Hounds improve to 4-1, beat Permian Basin

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Freedom New Mexico: Zhongming Jiang ENMU senior point guard Jimmie Marshall goes against Texas-Permian Basin’s Charles Harper during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds won 52-41. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — They may not get many style points, but the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team was happy to put […]

Banks can’t be regulated against failure

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, chairman of the House Banking Committee, and Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, each have introduced sweeping bills to overhaul regulation of the country’s financial system. Despite differences — Frank’s bill would expand the power of the Federal Reserve while Dodd’s bill would limit […]

Trailer home fire extinguished

CNJ staff A trailer house near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Hickory Street caught fire Monday night. Firefighters extinguished the blaze. CNJ will have more information as it becomes available today.

Tuesday morning briefing: Road grading and Christmas performances

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Residents cautioned to take steps against holiday burglary

CNJ staff Clovis police are cautioning residents to take extra care during the holidays to avoid becoming a victim of burglary and theft. Criminals target unlocked vehicles and homes in search of unsecured valuables, according to a press release. Gifts, firearms, wallets and purses are often stolen, particularly when they are left in vehicles parked […]

Portales couple reaches out to international students

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Courtesy photo: Charlie and Martha Crane From left, Martha Crane of Portales, Ghana native Hannah Odame, Martha’s husband Charlie and Nigeria native Lola pause during a pre-graduation reception for Eastern New Mexico University international students this past spring. The Cranes have provided driving lessons, trips, Thanksgiving dinner and more for the students. Lola’s last name […]

Colorado candidate selected as Roosevelt hospital administrator

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Leaming By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Larry E. Leaming of Colorado will be the new Roosevelt General Hospital administrator, the hospital board announced Monday morning. After a brief executive session, board members voted unanimously to hire Leaming. Board President Terry Cone said Leaming’s salary will be $120,000 a year. Leaming replaces retiring Administrator James […]

Business feature: Businesses taking steps to avoid flu

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Jade Gallegos, a Clovis Community College student who runs the information desk under the work-study program, said a lot of visitors stop to use a hand sanitizer station near the door. The college is one of a number of local organizations taking steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu. […]

12-1 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: Ms. R Household members: 9 Children: 7 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” has seven children and her husband is no longer able to work due to his back injury. They are waiting for his disability to go through. “Ms. R” has heart problems and is waiting for clearance to return to the workforce. Her […]

Emergency services prepared to warn residents of weather danger

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front moves through Eastern New Mexico on Tuesday. That’s also true for Curry and Roosevelt County emergency management personnel, […]