New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun. “We are very pleased that Mitch has [...]

Press Release: First New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour revs up

It wouldn’t be summer without an old-fashioned trip along the Mother Road and the Route 66 Association of New Mexico aims to please with its first-ever New Mexico Route 66 Motor Tour July 23-25, 2010. Up to 150 vehicles – auto, motorcycle, travel trailer or bicycle, classic to contemporary – will traverse the state from [...]

Press Release: “Rent” features CAFB talent

Clovis Community College’s Theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical RENT, by Jonathan Larson, on July 21-25, 2010, with curtain times of 7:00 p.m. nightly, and a Sunday matinee performance beginning at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held in Town Hall on the CCC campus and tickets are $10. [...]

Press Release: ENMU’s Kiehne and Trujillo second in college finals roping

CASPER, WYO – After taking fifth in the second go and fourth in the third go of the team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, the duo of Chance Kiehne (Fr., Springerville, Ariz./Springerville HS) and Michael Trujillo (Fr. Portales, N.M./Portales HS) from the Eastern Mew Mexico University are currently in second place, with a [...]

Volunteer profile: Margaret Coleman

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Name: Margaret Coleman Residence: Portales Occupation: Owner of the Forever Pets pet store Volunteer: Horse supplier for therapeutic riding for children with disabilities Why she does it: “For the kids,” said Coleman. “I want children to feel they really need this. It stimulates them and encourages them to use their bodies for support. It strengthens [...]

Birthdays — OL Anderson

OL “Jack” Anderson OL “Jack” Anderson of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Church of Christ, 16th and Pile Street in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by daughters Linda Watkins and Judy Wilson, and stepdaughter, Mary Ann Cable. Born June 14, 1920, in Frost, [...]

Final unofficial primary election results

Roosevelt County (21 of 21 precints reporting) Magistrate judge Democrat • Charles R. Perez — 390 Republican • Linda J. Short — 1,146

ENMU briefs — May 19

ENMU graduate honored At its 2010 spring commencement, one of Davidson College’s Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Awards — the college’s top teaching honor — went to Associate Professor of Chemistry Durwin R. Striplin. Each award includes $7,500 for the recipient, and $7,500 more for the recipient to designate to a college cause. Striplin is a [...]

ENMU briefs — May 12

Homecoming theme decided The Eastern New Mexico University homecoming theme for 2010 will be “Homecoming 2010 — It’s a ‘Thriller.’” This theme includes the students’ winning vote, which was “Zombieland,” as well as music and opportunities for decorating that will be compatible with students, alumni and community members. As always, at the start of the [...]

ENMU briefs — May 5

Employee briefs • Marshall “Dillon” Kennedy plans to retire as of June 30 from Eastern New Mexico University’s University printing service after 17 years, plus one year of part-time work. Kennedy said he plans to enjoy his wife, children and grandchildren after retirement. “Gardening, grilling and fishing at Fort Sumner Lake have been my hobbies, [...]