Thursday morning briefing: Cleaning up, citizen police and down under

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Scoop the poop For the convenience of those who walk pets on campus, Eastern New Mexico University has installed four pet waste stations. Each station provides bags and a trash can. They are located by the Administration Building, Campus Bookstore, between the Campus Union […]

Officials hope measure will keep Tres Amigas headquarters in state

Alisa Boswell State officials are pushing a new legislative bill that would change tax laws because they believe it will encourage Tres Amigas to build their headquarters in eastern New Mexico rather than west Texas. Tres Amigas is planning to build a power grid near Clovis that will connect North America’s two major power grids […]

Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: High cotton and a girl’s best friend

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Hounds face UIW in ‘football festival’

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, along with the rest of the Lone Star Conference, will get to experience “Jerry’s House” next season. The LSC, which hosted three games last September at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has expanded its “Football Festival” to two days with all nine football schools participating. ENMU will […]

Hounds edge Buffaloes

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU guard Stefan Mirabal fakes a shot while being defended by West Texas A&M’s David Henderson, left, and Courtney Carr during Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference men’s game at Greyhound Arena. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University didn’t wait nearly as long to make its comeback. This time, the […]

Zias pull upset over Lady Buffs

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Joshua Lucero: FNM correspondent ENMU senior Kiara Tate puts up a shot over West Texas A&M’s Kenisha Harris during Saturday night’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Zias ended a 16-game losing streak against the Lady Buffs with a 71-68 victory. Kevin Wilson PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University, missing starting […]

Reader-submitted: Former resident seeking restaurant information

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Courtesy photo New Mexico native Robert Patrick O’Connor is looking for information on his parents, Stan and Jo Durkee, and the Artistocrat restaurant they briefly ran in Clovis in 1950. A former New Mexico resident working on a history book is looking for people who remember his parents’ ties to Clovis and a restaurant that […]

Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Free caregiving course offered

CNJ staff The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host a free caregiving course in Clovis for area veterans 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6-20 at La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo St. The course explains the signs, behaviors and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. The course will also offer techniques for interacting with loved […]

Hound’s rally falls short; Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The road and slow starts continue to plague the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds rallied from 20 points down early in the second half — and had a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie it — before losing 71-68 to West […]

ENMU’s growth continues

Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University students walk the halls of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building Tuesday for classes. Freshman students said they have so far enjoyed the university and are excited about starting another semester. Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first […]

Legislators expected to debate PRC reform

Trip Jennings Two years from now, will the state Public Regulation Commission look the same? New Mexico’s 112 state lawmakers will likely answer that question in this year’s 30-day legislative session, which starts Tuesday. While an extensive makeover of the commission is not a sure bet, it is a distinct possibility as legislators grapple with […]

Letters to the editor: Contractors not responsible for jail

Contractors not responsible for jail I find new Curry County jail administrator Gerry Billy’s comment (in Wednesday’s article), “Obviously the person who built the jail had never built a jail before,” offensive. “The person who built the jail” is obviously a contractor. A contractor places a “bid” for a specific job, which is laid out […]

Zias fall short in OT

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Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico ENMU junior guard Hannah Altheide brings the ball up against Midwestern State freshman Shatoia Gober during the second half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner One of these days, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is going to quit knocking on […]

New pastor serving Word of God Lutheran Church

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed The Word of God congregation meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in The Chapel at 1500 Thornton Street. Pastor Rollinson will strive to help the congregation get its own building. Benna Sayyed The Word of God Lutheran Church in Clovis now has a new pastor. John T. Rollinson, 73, has […]

Romney has best policies on conflict

Freedom New Mexico The Republican debates Saturday night and Sunday morning were intended to give last-minute guidance to voters in New Hampshire, which holds its presidential primary today. But they were useful also to voters in military-rich eastern New Mexico. The candidates offered glimpses into how they view the armed forces, overseas conflicts and when […]

Press release: Ex-Hound signs with Europe League

Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout, Tillman Stevens has signed to play for the Vienna Vikings of the European Football League. Stevens played for the Greyhounds from 2007-2011 and made 283 tackles and 12 interceptions. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a football player and I am really looking forward […]

New administrator talks jail priorities

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Gerry Billy Robin Fornoff Retired Ohio sheriff Gerry Billy doesn’t officially take over as administrator until Feb. 1, but he met with Curry County jail staff for about an hour Wednesday morning to get one thing straight. “I just wanted to reassure them it’s going to be OK,” Billy said afterward. “I worry most about […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Dinner and a play, Imelda’s shoes and Reagan says farewell

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dinner and a play There’s a dinner heater presented by the Clovis High School drama class 5 p.m. Thursday at Wheatfields Senior Living Center. The performance is free and the dinner is $5 per guest but you must make a reservation and today is […]