Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-’em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

My turn: Always aiming for good time

I discovered Tuesday night that my aim with my .380 gun is still horrible because I have had very little shooting time with it. So, the adventures of learning how to shoot continue but with a new resolution in mind: I am now determined to go to the shooting range a minimum of once a […]

Slice of life: A matter of inches

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist To shoot a musician in the hand is as cruel as piercing a sword through his heart. That is the sad ending in Robert Rodriguez’s 1995 movie, “El Mariachi.” The villain takes away El Mariachi’s livelihood. Last week my dad had a near fatal accident with an electric handsaw. The […]

Ex-ENMU coach still bears pain of ex-player’s death

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When Earl Diddle saw the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, his first thought was of his daughter Colby. She was doing a fashion shoot in Manhattan when two planes hit the World Trade Center nearby. “They didn’t realize what happened until the second plane hit,” said Diddle, women’s basketball coach […]

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

Freedom New Mexico A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition Friday at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to the area of 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said […]

Aggies shoot 61 percent to roll past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LAS CRUCES — Junior forward Troy Gillenwater led five New Mexico State players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Aggies raced past Eastern New Mexico University 98-72 in the Greyhounds’ final preseason exhibition game. Junior guard Hernst Laroche went 8-for-10 from the field and finished with 17 points […]

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 […]

Boy Scouts hold fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves Roosevelt and Curry counties, has scheduled its annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot starting at 8:30 a.m. June 27. Proceeds go toward programs and services of the council. A barbecue lunch is planned after the shoot at noon, and an auction of sporting […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

Freedom New Mexico The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

Didn’t shoot my eye out, but …

In the sporting goods department of a discount store my eyes fell on the most sought-after Christmas present of my childhood — a Daisy BB gun. Just seeing it brought back memories. Yeah, that’s right, Ralphie from the 1983 movie “The Christmas Story” and I had a lot in common. We both wished for a […]

Plant of the century

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This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed. The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time. Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time. He […]

Police respond to suicide threat

Freedom New Mexico A suicidal 47-year-old Curry County man was placed in protective custody Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers. City, county and state law enforcement officers and Clovis’ mobile command unit were deployed to the scene before the situation ended without incident, according to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. The man […]

Local bow hunters ready for jamboree

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It’s B-Y-O-B this weekend at the 10th Annual Caprock Jamboree — as in bring your own bow. Bow shooters and children just learning the hobby from all over the state will congregate outside Grady starting Saturday morning to celebrate their sport and try to shoot their way to several […]

Portales sweeps district golf titles

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Behind medalist performances from Kevin Welch and Cassidy Merrick, the Portales golf teams swept titles in Tuesday’s District 4-1/3A meet at New Mexico Military Institute. Welch shot a 68, helping the Rams post a team score of 301 for a narrow win over the host Colts (303) and Lovington (307). “They […]

Roadrunners the team to beat in 1A

By Dave Wagner Temple Baptist’s next close game this season will be its first. The defending Class 1A state runnerup Roadrunners have cruised to a 29-0 record heading into today’s 8 p.m. 1A boys state quarterfinal match against Floyd at Albuquerque’s Valley High School, and only one — a nine-point verdict against Magdalena — has […]