Fuel economy legislation costly for consumer

Freedom Communications T he late economist Milton Friedman used to say the insights offered by the discipline of economics can be summed up in a simple phrase: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. The eternal desire of politicians is to disprove this simple maxim by trying to offer free lunches through the […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Bob Elliott, a former Air Force aircraft maintenance technician, graduated with his doctorate May 8 at Texas Tech University. Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

April 17 -April 23 What's Happening

Today Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Open to the public. Spring dance — Youth Center. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for ages 9-12. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for ages 13-18.

March 20 -26 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to midnight, The Landing. Open to the public.Cannon Spouses Walking Club — 9:30 a.m., Base Gym. Group meets every Wednesday and Friday.Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone. Teen Aviation Summer Camp — Applications due today. Will be held May 30 -June 4, Colorado Springs, […]

March 13 -March 19 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to midnight, The Landing. Open to the public.Cannon Spouses Walking Club —

Rambelles edge past Zias late

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got a layup from senior center Ann Parks with 43 seconds left to take the lead for good and the Rambelles held off Eastern New Mexico University 51-47 Friday night in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. ENMU (9-20, 0-11 South), which has lost […]

Hounds, Pioneers split pair

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Freedom New Mexico After seeing the opener slip away late, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team rebounded behind senior right-hander Ismael Solis for a 9-1 win over Wayland Baptist on Friday and a split of their doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (4-2) overcame a six-run deficit with a seven-run fifth and were one out […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Johnson-Moreno Robinson Sandra Johnson-Moreno and Oscar H. Robinson, both of Portales, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at the home of Rose and Gary Robbins. Rev. Galen Issaacs performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Tom W. and Mary Ann Johnson of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Jan. 30 -Feb. 5 What's Happening

Friday Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage and DJ Jamz. Saturday Cosmic bowling — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Jan. 16 -Jan. 22 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Creative Writing Contest — 5 p.m., Community Center. Winners will receive prizes. Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m., The End Zone.

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

East Central stuns Hounds late

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 […]

Dec. 3, 1977

Kenna rancher John F. Clemmons was named to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by Gov. Jerry Apodaca, taking the place of the late R. L. Aherns of Farmington.

Dec. 1, 1941

Funeral services were held for Emma Wollard, wife of the late pioneer physician Dr.

Resolve to better ourselves always free

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When I came to America I was 17. Once I turned 18 I ran away from my family. My father was a brute, and in America I didn’t have to accept him as my lord and master past age 18. Of course, I had nothing at all to […]

Nov. 7-13 What's Happening

Friday Hip Hop Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The End Zone. First Friday family event — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing. Event includes family activities and buffet dinner. Information: 784-2853. First Friday Tournament — Cannon Lanes. Nine pin no-tap tournament. Nine pins down on first ball counts as a strike. […]

Oct. 18, 1969

George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” opened at the University Theatre at ENMU with a smaller audience than expected. The play is a comedy set in late 19th-century Bulgaria.

Bronchos post win over Zias with late goal

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Sophomore Ashton Morris scored in traffic with less than 9 1/2 minutes left Friday, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The win was the 26th in a row in conference play for the four-time LSC […]

Sept. 19, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage. Open to the public. Civilians must use West gate and be 21 years of age with I.D. Information: 784-2853. Open Recreation — 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for tweens and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for teens. Activities include: Game challenge, […]