Boys Scouts plans Ten Commandment hike

Freedom New Mexico The El Llano Grande Boy Scouts District is planning a Ten Commandments hike on May 1. The hike will last from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will be introduced to a variety of faiths and houses of worship. Scouts will hike to churches, avoiding major traffic areas. Each stop will be […]

Prehistoric peek

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The world renowned Blackwater Draw between Clovis and Portales is the site of an open house displaying skills prehistoric man used to survive. All are part of archeology unearthed in digs at the site the past 80 years that have helped explain the mysteries of the Ice Age and […]

Cannon water advisory still in effect

Freedom New Mexico State environmental officials will likely keep a boil water order in place for Cannon Air Force Base through the weekend. NMED spokeswoman Marissa Bardino said Friday the order will probably be lifted Monday. In the meantime, residents of Cannon and Chavez Manor housing are still advised to boil water for five minutes […]

Tucumcari reverses in-school suspension policy

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — Tucumcari High School has reversed its in-school suspension meal plan after a student’s mother complained. “A child is already being punished by being placed in ISS,” said Peggy Brown, the parent of a student placed in ISS. Brown said food should not be used a punishment, noting […]

Take me out to the ballgame

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I’m not a sports aficionado. Nothing personal toward those who dig sports, I just never “got it.” For instance I was reportedly the only kid in my junior high school’s history that enabled an opposing softball team to get a triple play. I also caught the football during a high […]

Their view: Success starts with students

Success starts with students Doug Turner is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what he has to say about education: “We have a moral obligation to give our children the best future possible. … Many of New Mexico’s native sons and daughters owe their success to good schools and great teachers. But not […]

Passing judgment injustice

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist No one in his right mind denies that people in commerce can become criminals. That’s because people in any walk of life can — it is a basic human capacity not only to do something wrong but to hurt others with it. No other known animal is like […]

Less government intrusion good start

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

PHS alumna honored by governor

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Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She will be recognized as one of 20 winners of the award at a banquet in Albuquerque May 7. One winner will be inducted into […]

Water advisory continues for Cannon

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico State environmental officials expect a boil water order at Cannon Air Force Base will be lifted by Saturday at the latest. The order was issued Wednesday after testing revealed E. coli contamination of Cannon’s water. Drinking water Compliance Operation Manager Mike Huber said Cannon has increased chlorine levels in […]

Delighted to be in His presence

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Don’t you love to be in the presence of loved ones? There is such a joy in sharing and enjoying the company. When my aunts in the rest home saw my husband and me coming to visit, their faces began to blossom and shine. My husband always kissed them hello […]

Friday morning briefing: Shakespeare and all that jazz

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the Day: It’s in your backyard. Jazz it up The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Combo/Ensemble Concert is 7 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Portales. Guest pianist is Larry Ham of New York, playing some of his own arrangements along with […]

Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snows and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the color of camouflage, […]

My turn: What happens in Clovis stays in Clovis

On Thursday, I turned 29 again. Now comes the annual trauma of dreading the big 3-0. Brain cells are disappearing fast. Until I received her card, I forgot it was my twin sister’s birthday. I thought the green cake at work was for Earth Day. Buddies Doc Elder, John Kirby and Mike Maguire eased the […]

Press Release: Boil water advisory remains in effect at Cannon AFB

Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base. NMED issued the advisory on April 21 after bacteriological contamination that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli was discovered in drinking water at the Cannon AFB. NMED requires Cannon to notify […]

Meetings watch: ENMRWA

Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority met Wednesday at Melrose City Hall. • Project Manager Scott Verhines said he was happy the authority was included as part of the joint land use study being undertaken by Cannon Air Force Base and neighboring municipalities. He said the Ute Water […]

Fishing report — April 22

Northeast area Cimarron River: The flows are 0.3 cubic feet per second below Eagle Nest Dam and 68 cubic feet per second near Cimarron. The water is low and murky. Fishing has been good with San Juan worms, small bead head nymphs and stonefly nymphs working well. Costilla Creek: No read on flows below the […]

Roping event grows

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Four things draw ropers to Clovis’ Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping event: • Good prize money • Comfort • Fresh calves • A well organized competition The event has quickly grown into the largest calf roping event in the country, according to Chris Weber, drawing participants from across the […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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Freedom New Mexico Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New Mexico University’s 1-0 win over New Mexico Highlands Wednesday at Zia Softball field. The visiting Cowgirls pulled off an 11-6 victory in the nightcap, as the teams split their four-game series. After allowing a […]

Don’t take chance with superstitions

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Do you say, “bless you” when someone nearby sneezes? Or knock on wood when you mention something is going well? Yeah, me too. Our barn door always had a horseshoe nailed to the wall above it with the open end facing down. In New Mexico several dried cobs of Indian […]