Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]

Doctors reattach Curry County man’s arm after pig attack

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twenty-six year old Juan Cruz was attacked by a 900 pound domestic boar last week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a 900 pound hog mauled him, Juan Cruz wonders whether he’ll be able to keep his arm nearly severed in the attack. The 26-year-old Curry County […]

Feral hog population threatens agriculture industry

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or pest, for farmers across eastern New Mexico, a state agriculutural official said Thursday at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. State officials outlined the problem as well as a creative program still being developed to […]

Pet of the day: Cocoa

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Name: Cocoa About: Cocoa is an adult Hog Island Boa. Hog Island Boas are extinct in the wild and only found in captivity. I have had her for about six years and she is around 7-feet long. She is very strong and generally sweet though she gets restless when it’s time to eat and you […]

Black-eyed peas traditional fare for New Year’s

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Back in 1978 Christene Hardisty, Extension home economist for Curry County, shared a bit of folklore on black-eyed peas. I am deep into eating black-eyed peas and always ate some for sure on Jan. 1. It is a law that one does that in my family, as my mother was born […]