Consequences will always follow us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist An illustration that I remember my preacher father using during his ministry is a good lesson on reaping what one sows. The story goes that a farmer in a rural area posted a “No Trespassing” sign on one of his fields because some rambunctious neighbor boys had been cavorting […]

Slow real estate sales plague ag industry

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when market starts coming back, sales are so scattered […]

Colleges prepared to combat H1N1 flu

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University is working to prepare students for the upcoming flu season and possible H1N1 with a small kit. It contains a mask, handy wipes and disposable thermometer. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New […]

Organizers hold concert for scholarship fund

Freedom New Mexico A concert aimed at establishing a new scholarship is set for noon to midnight Saturday at the Portales Softball Complex. “Focused and Full of Hope” features music by Thousand Year Reign, Blackwater, Crash Wednesday, Groupo Celio Spanish and Mexican, the Kacee Lovato Band, Kevin and Maggie Gardels, Johnny and Jill Mulhair, Will […]

United Way kickoff set before Rams-Mules game

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding a kickoff party from 5-6 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, preceding the Rams’ football game against the Muleshoe Mules. United Way board members will be on hand to give information about the charitable organization and its upcoming fundraising drive. Hot dogs and drinks […]

Community Development Director treated after auto accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes was treated and released from Lovelace Hospital after she was involved in a crash in Albuquerque Wednesday while attending the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. Burroughes said she was driving to a meeting at the New Mexico Environment Department when she was struck […]

Real heroes have gone unnoticed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist This is a test. Have you heard of Elvis Presley? How about Oprah Winfrey? Or Johnny Carson? Yes, of course we all know about those people. Here’s the rest of the test: Ever heard of Sir Alexander Fleming? How about Dr. Allan L. Drash. No? We have Fleming to thank […]

Letter to the editor: Government’s inabilities proven

Government’s inabilities proven I am a concerned American. I am dissatisfied with our government. I don’t like the large deficit spending of our taxes. Our government has bankrupted Medicare, Social Security, and now they want to give away more of our taxes by taking over private industry health care in exchange for government health care […]

Fed decision to allow trade long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The federal government has prompted yet another delay in the implementation of a NAFTA provision that allows Mexican truckers to bring cargo from that country to U.S. markets. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, that provision should have gone into effect on Jan. 1, 1995 — more than 14 years ago. […]

Udall: Country ‘moving in the right direction’

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., hosted a 90-minute town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Thursday. By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun TUCUMCARI — This was no political pep rally. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., had to answer some tough questions on Thursday as he hosted a 90-minute […]

Education feature: CCC adds wind energy program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Darold Schultz of Portales discusses current events in wind energy in Clovis Community College’s introduction to wind energy course. The college began a wind energy program this fall. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has added a wind energy program to their catalog this fall. Program manager […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update

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Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

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Ticket feature: Rock ‘n’ Roll panel part of festival

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Courtesy photo Dave Somerville, best known as co-founder and original lead singer of The Diamonds, said he plans to tell a story about Buddy Holly through the music and dialogue.

Education digest — Sept. 3

CNJ staff The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational partnership awarded a $577,000 grant to Clovis Municipal Schools, according to a news release. The grant was proved through the Promoting Student Achievement to Schools Impacted by military Force Structure Changes Competitive Grant Program. The grants focus on enhancing student learning opportunities, student achievement and educator […]

ENMU volleyball team has high hopes

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Caitlin Murphy (foreground), the only senior on this year’s ENMU volleyball roster, practices on Wednesday with her Zias teammates. Murphy was a second-team All Lone Star Conference selection last season. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico An 0-4 beginning of the 2009 season may not be something to stand on […]

Oasis State Park hosting fishing derby

Friends of Oasis State Park is staging a Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Registration is open from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. All ages can participate in the derby, which offers prizes ranging from $10 to $75. Prizes are to be awarded based on the weight of the fish. […]

Student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Ashley Romero and her Husband Pete Romero are headed to Italy where she will compete in the 31st World Arm Wrestling Championships. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t […]

Lake officials anticipate busy Labor Day weekend

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File photo Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all of their reservation sites have been filled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico If you’re thinking about spending Labor Day weekend at an area lake, better start thinking about camping arrangements. Conchas State Park and Ute Lake State Park officials said Tuesday that all […]

Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, the parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced Wednesday it has received approval of first-day motions designed to ensure daily operations continue as the company restructures. The relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware allows the privately-owned media company to pay employee wages and benefits, […]