Squadron: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Accomplishments: Since May 2010, Airman First Class Hayworth has been turning the heads of many supervisors and leaders. As a dedicated Air Commando, he […]

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 […]

First lady, Dr. Biden to launch military family campaign

By Tech. Sgt. John Orrell: National Guard Bureau

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 […]

Still soaring: Ivan Sarracino recipient of Leo Marquez Award for Excellence

USAF: Senior Airman James Bell Ivan Sarracino, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, receives the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award from Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, on Jan. 13. The Leo Marquez award highlights outstanding achievements in the aircraft maintenance and munitions squadrons across the Air Force. Sarracino won the […]

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 […]

Cannon cooks up competition

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo The Pecos Trail Dining Facility’s dessert raspberry chocolate cake included fresh raspberries, a chocolate sauce center and chocolate curls. The first cooking competition at Cannon Air Force Base pitted the Landing Zone’s civilian chefs against the Pecos Trail Dining Facility’s military chefs. The competition took place Jan. 22 at the Landing […]

Food at the speed of life: Cake has fewer calories

German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach for hours, […]

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. […]

First baby of 2011 is couple’s first daughter

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The first baby born in Clovis in 2011 was Clovis residents’ Alex and Anna Barraz’ first daughter. Yvette Barraz was born at 3:50 a.m. Saturday. She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Anna Barraz, 26, said her due date was Jan. 1, but she expected to give birth a week late, as she had with […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video games, sunshine and the first hit movie

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week The perfect video game to kick off the new year, recommended by our own Jenna Zamie. Game: Back to the Future: The Game — Episode 1 Genre: Action adventure System: PC, PS3, Mac What is it? Cult time travel […]