Friday morning briefing: Christmas cheer, odd traditions and a Flood of free agents

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Merry Christmas! From all the folks at Freedom New Mexico, Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year. Special meeting The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents is set to meet 11 a.m. Tuesday in special session to consider a solar project contract. […]

Hounds second in MSU meet

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. […]

Monday morning briefing: Meet the governor, football and kitchen tips

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meet the Gov Gov. Bill Richardson plans to announce a $125,000 grant to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital arts at a press conference 3 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. It’s open to the public. Question of the day What […]

Ute water authority to meet, discuss selling shares

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Utility Authority is set to meet at 10 a.m Aug. 19 at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Included in the meeting will be an inquiry to see if anybody is interested in selling shares of water in the Ute Reservoir until the Ute Pipeline project is in service. Officials have […]

Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

Roosevelt County stays alive in 10-11 state meet

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got a grand slam from Alex Galvan and stayed alive in the double-elimination state 10-11-year-old Little League baseball tournament Tuesday night with a 7-3 victory over Raton. Roosevelt County will play again at 8 p.m. today in the double-elimination tournament, facing the winner of Tuesday’s late […]

Kiwanis hosting annual swim meet

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By Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Grab those swimming trunks, air-up those floaties, and strap on those goggles. It’s time for the annual Kiwanis Club swim meet at the Portales City Pool. On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., swimmers between ages nine and 18 will gather to compete in four events. Competitors are split into groups and […]

Three ENMU athletes named to LSC track all-conference team

Freedom New Mexico Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes were named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference team Wednesday. Senior thrower Steven Aragon and sophomores Bill Squire and Nicole Reid marked the first time in seven years the squad had multiple athletes named all-conference. To qualify, an athlete must score at least 14 points at […]

ENMU junior qualifies for NCAA meet

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper was accepted as one of 16 participants in the javelin throw during the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. It is the second-straight time, and third in four years, that the ENMU men’s team has sent a participant to the championships. This year’s events […]

Hounds stand tied for third in LSC meet

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Bill Squire won shot put competition and finished second in the hammer throw on Saturday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team pull into a tie for third place with Tarleton State after the second day of the three-day Lone Star Conference meet, hosted […]

Elida school news — April 27

Upcoming events Today: Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. junior varsity; Varsity track meet at Texico High School. Wednesday: Kiwanis Club of Portales Little Olympics track meet, 9 a.m., at Elida Schools. Thursday: Baseball at Grady, 3 p.m. varsity doubleheader Friday: District track at Fort Sumner. May 3: Baseball hosting Gateway Christian, 3 […]

Portales Board of Education to meet Monday

Freedom New Mexico On the agenda Monday for the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m.: • Recognition for Roosevelt General Hospital’s annual Christmas Card Project, a Special Olympics gold medalist the 3A volleyball runner-up Portales High School Rams. • Authorizing the of $1.9 million in general obligation school bonds to be […]

Military Base Planning Commission to meet

This quarter’s state Military Base Planning Commission meeting will include presentations on transition issues at Cannon Air Force Base and renewable energy projects, said Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Community College board room. Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations […]

Commission returns to parking issue

Freedom New Mexico The sometimes contentious issue of courthouse parking is set for another discussion Tuesday by Roosevelt County Commission. Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse. The parking lot was recently remodeled, but not all landscaping has been completed. Some business owners have asked for the Second Street side of the lot […]

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and the Greyhounds are hoping to build on rough 2008 campaigns when they meet Saturday in Pueblo, Colo. For Eastern, it’s the second year of the spread offense after years of a triple […]

Six Portales schools fail to meet AYP standards

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the high school, both middle schools and six elementary schools — were among the […]

Kiwanis to host swim meet

PNT Staff Report The Kiwanis annual swim meet is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Portales City Pool, 320 E. Seventh St. Anyone ages 10-16 is eligible. All participants get ribbons, and money prizes are available in the diving competition. The meet is open to the public with no fee to participate or watch. No pre-registration […]

School board to meet

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is set to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The agenda includes a technology plan addendum, the personnel report and budget adjustment and cash transfer requests.

Portales principals confident schools will meet Yearly Progress standards

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser and Portales Junior High School Principal Steve Harris have expressed confidence that this year their schools will meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards mandated by both the state and federal government. Both men gave lengthy presentations to the Portales Municipal Schools Board of […]

City councilors meet tonight

PNT staff Portales city councilors will meet with members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority in a workshop at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. The primary emphasis of the meeting, according to Mayor Orlando Ortega, is the proposed expansion of regulatory powers by the water authority. Ortega said Portales city representatives don’t […]