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 […]

Organizer plans for ‘raw’ Black History Month celebration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer 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 […]

Look for blessings in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Jesus has provided the greatest gift in the history of the human race by laying down his life for our eternal salvation. Yet he sends beautiful gifts just waiting to be opened every day. They are wonderful little surprises that, unless we are tuned in, will go right on by […]

12/8 ENMU briefs

Faculty and employee briefs Anthony B. Schroeder, professor emeritus, and Glenda Balas published their work with using oral history in the communication classroom in “Action Research in the Classroom.” Tracy Henderson is the new advisor for International Students, replacing Phil Gill, who has accepted a position at Texas Tech University. Barbara James, director of Campus […]

H-Bar History

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By Ruth Burns: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of several articles about the H-Bar Ranch. In the early days before the coming of the railroad, the ranch located closest to Clovis and Portales was the H-Bar. The H-Bar, located where the Portales Country Club now stands, was established by some […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

Salmon health benefits featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on the health benefits of salmon and the history of aromatherapy will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Registered dietitian Pat Baird will talk about the health benefits of eating salmon and then demonstrate some delicious recipes. She represents the […]

Being tightwad proves to be expensive

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

President proves history repeats

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Although I am no historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is The Great Depression. I just attended a superb weeklong conference at Cato University, where not only did I present a couple […]

My version of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist There was an important lesson to be learned from a recent movie night. If not learned, history will repeat itself … even if that history is complete fiction. Last week, I wrote about a movie experience and changed friends’ names to protect the innocent because I didn’t seek their permission […]

Library events celebrate Portales’ history

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hot branding irons and Buffalo Soldiers are making history come alive at Portales Public Library this week. In honor of the Portales Centennial and Heritage Days, the library has scheduled several events. Among other things, Assistant Librarian Danielle Swopes said people are encouraged to bring their family branding irons […]

Local briefs

Staff and wire reports Scholarships available The New Mexico Museum of Space History’s popular Shuttle Camp Program has partnered with the Department of Higher Education’s N.M. GEAR UP initiative to provide free scholarships to incoming 10th graders in Portales and other communities. The scholarships pay for students to attend a full week of Shuttle Camp […]