Late harvest still possible

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the middle of the growing season here, plants need plenty of water, and there’s still time to plant vegetables for a late harvest, according to local garden experts. “At this juncture, the thing to stay on top of is the water,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County extension agent. […]

Squeeze chute was better laid to rest

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist This is another squeeze chute story. In my world it is the equivalent of a shark attack or a middle-of-the night calving call … a story that sends shivers down my spine. Monty said he was just along for the ride, helping his neighbor Whitey gather his cows and calves […]

U.S. shouldn’t support either side in Mideast

Freedom New Mexico As is so often the case with Middle Eastern conflicts, there are wheels within wheels in the current Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza strip, and a distinct shortage of reasons to cheer either side. The primary blame for the current conflict must lie with Hamas, a militant organization heavily subsidized by […]

Clovis High band holding march-a-thon

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High School Band will hold its annual march-a-thon starting at 8 a.m. today at Clovis High School. The band will march eight miles from the high school to Marshall Middle School to Yucca Middle School and back. The march, which serves as a fundraiser for a trip to Los Angeles, will […]

Zia volleyball splits four tourney games down the middle

SEASIDE, Calif. — Eastern New Mexico University finished 2-2 after losing twice on Saturday in a volleyball tournament being hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay. Late Saturday, the Zias (2-6) lost to host Cal State Monterey Bay 25-22, 27-25, 25-11. Senior Vanessa Wilcox had nine kills and sophomore Veronica Valdez seven for ENMU. The Zias […]

Dawg Days events give ENMU freshmen a college sneak peak

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The middle part of August is commonly referred to as the ‘dog days’ of summer. But at Eastern New Mexico University, it’s simply known as Dawg Days. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held every August before the fall semester classes begin, and it’s purpose is to help […]

School helps classmate’s family recover from fire

Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer The teachers, staff and students of Lindsey Middle School reached out to help a fellow student after a fire destroyed his family’s home, according to the school’s principal. On May 5 the Portales Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 1609 South Ave. I, the home of […]

Military inspires middle school lessons

By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections One Clovis middle school has decided to honor military personnel by incorporating military themes into student lessons in various subjects for a week. To kickoff the unique lesson plans, Marshall Middle School will host “A Tribute to Our Troops” evening next week. “This will be the kickoff for our one-week […]

Airman publishes book of letters

Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections A simple exchange of letters with a class of fifth-grade students made a big difference for a deployed airman and the children. Capt. Tyler Moore, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, exchanged letters with students in Debra Dale’s class at Eyestone Elementary School in Wellington, Colo., while he was deployed in […]

Midwestern State hands Zias three-game loss

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior middle blocker Krissa Johnson and sophomore middle blocker Alysha Pritt combined for 25 kills — matching the entire Eastern New Mexico University total — as Midwestern State handed the Zias a 30-23, 30-22, 30-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss on Saturday. The Mustangs (24-4, 8-2 LSC) bounced […]

Zias drop 12th straight match

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior middle blocker Colleen Favaro posted a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs Thursday night as Texas A&M-Commerce kept Eastern New Mexico University reeling with a 30-17, 30-26, 30-21 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep. The loss was the 12th in a row and 17th in 18 matches for […]

Housing could be on city’s horizon

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer If the mayor and out-of-state developer UniDev have their way, hundreds of units of affordable housing could be on the horizon for Portales. UniDev, a housing developer from Maryland, made a presentation Thursday morning at Portales City Hall that included specifics about a possible workforce housing residential community. According […]

Zias falter at home

Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Christian spoiled Mike Maguire’s final home match as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach Tuesday night, posting a 30-24, 30-25, 30-21 non-conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Maguire has announced that he will end his 20-year run as Zias coach at the conclusion of this season while remaining as the […]

Commander’s Action Line

Col. Scott West I am calling about the Phase II operations because in the middle of the night sirens go off for military mobilizing for base X. The loud speaker sounds as though it is right outside my window. I don’t know if the Air Force has changed its procedures for the sirens going off […]

Lindsey to prepare middle-schoolers for world of responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Sixth-graders will enter a world of more independence as they begin at Lindsey Middle School on Tuesday, but with that independence will also come responsibility and accountability. Lindsey Middle School Principal Rick Segovia said, “Middle schoolers are at that age where they can keep up with their homework in the […]

Democratic plan calls for even more government control

Editorial They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer a […]

Schiely chosen for All-LSC team

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball team, released monday by the league office. Junior middle blocker Grace George represented the Zias on the second team. South Division and LSC tournament champion Abilene Christian led the way with four […]

Zias claim five-game win

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely compiled 29 kills and Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a one-game deficit to topple Angelo State 30-17, 15-30, 21-30, 30-28, 15-11 in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Schiely added six block assists and two aces for the Zias (6-10, 2-2 South), who […]

Zias lose season opener at Wayland Baptist

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior outside hitter Randi Trew collected 13 kills and six digs Tuesday night, lifting Wayland Baptist past Eastern New Mexico University 23-30, 30-24, 31-29, 30-17 in the volleyball season opener for both teams. Freshman middle hitter Analicia Estrada added 10 kills while freshman setter Abby Loerwald compiled 10 digs and […]

All types of discrimation are harmful

By Kevin Wilson I fear I may be a victim of discrimination. But before every lawyer within the area tries to reach me, let me explain that it’s a tough case to win. There’s no concrete evidence, and this isn’t based on race, religion, nationality or skin color. No, it’s quite simply name discrimination. I’ve […]