Portales promoting local shopping with Christmas crawl

PNT staff report This Christmas season, the Portales MainStreet Program is featuring the Portales Christmas Crawl to promote local shopping, according to a news release from the organization. Participants can win gift certificates and products from local merchants. People interested have from Friday to Dec. 11 to get a promotional booklet with instructions from a […]

Clovis police using science to reconstruct fatal crash

Reconstructing a vehicle crash is pure science, according to Police Chief Steve Sanders. Officers trained in crash reconstruction start with the result and investigate by working backwards, performing a series of measurements and calculations, said Sanders. Typically used by police in serious crashes, a reconstruction can mathematically map out what happened leading up to a […]

Give people power to govern selves

Tibor Machan I have been writing in favor of gridlocks for some time, at least as a second-best option to the one where the government is in the hands of an administration committed to limited powers. I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome last week that sent Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others, back to […]

Portales woman arrested for child abuse

PNT staff report A 42-year-old Portales woman has been arrested on charges of abusing her 11-year-old son. Rhonda Gorrell is charged with a second offense of abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant: • A Portales Police officer met with a teacher and counselor at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary […]

Press power drive being replaced

Freedom New Mexico Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was Friday morning due to a loss of power to the press. The last copies were delivered around noon. It is the second time in three weeks this has happened, said Publisher Ray Sullivan. “We apologize to customers who didn’t get their papers on time and […]

Zias, Hounds absorb second-half losses

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Brandie DeBacker scored her seventh goal of the season early in the second half and the Rambelles went on to a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. DeBacker took a cross pass from Hanna Horeis from the right […]

Traffic light to go up soon

Freedom New Mexico The state Department of Transportation is installing a temporary traffic signal at Second and Main streets, according to a news release from the department. The signal will go in this week and remain in flash mode until Oct. 25 to let motorists become familiar with it, according to the release. The stoplight […]

Second graders learn about fire safety firsthand

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Argen Duncan A white cloud fills the small room. Second-graders clamber to the floor, test the door for warmth and crawl out of the room, all under the direction of a firefighter. There’s no fire. As part of Fire Prevention Week, Portales firefighters brought their “fire safety house,” a specialized teaching mobile home, to James […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Zias fall in second half

Freedom New Mexico After battling Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Friday in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had trouble matching that effort on Sunday. St. Edward’s rallied for three goals in the final 25 minutes to post a […]

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER’ dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. The Greyhounds quickly righted the ship, generally dominated the game and […]