Despite U.S. economy, much left to celebrate

Freedom New Mexico There are far worse things than spending Independence Day at home because your household budget is not independent of skyrocketing gasoline prices. AAA’s annual holiday travel survey, released earlier this week, showed a small — slightly more than 1 percent — decrease in the number of people who will travel 50 miles […]

Family experiences turbulent storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry This center-pivot sprinkler on land owned by W-Diamond Dairy east of Portales was partially flipped by strong winds or a tornado Wednesday. The storm was fast and furious say witnesses and damaged a sideroll sprinkler and some farm buildings. Freedom New Mexico staff A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left […]

Out of the depths, hope!

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I love the Psalms. They are so filled with the reality of life that we can all find ourselves in them as the reality of our own lives crowds in. Consider, for example, Psalm 130, a psalm for real people, flesh and blood humans, who haven’t got life all […]

Legal ads best left untouched by government

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps local newspapers and local governments should come to an agreement in which each party says to the other: We reserve the right to take issue with how you do your job, but we’ll stop short of actually trying to do your job. This proposition comes to mind because of efforts across […]

Yearbook controversy brings out the opinions

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Clovis woman finds hobby in Paleontology

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Teresa Allsup cleans dirt from a phytosaur skull. The skull will be protected with plaster and dirt until it can be completely excavated and safely moved. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico North of Clovis, in the Tucumcari Basin, dinosaurs roamed a tropical swamp 225 million years ago. Teresa Allsup, […]

March 8 – Cowboy candles

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Kim Howard, left, of Texico peruses the many hand-made pens at Ken Petree’s table at Saturday’s Spring Arts and Crafts Fair at the Civic Center. Petree is a resident of Clovis and makes hand-made pens, candles and does leather work. He takes his 88 scents of candles, pens and leather work to over 25 shows […]

Tarleton State subdues Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore center JoAnne Jones scored a career-high 19 points Thursday night, leading four Tarleton State players in double figures as the TexAnns pulled away late for a 79-64 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Juniors D’Anna Dingler (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Krystal Cole […]

Hounds struggle at home

CNJ staff PORTALES — Junior first baseman Trey Wingo slugged a three-run homer and senior right-hander Luis Estrella pitched a complete-game five-hitter as Southeastern Oklahoma beat Eastern New Mexico 7-2 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series at Greyhound Field. Wingo’s homer, his first of the season, came with one out […]

Novak trial: Day 9 — Defense tactics irk judge

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was the brunt of defense ire and sarcasm on Wednesday, accused of a botched and careless investigation in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. Under cross-examination, OSI Agent Thad […]

Ex-Portales resident charged in 1976 Colorado homicide

Karl Terry A former Portales man was arrested in Colorado on Friday after a cold-case homicide lead was developed through a DNA database. Officers from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Clear Creek County, Colo., deputies arrested Ricky Lee Harnish, 52, in connection with the 1976 death of 16-year-old Holly Marie Andrews, a majorette at […]

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]

Greyhounds hold on for overtime win

CNJ Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Junior forward Kendall Clark’s buzzer-beating layup forced overtime, then Eastern New Mexico University scored the first eight points of the extra session and held on for a 76-74 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Cameron on Saturday. Clark went 10-for-16 from the field and finished with 20 points for […]

Southwestern knocks off Hounds

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior forward Nate Perry and junior guard Clarke Hale combined for 41 points Thursday night to lead Southwestern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 86-69 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. Perry, the reigning LSC North player of the week, scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds while […]

Zias notch conference crossover win

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Zias freshman Patricia Malouff drives the lane during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior Jamaal McCoy goes up for a shot over East Central’s Ian Adams on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally […]

Zias’ rally comes up just short

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman Clarissa Krum guards East Central’s Casi Rawls during Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to […]

Hounds fall in final seconds

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — After battling back from an early 22-point deficit, the last eight seconds were a little too long Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds trailed the entire way until the final 3 1/2 minutes, then held a two-point lead in the closing seconds. But Central […]

Being Clovis resident has its perks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I have recently returned from spending a few days visiting The Lady of the House’s family in her hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. I’ve heard there are some Air Force folks who are a bit anxious about giving up their home there on Florida’s Emerald Coast to be posted […]