Breitbart burns news media again

Kevin Wilson Most of the media had never heard of Shirley Sherrod a few weeks ago. Strangely, they acted as if they’d never heard of Andrew Breitbart either. A video on Breitbart’s website showed Sherrod, Georgia’s State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture, talking about her hesitation to help out […]

Health reform will have dire consequences

Freedom New Mexico During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. […]

Fishing Report – July 27

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 29 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

BNSF train derails south of Socorro

The Associated Press SOCORRO — A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train, traveling to Belen from El Paso, Texas, derailed around 6:40 a.m. (MDT) just outside of Socorro. Authorities say there are no injuries. About 19 cars have derailed. There was a fuel-oil car that broke during the derailment and officials are concerned about the leak’s proximity […]

Press release: Public invited to see exploratory deep well

Clovis, NM (July 27, 2010) – New Mexico American Water is hosting a public site visit for its deep exploratory well into the Lower Dockum Formation, which lies more than 1,600 feet below the city of Clovis. The Lower Dockum Formation may provide an additional supply of water to help bridge the gap between the […]

Press release: Greyhounds to play UTEP in exhibition hoops game

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton has announced that that the Greyhounds will play 2009-10 NCAA Tournament participant The University of Texas-El Paso, in an exhibition game on Saturday, October 30th, at the Don Haskins Center. The game is scheduled for a tip-off time of 7:05 p.m. MST. The […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling area farmers and ranchers

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Nominations needed The Roosevelt County Farm Service Agency is taking nominations for the County Committee until Aug. 2. The committee administers FSA programs at the local level, and farmers and ranchers who are members decide how to make the programs serve local needs. Eligible […]

Press release: Ag bill will help NM farmers and ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that legislation moving through Congress contains more than $36 million to help New Mexico farmers and ranchers, and to preserve New Mexico’s natural resources.

Officials: Parmer County wind farm to ‘complement’ Tres Amigas

Sharna Johnson More than half of Parmer County — 275,000 acres — will be home to wind turbines under lease agreements signed by 350 landowners, according to a wind project developer. And the project, named the Mariah Wind Project, is being coordinated to “complement” a power superstation planned in Curry County by Tres Amigas. Jim […]

Clovis teen reaches third round of All American Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Clovis’ Daulton Hatley was eliminated in the third round of the All American Soap Box Derby’s Super Stock Division on Saturday in Akron, Ohio. The 13-year-old earned the trip to the national event by winning the local event in Clovis sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club.

Curry County ousted from state LL tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Curry County’s Gerald Fritz slides in safely under the tag of Albuquerque Altamont’s Andrew Mulhberger during the second inning of Sunday’s state junior Little League baseball game at Ram Field. Fritz scored Curry County’s lone run in a 12-1 loss. Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry […]

Breathe easier: greenhouse tax has been killed

Freedom New Mexico After scaling back ambitious plans to cap and effectively tax greenhouse emissions in nearly every industry, Senate Democrats last week conceded they couldn’t get the necessary 60 votes to pass even a bill to regulate only electric utilities. The failure to impose a cap-and-trade regimen before the August recess is a major […]

Sheriff’s office: Inmate mistakenly released

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File photo Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate mistakenly released from the county jail last week. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny Cordova, 45, was released on bond Wednesday when a jail employee failed to […]

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune Friends of shooting victim Angel Vale console each other shortly after learning of her death Thursday afternoon. Police said a 13-year-old boy is being charged with burglary in connection with the case. Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets […]

Father says shooting victim loved life

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Courtesy photo Angel Vale, 22, was found shot to death outside her Portales residence Thursday evening. Sharna Johnson Raymond Vale remembers his daughter as a dedicated, hard-working girl who wanted to help people and loved life. Angel Vale was found dead Thursday evening in the sideyard of a Portales home she was renting. The 22-year-old […]

Monday morning briefing: School supplies and what about Wendy’s?

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. School supplies Yes, it’s almost that time. Opening day of school is just around the corner. For Portales Municipal Schools school supply lists for preschool through sixth grade: visit http://portalesschools.com and click on “School Supply List 2010-11″ in the “Beginning School Information” section on […]

Curry County state LL opener rained out

CNJ staff PORTALES — District 3 champion Curry County’s first-round game in the state junior Little League (ages 13-14) baseball tournament was rained out Saturday night at Ram Field. The contest was to have been the last of four first-round games. It has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. today at Ram Field, following the completion […]

Louie Augustinos made best chili

Don McAlavy A nybody living in Clovis from 1932 on to the 1970s knew Louie Augustinos as he owned one of the most popular eating establishments. His specialty — hot dogs. He ran the Coney Island Cafe at 208 1/2 Main from 1932 to Dec. 19, 1973, when he died from a stroke. Augustinos was […]

Engagement — July 25

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Ortiz-Garcia [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden […]

Hunting featured on show

Information on hunting for profit, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and making a beef stew parfait will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author Kivi Bernhard talks about the hunt for profit in a tough global economy. His book is titled “Leopardology, and he compares critical business […]