Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]

Portales Past: April 27, 1945

April 27, 1945: Proceeds from the Lindsey school box supper and game night amounted to $81.39. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association announced the money would be used for a summer recreational program and “general purposes.”

Portales Past: April 30, 1960

April 30, 1960: The night’s television lineup included “Have Gun, Will Travel,” “The Real McCoys” and “Red Skelton.”

Melrose village council fills vacancy

Freedom New Mexico The city of Melrose selected C.C. Pyle Thursday night to fill its vacant village council position. Pyle, a retired Clovis police captain and the father of former Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, was chosen by Mayor Tuck Monk from a field of four applicants. Monk said Pyle’s dedication to the village over the […]

Ticket feature: ENMU’s Saturday Night Lab series features student-directed plays

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University starts its Saturday Night Lab series, featuring student directed plays. There are three 45-minute plays — “Poe Poe Poe,” “Copenhagen” and “Gildenstern and Rosencrantz are Dead”. Students are given 45 minute time limits in which to present a self-directed adaptation of plays they have selected, editing the […]

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 […]

ENMU hosting annual math and science night at James Elementary

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By Zuo Yang: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will hold its annual family math and science night March 9 at R.M. James Elementary School. “We do it every semester,” said Catrina Steptoe, secretary of the communication committee for the program for second- and third-graders. This is the third family math and science night […]

Cyclist killed in collision

PNT Staff Report A male cyclist died after being struck by a pickup on N.M. 267 Tuesday night, according to New Mexico State Police. According to an e-mail release from State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric F. Garcia, a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by 18-year-old Jesus Davalos of Portales was traveling west when it […]

Feb. 3, 1972

According to the Portales News-Tribune, 29 persons, both Eastern New Mexico University students and townspeople conducted a candle-light memorial march in sub-freezing weather here last night for one of the two men shot by Albuquerque police Saturday near a dynamite storage shed.

Late Nighter events open to community

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both at Late Nighter events at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at the […]

Cannon invites community to dance, mingle

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at the […]

Cannon invites community to dance, mingle

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at […]

Dobbs looking to create controversy

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist I had a free night a few weeks ago, and I was planning on hanging out with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. Until I got a text out of nowhere. “Sorry, something with a friend came up. I’m going to have to cancel on tonight.” I wrote […]

PRMC births down in 2009

Freedom New Mexico Gift baskets were ready and there was no shortage of expecting mothers in the community. But as the sun fell on the first day of 2010, there was still no first baby of the year. It was close, said Ellen Augustine, interim women’s and pediatrics’ manager for Plains Regional Medical Center. One […]

Jan. 21, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Dennie L. Harris, ENMU student from Clovis, was back in school following a Saturday night accident on West First Street which put him in the hospital as a result of the still unexplained crash which left two cars badly damaged.

Zias win on late 3-pointer

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The basketball gods don’t give many breaks to a 5-foot-4 player. So Vanessa O’Neal’s got to make her own. The Zias senior did just that Monday, making small plays throughout and the biggest play at the end — an assist to Cat Clay for a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds […]

Colors of Christmas point to Messiah

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Black was the night when Mary and Joseph arrived. Throngs of people lined the streets of Bethlehem. Who would have thought the darkness of the world would soon be penetrated with a light so bright? The “Light” would forever change the course of human events. (Luke 2:7) The Light still […]

Blaze destroys house

PNT staff report Firefighters said no one was injured Sunday in a fire that gutted a house on Roosevelt Road U Sunday night. Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee said firefighters believe the blaze started at a stove in the kitchen. Firefighters arrived at 8:20 p.m., and flames had already reached windows and eaves, he […]

ENMU cancels night classes

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is canceling all classes tonight that begin at 6 p.m. or later. Golden Library will remain open. The campus will reopen and classes will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday. The University switchboard number is 562-1011.