Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type player with some all-around skills during the offseason. Thanks to a reference from another coach, he landed Precious Herrin. The 5-foot-10 junior from Shreveport, La., transferred to ENMU in the fall from Jacksonville (Texas) College. She’s given the Zias […]

Shoutouts —

Missing dog returned We thank God for answering our prayers and we thank the newspaper, dog catcher, police department, university police, students and many residents who helped look for our Chihuahua and our dad, Alga D. Hahn. Thanks to all the many people who called in response to our ad about our black and white […]

Commissioners look at closing Price Ranch Road

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed a road viewing committee to recommend whether Price Ranch Road should be closed. The road near Melrose Bombing Range runs through private property and is believed little used. Closing the road would remove a security issue for the ranch it runs through and allow the […]

Car show features fast and curious

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Organizers said about 40 cars were on display for the show. Liliana Castillo Even though entries were a little short at the fourth annual Cannon Thunder Auto Show, there was no shortage of car enthusiasts to look over every detail. Lori Kaser, retired Air Force, came out to show off […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take a collective effort to replace all-time leading goal scorer Samantha Lawrence. Lawrence scored 37 goals in her four seasons at the school. “Obviously we have to replace the goals that she scored,” said Nause, in his third season at ENMU. […]

Hounds, Zias look for more progress

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams made their best showings ever in the Lone Star Conference meet last fall. Fourth-year coach Eric Boll is optimistic they can improve on it this season. The Greyhounds, picked for ninth, finished third in the LSC meet last fall and then stunned traditional conference power […]

Commentary: In need of a will? Look no further

By Lt. Col. Ira Perkins: 21st Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate

Military mama: Learning language part of military life

Looking back on my first few months (and probably years) as a military wife I will admit I was often confused. If you saw me with that happy but oh-so-puzzled look on my face, it was likely because you were speaking “military.” The abbreviations and acronyms are truly a language of their own and tossed […]

Let’s look to tribes for economic recovery

Ruben Baca is executive director of New Mexico Petroleum Marketers Association. Here’s a snippet from a recent column he submitted to newspapers around the state:

Commentary: Wing brings good fight in first full ORE

By Lt Col Mark Brown: 27th SOW Inspector General If you were on Cannon Air Force Base during the recent Operational Readiness Exercise, you know the base had a different look and sound: a tent city popped up, followed by blaring sirens; security forces patrolled in full “battle rattle” and chemical defense gear as simulated […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]

Hounds, ACU look to play tripleheader

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is in for a long day today at Abilene Christian — the teams will try to complete a four-game Lone Star Conference series with a tripleheader. The teams are scheduled to play 25 innings. Saturday’s game, postponed by rain, will start at […]

Monday morning briefing: A look at a local hero, parents night and a revolution.

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Video of the day At your service…it’s our local video of some of the folks who help make your day go a little better, safer or smoother. Check out a day in the life of a Clovis emergency dispatcher. Question of the day? Did your favorite […]

Look to new decade, keep past in mind

Freedom New Mexico The general reverence for New Year’s Day dates back to the most ancient of times. Counted among the gods of the Roman pantheon was Janus, the two-headed deity who inspired the modern name for the first month of the year. One of Janus’ faces supposedly looked back into the past to recall […]

Nov. 11, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported a new look in license plates. The new 1972 license plate would feature three letters and three numbers with red characters on a pale yellow reflective background.

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams […]

Council honors century mark with new flag

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer Portales officials took a major look at the city’s past while ushering in the future. A council meeting Tuesday marked the first in which members used laptops instead of paper to look over the evening’s agenda. But after regular business items were tended to, the council reconvened outside for […]

Desperate PBS looks or ways to be relevant

It has become oh-so-cool to look down on mainstream religion in these days of clergy scandals and unpopular wars. As such, our country’s Public Broadcasting Service has decided to jump on the bandwagon after decades of religious broadcasting. The network — desperate for relevance amid the commercial success of cable networks such as Discovery, the […]

Passage of dresses becoming tradition for annual Maypole

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent Portales High School 2009 Valedictorian Amanda Wood did not have to look far to find the perfect gown to wear for Maypole this year. The mint green dress was worn last year by another student. According to Maypole coordinator Marilyn Stratton, this is one of at least 22 dresses that […]

Belly dancing, affordable meals among booths at annual Woman’s Day

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Hey, ladies, grab a sip of organic coffee, take a look at the jewelry and brush up on the latest skin care, gardening and cooking tips. Portales Women’s Club is hosting its Fifth Annual Woman’s Day Out 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 4 at the Eastern New Mexico […]