Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped the bus to help a semi-truck driver who had been hit by a pickup on the side of the road between Fort Sumner and Melrose. She said she didn’t think […]

Curry commissioners seek bids for road work

Sharna Johnson By Sharna Johnson Freedom New Mexico sjohnson@cnjonline.com Curry County will gather bids to surface an alternate route around Curry Road R, which lies along Cannon Air Force Base’s western perimeter —temporarily abandoning plans to improve access to the base’s south gate. The decision was reached in a 4-1 vote Tuesday during a Curry […]

Portales past: March 4, 1962

March 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Portales police made 1,373 contacts during February, including 227 warnings to motorists, 55 driver license tests, 220 driver licenses checked on road blocks, 221 wrecks with no injuries and four wrecks with injuries. Parking tickets brought in $312.50.

McGee: The American Farmer

Riding my bicycle along a county road I spied a piece of bent metal. I paused and looked at it in the dust. Was it worth saving? Was it an art treasure waiting to be developed? Bent rebar as art? Such thoughts only came to me after a trip years ago to Santa Fe and […]

Road condition websites

The following are websites for checking road conditions across New Mexico and adjoining states: http://www.nmroads.com/ http://nmshtd.state.nm.us/main.asp?secid=15536

Thursday morning briefing: Iran Hostage Crisis, off-road vehicles and a schedule

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing.

Scars mark real cowboys

If you see a couple of fellows walking down the road, both wearing cowboy-type garb, how will you know which one is the for-real cowboy? Here are a few hints: The real cowboy will be bow-legged and will limp a bit. As he gets closer, you notice one arm seems to stay bent all the […]

Hounds falter on road

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — For eight minutes, Eastern New Mexico University’s men looked like they’d give Texas A&M-Commerce everything it wanted Monday night. Then the roof fell in. Trailing 14-8, the Lions outscored ENMU 40-8 the rest of the first half and went on to a 94-67 pasting of the Greyhounds in a […]

Two killed in auto accident

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales residents died in a roll-over this weekend. Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 39, both of Portales, died in a single-vehicle crash on South Roosevelt Road 2 near Roosevelt Road X, according to a news release from the State Police. Glascock said the owner of the property where […]

Couple takes ministry on road

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Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as they frequently travel back and forth between Oregon and Portales. In their many stops between Portales […]

Commissioners look at closing Price Ranch Road

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed a road viewing committee to recommend whether Price Ranch Road should be closed. The road near Melrose Bombing Range runs through private property and is believed little used. Closing the road would remove a security issue for the ranch it runs through and allow the […]

Commissioners direct federal money to Cannon gate road

Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners voted Tuesday to direct federal road money toward Cannon Air Force Base’s south gate instead of closing Curry Road R as previously planned. Voting 3-2 — with Caleb Chandler and Dan Stoddard in opposition — the commission will seek bids to improve access from State Road 467 to Cannon Air […]

Hounds in need of first road win

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — With any success on the road, the Eastern New Mexico University football team would be playing for an outright Lone Star Conference North Division title this week. Instead, the Greyhounds (4-5, 3-2 North) hope to salvage a three-way share of the crown when they face Northeastern State (5-4, 4-1) in […]

Fence work turns into fishing trip

Glenda Pirce The bossman bid on a fence building job along the right-of-way of a newly paved road in the northern New Mexico mountains. He didn’t tell the ranch hands about it until he actually got the contract in hand. All chores having to do with fencing — building, repairing, riding in search of problems […]

Curry Road R discussed at Joint Land Use meeting

Freedom New Mexico Discussion centered around procedures needed to close Curry Road R at a Wednesday afternoon meeting of the Joint Land Use Study’s policy committee. More than a dozen people attended the meeting, which was held at the Curry County Courthouse, County Manager Lance Pyle said. Pyle said County Attorney Stephen Doerr gave a […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Road rage, hunting rules and another hot one

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning A reminder from the city to avoid trying to travel east today on 21st from Prince Street. Construction today is causing road closures and, very likely, a big traffic mess. Rule changes The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding […]

One injured in ATV accident

PNT staff Portales and Clovis paramedics responded Monday evening to an all terrain vehicle accident in the area of the Boonestroo Dairy on State Road 467. Lt. Ricky Mitchell of the Clovis Fire Department said crews could not get to the patient with an ambulance, so pick up trucks were used to get to the […]

Segment of Curry County road closed for repairs

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed a segment of Curry Road C between Curry Roads 16 and 17 due to damage from inclement weather. A repair is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate route. Information: Road Superintendent Chris Pacheco: 762-1501.

Lightning strikes ignite fires

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By Jared Tucker: PNT Staff Writer Firefighters in Roosevelt County had their hands full Monday afternoon with three fires officials said they believed were caused by lightning strikes. The first two fires ignited near Floyd and burned a combined 40 acres. The third and larger fire burned about 350 acres near Roosevelt roads 12 and […]

Grassfire threatening home

PNT Staff Reports A large grassfire near N.M. 206 and Roosevelt Road 12 has caused the evacuation of a home. An estimated 50-100 acres have been burned, according to fire officials. Portales, Dora, Arch, Elida, Causey and Floyd fire departments and the Roosevelt County Road Department have been called to fight the fire. There is […]