Cannon supporters hire consultant

By Ryn Gargulinski OK, Randy Harris admits, Cannon Air Force Base supporters are getting nervous. It’s not that news related to the Base Realignment and Closure process is bad … it’s just that no news is being released at all. And so, “just in case,” Cannon’s Committee of Fifty support group has hired an international […]

4/10 Local Briefs

Elida makes preparations for centennial in 2007 The Elida community is preparing for its 100th anniversary in 2007. Community members are seeking to find pictures that can be used in the publication of a memorial book. Pictures for an of the schools that consolidated with Elida as well as pictures and information of general interest […]

3/20 Local Briefs

Church members to recreate ‘Last Supper’ The ‘Living Last Supper’ recreation will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist Church. Organizers said members of different churches in Portales will participate in the depiction of the ‘Last Supper’. The event is free. Rehearsal is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist […]

Feds’ videoa news nothing more than propaganda

Freedom Newspapers There’s been a flurry of concern recently about the use of “video news releases” by federal government agencies and by the Schwarzenegger administration in California. These taped presentations of information with a spin are packaged like a TV news report and sometimes are used by local TV stations in ways that blend seamlessly […]

Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country. The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series. He will be accompanied […]

Snow covers state

By Leslie Radford A powerful eastbound storm that blanketed most of New Mexico and parts of West Texas sent a reminder to the area that spring is still five days away. The Portales area received nearly half a foot of snow as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which caused a […]

March 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Spring weather has come and the grass is rising and the cows are grazing just where it. Only the Lord knows if it is going to come a hard freeze now and nip the wheat heads and kill the fruit on these early blooming trees. New pastor There was a service in […]

Government secrecy a concern for both media and general public

Freedom Newspapers I n small ways and more sweeping assaults, government officials have been closing their windows to public scrutiny. It is a troubling and ironic trend. Coming as the president speaks eloquently of developing democratic institutions across the world, Americans cannot be complacent about our own. It is time to seek more openness from […]

Non-testers work on world problems

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By Kevin Wilson While most of their classmates were spending their school days taking a national test, the sophomores of Portales High School got an opportunity for a global test. Tuesday and Wednesday found the PHS 10th-graders in the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University, where they were organized as part of a […]

Cannon Timeline

Freedom Newspapers Timeline 2003 — Idea for airspace expansion and initial gathering of information. January 2004 — Air Force officials present airspace expansion proposal to public. Four public meetings held in areas affected by proposed expansion. Spring 2004 — Air Force gathers information from public meetings, begins analysis of proposal’s impact to environment. Summer of […]