Lyons to run for new office

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Patrick Lyons isn’t ready for his career in public service to end next year. Lyons, a 1972 graduate of Clovis High School, is hoping he can parlay his final year as state land commissioner into a successful run to the Public Regulation Commission. As he is term-limited, Lyons will spend [...]

Chamber director announces mayor run

PNT staff Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King announced Monday she is running for Portales mayor. “I’ve been committed to community service most of my life,” King said in a news release. “Now I want to expand that commitment into city government.” King said the pairing of the positions of chamber executive [...]

Athletes take to Twitter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach banned usage of [...]

Ethnic fair to kick off with 5k run

C Classic cars are shined, running shoes are pulled from closets and exhibitors are primed for Saturday’s annual Ethnic Fair. The 18th annual event starts today with a fun run and walk at 8:30 a.m., starting at Lowe’s Grocery parking lot. Event organizer Selmus Price said Friday was a busy day as the members of [...]

Runners brave weather

Freedom New Mexico Rain did not dampen the participation at the Portales MainStreet Program’s 9th Annual Fun Run Saturday sponsored by Burger King. More than 80 runners and walkers participated in the 10K run and 5K run/walk on South Main Street, the largest turn out in the history of the event. “Runners like cool weather,” [...]

Annual Heritage Days celebration adding new event

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The 25th annual Heritage Days is on the horizon with a new softball tournament joining its traditional events. Heritage Days is scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday with a parade, barrel racing, a fun run, geocaching, music and more at City Park and around Roosevelt County. In [...]

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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Freedom New Mexico A split Friday with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University on the playoff bubble in the Lone Star Conference. Junior right fielder Ethan Wagner keyed a four-run first inning with a three-run double, and the Greyhounds held on for a 5-4 victory the first game of the Lone Star Conference [...]

Zias sweep Highlands

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Freedom New Mexico Junior Kristen Cruickshank pitched a two-hitter in the opener and went 3-for-4 at the plate in both games as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got back on the winning track by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 9-1 and 15-7 on Tuesday at Zia Softball Field. Cruickshank (10-10) limited Highlands to an [...]

Hounds trounce NMHU

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Freedom New Mexico Senior catcher Freddy Carmona, the Lone Star Conference co-player of the week, continued his hot hitting Tuesday night and Eastern New Mexico University cruised to a 16-1 non-conference victory over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Field. Carmona, coming off an 8-for-14 series in a four-game LSC split against ninth-ranked Angelo State over [...]

Three-run homer keeps Zias rolling

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones drove in four runs, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the fifth, and junior pitcher Kristen Cruickshank made the lead stand up in Eastern New Mexico University’s 5-4 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory here Friday. The Zias (12-5, 1-0 South) [...]