Thursday morning briefing: Cleaning up, citizen police and down under

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Scoop the poop For the convenience of those who walk pets on campus, Eastern New Mexico University has installed four pet waste stations. Each station provides bags and a trash can. They are located by the Administration Building, Campus Bookstore, between the Campus Union […]

Hounds face UIW in ‘football festival’

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, along with the rest of the Lone Star Conference, will get to experience “Jerry’s House” next season. The LSC, which hosted three games last September at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has expanded its “Football Festival” to two days with all nine football schools participating. ENMU will […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

PNT staff report Entries are being sought for the Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age […]

Hounds edge Buffaloes

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University didn’t wait nearly as long to make its comeback. This time, the comeback — and the second one — stuck. Stefan Mirabal and Reggie Nelson each scored 15 points and the Greyhounds used runs of 14-1 in the first half and 12-2 in the second half, holding off a […]

Live tweet of the Zias game

Follow the Eastern New Mexico Univeristy women’s basketball game against West Texas A&M. Staff writer Kevin Wilson will be live tweeting the game on the Portales News-Tribune twitter page. Follow the action at www.twitter.com/pntonline

Spelling bee winners announced

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting the Roosevelt County Bee on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Buchanan Hall. The winner and runner-up for all schools participating in the bee this year are: • Dora Schools: Senior Division winner — Charlyn Simpson; Senior Division runner-up — Jaedin Paxton • Floyd […]

Zias pull upset over Lady Buffs

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico University, missing starting point guard Tori Northcutt, pulled a Lone Star Conference shocker, pulling off a 71-68 win Saturday over visiting West Texas A&M. Karen Grant, starting in place of Northcutt, who missed the game with a concusion, scored 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Hannah added 17 for the […]

Hounds, Zias get another crack at WT

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s men would like a mulligan for the start of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference clash at West Texas A&M. Down by 20 points with less than two minutes left in the first half, the Greyhounds came all the way back — almost — before losing to the Buffaloes 71-68 at […]

Honor guard leads MLK Day festivities

Cannon Connections: Christina Calloway Portales residents marched united down second street in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Christina Calloway The Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard led Portales residents Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Their view: Rhode Island pension reforms a model for N.M.

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, says its time for state pension reform.

Hound’s rally falls short; Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The road and slow starts continue to plague the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds rallied from 20 points down early in the second half — and had a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie it — before losing 71-68 to West […]

My turn: Home town girl brings new life to former general store

When I was an elementary school kid at Dora, we had two locations where we could spend our “store money” each week. Our parents could get a full service gasoline fill-up at stations on each end of the village. The cafe was open most days for hamburgers and fries. If Wilcher’s Farm Store didn’t have […]

Press release: Lease to expand Melrose bombing range signed

(SANTA FE, New Mexico) – A lease signing ceremony took place today in Santa Fe, New Mexico resulting in the lease of a large parcel of state trust land – about 11,000 acres in Roosevelt County – to the U.S. Air Force. Officials present for the signing ceremony included: New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, State […]

Their view: Small-business owners say keep exchange open

New Mexico’s leading small business association Tuesday released the results of its annual survey of members. Every year, the National Federation of Independent Business polls its members on state and national issues vital to their survival as entrepreneurs. It then centers its lobbying positions in Washington, D.C., and in Santa Fe on the responses. NFIB […]

ENMU’s growth continues

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Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, according to school President Steven Gamble. “We anticipate a good spring semester,” Gamble said. “We had such good growth in the fall that we have retained a large number of those students into the spring.” […]

Wednesday morning briefings: Basketball, video games, and setups

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Carrying on the dream

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By Christina Calloway: PNT senior writer Portales residents and city officials marched Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A crowd of about 150 gathered in the Memorial Building to celebrate the holiday. With a […]

Zias fall short in OT

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Dave Wagner One of these days, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is going to quit knocking on the door and break it down. The Zias played a rugged Lone Star Conference opponent tough at home for the third consecutive game on Saturday, only to fall to Midwestern State 70-67 at Greyhound Arena […]

My turn: I’ve met my match

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More new entertainment comes into my office all the time, whether it’s fake fish, rubber cockroaches, hacky sacks or voodoo dolls of my bosses. OK, so maybe I’m the source of most of the sarcasm, toys and childlike behavior that come into the office, but there are worse ways to lighten a work day, right? […]