After lunar mission, Earth next frontier

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this weekend, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were the most famous men on the planet. And they were some 240,000 miles from it. They were circling the lunar surface preparing to set down for what would become one of humanity’s greatest achievements. On Monday, we will […]

AKC agility dog trials this weekend

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico This weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center, it’s a dog’s life. More than 300 canines will be featured Friday, Saturday and Sunday as the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club holds its first American Kennel Club-sanctioned Stars and Stripes dog agility trial. Admission is free, with shows starting 8 a.m. […]

Clovis Aquatic Center will open Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Aquatic Center will open for the season noon Saturday, according to a press release from the city. Opening weekend operating hours are noon to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. After the weekend, regular operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through […]

Small schools prepare for graduation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This weekend promises flying caps, smiling graduates and proud parents as Roosevelt County small schools prepare for graduation. Floyd and Elida seniors graduate Saturday, and Dora commencement is Sunday. “It will be exciting just to have finished,” said Floyd valedictorian Jordan Terry. “I’m a little nervous about college, but […]

Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Zias’ weekend series adjusted

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s three-game Lone Star Conference South Division softball series this weekend has been pushed back a day due to anticipated bad weather. The teams will meet in a single game at 3 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday, then finish the series with a noon twin bill […]

Police make arrest in weekend mugging

Police arrested Michael Ruiz, 19, of Portales Wednesday for the robbery and beating of two men walking on the Eastern New Mexico University campus last weekend. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said a warrant was issued for the arrest of another man in the mugging, but the suspect remains at large. Berry said the two […]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. […]

ENMU Homecoming events start today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students and alumni are set for a weekend packed with homecoming events. This year’s theme is “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian.” Brooke Cordova of ENMU’s Alumni Affairs said students select the homecoming theme each year by voting on their favorite. One of the main attractions is the […]

ENMU set to go nuts

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weekend to draw a large turnout for this year’s festival. There will be 65 vendors selling arts and crafts, […]

Quilt show set for weekend

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Anyone who enjoys quilts will likely find something of interest at the third annual High Plains Quilt Festival. Organizers say nearly 200 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building. Classes and seminars will be offered, and several vendors will offer fabric and other quilt-related […]

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]

Zia booters record first win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Lawrence notched her second career hat trick Friday. Turns out, it was just enough. Lawrence, a junior forward from Roswell, provided all the scoring for the Zias, who held off Colorado Christian 3-2 at the ENMU soccer pitch for their first win of the season. ENMU (1-3) managed […]

Events Calendar Aug. 10, 2008

TodayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294. MondayCurry County Fair — Curry County Fairgrounds. Visit www.currycountyfair.com for schedule of events TuesdayBlood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second St., Portales. Information: 356-6601 ext. 251.Rural Bookmobile — 9 a.m. Melrose Senior […]

Events Calendar Aug. 8, 2008

TodayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Park. Open to all base personnel.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — […]

Events Calendar Aug. 7, 2008

FridayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.New Mexico Teacher Assessments […]

Tax-free days start today

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico High gas prices have local businesses expecting a busy tax-free weekend in Clovis and Portales. New Mexico’s fourth annual three-day gross receipts tax holiday begins today. Many school supplies, computers up to $1,000, clothes and shoes up to $100 will be tax free. A national survey finds the average […]

Ruidoso suffering worst flooding in decades

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Editorial: North Korea’s nuclear program questionable

That was certainly a spectacular visual, repeatedly shown on television last weekend, of the cooling tower of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility being demolished and crumbling to the ground in a cloud of concrete dust. Whether it really means North Korea is in fact giving up its quest for deliverable nuclear weapons is another question. […]