Snow, rain result in slick roads

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A fast moving winter storm blew into Portales shortly after dark Friday, and Portales residents woke to sunny skies but dangerously slick road conditions. The storm dropped .10 inch of moisture, beginning with rain and changing to snow that was heavy at times Friday night, according to the weather […]

Colorado Mines notches victory over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior guard Kyle Pape scored 17 points and Colorado School of Mines got 46 points from its bench Friday night to pull away to a 77-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Mines (2-1) shot 58 percent from the field, including 11-of-17 from 3-point range, and took the […]

Hounds pull to .500 on hoops season

Freedom New Mexico CASA BLANCA, N.M. — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter bounced back from an off-night in Thursday’s season opener at Emporia State to compile team highs of 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University beat Western New Mexico 78-72. The game was the second half of a doubleheader […]

Monetary matters must be monitored closely

Anita Doberman A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular Sunday, I needed […]

Former financial advisor falters

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular […]

Fuller testifies against Bedford

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Jerry Fuller said he felt remorse seconds after setting a car on fire with his aunt and uncle locked inside, and characterized an accused accomplice as a drug pusher who’d “try to cheat you constantly.” Fuller, serving a 127-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to murder in connection […]

City soaked

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor More than half the city of Portales was without water until noon Monday, after a water main break at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday forced shutdown of parts of the water system. Similar to an incident that occurred in February of 2006, city officials say the emergency response and shutdown […]

Zias earn big split against Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers Give the Eastern New Mexico University softball team credit for bouncing back. Abilene Christian rode a nine-run seventh inning to beat the Zias 17-8 the first game of their Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. ENMU rallied behind five RBIs from freshman second baseman Rebecca Quinones and a solid […]

Lady Rams sweep Dexter

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — Portales Lady Ram head softball coach Robbie Crowley knows her girls have to clean up their errors, but the Portales offense battered Dexter enough Thursday afternoon to come away with a District 4-3A doubleheader sweep. Senior pitcher Sasha Parker allowed two earned runs on five hits and struck out 12 […]

Hound batsmen defeated

Freedom Newspapers Third baseman Brett Cook went 3-for-4, scoring three runs and driving in two, and Wayland Baptist took control with a four-run third after the first two hitters were retired to beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-5 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game at Greyhound Field. The Pioneers (15-13) finished with 11 hits, […]

Zias drop LSC doubleheader

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Things started out pretty well for Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, but they went downhill pretty quickly. The Zias scored three times in the top of the first in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader with Angelo State, but the Rambelles took control […]

Zias drop 2-OT contest

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior guard Stacey Staten hit two free throws with 30 seconds left to tie the score in the first overtime, then converted a 3-point play at the start of the second OT and Midwestern State went on to claim an 81-75 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday […]

Greyhounds win LSC south opener

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Junior Justin Redman-Trotter hit four late free throws, including the two clinching shots with five seconds left, as Eastern New Mexico University held off Abilene Christian 86-82 on Thursday in the men’s Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. Senior guard Stephen Wilson went 10-of-14 from the field […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: Freedom Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move […]

Pursuit of death penalty OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Content in this report may be offensive to some readers. A district judge ruled Monday probable cause exists to pursue the death penalty in the first-degree murder trial of a former Clovis dentist. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker made the ruling after the prosecution presented testimony Monday […]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early […]

Maybe humans shouldn’t always understand

By Baxter Black: Guest Columnist Anthropomorphism is a word that has often been used in a negative context by people in the livestock business. By definition it is the ascription of human characteristics to things not human — particularly animals. In our continuing effort to raise animals for meat purposes humanely we confront huge moral, […]

Portales Adkins wins MVP in All-Star game

Paula Chronic Chris Adkins scored 23 points and ultimately led the South to their 92-87 triumph over the North, winning the MVP for his performance during the Class 3A North-South All-Star basketball game Friday at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. The win marks the South’s second victory in a row over the North All-Stars […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him get on track. Wheeler, who will be a senior at Clovis High in the fall, was touched up for three […]

Fiction makes vacations better

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers I stumbled upon a school report by my older sister Becky in elementary school titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and was shocked. According to the report, she went to Disneyland and Six Flags. Funny, I didn’t remember going to those places that summer. I just remembered riding in […]