Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

My turn: Mariachi band makes history

By Alisa Bowell: PNT staff writer I went to the Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi event in Clovis last weekend and was excited to know that I was getting to watch New Mexico’s first all-female Mariachi band. Although I had no clue who any of New Mexico’s Mariachi bands were until this event, I felt privileged […]

ENMU names women’s soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque native Todd Padgett has been chosen as the third coach in the nine-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program. Padgett succeeds Ray Nause, who resigned at the end of the 2010 season after three years at the helm. “It’s a great opportunity for a young coach,” said […]

Windmills headed for history

When we see a windmill we think “ranch.” This iconic equipment, without doubt, has made ranching possible in the arid Southwest as well as other parts of our nation. I’m one of those ranch kids who tied my horse to the metal windmill frame and piled into the drinking tub’s water for a little fun. […]

Day trip: New Mexico Museum of Space History

• Place: New Mexico Museum of Space History • Location: Highway 2001 in Alamogordo. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history and science of space exploration. Exhibits include the ViewSpace Theatre, which is an internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

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Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Day trip: Clovis Train Depot part of local history

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Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis Train Depot is located at 221 West First Street in Clovis. Place: Clovis Train Depot Location: 221 West First Street, Clovis What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about the history of the railroad in Clovis. The depot has 11 operating layouts, nine of which can be […]

Their view: History tells different story than columnist

History tells different story than columnist Clovis pastor Scott Blazek weighs in on Clyde Davis’ column in Sunday’s paper: l In Sunday’s PNT, columnist Clyde Davis, stated: “the sacraments … probably caused more bloody noses among fellow believers than perhaps any other issue. … There’s a story, true or perhaps not, that Martin Luther once […]

Portales school news

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In the spotlight…Learning Lindsey’s history By Desirie Urioste By interviewing classmates from the graduating class of 1976, we came to learn that Lindsey Middle School was not a school for only 5th and 6th graders. Lindsey was a grade school 1st through 6th along with Steiner, Brown, and James. Back then, you went to the […]

My turn: Compassion is real issue at hand

My basketball/golf/war-history buddy John Kirby recently asked whether I’d considered writing about the Florida preacher threatening to burn Korans. I told the Connecticut Yankee on the Court — who insists that I shoot three-pointers even when I’m not feeling it and thinks it unusual that I carry four fairway putters — that simple condemnation of […]

Hotel offers historic experience

Karl Terry Do you believe in ghosts? For me I guess the answer would be no but I do enjoy the stories and legends. If a ghost story helps put a person in a period of history and brings that history to life in some way that’s pretty cool whether you believe in ghosts or […]

My turn: Local history presented in numbers

Some local history by the numbers (according to “Roosevelt County History and Heritage” and “Portales, New Mexico: The First 100 Years”):

Students learn about cultures through dance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students entertained and taught their families about the history of the dances Wednesday at James Elementary School as part of Festival Primavera. Some 55 students performed regional dances from Mexico as a part of the dual language program at the school. The students covered Mexican, American and other national […]

Monday morning briefing: Games, graduations and some history.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing.Video game of the week Fresh from our own online gamester — and sometimes copy editor/paginator — Jenna Zamie, who highly recommends this one: Game: 3D Dot Game Heroes Genre: Action RPG System: PS3 What is it? This throwback adventure does a good job of scratching […]

Ethnic studies don’t threaten U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at The Brownsville (Texas) Herald.

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a golden retriever named Allie Gator.

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

Hand-me-down thinking not needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often those who study the history of philosophy and compare it to the history of other disciplines, especially science, complain that in philosophy no progress is made, that philosophers keep talking about the same thing, that nothing ever gets resolved. It appears clear that in each age most […]

Black History Month finale on Thursday

The grand finale for Black History Month at Eastern New Mexico University will be the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Black ENMU at 6 p.m. Thursday in Ground Zero of the Campus Union Building, according to a news release from the university. It is open to the public, and dancing and refreshments are planned to […]

Events set to celebrate Black History Month

By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t want […]