It's their business: Chillers

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Chillers employee Tesha Middleton, left, and store owner Lisa Thalleen make a smoothie for a customer. The store has been open since 2009. Chillers Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday; Open daily in the summer. Location: 4024 N. Prince […]

My turn: Christmas displays all right with me

The Portales News-Tribune (online and printed) ran numerous comments about the Nativity scene on the Portales courthouse lawn. Some think that it violates separation of church and state. Others believe it represents Christian principles they say the country was founded on. (I’ve never grasped the difference between these principles and just being a good person. […]

Their view: Transparency in N.M. has made great strides

Transparency in N.M. has made great strides Sarah Welsh, executive director of New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government, issued the following news release on Thursday, promoting the state’s new Sunshine Portal: Today is a red-letter day for transparency in New Mexico. When I became FOG’s executive director last year, one of the first things I […]

Clovis grad ties for 38th at Nevada Open

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High graduate Travis Reid shot a 4-over-par 76 in the third and final round Friday and finished tied for 38th at the Nevada Open in Mesquite, Nev. Reid finished at 3-under 213 and earned $537. He was tied for 17th at 7-under entering the final round. Brady Schnell beat former La […]

Nominations open for Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award for 2011. There are three categories for award: Airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington will each nominate three […]

Portales past: Dec. 27, 1956

Dec. 27, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Brenda Kay Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker of Dora, was dismissed from the hospital after receiving second-degree burns a week before. Her dress caught fire from an open heater at her home.

Hull Street bridge open to traffic

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Kevin Wilson “First motorcycle,” the crew exclaimed at 10:52 a.m. as a grey-haired main pulled up to Justin Howalt and asked if it was safe to pass. “It looks smooth,” Clovis’ city engineer shouted over the breeze and motorcycle engine’s roar, “so you should be good to go through.” A few minutes later, it was […]

Hounds will help open new Pit

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team played well in the first of three preseason exhibitions on Saturday, losing at Texas-El Paso 80-76. UTEP is coming off an NCAA tournament appearance last season. ENMU will face another team from last year’s NCAA Division I field tonight when it helps […]

Tuesday marks election day

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to the Roosevelt County Commission. Tuesday’s voters have the following options on the ballot: • House of […]

Oct. 29 Cannon Community

CHS guidance office open house — Parents are invited to the Clovis High School Guidance Office Open House, Nov. 1-4, to discuss educational goals and make academic plans for next year. For more information, contact Pam Cornelius at 769-4350, Exit. 1014.

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot. The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair […]

Monday morning briefing: Classes canceled, a can of nuts and a prize president

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. No school Classes at Eastern New Mexico University are canceled today and tomorrow.The university will remain open for regular business hours. Golden Library, the Campus Bookstore, UCC, Campus Crossroads and Ground Zero will observe abbreviated schedules. Visit enmu.edu for the schedule. Question of the […]

Attorney general candidates discuss open government

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico invited attorney general candidates Matt Chandler and Gary King to share their views on New Mexico’s Open Records Act and Inspection of Public Records Act. King accepted the invitation we made to both candidates to write a guest column. Chandler responded to questions submitted via e-mail.

Money needed to keep border open, secure

Freedom New Mexico Drug battles in Mexico have been growing increasingly violent, and increasingly close to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley residents. Shootouts in Matamoros, Reynosa and other border towns are now being reported daily. It’s proper, then, for our border senators to try to secure more funding to improve our nation’s border crossings. Both senators […]

New phone system will give notice of offender’s status

Sharna Johnson A new automated system will open up a world of information for victims of local crime by giving them real-time notice about an offender’s custody status. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system is expected to be up and running in October, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “This program helps […]

ENMU men second at Tech Open

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Junior Mohammed Noor’s sixth-place finish helped Eastern New Mexico University to second place in the men’s division of the Texas Tech Open cross country meet Friday night. ENMU finished with 72 teams points to 35 for the host Red Raiders in a nine-team competition. Noor’s time was 25 minutes, 12.74 […]

Music tastes open after trip

Clyde Davis Though it’s never easy to see the summer come to its ceremonial end, Labor Day and the surrounding timespan, it does go down easier with good music to carry one into September. For us, that has happened in excess, over the past week or two. Last Sunday, we were up in Albuquerque, participating […]

Sept. 10 Cannon Community

Obstetrics open house — Plains Regional Medical Center along with the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, Women’s Medical Center and La Casa Health Care will host an open house at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at the medical center. There will be a focus group that will include several new and expectant mothers to assess opportunities […]

Their view: Open government progress in New Mexico

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a portion of a recent column he wrote on open-government initiatives: In recent years, there has been a big push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for […]

Wild west comedy show featured at fair

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The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, carnival games and rides and night-time concerts and entertainment events. Carnival rides will open Monday at 6 p.m. adding an extra day […]