Burglaries up last year

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Christina Calloway Burglary reports last year in Portales were more than double compared to 2009, according to the Portales Police Department’s 2011 annual report. There were 293 burglaries reported in 2011 compared to 125 in 2009, according to the report. Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill said the jump in burglaries — which is described as […]

Youth fishing clinic scheduled

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Alisa Boswell The annual Oasis State Park Kids’ Fishing Clinic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Jim Whary, park manager, said the event will include nine learning stations in which children will learn how to cast, water safety, knot tying, biology and more. Each station will be 12 […]

McGee: A case of deja vu all over again

Do you ever get the idea that you need to be listening to people better? I think I do. This realization came to me after reading an article in The Atlantic magazine in which the writer detailed a personal hacking experience. “Wow,” I said as I came down the hall, “These hackers are getting REALLY […]

Small schools prepare for school year

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT senior writer aduncan@pntonline.com With school in Dora, Elida and Floyd starting Wednesday, school employees and students are looking ahead into the new academic year. “I’ve just really enjoyed my time at Elida, and I plan to make the best of this last year,” said Elida High School incoming senior […]

Writer wrong, but did job right

I’m normally a pretty calm, rational guy. When it comes to NBA talk, that guy’s usually MIA. Case in point: I was making the case that Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls should be the league’s most valuable player, because he had a statistical year most guards dream of, and it helped the Chicago Bulls […]

Their view: America’s future still remains uncertain

Russell Anglin is the senior writer for the Quay County Sun, our sister paper. His most recent column explores the impact of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Hounds adjusting to new bats

Clarence Plank The boys of summer are getting ready to start spring training for the upcoming baseball season. Meanwhile, at Eastern New Mexico University, Greyhounds are learning how to hit with the new NCAA specs for baseball bats. Greyhounds coach Phil Clabaugh said they are spending $3,500 for new bats, but were able to make […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Books or movies, money for college and a fickle rodent

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Book signing Mystery writer Darynda Jones will be autographing copies of her debut novel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Vines Restaurant in Portales. “First Grave on the Right” is set in Albuquerque and categorized in the paranormal romance genre. Question […]

Legislators prepare to tackle budget deficit

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Kevin Wilson The phrase goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The state budget shortfall will be covered by the New Mexico Legislature from Jan. 18 to March 19, because it must be by law. The way that gets done? We’ll see, veteran and rookie legislators say. “It’s going to be a tough show,” […]

Valencia student wins RGH card contest

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT senior writer aduncan@pntonline.com A boy who says he doesn’t create a lot of artwork has won the third annual Roosevelt General Hospital Christmas card contest. Valencia Elementary School fourth-grader Cristian Martinez Delgado won $50 for himself and 50 envelopes and cards sporting his design for his parents. “I feel […]