Friday morning briefing: Memorial day, arguing with women and a mountain man

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Graduation day Don’t forget…the Portales High School commencement is 7 p.m. today at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Memorial Day A couple of big Memorial Day observances to mark on your calendar coming up: Clovis — 10 a.m. Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial […]

ENMU mulling Rocky Mountain invite

Rick White As the only non-Texas or non-Oklahoma school, Eastern New Mexico University spends long hours traveling around the Lone Star Conference. Not much would change if ENMU accepted an invitation to join the Colorado-heavy Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for the 2012 season. “We’ve been a member of the Lone Star Conference for 25 years, […]

Press release: ENMU invited to join Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University has received an official invitation from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Committee to join their conference effective the fall term of 2012. The Institution has been a member of the Lone Star Conference for the past 25 years. Eastern New Mexico’s President Steve Gamble has appointed the University’s Athletic Committee […]

Mountain Lions edge Hounds in OT

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Brent Jones led five Colorado-Colorado Springs players in double figures with 16 points and the Mountain Lions pulled away in overtime Saturday for an 80-76 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis College. Colorado Springs, which had a 15-point lead […]

My turn: Make vacations unforgettable

Some prefer mountain vacations, but having spent much of the ‘70s in high places at Jimmy Buffett concerts, I now try to stay more sea-level-headed. A frequent getaway is the Texas coast (where I’ll be Saturday). I love getting up at the crack of 10 a.m. and strolling the beaches — fighting seagulls for the […]

Portales Past: April 13, 1960

April 13, 1960: Charles Hood, a junior journalism major at Eastern New Mexico University, had been named vice president of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association. Hood was also a football letterman on Coach Carl Richardson’s Greyhound team.

Portales Past: March 27, 1960

March 27, 1960: Mountain States Telephone Co. and Roosevelt County Telephone Co-op began “extended area service” for county telephone users. It meant subscribers in Dora, Causey, Milnesand and Elida could call Portales (and vice versa) directly, without going through a toll operator. About 3,800 telephones were in use in the county.

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 […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are just a few of the activities available at Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch. Kenneth Davis said he’s been growing pumpkins for 21 years. In years past, he opened up the […]

March 4, 2009 Lone Star Conference Basketball Standings

Standings (Regular season final) All times Mountain Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 10-2 21-6 Angelo State 8-4 20-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8-4 18-9 Tarleton State 6-6 18-9 West Texas A&M 6-6 16-11 Abilene Christian 4-8 10-16 Eastern New Mexico 0-12 4-23 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 10-2 23-4 Southwestern […]

Ex-Portales man charged in 1976 homicide

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A former Portales man was arrested in Colorado on Friday after a cold-case homicide lead was developed through a DNA database. Officers from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Clear Creek County, Colo., deputies arrested Ricky Lee Harnish, 52, in connection with the 1976 death of 16-year-old Holly Marie […]

Mountain ski visit about getting back to nature

By Helena Rodriguez I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the mountains as […]

10-18: Local Briefs

Blood drive comes to library The Portales Public Library is hosting a blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the library at 218 S. Ave. B. Donors should bring a list of their medications, a photo ID and travel information. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided to all donors. A door prize will […]

Man finds comfort in masculine surroundings

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Greetings from the man cave. Maybe I’m going through a mid-life crisis, maybe it’s just a desire to focus on me. Either way things took a decidedly masculine turn for me over my recent vacation. First of all, before the vacation really got started, I decided I would totally […]

Wild animals must be managed

Editorial Leave it to career bureaucrats to make a federal case out of a little wildlife problem. The federal government’s answer to an exploding elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park is typically complicated and unnecessarily expensive, with the Park Service planning to hire specialized sharpshooters, at undoubtedly inflated rates, to cull the herd gradually […]

Feb. 11, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Melton of Milnesand have been informed that their son-in-law, Staff Sergeant Harrie Black has received the U. S. Air Force Commendation medal at Mountain Home, Idaho Air Force Base. Sergeant Black, a fabric leather rubber repair technician was decorated for meritorious service while assigned to Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam. […]

Watch out for Old Man Clonch this holiday season

Bib Huber (Christmas carols playing.) Ah the holidays, that time of year for fireplaces and hot spiced cider, the sounds of crinkling wrapping paper and children squealing, and, of course — THE CURSE OF OLD MAN CLONCH! (Carols segue to ominous music.) When I was a kid, it was tough being bad during the holidays, […]