LSC champion Hounds left out of Division II tourney field

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference champion Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team did not get a berth to this year’s NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament. ENMU (9-4-5, 3-1-2 LSC) claimed the program’s first conference championship this season, but the Greyhounds’ overall record left them a bit short. Lone Star Conference […]

Musician remembered for faith, strength

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Courtesy photo Kevin Gardels on the air during one of his radio programs. Benna Sayyed Kevin Gardels called on his spiritual strength to deal with his fierce battle against cancer, family members said. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer known as primary myelofibrosis in September 2002, the Portales musician’s battle lasted nearly a decade. […]

Former Milnesand fire chief remembered for hard work

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Parkinson Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County lost one of its hardest working residents Sunday with the death of lifetime Milnesand resident Thomas Elton Parkinson, according to family and friends. Parkinson, 91, died at a Portales senior living center. Better known as “T.E.” or “Elton,” Parkinson was the Milnesand fire chief for 30 years, along with being […]

Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Fishing clinic teaches angling basics

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Courtesy photo Some of the 74 children who participated in the annual Oasis State Park fishing clinic Saturday watch as park personnel demonstrate how to clean some of the fish they caught. Benna Sayyed A number of Clovis and Portales children spent Saturday outdoors in Oasis State Park learning all about fishing. The park’s 21st […]

Monday morning briefing: A book, some popcorn and a stunning announcement

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Book and a movie Two events at the Portales Public Library Tuesday: • at 10:30 a.m. it’s Books and Babies featuring “Ticklish Fingers and Toes.” • Then, at 4:30 p.m., the Tween Programming movie is “Beethoven.” Free popcorn, too. Republican women City commissioner and […]

Hounds need top two finish to advance to nationals

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has climbed one mountain. Today, they go for an even bigger one. The Greyhounds, who ended Abilene Christian’s 20-year run as Lone Star Conference champions two weeks ago, will try to earn one of two NCAA Division II national berths from the […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Jessica King tries for a kill during the Zias’ match against New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena. The Zias pulled out a 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 win over the Cowgirls, erasing four consecutive match points in the fifth set to keep it alive. CNJ staff PORTALES […]

Tie gives Hounds LSC men’s soccer title

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU sophomore Jehmaine Brooks slides for the tackle on Incarnate Word’s Carlos Picado during Sunday’s Lone Star Conference men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. The teams played to a scoreless tie, which gave the Greyhounds the Lone Star Conference title. CNJ staff PORTALES — All things considered, a tie was […]

Zias fall to ACU in three

CNJ staff PORTALES — Neely Borger collected 12 kills and eight block assists Saturday night as Abilene Christian cruised to a 25-20, 25-17, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. ACU (17-12, 11-6 LSC) led most of the way, although the Zias (5-22, 1-17) made the first set […]

No. 17 Rambelles pound Zias

CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State ran off the final 10 points of Game 1 to set the tone and the 17th-ranked Rambelles cruised from there to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-11, 25-15, 25-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Debbie Ohl had eight kills and three block assists […]

State auditor stops in Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas, right, who is running for the U.S. Senate, stopped in Portales Thursday morning to visit with city, university officials and community members at Eastern New Mexico University. Balderas told community members, such as ENMU faculty member Leslie Paternoster, he wants to bring the agenda of […]

Ticket feature: Portales hosting Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo: Sandy Van Der Veen This year will mark the fourth year the MainStreet Fall Festival has been held in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Saturday’s Fall Festival in Portales will feature beer from an Albuquerque brewing company and crowd pleasers from last year’s festival, according to event organizers. For the first time, Albuquerque-based Marble […]

Dance to raise money for Portales war memorial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The corner of Second Street and Main Street in Portales is where a memorial for Roosevelt County war veterans will be located. Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to […]

Elida graduate named FFA president

Freedom New Mexico Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel […]

Zias clinch third in LSC; Hounds win

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team clinched third place in the Lone Star Conference on Sunday, beating Angelo State 1-0 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (8-5-3, 6-3-3), with matches remaining at West Texas A&M on Friday and at Midwestern State on Sunday, will finish ahead of Angelo State […]

Monday morning briefing: Air Force business and books for cheap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Business notes Brush up on doing business with the Air Force. A Doing Business with Air Force Special Operations presentation is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Registration in free. Information: chamber@portales.com or 356-8541. Book bargains The Friends of the […]

Portales officials invited to Zambia

Alisa Boswell Portales city leaders may be headed for Zambia, Africa, next summer for further meetings with Zambian kings Nzamane and Mukunis. The kings have offered to pay all costs except for flights to and from Zambia. “Next July, we would like to expect some people to come to Zambia,” said Patrick Mapalo, an ambassador […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 21

Area Clovis 23, Carlsbad 15 Lovington 37, Portales 7 Texico 28, Tucumcari 7 Fort Sumner 46, Cloudcroft 18 6-man Clovis Christian 43, Roy 37 Dora 51, Elida 0 8-man Melrose 36, Gateway Christian 34 Tatum 59, Floyd 6 Texas Farwell 41, Nazareth 6 Muleshoe 49, Littlefield 42 New Mexico Alamogordo 35, Onate 34 Animas 54, […]

TexAnns beat Zias in four

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero Tarleton State’s Nikki McNorton sends one of her team-high 14 kills off the block attempt of ENMU’s Bree Lucero during Thursday night’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — Nikki McNorton had 14 kills and nine total blocks (three solos) Thursday night as Tarleton State pulled […]