Big cats likely prowl county

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings [...]

Police charge suspects in home invasions

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Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe there are more suspects at large who were involved in the recent home invasions and advised residents to remain vigilant and cautious as [...]

New movie features ficticious Texico

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war [...]

Sports Briefs July 31, 2008

Freedom New Mexico ENMU football to host clinics Eastern New Mexico University’s football coaches will host a coaching clinic and a women’s “football tutorial” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Greyhound Arena. The coaching clinic is open to football coaches at all levels, while the women’s program is for women 18 years old [...]

ENMU athletes ready for lift

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Members of the athletic staff at Eastern New Mexico University think a new weight room facility will provide a major boost to the school’s overall athletic program. Funding for the facility was approved last week, and the hope is it will be ready for the start of the 2009-10 [...]

Clovis’ Hull Street bridge ordered closed indefinitely

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until it’s rebuilt, replaced or removed. A state engineer “strongly recommended” closing the bridge after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. “(The [...]

Local Briefs July 31, 2008

Municipal court closed for trainingThe Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should [...]

Events Calendar July 31, 2008

TodayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First and Avenue B FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067.First Friday — 5-8 p.m., The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Information: 784-2853.State 42 Warm-Up Tournament — 5 p.m. Sign in, 7 p.m. play begins. Texico Community Center, 215 N. Griffin. Fees or information: 218-2321.

Home invasion investigation continues

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe there are more suspects at large who were involved in the recent home invasions and advised residents to remain vigilant and cautious [...]

Suspects in recent home invasions captured

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Clovis police were in the process of arresting five suspects Tuesday night in connection with a series of armed home invasions in the Clovis and Portales area, according to a CPD press release. The suspects — two male adults and three male juveniles — were taken into custody Tuesday [...]