Size, scope of governments must be reduced

Freedom New Mexico We’re at a crossroads, having elected four consecutive presidents with almost indecipherable agendas to grow government’s size and scope. Today, public employees demonstrate because the government-stifled economy cannot afford them. Congress wields meat ax because the country is broke. Businesses grapple with government health insurance mandates that they cannot afford. These are […]

Regional science fair results

Senior Division • Overall winners (continuing to the international fair) International competitors: Hellen Chiou and Louis Garcia Observer: Michael Dugas • Animal science First place: Alysha Garcia • Biochemstry First place: Hellen Chiou • Behavioral and social science First place: Alonzo Apodaca • Physics and astronomy First place: Michael Dugas Second place: Omar Casada Third […]

Mesalands board announces presidential finalists

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are as follows: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the […]

Press release: Mesalands Community College holds presidential forums

After 15 years of distinguished service, Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, will be retiring this year. With the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Mesalands Board of Trustees has conducted a nationwide search for the next college president. An Initial Presidential Screening (IPS) Committee composed of board members, […]

Grass fire burns about 4,000 acres

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials estimate 4,000 acres of Curry County grassland burned during a Sunday fire north of Clovis. Firefighters from multiple departments worked more than 11 hours to extinguish the blaze, the cause of which has not yet been determined. Sharna Johnson About 4,000 acres of grassland burned north of Clovis on […]

Fort Sumner woman claims lottery prize

CNJ staff A Fort Sumner woman claimed a $50,000 prize Monday from the New Mexico Lottery. Blanche Boyd, 79, purchased a ticket for the Feb. 19 Powerball drawing at an Allsup’s convenience store in Portales. Boyd’s ticket matched the white ball numbers of 3, 12, 34 and 42 and the red Powerball of 36. The […]

AgSense: Soil temperature key to crop survival

We are slowly warming up from the record breaking low temperatures of early February. Although it is too early to assess the damage on many crops, reports on damage to different crops are appearing in news reports. The growing tip or crown of most winter crops, including winter wheat, is below soil surface. In northern […]

Wind festival to feature kinetic sculpture race

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CNJ staff Clovis MainStreet is organizing the inaugural Downtown Wind Festival 4-7 p.m. April 30 in downtown Clovis. The event will be held following Cannon Air Force Base’s annual Kite Karnival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. There will be educational booths and food vendors, with the “Pedal Art-itude […]

State OKs beer pong at bars

Sharna Johnson Beer pong tables can go back up in New Mexico bars, state officials said, so long as pride’s the only thing on the line. New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Director Gary Tomada said Monday his department has reviewed the game to see where it fits in with establishments licensed to serve alcohol. “It’s […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A city agenda, school link and the crime of the century

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. City agenda Portales City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today in Portales City Hall. The agenda includes the Portales Fire Department annual report and votes on approval of DairiConcepts refinancing and economic development funds for a sewer line to Portales Select Peanut […]

Press release: New Mexico gas price rose 16 cents a gallon last week

New Mexico, February 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 16.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com.

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Oscar coverage is here

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Despite loss, Greyhounds earn LSC tournament berth

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern senior guard Alan Branch keeps the ball despite West Texas senior guard Joe Mincey’s best efforts during the first half. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s men survived a brutal eight-day stretch to win four games in a row. Saturday night against rival West Texas A&M, the […]

Lady Buffs rally past Zias

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — West Texas A&M erased a six-point deficit in the final minute to avoid an upset as the Lady Buffs downed the Eastern New Mexico Zias 69-68 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Freshman Casey Land’s two free throws with five seconds left proved to be the difference in the final Lone Star […]

Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast weather facts Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture. The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957. Road priorities The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Las Cruces defensive back Leslie Adams lifts Curry County Cats running back Raymond Chisum on his tackle in the second quarter of Saturday’s New Mexico Premier League game at Leon Williams Stadium. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to […]

Letters to the editor: President keeps on taking from us

President keeps on taking from us I said it during his campaign and I’ll say it again, “To me Obama is nothing but a smooth-talking Chicago con man.” Since I first expressed those sentiments over two years ago, his words and actions have made my conviction stand out like a neon sign. His most recent […]

Restrictions on prescriptions unnecessary

Freedom New Mexico Fallout from our panic-driven war on drugs includes the demonization of medications that has reached irrational levels. Abuse by some has made many drugs unavailable to people who really need them, or driven some to live with their medical condition rather than endure the trouble of getting treatment. Virtually all drugs, including […]

Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Lydick Kevin Wilson Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known […]