Dr. King’s words still continue to inspire us

Freedom New Mexico A lthough making Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday was controversial — understandably so since he was a highly controversial figure during his lifetime — the holiday in one sense has become utterly ordinary. Instead of being celebrated on Dr. King’s actual birthday, Jan. 15, it falls on the Monday closest […]

Youth focus of MLK day events

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Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo Freedom New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Clovis and Portales are centered around teaching King’s philosophies to youth. Both cities have events planned to honor the civil rights leader for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17. “It’s important for the youth to know about Dr. King […]

County chamber executive director resigning

Argen Duncan Portales Mayor Sharon King has resigned as Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director. King said she didn’t know when her last day would be because she had committed to help train her replacement. She said she would stay until the chamber board of directors was comfortable with her leaving, but no later […]

Retired teacher stays active in city

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Longtime Clovis resident Joyce Pollard is best known for her work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission in Clovis but she has also served on several other committees in the community. She was instrumental in naming Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Clovis after Dr. King. She was a teacher in the Clovis Municipal […]

Thursday morning briefing: We’re talking water and a boy king

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Projects due Science Fair Projects at Zia Elementary School are due Tuesday and judging will take place Nov. 11. A science fair assembly will be held 8 a.m. Nov. 17. Question of the day If you could only access just one website for your entire […]

King wins attorney general race

Kevin Wilson Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney general. “We’ll have a chance to enjoy the victory tonight, […]

Lyons retains District 2 PRC seat

Kevin Wilson Patrick Lyons has secured another four years in state government. The former state senator and current land commissioner handily won his race for District 2 of the Public Regulation Commission, defeating Democrat Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa. As of 10:22 p.m., Lyons had garnered 54,351 votes against 25,360 for DuBois. Lyons, a Republican […]

Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said King, […]

Zias notch win over OPSU

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team trailed only briefly at the start of the third game Tuesday night and the Zias cruised to a sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills, five aces and five block assists while junior […]

Their view: Community should be proud of teens

Community should be proud of teens Portales Mayor Sharon King is impressed with what she’s seeing from local teenagers. Here’s her letter to the editor: