Wednesday morning briefing: A reunion, World Cup soccer and the first roller coaster

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Upward Bound Reunion A July 10 reunion is scheduled for all current and former Eastern new Mexico University Upward Bound students and staff. A barbecue by Sodexho is on the menu, and games including a dunk tank and an inflatable jumping horse and obstacle course […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Snow’s coming and time to pay up

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Heart jumping If you pledged money for Jump Rope for Heart…it’s due today. Several Clovis elementary schools are participating in the fundraiser as part of American Heart Month. Students participating in the fundraiser find sponsors to pledge payment for jump time. Zia students jump Friday; […]

Mouse doesn’t deserve spot on protection list

By Freedom New Mexico One might interpret the sparse turnout at last month’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service meeting on the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse as a sign of indifference and acquiescence. Or one might take it as a sign of resignation and silent protest — evidence that most citizens by now recognize the agency […]

DNA study bad news for mouse, endangered species list

Freedom Newspapers We’ve seen a lot of nuttiness routinely perpetrated in the name of the Endangered Species Act as a way of protesting the U.S. Senate’s refusal to act on ESA reform this year. One of the most bizarre ESA sagas involves the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse. The story, much like Alice’s Wonderland, just gets […]

Spiders deserve chance to thrive, too

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “We have a jumping spider in the laundry room,” The Lady of the House said a few days ago. “So?” I said. “It’ll eat all the bugs in there.” “I don’t mind it being there, it was just being obstreperous.” The Lady of the House uses big words because she’s […]

Last shot for Clovis senior

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis senior Tanner Fickling has never won a medal at the state track meet. This weekend will be his last chance. “I’m hoping I can wrap one up in the 200,” Fickling said. “But it’s going to be a hard race. There are a bunch of guys who are […]