Hounds finish season on strong note

Dave Wagner PORTALES — While the season didn’t turn out quite the way Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo and his team hoped, the Greyhounds ended it with one of their better performances in some time. Ribaudo credited his team’s discipline in part for Saturday’s 35-10 Lone Star Conference crossover drubbing of Tarleton State […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Comfy seats, less than inviting weather

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing:

Commissioners approve agreement toward Hotel Clovis renovations

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson An artist’s rendering of the planned Hotel Clovis Lofts, a $13 million conversion project by Tierra Realty of Clovis. Kevin Wilson City officials feel tax dollars will be better spent helping a private company renovate the Hotel Clovis than tearing down the city-owned building. The Clovis City Commission met Friday […]

County accepting letters of interest for committee participation

CNJ staff Curry County is accepting letters of interest from citizens who would like to participate in two planned committees to examine jail issues and courthouse security. The committees will provide input and recommendations to the county commission on how to address the problems faced by the county as a result of “the aging infrastructure, […]

Area residents recognized at Melrose banquet

CNJ staff Seven people were recognized with awards during a Nov. 6 banquet hosted by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. President James Townson said the banquet was the first held by the chamber in two years and attendees enjoyed dinner entertainment from Ronnie Fouts and Neil Delk, as well as the company of distinguished guests […]

Official attributes increase in sexual assault exams to growing awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners report an increase in exams during the month of October. Sharna Johnson October saw a spike in the number of sexual assault exams performed in Curry County, a dynamic Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Director Amber Hamilton attributes to increased awareness. Hamilton said SANE nurses conducted 19 […]

Press release: Bingaman talks Congressional lame duck session

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about the Congressional lame duck session. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111510m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman gives a brief overview of the Senate schedule for the lame duck session. 02:10 – Bingaman […]

Training won’t hurt communities

Regarding the Pentagon’s proposed training initiative that would create a low-altitude training range covering most of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. I flew almost 4,000 hours in United States Air Force fighter jets. We flew hundreds of low-level sorties in high speed and relatively loud jets every day over densely populated parts of Europe. […]

New efforts won’t solve old problems

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]