Zias continue climb out of early hole

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Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico ENMU junior pitcher Erin Roufosse brings some heat in the top of the fourth inning of the first game against University of Texas Permian Basin Wednesday at Zia’s Field. Permian Basin went on to win the first game 5-4. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit […]

Some prior service officers eligible to retire early

By Lt. Col Ann Stefanek: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced plans recently to allow some prior service officers the opportunity to retire earlier than expected. As a result of the Fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, eligible officers with prior enlisted service who have completed 20 years […]

County officials agree not to display campaign material

Sharna Johnson Curry County has agreed not to display campaign material in the courthouse during early elections, according to a court settlement reached with two county citizens. Under the agreement, the county agreed to abide by election laws. Specifically, the county agreed it would “not allow or place video, brochures, posters or allow its employees […]

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 […]

Wednesday weather closures

Area agencies and institutions being impacted by the cold weather have begun announcing early closures for Wednesday and hours for Thursday. • Eastern New Mexico University will conclude classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will close the campus at 5 p.m. The campus will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday with classes resuming at 11 a.m. […]

Tax planning enters crunch time

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Courtesy graphic Tax experts say there is still plenty of time to implement some tax-saving strategies before the end of the year. Pay bills early, make donations, install new windows — With about two and a half weeks remaining to the end of the year, it’s the last chance for tax planning. Taxpayers can still […]

Fort Lewis jumps on Zias early

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF/Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Defending NCAA Division II runnerup Fort Lewis College held Eastern New Mexico University scoreless for more than 11 minutes down the stretch in the first half on Saturday and the Skyhawks rolled to a season-opening 86-56 victory over the Zias. Junior forward Dana Schreibvogel led […]

Letter to the editor: City plans disservice to seniors

City plans disservice to seniors I am concerned about the city of Clovis possibly buying the Chaparral Country Club for $3 million and tearing down the well-maintained municipal golf course to make way for more soccer fields. I understand the golf course was developed in the early 1930s. It seems a shame to destroy it […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]

Early voting turnout at 11.7 percent

CNJ staff More than 2,400 Curry County residents have already had their say in the upcoming general election. County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said Wednesday that 1,694 people have cast an early ballot at the county courthouse. As of 4:30 p.m. at the North Plains Mall, the county’s alternate early voting site, 761 votes had […]

Opera singer leaves behind real legacy

Not every person of note whose death seems worthy of comment is entirely admirable, so it is especially pleasant to note the passing of somebody who offered the world beauty and artistry of an unparalleled nature. Joan Sutherland, who died Oct. 10 at 83 at her home in Switzerland, was such an artist, and it […]

Parmer, Bailey early voting runs through Friday

CNJ staff Parmer and Bailey County voters have a few state races to weigh in on from now until the Nov. 5 general election. There are no contested elections in Parmer County. The only contested race in Bailey County features incumbent Republican Deb Stone and Democrat Julian Dominguez vying for justice of the peace. Early […]

Peanut yields up

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Argen Duncan: Portales News-Tribune Brian Clark Jr. waits for a trailer to fill with peanuts Wednesday at Portales Select Peanut Company Inc. The machine separates dirt and debris from the nuts, which are then sent to be dried or, in this case, graded. Argen Duncan The peanut harvest this year has brought in higher-than-normal yields […]

Press problems will delay Thursday newspaper delivery

CNJ staff Electrical problems on the press in Clovis were expected to delay delivery of today’s Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. Newspaper Publisher Ray Sullivan said the papers were scheduled to be printed off site early this morning and delivered to customers by mid-morning Thursday. The press problems also meant early deadlines for the […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Early voting and discounted child care

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Here’s a link to the form you must complete for absentee or early voting in the Curry County Nov. 2 general election: https://mylocalgov.com/currycountynm/WebDept.asp?key=21 Question of the day How did your favorite NFL team do this week? Kick off the discussion […]

Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Courtesy photo Bill and Eddie White about ages 2 and 4. Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, […]

Music fans flock to Clovis for festival

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas is headlining the Clovis Music Festival and will take the Curry County Events Center stage during Thursday’s line up of performances. Liliana Castillo Music fans from England, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas were in town as early as Wednesday for the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis and Curry County […]

Residents express concerns over wind turbines

Jared Tucker Talk early, talk often. That was the message during Tuesday’s public meeting in Melrose to discuss the findings and recommendations of a joint land use study. The $140,000 federally funded study is geared at preventing incompatible land uses between entities, such as Curry County and Cannon Air Force Base, according to Rudy Bauer, […]

Voters approve $16 million school bond issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School teacher Keith Ingram congratulates Superintendent Terry Myers after the school bond passed Tuesday in the Curry County Clerk’s office. Liliana Castillo Sixty-three percent of voters approved Clovis Municipal Schools’ $16 million bond proposal Tuesday — 1,561 votes for and 926 against. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible […]

Club notes — Aug. 22

Encanto Garden Club The August activity of Encanto Garden Club was held in the flower show booth at the Curry County fair home arts building. Entries from throughout Curry County were accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. A down-pour of rain early that morning prevented several prospective exhibitors from retrieving the specimens […]