Monday morning briefing: Industrial plans, a joyful noise and a president’s eyes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch There’s a special meeting noon today at Portales city hall to outline the city’s industrial park master plan. It’s open to the public. A joyful noise The Vienna Boys Choir concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis. General admission […]

Feral swine running wild in eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo: Alan May, State Director USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services. The Department of Game and Fish does not regulate or manage the hunting of feral swine, therefore no permit is required and hogs may be hunted year round. Tonjia Rolan Prolific feral swine populations are ravaging eastern New Mexico range and farmland and creating an ecological nightmare, […]

Daycare center has new facilities

Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections The Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center is now housed in a brand new larger facility to accommodate the needs of more military families. The groundbreaking for construction began June 10, 2010, and the facility was opened on Nov. 7. Director of the daycare center, Kathy Morgan, said the facility […]

amos the churchmouse: amos tries the new craze

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos tries the new craze boss there s a new form ofhigh-class entertainmenthere […]

Letters to the editor: Candidate understands our needs

Candidate understands our needs All the candidates agree and will evidently support ensuring water is available for Clovis in the future. Likewise the candidates all support improving roads in the city. How can Clovis survive and prosper without those obvious issues being settled? There is a city commissioner candidate running in District 1 that will […]

Revenues up at some entertainment venues

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Courtesy photo: Brock Neely Carlos Mencia’s show at the Clovis Civic Center sold 950 of 1,100 tickets. Tonjia Rolan Clovis Civic Center and Curry County Events Center saw increased revenues over the past two years. This is good news to City Commissioner Bobby Sandoval, who said entertainment industries in Clovis and Portales are important cultural […]

Press release: Clovis Man Sentenced to Maximum Time in Prison for Attempted Murder

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that James Gilbert, age 32, was sentenced to serve nine (9) years in prison for one (1) count of Attempted Murder, which is the maximum time for attempted murder in New Mexico. The charges stem from October 3, 2010 when Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded to an […]

Clovis Legal Aid office finding footing

Benna Sayyed Matthew Rowland received a layoff notice two weeks after he started working as managing attorney of the New Mexico Legal Aid office in Clovis. “I was calling saying, ‘Is this some kind of a joke. I just got here,’” Rowland said. That was one year ago. Now things are looking up at the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Brunch with a star and clockless casinos

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Brunch with a star Eastern New Mexico University is holding a brunch Feb. 18 to honor Lone Star Conference Hall of Honor inductee Jennifer Goble-Poyer. She is the first ENMU student athlete to be inducted by the conference. Tickets are $10, must be purchased […]

New coach leads Hounds

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU seniors Mitch Wolfe, foreground, and Alex Schultz warm up during Greyhounds baseball practice on Thursday afternoon at Greyhound Field. The Hounds, under first-year coach Chris Terry, open the season on Thursday in a three-day tournament at Odessa, Texas, hosted by Texas-Permian Basin. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Chris Terry realizes building […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Talent in Texico and Beatlemania sweeps America

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Movie for teens The teen program at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Portales Public Library is the movie “Real Steel.” The movie and the popcorn are free. Talent show The Texico “In The Clear” talent show is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Texico High School, […]

Monday morning briefing: Help for fire victims and a slight chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire victims Donations are needed for 12 families left homeless by a recent fire at Clovis Apartments. Money is most needed and cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 1200 N. Thornton St., Suite G, […]

ENMU spring enrollment sets record

Freedom New Mexico For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 students. At 5,084 students for the semester, the university is sitting at a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 4,864 students. Spring student credit hours, which higher education funding is based […]

Two new maintenance squadrons activated

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole Col. Wesley Norris, left, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group commander, passes the official squadron guide on to Maj. Marcus Brazell as he accepts command of the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an official squadron reorganization ceremony Jan. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. By Senior Airman Jette Carr: […]

Zias pull split to open softball campaign

Freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa went 4-for-6 in Eastern New Mexico’s season-opening doubleheader, helping the Zias pull a split against Texas-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s to open the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Zias won their opener 4-1 over Permian Basin behind a solid pitching performance from freshman Alberta Medina, and dropped a 5-4 decision to a […]

Friday morning briefing: Certified, all about trains and the day the music died

Good morning a welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Certified Curry County’s Chief Deputy Clerk Beni Dampier has earned her certificate as a New Mexico Certified Public Supervisor. Dampier says the program is a lengthy series of classes and study to help her be a better public servant as well as improve her […]

Zias hold on to beat Pioneers

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU junior guard Tara Johnson shoots over Texas Woman’s University Pioneers Tabbatha Thurmond, left, and Jessica Hanna, center, Wednesday night during the Zia’s game against the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers at Greyhound arena. Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a little trouble finishing off Texas Woman’s Wednesday night at […]

Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]

Hounds expect to sign 25-30 prospects

Dave Wagner First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn anticipates signing 25-30 players today on national signing day. “The emphasis is obviously on the offensive and defensive lines,” Lynn said. “We got real aggressive with New Mexico and west Texas kids.” Lynn said he originally didn’t anticipate a large first-day signing group. “We’re […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Red hot, cheap books and the meaning of words

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Red hot chilies (sort of) The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present Texas Tech’s Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The group, composed […]