Portales Past: April 2, 1955

April 2, 1955: The Portales Kiwanis Club was kicking off sales for its second “birthday” calendar, which featured birthdays and anniversaries for area residents. The first calendar, in 1954, included 1,000 listings. The goal for 1955 was 2,500 listings.

ENMU’s Terry second in calf roping

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico Univeristy senior Payton Terry of Dora placed second in calf roping in the first go, short go and average over the weekend in the Odessa College Rodeo. Terry had times of a8.5 seconds in the first go and 8.8 in the short go for an overall […]

Second-ranked Angelo State sweeps Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Kacie Easley, Kaycee Taylor and Alix Dean hit consecutive home runs in the fourth inning of the opener and the Rambelles, ranked second in NCAA Division II, went on to a 12-4, 7-2 Lone Star Conference South Division softball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Zia Field. […]

Air Force implements second DOS rollback

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced March 17 the need for a second enlisted date of separation rollback with a mandatory DOS of June 30, 2010. This program is part of an overall effort to maintain a quality enlisted force and meet the congressionally mandated end strength. […]

Anniversaries honor trials of early settlers

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The second weekend of September, 2009, stands out in my mind as one of those “not to be forgotten” times. I had been one of a group to hike up Pike’s Peak — or rather, hike halfway up Pike’s Peak, to turn around and hike back down from the halfway […]

Gun policies should remain business choice

Freedom New Mexico The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution overrides local gun control laws, national coffee chain Starbucks defended its policy not to prohibit firearms at its outlets. Starbucks officials issued a statement Wednesday that essentially deferred gun prohibition decisions to government officials. If […]

Clay named to LSC South second team

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University junior guard Cat Clay was named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division’s second team for the second-straight year. Junior guard and Clovis native Tori Northcutt was an honorable mention for the Zias. Clay led the Zias with 14.2 points per game and was tops in the Lone […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Sharon King

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Elections are Tuesday, March 2.

Wednesday morning briefing: Survey says and eight-second rides

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Survey says If there’s really nothing for your kids to do, here’s your chance. The Curry County Wellness Council and the City of Clovis Quality of Life Committee want your opinion on Youth activities and recreation options. Click on this link to take a survey for parents […]

Hounds earn split

Freedom New Mexico Freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, starting the second game after preseason All-American Jereme Johnson suffered a leg injury in the opener, hit a two-out RBI single to right-center in the bottom of the eighth Friday to lift Eastern New Mexico University to a 14-13 win over Southeastern Oklahoma, The Savage Storm rallied […]

ENMU reporting record enrollment

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has a record spring enrollment this semester. The university has 4,359 students taking classes, an increase of 8.4 percent over last spring, according to a news release from ENMU. The enrollment is the second-highest of any semester in the school’s history. According to the release, […]

Senate votes to override second Richardson veto

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican

Portales residents face felony drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales residents are facing felony drug charges. Tuesday, Daisy Ornelas, 23, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine, a second-degree felony, after officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Portales Police Department and Curry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 1400 block of South Avenue E, according to […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent The West Texas A&M University Lady Buffs overcame a slow first half to humble the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 75-57 Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs (21-2, 5-1 LSC) took advantage of a 21-point night from junior Joni Unruh and 28 turnovers to hand the Zias (6-15, 1-6) […]

Feb. 15, 1972

In the Portales News-Tribune, Spears Grocery at 1013 W. Second St. advertised chuck roast for 63 cents a pound and

Tarleton State pulls away from Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS — Tarleton State opened the second half with a 10-0 run and pulled away for a 55-43 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South women’s game Wednesday at Wisdom Gym. For the first 20 minutes of play, the Zias had things going their way, grabbing […]

Texas tour full of memories, friends

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I made the trip to Texas this fall and was able to revisit a couple of monumental memories, just to see if they were real. When I was going to veterinary school in Colorado I worked summers in the feedlots managed by Diamond A Cattle Co. The second year I […]

Jan. 16, 1969

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Harris Store for Men at 105 West Second Street advertised Curlee Suits regular $59.50 on sale for $41.50.

Salvation Army gifted with gold, for second time

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Maj. Tammy Ray of the Clovis Salvation Army proudly displays the gold and silver coins that someone deposited in one of their kettles Friday. The coins may have an estimated value of about $10,000.00. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure […]

Zias rally from 16 down to post win

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University erased a 16-point deficit with less than 16 minutes to go and edged Southwestern Oklahoma 73-70 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Junior guard Cat Clay went 5-of-10 from 3-point distance for the Zias (3-6), finishing with 22 points, while junior […]