Officials: Economic improvement will be slow-paced

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Thomas Siems, director of economic outreach for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talks to Eastern New Mexico University faculty and students and community members about economy Wednesday afternoon at the university. Three Federal Reserve Bank officials gave presentations on their economical studies. Alisa Boswell Economic improvement for the U.S. […]

Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

Zias can’t overcome slow start

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU senior Til-Lois Fifer attempts to get to the basket against Central Oklahoma’s Alex Richardson during Monday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — It took Eastern New Mexico University’s women more than five minutes to get on the board Monday night. It was […]

Government will only slow Internet growth

Freedom Newspapers Who could have imagined how life would be changed by the Internet? There weren’t many testing the waters 25 years ago when, on March 15, the first dotcom Internet domain name — symbolic.com — was registered by a Cambridge, Mass., computer manufacturer. The flood gates didn’t exactly fly open. Only five more domains […]

Bill delays agency mergers to 2011

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While legislators have been slow to act on governor’s task force proposals to consolidate state agencies, the House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed a measure to set up another task force to make specific recommendations for next year’s Legislature. Gov. Bill Richardson’s efficiency task force, headed by former […]

Milk prices make slow climb

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Alan Anderson, owner of Anderson Dairy near Portales, said rising milk prices are helping dairies, but it will take some time to financially recover from about a year of prices that didn’t pay for production costs. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Milk prices are rebounding but dairy owners expect […]

Policies violate American spirit

After hearing a letter from Janet Contreras being read by Glenn Beck of Fox News, I realized this is the beginning of a re-awakening of the American spirit. Janet wants President Obama to slow down and stop trying to “fix things” to his own way of thinking. She doesn’t want everything fixed for her, especially […]

Diabetes fails to slow Sudan, Texas, team roper

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kory Koontz and Keven Daniel had a time of 10.1 seconds in team roping during Friday’s performance of the PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It’s taken awhile for Kory Koontz to get into the swing of this year’s PRCA […]

Cramdown would slow housing recovery

Freedom New Mexico As the ineffable H.L. Mencken once put it, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” An example now working its way through the Senate is the proposal, embraced by President Barack Obama and passed (in a worse version) by the House to allow bankruptcy judges […]

United Way community grants decrease

CNJ Staff Feeling the effects of a slow economy, United Way of Eastern New Mexico is giving less this year because it’s getting less.The charitable organization received $530,000 in pledges this year compared to $580,000 the previous year. United Way is distributing $272,000 in grants this year to 18 agencies in eastern New Mexico, which […]

ENMU enrollment up

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according to […]

Winter driving key: Slow down

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MCT Photo New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said accident numbers increase significantly during the winter months when inclement weather hits. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require […]

Slow-starting Hounds fall to Bearcats

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Northwest Missouri State held Eastern New Mexico University’s men scoreless for more than six minutes at the start and the Bearcats posted a 71-49 win over the Greyhounds on Sunday in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s. ENMU (2-9), which has dropped six in a row, fell behind […]

Zias can’t recover from slow start

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University was extremely cold at the start. Southeastern Oklahoma was just as hot. Hitting nine of their first 10 shots, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, the Savage Storm built a 25-4 lead over the first seven minutes and went on to beat ENMU 84-61 in a Lone […]

County Clerks: Absentee ballots slow returns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer New Mexico County Clerks said processing mail-in ballots slowed down the processing of Tuesday’s election results. Curry County elections manager Coni Jo Lyman said the county’s absentee ballot board finished scanning about 2,000 mail-in ballots by 11 p.m. Another 100 mail-in ballots had to be hand counted, according to […]

Slow and steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maija Brown, 11, of Grady lowers her turtle into the starting gate during the Great Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Kolter DeFoor’s turtle wasn’t bad, considering he just picked it up on the road. The mango-sized box turtle won the 17-year-old […]

Youth slow-pitch nationals set here

CNJ staff Forty-six teams in nine divisions are scheduled to participate in the 2008 USSSA Youth Slow-pitch national championship tournament this weekend at Guy Leeder Complex. The tournament is scheduled to begin tonight, with opening cereomies set for 6 p.m. Three games will be played on each of four fields, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Dangers abound out on open road

By Grant McGee: Local columnist There’s nothing like a crack in your windshield from a rock shot from the wheel of a passing pickup to get you thinking about your fellow drivers. The Lady of the House warned me not to drive over the freshly re-rocked County Road K on the way to my day […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Style by Chase Ewald showcases examples of the newest Western décor, furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, and construction materials that celebrate the region and its traditions. A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris offers more action-packed historical fiction from America’s favorite action hero in a Western […]

Driving history reveals life changes

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I have a checkered driving history, which reveals more than my driving habits over the past two decades. It speaks volumes about each three-year increment, the time my insurance company goes back to count tickets. My friend Bernard says I’m a crazy driver, usually while telling me to slow down, […]