Free exchange of ideas remains vital

Freedom New Mexico Freedom of speech and academic freedom prevailed last week when a deeply religious man — some call him a zealot — delivered a speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy after an intensive campaign to censor him by government force. Retired Marine Lt. Clebe McClary spoke at an Air Force Academy prayer […]

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 […]

Press release: Carrier LSC South defensive player of week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Max Carrier (Canyon Lake, Calif./Irvine Valley CC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance last week. The Greyhounds and Carrier picked up a crucial win over 16th-ranked University of […]

Feb. 1 — Dora news

Science fair The 2011 Dora School Science Fair was held last week and science teacher Leonard Velasquez announced the following winning projects: • Best of Show — Jordan Inge with Worm Works. • Best of Show Runner-Up — Anna Ramirez with Seven Layers of Density. • First Place — Emily Campolla, Fluffy Muffins; Koby Cone, […]

Jefferson LSC South Defensive Player of Week

Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/ North Crowley HS/Tyler JC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding performances against Angelo State and Abilene Christian, last week. Jefferson is the second Greyhound to receive weekly […]

Press release: New Mexico weekly gas price update

New Mexico, January 31- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.08/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in […]

Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, police business and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week From our own game specialist Jenna Zamie. Game: Dead Space 2 Genre: Sci-fi shooter System: 360, PS3, PC What is it? A worthy follow-up with a thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://deadspace.ea.com/en_US/home Question of […]

Press release: Gas prices in NM increase for fourth week in row

(Irving, Texas) —- After a month of steady increases in gasoline prices during 2011, consumers are seeing some moderation at the pump as oil prices dropped this past week. Oil on Thursday fell below the $86 a barrel range for the first time since mid-November. Just two weeks ago oil was above $92 a barrel […]

My turn: Next bestseller could be in my head

I was hard put to come up with something to write for my column this week, because due to being ill last week, I haven’t done anything since New Year’s Eve. Not going to events definitely puts a damper on writing about them. Then as I thought, it occurred to me that I had experienced […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Call for nominations The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of HonorBanquet this spring. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 21. Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or […]

Our people: Windmill man

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Portales resident Bill Dalley has delved into his retirement hobby of restoring antique windmills. He has restored 80 for himself and 25 for others. Sometimes, moving or repairing a windmill became a family project, needing multiple trucks and trailers to haul the oversized collectibles. Dalley decided to donate the windmills to Roosevelt County and began […]

Only you can judge what’s right

Last week’s column emphasized the need for each of us to do the right thing in order to improve society. Most commenters seemed to agree, but were not necessarily sure what “the right thing” is. Fair enough. Real right and wrong are pretty easy to grasp as long as you aren’t looking for excuses or […]

Power outages plague Portales

Argen Duncan Power outages hit the same portion of Portales for several hours two mornings in a row this week. “We are aware of the problem, and we are working on a long-term solution so we avoid this particular problem,” said Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves. “And we do appreciate the patience of our customers […]

Divorce support seminar being held

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is hosting Divorce Care, a weekly support group and seminar led by people with experience dealing with divorce. The 13-week Bible-based video seminar will be held starting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church at 200 S. Ave. C and is free to the public. For information, contact Laqueda […]

Press release: Herrin LSC South Defensive Player of the Week

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play during the Zias’ road trip to Texas Woman’s and Texas A&M-Commerce.Herrin’s selection marks the first time this season a […]

Dora school news —

High school final exams on Friday School is in session five days this week for grades 7-12. Elementary students will not have to attend on Friday. Final exams will be administered to high school students today through Friday. Thursday and Friday will be early-release days, with buses running at 12:35 p.m. both days. Students will […]

Once in a lifetime moments irreplaceable

There are timeless gifts, or ways to give gifts, that bear no duplication or repeating. Last week I devoted this column to the value of shopping locally, for non-mass-produced presents; this week I’d like to encourage you to look at some unique experiences — ones which cannot be duplicated, even if you were to present […]

Portales past: Dec. 27, 1956

Dec. 27, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Brenda Kay Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker of Dora, was dismissed from the hospital after receiving second-degree burns a week before. Her dress caught fire from an open heater at her home.

Portales past: Dec. 1, 1942

Dec. 1, 1942: The Portales Daily News: C.F. Tivis, who left for the Army only two months ago, was learning to save money. This week he sent home $75 worth of bonds and $5 for a Christmas present for his mother. He had learned to barber on the side and was earning a little money.

Dora school news — Nov. 23

Wednesday is the last day of school this week. Students will return on Monday. SPORTS • Today — JV and Varsity basketball at San Jon, 4 p.m. • Friday and Saturday — Dora Junior High Boys play at Faith Triumphant Basketball Tournament. • Monday — Dora Junior High teams host Melrose at 4 p.m. PTSO […]