United Way hoping for better year

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is in campaign mode. The charitable organization that aids non-profits throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties kicked off its fundraising campaign last month, but in the last week has done 10 presentations to area groups with another five scheduled for Wednesday. “We are in it,” Executive […]

Boys Scouts plans Ten Commandment hike

Freedom New Mexico The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be […]

Vatican should have followed Jesus’ example

This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo. The best public relations campaigns are based in selfless compassion, truth and transparency. As a human organization with more than 1 billion members, the Catholic Church has an abundance of internal scandals in need […]

Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an executive committee meeting was an oversight that won’t happen again. “I’m going to say that it’s my fault on this,” Arguello said. “We had a little faux pas there […]

Volunteer profile: Stephen Doerr

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Name: Stephen Doerr Residence: Portales Occupation: Attorney Volunteer work: He serves on the board of directors and a committee with Portales MainStreet, as well as helping with manual labor on the organization’s various projects. He is also on the board of the Eastern New Mexico University Foundation. Why he does it: “I like Portales MainStreet […]

United Way celebrating anniversary at banquet

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico is celebrating the last 50 years and looking into the next half-century at its annual banquet Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event celebrates the end of the annual fundraising campaign and, this year, the organization’s 50th anniversary. Erinn Burch, executive director […]

Council to discuss support for Ute water project

PNT Staff Report During their meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, Portales City Council is set to discuss a resolution of support for a proposed bill to authorize Eastern New Mexico Water Authority to operate the Ute Water Pipeline Organization. The state Legislature opens Tuesday and is to consider the bill during the […]

New organization working to clean up community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new community organization at Eastern New Mexico University is working to clean and help Portales move toward recycling. The Neighborhood, which is a group of students, ENMU graduates and some Portales residents have one goal in mind — a clean and recycle-friendly Portales. James Pearson is an anthropology […]

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Organization works to save, relocate prairie dogs

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Prairie dogs aren’t exactly held in the highest regard by those who make a living off the land. In fact, many local farmers, ranchers and developers view the small mammal mostly as a pest to be rid of. Joann Haddock of Lorenzo, Texas and her partner Susan Hubby of […]