March 4 — Local sports briefing

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Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats receiver Adam Garcia gets past Las Cruces defensive back Felton Nichols in the first quarter of last week’s New Mexico Premier League game at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis. Fab 5 Top area performances from the week of Feb. 21-27 • Clovis senior Lathan Lieb scored 33 points […]

Feb. 18 — Local sports briefing

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Portales forward Gabby Garcia goes around Texico’s Delanie Crist during the third quarter a non-district matchup at Texico. Defending Class 2A champion Texico beat the Class 3A Lady Rams 37-26. The Fab 5 Top area performances for the week Feb. 7-12 • Clovis sophomore Nikki Cordova scored 11 of her career-best […]

Top gloves to meet in interservice bouts

By Patrick Desmond: 502nd Air Base Wing OL-A Public Affairs LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — With national champions, world military champions and 2012 Olympic Team hopefuls stacking the upcoming 2011 Armed Forces Boxing Championships at Lackland Air Force Base Feb. 15 through Friday, the interservice event is truly an elite competition. Foremost among the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Top grades, an auction and a night at the opera

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top grades Melrose High School and elementary school were recognized for top science performance on the 2010 New Mexico Standards Based Assessments, according to a news release. Melrose Elementary School had the highest percentage of students performing at proficientor advanced level in science in fifth grade […]

Feb. 11 — Sports briefing

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Tyler Jefferson attempts to shoot over two Incarnate Word defenders in the first half of Saturday’s action at Greyhound Arena. Fab 5 Top area performances for the week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 5: • Dora freshman Dylan Privett has 25 points and 23 rebounds in the Coyotes’ 60-51 […]

Brazile stands alone at top

“Alone at the Top,” was how the Pro Rodeo Sports News Magazine described the crowning of Trevor Brazile, world champion all-around cowboy, for the 8th time, a world record. It took Sir Edmund Hilary seven weeks to climb Mt. Everest, Admiral Peary 23 years to find the North Pole, Freckles Brown was 46 when he […]

Jan. 28 — Local sports briefing

Freedom New Mexico Clovis senior Ashlee Pierson drives around a pair of Rio Rancho defenders in the first quarter of a game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium in Clovis. Clovis defeated Rio Rancho 57-24. The Fab 5 Top area performances from the week of Jan. 17-22: • Freshmen Madison Silveira (100 butterfly and 100 backstroke) and […]

Command chief selected for top enlisted position at Hurlburt

Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been chosen as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a news release. Turner’s new position is […]

Nov. 12 Sports briefing

The Fab 5 Top area team and individual performances last week: • Clovis Christian senior Mike Urioste rushed for 360 yards and scored nine touchdowns as the top-ranked Eagles routed Hondo 63-12 in a 6-man state semifinal game. • Junior Kelsey Laurenz had 13 kills and 10 blocks and Portales swept Ruidoso in the District […]

Glance at top NM races

(AP) 11-02-10 19:48,, U.S. House District 1 0 of 462 precincts – 0 percent Martin Heinrich, Dem (i) 55,144 – 50 percent Jonathan Barela, GOP 54,381 – 50 percent

Health care remains top priority

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Dr. George Peach Taylor Jr., says he doesn’t yet know if President Obama’s defense budget for fiscal 2012 will propose higher TRICARE fees for military retirees or any other beneficiary group. If past budget requests are any guide, going back deep into the George W. Bush’s presidency, then higher TRICARE […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

Corruption, illegal immigration top attorney general debate

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Argen Duncan New Mexico’s attorney general candidates debated illegal immigration policy, health care reform and fighting corruption Tuesday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Incumbent and Democrat Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, also the Ninth Judicial District attorney, are contending for the office. Portales Mayor Sharon King moderated the debate, hosted by the […]

Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

Portales past: Sept. 29, 1960

Portales News-Tribune: Melvin Lovon and M.G. Hunt tied for first place in last week’s football contest. Each missed 6 of the 19 in the News-Tribune contest, but even so, were top prognosticators for the week.

ENMU students plan school supplies drive

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Supplies needed: Backpacks without wheels Spiral notebooks (wide ruled and college ruled) 2-inch three-ring binders with dividers No. 2 pencils Blue, black and red pens Scissors (round and point tipped) Large glue sticks Pocket folders (without fasteners) Colored pencils Crayons Highlighters Rulers Zipper pouches for pencils Tissue Two Eastern New Mexico University students are putting […]

Portales Past: July 11, 1960

July 11, 1960: Bill Molder and Claudia Prince were honored as the top bowlers at Pinspotter Lanes. Molder rolled a 256 average in June; Prince had a 224 average.

TIME magazine names airman in top 100 list

By Maj. David Small: National Media Outreach Office NEW YORK — TIME magazine editors have named Chief Master Sgt. Antonio D. Travis to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for his efforts after the Haiti earthquake. Travis was one of the first U.S. military […]

RiverHawks top ENMU twice by run

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team saw leads of five runs in the first game and four in the second get away on Friday and the Greyhounds suffered damaging 8-7 and 7-6 Lone Star Conference baseball losses to Northeastern State. ENMU (21-24, 19-19 LSC) started the day in a […]

ENMU dance team takes top prize

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University dance team claimed first place in the Division II hip hop competition at the Cheerleaders of America cheer and dance championships, held Sunday in Dallas. Team members include Shawnae Prior, Alexis Richards, Chelsea Lawrence, Kameron Knight, Yun “Betty” Xu, Kacey Shakoto, Kamarine Trujillo and Jessica Anaya. The […]