City taking over Chaparral Country Club on Sunday

Kevin Wilson A few things to know about next week’s golf course transition, following the city’s $2.81 million purchase of the Chaparral Country Club. When does the city take control? Sunday is when the city begins operations at Chaparral Country Club. It will keep that name for the time being, Parks and Recreation Director Bill […]

Antagonizing each other’s beliefs shameful

Freedom New Mexico Poor Professor PZ Myers. He is clearly upset that a group of four Catholics in France barged into a French museum on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and vandalized a print of “Piss Christ.” They smashed plexiglass that protected the print and then slashed it with a sharp object. Gallery director […]

Extension office plans meeting on wildfire losses

Freedom Reports Agricultural producers in Curry and Roosevelt counties who experienced losses in the wildfire Sunday can get information at a meeting next week, according to a news release from the counties’ Cooperative Extension Service. The meeting is set to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Extension Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 […]

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, Jack’s send off and the Red Baron’s last flight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie searches the Internet each week to bring you the best. Game: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Genre: Role-playing puzzler System: DS, 360, PS3 What is it? This puzzler features addictive battles and tons of […]

Clovis shooting victim dies

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from wounds received in a shooting last week. Daniel Perez died at 9:15 a.m. (CST) at a Lubbock hospital, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Perez’ death marks the first homicide of the year in Curry County. Police records indicate deputies were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. April 13 […]

Rep. Ryan’s plan could save Medicare

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a dramatic change to nudge us closer to market-based health care’s inherent economic freedom and away from Nanny State entitlements’ inevitable bankruptcy. We will continue to argue for market solutions to America’s health care dilemma, but we find much to admire in Ryan’s proposal. We […]

Governor speaking at crime victims’ breakfast

Kevin Wilson Gov. Susana Martinez, area law enforcement and civic leaders are expected to gather today to honor crime victims at the seventh annual breakfast held in honor of National Crime Victims Week. Hosted by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Matt Chandler said the event is part of an effort to increase […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Gaming, Congressional art and more wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.Video game of the week Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who surfs the Internet each week to find the most exciting games. Game: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Genre: Fighting System: 3DS What is it? This addition to the franchise is fast, frantic […]

Education column: Test preparations becoming more innovative

This is that time of year when murmurs of testing are heard throughout the district. During this week and the next you may walk down school hallways and see “Do Not Disturb” signs on doors as most grade levels starting with third begin the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA). The outcomes of these tests will […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Game choice, game checks and the end of a war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie’s search of cyberspace for the best games out there. Game: Crysis 2 Genre: First-person shooter System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? A big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under […]

Press release: N.M. gas prices up nearly five cents per gallon last week

New Mexico, March 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g (Sunday). This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

Vacation mishap makes story

Hearing about students and families on spring breaks this last week or so has brought out a streak of jealously in me. I did spend a few spring breaks backpacking, though, and actually had one beach vacation when I was in college. It wasn’t your typical beach spring break, though. A buddy and I who […]

In search of ponies: Pet adoptions work both ways

What does a three-legged cattle dog have in common with two purebred divas wearing $100 Coach collars? New homes, that’s what. This week two of my friends did something completely unexpected. They adopted dogs. Now why was this unexpected, you may ask. Well, because both are single ladies with extremely busy lives that have always […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Bridge closing Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady […]

March 11 — Local sports briefing

Cannon Connections: Tony Portales senior Gabby Garcia looks up to see Socorro’s senior Jaden Jones closing in during Friday’s Class 3A state basketball tournament game in Portales. The Lady Rams beat Socorro 48-22 to advance to the state quarterfinals. Fab 5 Top area performances during the week of Fed. 26-March 5: • Texico sophomore Shaylee […]

Education column: Parents important to education

As we continue last week’s column detailing all the extra help offered through public schools, we remain passionate about providing the best educational environment so that all students succeed. The famous proverb, “it takes a whole village to raise a child” is still true. Superintendent Terry Myers states unequivocally “everything we do in this district […]

March 4 — Local sports briefing

Cannon Connections: Kevin Wilson Curry County Cats receiver Adam Garcia gets past Las Cruces defensive back Felton Nichols in the first quarter of last week’s New Mexico Premier League game at Leon Williams Stadium in Clovis. Fab 5 Top area performances from the week of Feb. 21-27 • Clovis senior Lathan Lieb scored 33 points […]

Press release: New Mexico gas price rose 16 cents a gallon last week

New Mexico, February 28- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 16.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.28/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com.

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Feb. 25 —

Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Portales sophomore Hannah Cissell makes a pass during Friday’s night game against Ruidoso at the Portales Athletic Center. The Lady Rams clinched the District 4-3A regular-season title with a 37-28 win over the visiting Warriors. Fab Five Top area team and individual performances last week: • Clovis senior Ashlee Pierson had […]