Bill would keep base contractors exempt from GRT

Freedom New Mexico Legislation sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, would keep in place a gross receipts tax exemption for building contracters working at Cannon Air Force Base. The Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee passed Senate Bill 160 earlier this week, and the legislation is now heading to the Senate Finance Committee. The exemption is […]

Annual chamber banquet set for Thursday

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Argen Duncan Blues, brisket and the “State of the City” address. This year’s annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet features all three, and chamber board President Chris Wood said he hopes to have a new executive director to introduce then. He said the chamber is still in the hiring process for someone to replace […]

Precautions set for embarassing texts

Kevin Wilson A friend of mine was going shopping with a friend, and she was concerned she’d get to talking with a friend, and would forget to pick up a specific item she needed the next day unless I texted her during the trip. I waited about 30 minutes, texted, “Dozen eggs.” She texted back, […]

Coverage extension comes at price

This spring, though an exact date is not yet set, TRICARE coverage will be made available to young adult military dependents out to the age 26, and that extra coverage will be available retroactively to Jan. 1 this year. But for this expansion in TRICARE coverage, by as much as three to five years, these […]

ENMU to resume classes Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University spring classes are set to begin Tuesday. In addition to on-campus and online courses, ENMU offers videoconferencing courses in Clovis, Hobbs and Roswell, according to a news release from the university. The semester ends May 13, and commencement is set for May 14. According to the release, spring […]

Portales past: Jan. 14, 1942

Jan. 14, 1942: Portales Daily News: A meeting of farmers and ranchers was set for Jan. 30 to consider the new production goals set for the Food for Freedom campaign.

U.S. set to expand base in Korea

Tom Philpott Two deadly incidents instigated by North Korea in 2010, most recently the shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island Nov. 23, have raised military tension on the peninsula to its highest level in many years. But the provocations, said the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, haven’t weaken a commitment by the United States […]

Defense department makes small increase to housing allowance

Sharna Johnson New military housing allowance rates set to take effect Jan. 1 won’t offer much comfort to Cannon airmen struggling to meet their housing needs in Clovis. According to a new Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate chart released Wednesday by the Defense Department, airmen in Clovis will receive little to no increase in […]

Holiday luncheon set

Freedom New Mexico The Causey Community Holiday Luncheon is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Causey Community Building. Meat, bread and drinks are provided. Attendees are asked to bring salads, other vegetables and desserts.

Wednesday morning briefing: Art, no school and a frigid turn

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday/Thanksgiving Eve briefing. Student art An Eastern New Mexico University student art exhibition is set to show Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. The exhibition is open during library hours. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. For […]

Santa Cop toy drive set for Saturday

PNT staff The first toy drive of the year for Operation: Santa Cop is set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portales Wal-Mart. Portales Police Department is collecting new toys and gifts for Roosevelt County youth ages birth to 18. The toys need to be unwrapped so department staff can see that […]

Ticket feature: Clovis mayor’s charity ball set for Friday

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Freedom New Mexico The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is Friday night and promises to be a night of “dinner, dancing and fun.” Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said about 25 tables have already sold and the event looks as if it will outperform last year’s. With cocktails scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 […]

Charity pageant set for Saturday

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By Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Monarch Formals is kicking off its Mommy and Me pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday at Lyceum Theatre, with tickets available for $5 at the door or in advance at the Chamber of Commerce, Body Mystique and the Master’s Center. […]

Attorney general debate set at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democrat incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race tonight . The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High […]

Attorney general candidates to debate

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democratic incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race Tuesday. The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High Plains […]

Zias cruise past Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand and junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck combined for 34 kills Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico defeated Texas-Permian Basin 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 in a non-conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-7) trailed only briefly early in each game before quickly taking control […]

Sister shares brother’s story in majors

Kevin Wilson Yolanda Acosta knew she had quite a story to tell, even before she knew the whole thing. The Elida native is getting set to release her book, “Acosta,” a tale of the upbringing she received in Elida and Portales, with emphasis on the career of her late brother Oscar, who was a pitching […]

No. 13 Mustangs set to test Hounds

Dave Wagner Midwestern State got off to a flying start last weekend, pounding host New Mexico Highlands 52-6 in a game that really wasn’t that close. The rout moved the Mustangs from 17th to 13th in this week’s NCAA Division II rankings. Still, Midwestern State coach Bill Maskill said he isn’t sure what to make […]

9/11 memorial set for Friday

The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank President David Stone […]

ENMU sets record for enrollment

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University set a new record for enrollment this fall. According to a university press release, this semester marks ENMU’s first to enroll more than 5,000 students. Semester credit hours, which affects funding, rose by 7 percent, according to the release. The release says that total enrollment is 5,080 students […]