Midwestern State rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico Miranda Byrd had 16 kills and seven total blocks (three solos) Tuesday night as Midwestern State notched a 25-27, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was paced by junior outside hitter Amber Durand, who registered 12 kills and seven digs. Senior […]

Help kids stay safe in the pool this summer

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Niesha Lofing I’ve done it more than once. My two preschool-age children are happily splashing around in the wading pool just outside the screen door to our backyard when something calls me inside. A ringing phone, a buzzing oven timer, a lemonade request from one of the kids. I dart into the house to fetch […]

Protesters at base part of training exercise

Freedom New Mexico Protesters outside the gates of Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday were part of a training exercise, base officials said. The protesters, who were detained by base law enforcement, were staged outside the base, according to the public affairs office.

Commander: Housing issue may affect future mission decisions

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may figure into the solution of finding affordable housing for personnel. But if adequate housing can’t be found, Cannon Commander Col. Stephen Clark said Wednesday, the Air Force may look at sending […]

Home invasion experience still haunts resident

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It was late on a cold March 30, 2008, night and 82-year-old Jo Ann Vickers of Portales was already in bed when her doorbell rang. Vickers got up, looked outside her front door, but didn’t see anything. She walked back to her bedroom. “I heard a noise that wasn’t […]

Two Zias named to all-tournament team

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King and senior outside hitter-setter Veronica Valdez-Kent represented Eastern New Mexico University on the all-tournament team for last weekend’s ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. Valdez-Kent had 38 kills, 43 assists, 21 digs and 14 blocks while King recorded 33 digs and four aces. The Zias posted a 1-2 […]

Portales seeks outside investigators’ help on local fires

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The State Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating three commercial fires in Portales that occurred over a 10-day period at the request of local authorities. The latest was Sunday afternoon at Portales Valley Mills. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Sunday’s fire appeared to have started on the second floor […]

Burn ban, trash ordinance up for discussion

PNT staff Roosevelt County Commissioners are scheduled to vote today on whether to ban outside fires. The commission meets 9 a.m. today at the county courthouse. Commissioner Gene Creighton, who introduced the subject at the last meeting, said the commission would repeal the ban when they believe the moisture and wind conditions are no longer […]

Freedom lets us act morally wrong

By Tibor Machan At a recent demonstration outside the Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, someone was waiving a sign that read: “A moral wrong can’t be a civil right.” Well, in fact, it can. A simple case in point is when someone writes something that is immoral or produces pictures or movies that are […]

Domestic partners bill revived

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A stalled bill that would establish domestic partnerships for unmarried couples in New Mexico got new life Monday when a senator who had opposed the idea decided to let the entire Senate consider it. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 Monday to pass Senate Bill 12, without recommendation, to […]

Performers bring 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to students

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By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Outside, the 1950-era vehicles of the Desert Cruzers Car Club lined the front of parking lot at Mesa Elementary School in Clovis. Inside, about 470 students gathered in the school’s gym Friday morning for a concert by the Fireballs, The Poor Boys and Buddy Holly Tribute singer Johnny Rogers, […]

Barefoot Reader

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This Eastern New Mexico University student, with his shoes off pipe in hand, was intently reading on the lawn outside Eddy Hall Wednesday. Whether or not he was absorbed in reading “Tom Sawyer” is up for speculation. Classes started last week at ENMU.

Alleged Clovis shoplifter run over by her getaway car

Freedom New Mexico Staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said.Another woman police believe was her […]

Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

It’s all about the right taste

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When it comes to developing new products, local peanut and candy manufacturers rely on outside help. Sunland Peanuts was honored by Better Homes and Gardens last year with a top ranking for its natural creamy Valencia peanut butter, but Sunland also produces multiple flavors of the peanut product. “We […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Zias end season with loss, winless in LSC

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. Sophomore outside […]

Zias put end to losing streak with sweep

Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Mired in a skid which had seen them lose 14 in a row and 19 of their last 20, the Zias got off to a fast start Friday night and went on to a 30-19, 30-23, 30-19 victory […]

ENMU Zias lose 14th straight match

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Freedom Newspapers Southwestern Oklahoma got 22 kills and 12 digs from senior middle blocker Kasandra Gurtner and 18 kills and five block solos from junior middle blocker Kacia Sandburg Thursday night and the Bulldogs rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 30-17, 26-30, 24-30, 30-18, 15-12 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. […]

Texas-Brownsville Scorpions sting Zias

Freedom New Mexico Things just aren’t going that well this season for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias never trailed in beating Texas-Brownsville in the first game Saturday, but dropped two tight games to the Scorpions after that and lost 26-30, 30-27, 30-21, 32-30 at Greyhound Arena. The setback was the 12th […]