Local man predicts dry spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Crim of the Plains Indians predicted the weather for the rest of 2011, using methods handed down from his ancestors. Crim said the wind came Tuesday morning out of the southwest, which meant little precipitation. “That’s a bad omen,” Crim said. “It will be dry this spring.” The tradition, Crim said, […]

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

Lighthouse hosting spring break party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lighthouse Mission volunteers Tracina Sanchez, left, and Keith Crompton work together Thursday to build a dart board for the Lighthouse Mission Children’s Spring Break Day of Fun to be held at the mission today. Liliana Castillo The Lighthouse Mission is hosting a Children’s Spring Break Day of Fun on Friday. […]

Friday morning briefing: Hoops, spring break and gunslingers

Good morning and welcome to must reading…it’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Press release: Spring 2011 forecast includes more wild weather

State College, Pa. — 3 March 2011 — AccuWeather reports the AccuWeather.com forecast for Spring 2011 calls for more wild weather for the U.S. The biggest concerns center around expectations of an active severe weather season, the spreading of a severe drought and a high wildfire danger, and, as always, threats for flooding. Paul Pastelok, […]

CCC board meeting to focus on finding new president

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will begin discussions on replacing retiring President John Neibling as its meeting Wednesday. The board plans to recess into executive session for the talks. The board will also plans to take action on the spring 2011 graduation list, the audit report for the 2009-2010 fiscal year […]

ENMU sets spring enrollment record

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has set an all-time spring enrollment record with 4,864 students this semester, according to a news release from the university. This is also the second-highest enrollment of any semester in school history, trailing only the 5,080 students last semester. This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 11.6 percent […]

Press release: ENMU sets record spring enrollment

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has set an all-time enrollment record for a spring semester with 4,864 students. This is also the second highest enrollment of any semester in school history, trailing only the 5,080 students of the 2010 fall semester. This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 11.6 percent over the previous record […]

ENMU president says he expects spring enrollment record to be broken

Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University will almost certainly break last year’s spring enrollment record, the university president has said. President Steven Gamble said census day is in two weeks, so enrollment numbers aren’t official yet. “It looks very good, though,” he said. Compared to last spring, Gamble expects head counts to be up between […]

Honors — July 18

Mosolf Becky Mosolf of Clovis was named to the spring 2010 Dean’s List at Taylor University.

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Marriage has been good to me

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems […]

People not always who they claim

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Max showed up at our ranch headquarters one late spring day, looking for work. Said he’d caught a ride the 25 miles from town with the mailman and walked the two miles from the mailbox. Said he wasn’t a great horseman, but he was willing to do any kind of […]

Hounds set for spring practice

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CNJ file photo ENMU sophomore Terrence Griffin, a running back during the 2009 season, will move to wide receiver this year for the Greyhounds. Spring football season starts Monday and runs through the April 24 Green-Silver scrimmage at Greyhound Stadium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Changing the offense got Eastern New Mexico […]

Dealing with spring winds a breeze

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist As I write this the wind is buffeting The Stucco Hacienda. There’s whistling around the windows, the trees out front are rocking, I see mighty clouds of dust — probably carried here from as far away as Roswell and the Pecos Valley. I can safely say the time of our […]

State school board association to meet in Clovis

CNJ staff The New Mexico School Board Association spring 2010 Region V meeting will be held Monday in Clovis, according to a news release. The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. A majority or quorum of the Clovis Municipal Schools’ board of education may be present.

Oasis State Park preps for trout derby

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Officials at Oasis State Park near Portales are gearing up for a Spring Trout Derby. The derby is Saturday and is a first for the park. It is sponsored by the Friends of Oasis State Park and gives anglers of all ages a chance to win prizes. “We’re going […]

Reporter’s notebook: Indian weatherman predicts fair spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Weldon Crim of the Plains Indians said Tuesday the wind indicates fair spring weather. Every March 22, Crim goes to his ranch in Lazbuddie, Texas, to build a campfire. The direction of the smoke is a guide to the upcoming spring weather “I have to get out of town because the […]

Exercise caution when traveling within Mexico

One of the traditional attractions of spring break has been the Mexican border, and the ease with which people can go into Mexico to visit family or enjoy the food, inexpensive shopping and entertainment. This year, however, a cloud hovers as the state and federal agencies warn that crossing the border could be hazardous to […]

Signs point to spring approaching

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist The signs are a bit mixed but spring may be lurking out there somewhere. I began to ponder spring the other morning as I left the warmth of my home to brave 19-degree temperatures and frost on my windshield that took a lot longer to scrape than I anticipated. After […]