Homegrown

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By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is here, summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to bring the best harvest of vegetables to area farmers’ markets. Beginning the end of June, area vendors will gather at two locations — one in Clovis and one in Portales — to sell a variety of fresh […]

Marriage has been good to me

The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems like it was just yesterday […]

Hounds look for spark from newcomers

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Michael Maya had a chance to go Division I coming out of Valley High this spring, but he felt he was ready to play. Maya, the Albuquerque area player of the year and the state leader in scoring and assists in 2009-10, is part of second-year Eastern New Mexico […]

Cooler temperatures hinder planting

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The cool spring has slowed planting, but the moisture means an optimistic outlook for the harvest, Roosevelt County farmers have said. “The cold temperatures affected it (planting) terribly,” said Kevin Breshears, who farms and has a custom harvesting business. Joanna Baker, whose family grows organic peanuts in the Floyd […]

ENMU briefs — May 19

ENMU graduate honored At its 2010 spring commencement, one of Davidson College’s Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Awards — the college’s top teaching honor — went to Associate Professor of Chemistry Durwin R. Striplin. Each award includes $7,500 for the recipient, and $7,500 more for the recipient to designate to a college cause. Striplin is a […]

People not always as they appear

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Max showed up at our ranch headquarters one late spring day, looking for work. Said he’d caught a ride the 25 miles from town with the mailman and walked the two miles from the mailbox. Said he wasn’t a great horseman, but he was willing to do any kind of […]

Group working to preserve Portales Spring

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Lion’s Club is working to preserve Portales Spring, namesake of the city located on private land off N.M. 88 (Arch Highway). The Portales Lions are negotiating a lease with the landowner and plan to fence the site. There are also plans to build an observation landing for viewing […]

Portales High School news — April 20

Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

Hounds set for spring practice

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Changing the offense got Eastern New Mexico University’s football squad a statistical title. Now, the Greyhounds hope a tweak to the defense is the missing piece to a division title. The three-week spring football practice for ENMU starts Monday at 3:15 p.m., with 9:30 a.m. scrimmages at […]

Dealing with spring winds a breeze

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist As I write this the wind is buffeting The Stucco Hacienda. There’s whistling around the windows, the trees out front are rocking, I see mighty clouds of dust — probably carried here from as far away as Roswell and the Pecos Valley. I can safely say the time of our […]

Floyd school news

Events This week is spring break at Floyd Schools. Thursday • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. • 6 p.m. — Floyd Senior Center potluck. Games at 7 p.m. Friday • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. Saturday • 8 a.m. — Floyd track meet at Hagerman (varsity). • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. […]

Portales Past: March 16, 1910

March 16, 1910: Portales Nursery Co., located one mile east of the city, was advertising it had 3,000 2-year-old apple trees available for spring planting.

Surrounded by signs of spring

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]

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, […]

ENMU sets spring enrollment mark

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set an all-time school record for spring enrollment with 4,359 students, according to a school press release. The previous record spring enrollment was 4,142 in 1972. This spring’s enrollment is up 8.4 percent over the 2009 spring enrollment of 4,021, and is the second highest […]

Oasis closing for furloughs

Freedom New Mexico Oasis State Park will close for five days this winter and spring as part of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan to reduce state spending by employee furloughs. The park is set to be closed Thursday, as well as Jan. 15, Feb. 9, March 2 and March 23, according to a news release from […]

May 9, 1973

Members of the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee met at City Hall to plan a schedule for the annual spring trash bash, which would begin the following Sunday. Melvin Littlejohn

Kites color skies over Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Heather Bumguardner William Epperson and his family just arrived in New Mexico and took a day to enjoy kite flying, games and food. In the spring winds, professional kite flyers, games and more helped get things off the ground at Cannon Air Force Base’s sixth annual Kite Karnival on April 18 at […]

Rodeo: Hounds fifth at Howard

Freedom New Mexico BIG SPRING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth in the Howard College rodeo over the weekend. Senior Kyle Roberts of Durango, Colo., teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford College (Texas) for first place in team roping with a time of 13.3 seconds. Junior Payton Terry teamed with Tarleton State’s […]