Tea party needs to stay true to cause

Freedom New Mexico Black and conservative are notmutually exclusive. That’s the theme of the Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party, an organization that’s gaining momentum in Colorado. Throughout our history, black Americans have needed no more than protection of liberty in order to succeed. If freedom is the theme of the tea party movement, it should […]

Black Friday sales move at steady pace

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Customers line up for the register at Bealls in Portales Friday morning during Black Friday sales. Manager Melissa Bonem said within two hours after opening, the store had already made 25 percent of its goal. Alisa Boswell “Booming” was not the word most local Clovis and Portales retail officials used […]

Retailers readying for Black Friday

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Chickie Enger, owner of Cool Stuff on Main Street, left, discusses Black Friday sales plans with her husband, Geary Enger, right on Monday. The Engers believe their 20 percent off sale could attract more shoppers. Benna Sayyed and Alisa Boswell Retailers are adding a variety of fresh marketing tactics to […]

A real headless horseman: Happy birthday, Black Jack Ketchum

Washington Irving’s story about a headless horseman was fictional, but there was a real

In search of ponies: Schedules help avert cat-astrophe

Waking to teeth on my nose was not a pleasant feeling. In all honesty, it was downright disturbing. To add insult to injury, the little black furry face – I could only see in segments because of the macro view I had between my eye and the end of my nose – shifted and found […]

Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real […]

Green thumb no match for drought

If I ever had a green thumb it has turned black. I’ve lamented recently the condition of my front yard but I have to report with the recent rains it’s starting to green up. Of course the green parts are grass burrs. The rose bushes decided to emerge from their drought-induced dormancy long enough for […]

Press release: Black Water Fire Update

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Psychological thrillers scarier than slashers

The best really scary movies I have ever seen were filmed in black and white, either by design or because they were made before the popularization of color techniques. Lest I be mistaken for a Cretan, I want to make it clear I am not talking about “The Blair Witch Project.” The other night, when […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River – The flow is 203 cfs. Fishing […]

Religion digest —

Black history celebration set Good Samaritan Inc. will hold its inaugural black history celebration noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The event will feature praise dancing, gospel singing, keynote speakers from the community and clergy and testimonials from people who have overcome addictions. The event will be preceded by an 11 […]

Shoppers up early for Black Friday deals

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Amber Knox of the Portales Beall’s, wraps Christmas gifts Friday afternoon for customers. Alisa Boswell Friday marked a day of hustle and bustle for local Clovis and Portales businesses as Black Friday shoppers lined up to get discounted items and other special deals on this after Thanksgiving shopping day extravaganza. […]

Friday morning briefing: Black eyes, free food and cash for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School business Monday is parent-teacher conference day for Portales Municipal Schools from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no school that day. Information: Call the administration office at 356-7000 or call your child’s school. Black eyes for Cannon Airmen of all ranks will […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 19

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Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their two daughters, Brenda Black and Sandra Lynn and was celebrated with family and friends. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two daughters and one grandson. They […]

Officials optimistic festival earnings in black

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Mickey Thomas of Starship belts out “Sara” during Thursday’s performance at the Clovis Music Festival. Organizers said the 70s and 80s group helped bring a different audience to the Curry County Event Center. Kevin Wilson A few days after thousands of Clovis residents heard the sounds of Buddy Holly and […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 5

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Cabrera Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by Brenda Black, Sandra and Jeff Lynn and Chad Lynn. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two children and one grandchild. They are both semi-retired owners […]

Study: Urban prairie dogs at higher risk

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Submitted by Jenny Ramirez Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jenny Ramirez studies wildlife and, as an undergraduate, conducted a unique project on prairie dogs in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Her research indicated that prairie dogs living in urban areas spend more time watching for predators than eating, which could harm their health. Argen Duncan After […]

Letter to the editor: Hard work is the American way

Hard work is the American way After reading Karen Black’s letter in the March 30 CNJ regarding the health care bill, it is apparent that ignorance of the truth is still bliss. She should be outraged, not overjoyed, that this travesty ever made its way into law. Not to worry, I’m here to help her […]

Cowboy humorist says he appreciates rural way of life

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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Courtesy photo Members of Geni Flores’ “Teaching Multicultural History of the Southwest” class at ENMU visited the Blackdom site and historic marker last spring. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town […]