No. 22 WT sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team jumped on 22nd-ranked West Texas A&M early on Friday. Unfortunately, the fun didn’t last long. Sophomore Amanda Lale capped a three-run Zias first inning with a two-run single. The Lady Buffs then scored eight runs in the third and five in the […]

Curry County Cats preview capsule

CNJ staff Las Cruces Kings (5-3) at Curry County Cats (6-2) • What: New Mexico Premier League first-round playoff game • When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday • Where: Leon Williams Stadium, Clovis • Of note: The Cats finished second and the Kings third in the Pecos Division of the NMPL. … Curry County hasn’t actually played […]

Prom schedules

Freedom New Mexico High school proms at schools across eastern New Mexico and west Texas: Farwell High School — 8 p.m. (CDT) May 21 at the Clovis Civic Center. Fort Sumner High School — 8 p.m. May 14 in the High School Auditorium. Grady High School — 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Grady School. Muleshoe […]

Forrest community reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.

USDA authorizing grazing on CRP land

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized livestock producers in Curry, Lea and Roosevelt counties to graze their cattle on land enrolled in conservation programs. According to a memorandum issued Wednesday, the department authorized a 30-day use of CRP lands for grazing by livestock producers who lost pasture or fences due to […]

Texas discovery sparks debate on Clovis culture

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Many artifacts of the Clovis culture have been excavated from the Blackwater Draw site and are now kept on site and in the Miles Anthropological Museum at Eastern New Mexico University. The Clovis culture has been identified as the oldest North American culture, but artifacts which outdate the culture may […]

In search of ponies: Dogs predisposed to destruction

Sharna Johnson “My dog is helping me downsize,” a coworker said to me recently. “How so?” I asked curiously. She went on to explain her dog has this thing about destroying anything that enters his area of the yard, regardless of what it is. So far he has eaten a garden hose, potted plants and […]

McGee: Worth the wait

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist We thought we’d go to one of the local fast food joints in town. It’s famous for its great sandwiches but also for its long waits. We thought we’d give it a try anyway. We placed our order at the drive-thru. “That’s a bit expensive for a couple of sandwiches […]

Press release: Gasoline moves closer to record prices

IRVING, TEXAS — Prices in many areas of New Mexico moved up by four to eight cents over the past week. And some cities, including Las Cruces, are now within 26 cents of their all-time record high, according to the AAA New Mexico Weekend Gas Watch. The state average price increased by five cents to […]

Press release: Clovis YMCA opening

The new Clovis Family YMCA will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Friday, May 13th from 2PM – 5PM. The YMCA of Central New Mexico invites all community members to come in and tour this state-of-the-art family friendly wellness facility located at 2300 N Main Street in Clovis near the intersection of […]

Press release: Cannon canceling prescribed burns

Due to adverse weather conditions, the 27th Special Operations Wing has cancelled a series of prescribed burns at Melrose Air Force Range previously scheduled for April 30 – May 3. These fires clear the amount of vegetation in targeted areas and help reduce the risk of wildfires caused by training or by natural causes such […]

CRP lands opened to area livestock grazing

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A day at the rodeo

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds ride and rope, and hope they cash in when it’s time for the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at the Curry County Event Center. In one form or another, everybody goes through the elements of the four-day undertaking: ••• When you arrive, you’re a spectator until you see secretary Crystal Garrett. […]

Perfection not a goal

Curtis Shelburne This column is only for perfectionists, recovering perfectionists, or people trying to live with perfectionists. A genuine perfectionist thinks perfectionism is a virtue. He is perfectly wrong, but I wish you luck in convincing him. He is also probably tired and testy. It is exhausting to be the only one really concerned about […]

Friday morning briefing: Big weekend, mount up and maybe some weekend rain

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Big weekend In case you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a smattering to choose from: • Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping 9 a.m. today through Sunday, indoors at the Curry County Events Center. • Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta. Dinner’s at […]

City taking over Chaparral Country Club on Sunday

Kevin Wilson A few things to know about next week’s golf course transition, following the city’s $2.81 million purchase of the Chaparral Country Club. When does the city take control? Sunday is when the city begins operations at Chaparral Country Club. It will keep that name for the time being, Parks and Recreation Director Bill […]

Four area school districts audited

Liliana Castillo Four area school districts were audited by the New Mexico Public Education Department over the last 10 days. Initial findings were released Thursday. Based on a review of 10,000 files from 34 districts across the state, Portales Municipal Schools was cleared of all issues along with seven other districts. Clovis Municipal Schools and […]

Letters to the editor: Readers debate increasing GRT

Tax increase best choice for city I would like to commend the city staff, city commissioners, and the mayor on their conscientious efforts to determine the best and most efficient method by which to obtain the funds to support the Ute Water Project. They have worked diligently without prejudice to find the best acceptable solution. […]

Privatization boosts free market

It is strange to see how many people object to the idea of ending the government monopoly for any service or product that is even marginally now provided by government. Some people seem to really believe things can be best done by government, using coercive wealth confiscation known euphemistically as taxation and by not allowing […]

Time for fed to make return to gold standard

Freedom New Mexico Families across America are suffering what we’ll call pump shock: A doubling of gas prices in the past two years. A couple days ago, one of us paid $4.27 a gallon, spending about 43 bucks to fill up a Toyota Corolla. At a Town Hall meeting in Reno last week, President Barack […]