A community gift

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Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to give local resident Mary Standefer a Christmas present to last a lifetime by replacing her pine tree that was stolen from her front yard just before Christmas. The Colorado short-needled pine tree had been given to Standefer by her father 30 years ago. “I was getting ready to […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Memories mean more than Christmas trees

Christmas will be here in a few days and most of you are probably well on your way to completing your list of yearly traditions. The first family Christmas tradition we complete is that of putting up our Christmas tree. Growing up in Alabama, I was surrounded by forests of pine trees all around. I […]

Family’s tree stolen

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Alisa Boswell The last thing Mary Standefer expected when she woke up the morning of Nov. 30 was to see an empty front yard when she looked outside. Once the location of a 30-year-old Colorado short-needled pine tree, her front yard is now a barren landscape. “This year, I had decided to put multi-colored twinkle […]

Floyd hangs 50 on Pine Hill

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent From the moment of the opening kickoff, when Pine Hill’s return team was in disarray while lining up, a victory for Floyd seemed somewhat inevitable on Saturday. As the opening act in what was dubbed “Super Saturday,” a slate of three 8-man football games at Menaul High in Albuquerque, Floyd […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move […]

Broncos rout Pine Hill for first victory

Freedom Newspapers Senior running back Jason Martinez ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more for 291 yards of total offense as the Floyd Broncos earned their first win of the season in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon, 60-14 over Pine Hill. “We played better than we have all year,” Floyd head coach Rafael Royball said. […]

Handley’s six scores paces Eagles

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 in its first home game of the season. After losing two straight, Clovis Christian coach Greg Darden said Friday’s win was right on time. “We needed that,” Darden […]