Monday morning briefing: Meet the governor, football and kitchen tips

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meet the Gov Gov. Bill Richardson plans to announce a $125,000 grant to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital arts at a press conference 3 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. It’s open to the public. Question of the day What […]

Better late than never: Hounds beat Southern Nazarene in marathon

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Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Wes Wood of Muleshoe just missed a school record with seven passing touchdowns, as Eastern New Mexico claimed a 59-21 win over Southern Nazarene that ended just before midnight Saturday at Blackwater Draw. Wood threw for 391 yards in the game, which was delayed three times by lightning and did not […]

Their view: Rep. Crook opposes proposed emissions cap

State Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, is encouraging area residents to attend next week’s meeting of the State Environment Air Quality Bureau to oppose efforts to impose a strict cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Here’s a snippet from a letter Crook and other […]

Fixing private property not government’s job

News outlets are reporting heavily about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Mississippi coast on Aug. 29, 2005. Heavy rain from the huge storm overwhelmed the levees surrounding New Orleans, causing flooding that destroyed much of the city. Five years later, much of the damage still exists, and thousands of people are still […]

Public record — Aug. 29

Recent cases before the Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to court documents: July 29 • Valentin Barrientos-Perez, DOB unknown, pleaded guilty of DUI (first), driver must be licensed and child restraint (two counts); sentenced to 90 days in jail, $574 in fines; DWI school within 60 days; alcohol screening within 30 days of release; […]

Police blotter — Aug. 29

Recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatch, according to police records: • Aug. 24 at 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of N. Knoxville Street in reference to a fight. Shortly after the officer arrived, he requested an ambulance for a seizure victim. No report was taken. • Aug. 24 at 6:06 p.m. someone […]

Our people: Hunger buster

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Nancy Taylor has lived in Clovis since 1972. She was instrumental in starting the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in 1983 and loves what she does because she helps people. Tell us how you met your spouse. The Rust Tractor General Service Manager was conducting a meeting for his out of town managers at […]

Honors — Aug. 29

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Lam New Mexico’s Ladies Auxiliary President Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-Mc Reynolds Chapter 3015, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S., at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. As leading representative […]

Birthdays — Aug. 29

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Skarda Lynell Griffith Skarda of Clovis celebrated his 95th birthday Saturday at his home. The celebration was hosted by The Citizens Bank of Clovis and the Skarda family. Lynell is one of the founders and the chairman of the board for The Citizens Bank of Clovis. He is the father of Jeffrey Skarda of Houston, […]

Clovis part of scenic route

Don McAlavy The route from Fort Worth, Texas to Las Vegas, N.M., is 639.8 miles, and it runs through Clovis, New Mexico. The subject of this Route Book I’ve had for many years is furnished to tourists accurate and reliable information that will aid them in traveling through one of the most picturesque portions of […]