Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Western State trounces Zias

Freedom New Mexico PUEBLO, Colo. — Western State (Colo.) went on an early 8-0 run to lead for good, then used another 8-0 surge to take control midway through the opening half and the Mountaineers cruised to a 68-52 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Al Kaly Shriners Classic, hosted by [...]

Cowboys knew how to have fun at work

My mother was a teenager during the 1930s. That decade was one of the busiest for the cattle and sheep raisers in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In 1885, the railroad company built a spur line from Socorro to Magdalena. Livestock growers then had a market for their cattle and sheep. They drove their [...]

ENMU men finish fifth in Western Texas College rodeo

Freedom New Mexico SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth over the weekend in the Western Texas College rodeo. Sophomore Billy Good of Portales and freshman Pecos Thomas of Plainview, Texas, finished second in the avarage in team roping afer winning the first go with a time of 5.5 seconds and taking [...]

Hounds outlast Western State 74-67

Freedom New Mexico GUNNISON, Colo. — Newcomers Max Carrier and Aaron Edwards are fitting in quickly for the Greyhounds. The junior college transfers from California combined for 35 points and 19 rebounds to lead Eastern New Mexico University to a 74-67 win over Western State on Wednesday. The win kicks off a three-game swing through [...]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting mounted shooting competition

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Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Events Center plays host this weekend to the Western Shooting Horse “Road to the Worlds” competition. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Curry County Events Center, and is a week before the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s Worlds competition. The Mounted Shooting All-Stars Show is set [...]

Fire at Western Star Dairy

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High winds and temperatures are hampering firefighters’ efforts to stop a silage fire Thursday at a Roosevelt County dairy. Steven Cain of Portales and Floyd fire departments said feed caught fire at Western Star Dairy, and the blaze spread into a large pile of silage, including the plastic and tires covering it. He said firefighters [...]

Trucking companies adding about 100 jobs in Portales

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer Two trucking companies are bringing around 100 jobs to eastern New Mexico, a local economic development official said Friday. Greatwide Logistics Inc. is beginning to operate in Portales after winning a countywide milk-hauling contract with Dairy Farmers of America, according to a news release from Roosevelt County Community [...]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth [...]

Western Dairy Transport lays off about 75 workers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Western Dairy Transport in Portales laid off about 75 employees Wednesday because a large contract expired. Company President David Shelton, who works in the Stephenville, Texas, office, said WDT’s multi-year local-hauling contract with Dairy Farmers of America expired. The new contract was awarded to Greatwide Logistics Service, based in [...]