Sen. Ingle to seek re-election

Clovis Media Inc. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader […]

Legislators seek public’s input on legislative issues

Kevin Wilson It’s a long road from eastern New Mexico to Santa Fe, and it’s a tough process once a citizen gets to the New Mexico Legislature. A quartet of local legislators have tried, to noted success, to make the process a two-way street of communication by simply asking, “Tell us what you think.” The […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks the sky’s […]

Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign

An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, submitted a second letter to the city Friday after demands […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. In 2009, the Greyhounds qualified with a top-six finish; the other two years, they came up short. With Incarnate Word becoming the 13th baseball-playing member […]

Hounds seek 2-0 start in LSC North

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s debut in the Lone Star Conference North Division turned out to be a rousing success last week. Meantime, sophomore defensive tackle Bracy McCoy was breathing a sigh of relief. The 6-foot-2, 264-pounder from Freeport, Texas, delivered two sacks for 16 yards in losses against Texas […]

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.

Bills seek to rein in exempt jobs

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The issue of exempt employees on state government’s payroll hasn’t gone away this session, despite layoffs of 59 of the governor’s political appointees in January. Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, again is pushing a measure that would limit the number of exempt state employees to about 400. “The number of […]

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The old football adage goes that three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad. So when Eastern New Mexico University sophomore J.J. Harp threw for an NCAA-record 78 attempts in Saturday’s opener at Colorado State-Pueblo, first-year Southwestern Oklahoma coach Dan Cocconauer wasn’t […]

Amber Alert issued

PNT Staff Report An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-month old from Andrews, Texas.The Andrews Police Department is searchng for Jesse Jaramillo Jr., and seek Jesse Jaramillo in his abduction.Police are looking for a white 1993 Nissan Maxima with New Mexico license plates (KWF247 or KBK966).Contact: 432-523-5545.

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

Military spouses seek residency benefits

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Don’t expect a rush order if you call Joanna Williamson’s jewelry business. She’s a military spouse, and it’s moving season. About 800,000 service members move each year — nearly half during the summer. Moving is a ritual repeated nearly every three years on average for military families. It’s also one that Williamson […]

Civil liberties not partisan issue

By Steven Greenhut: FNM columnist Government officials seek to control whatever it is they don’t understand. In my experience, they don’t understand much, so they try to regulate, tax, monitor and control everything. And now we learn the Obama administration, clueless about the nature of conservative activism in this country, wants to monitor it very […]

Family opted not to seek death penalty for daughter’s sake

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico “She usually found what she thought to be the underdog of things… I’m sure she would have defended the guy and his actions.” And that was Elizabeth in a nutshell. Her dark hair, big brown eyes and huge smile were those of a tough advocate who would jump to […]

Death penalty allowed in Roosevelt murder case

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A District Court ruling has allowed prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the case of a Roosevelt County man accused of contracting the 2005 shooting death of a county rancher. Tuesday in District Court, Judge Drew Tatum ruled there is probable cause to believe an aggravating circumstance, namely […]

Idea of free market highly unlikely

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study. For a long time thereafter certain assumptions underpinned the discipline, mostly about human behavior. These assumptions arose from the work of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who believed […]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead […]

While law debated, drillers seek deep water

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Editorial: Mayor’s leadership qualities contributed much

In many ways we were disappointed to learn Orlando Ortega will not seek re-election as Portales’ mayor when his term expires in 2010. At the same time, Ortega’s passion for change and shaking up the status quo just might be the part we like best about him. Ortega announced Monday he will keep a pledge […]

Mayor says ‘no’ to third term

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. announced Monday morning that he will not seek a third term. He said he made a pledge when elected that he would not seek a third term and made the announcement early out of resepect to citizens, city councilors and city staff. Councilors who attended […]