Fishing report – Sept. 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 7, 2010:

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

It’s their job: Alex Wynn

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Alex Wynn is a respiratory therapist at Roosevelt General Hospital. Originally from Riverside, Calif., Wynn said the thing he loves most about his job is helping people and seeing the immediate results.

My turn: Carp can be hostile to humans

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When I have a chance I usually watch a show called, “River Monsters,” which airs on Animal Planet. The show follows biologist Jeremy Wade across the world as he does extreme fishing for unique fish. During a recent show about Snakehead fish, he talked about the Asian carp. The species of fish is invasive and […]

Hermine will have minimal effect on area

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Jared Tucker The path of tropical storm Hermine is projected to barely miss eastern New Mexico, but can the area expect to see any significant weather activity produced by the storm? Probably not, according to area weather forecasters. Ken Widelski, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Lubbock, said the best chance for eastern […]

Housing forum planned

Freedom New Mexico The Regional Growth Planning Office will hold a housing forum 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Clovis Civic Center. The keynote speaker will be Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. Special panel presentations will include Tim Farmer, the base’s chief […]

ENMU men’s soccer squad moves to 2-0

Andy Wilkinson scored his first goal of the season 13 minutes into overtime, helping Eastern New Mexico University take a 2-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Emerson Rodrigues, who scored the first goal for the Greyhounds (2-0), found Wilkinson on a cross pass, and Wilkinson redirected the ball past Mountain Lions […]

Sept. 7 PJHS news

Student Council Student Council officers were elected last week. The following posts were elected: Presidents – Ashlynn Idsinga and Kobi Shillings Vice Presidents – McKenzie Bucksath and Randy Lovato Secretaries – Serina Johnson and Zak Bouldin Treasurers – Alex Victor and Travis Connell

Sept. 7 Elida news

Upcoming events: Tuesday: Varsity, seventh-grade volleyball vs. Hondo, 5 p.m. Wednesday: AYP Party for students in grades 7-12. Thursday: Volleyball at Lake Arthur (varsity, junior varsity), starting at 5 p.m.. Friday: Football at Clovis Christian (Yucca Middle School), 5 p.m. Saturday: Junior high volleyball vs. Texico (three matches), 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 7 Public record

In the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Aug. 20 • Jeremy Claudio, Y.O.B. 1990, was found guilty of possession of paraphernalia and sentenced to six months in jail and $148 in fines. Charge of possession of marijuana is dismissed per plea agreement. Sentence to run concurrent with district court sentence of six months in prison for […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hero run, fiesta time and Uncle Sam

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Monday morning briefing: Video games and dog gone shirts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the files of our very own Jenna Zamie: Game: Metroid: Other M Genre: Sci-fi action adventure System: Wii What is it? Other M is a strong departure from previous Metroid games, with fantastic combat and exciting bosses. […]

Zias edge Mountaineers for first win

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team had it, then didn’t, then did. The Zias, trying to get going after five consecutive losing seasons, pulled off a five-set win over Western State in the Lady Buffs Classic on Saturday, salvaging the last of four matches for the weekend 25-21, 26-24, […]

Governor talks Ute project, Tres Amigas plans

Kevin Wilson New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson paid one of his final official visits to eastern New Mexico Thursday, when he gave $125,000 to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital cinema arts program. Following the ceremony, he took a few questions from Freedom New Mexico and News 3 New Mexico (KENW-TV) reporters.

Sept. 5 Police blotter

A sampling of recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatch, according to police records: • Wednesday at 3:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Portales City Park when a girl called 911 and said she was about to get in a fight. When the officer arrived, he spoke with a 12-zyear-old girl who said a 13-year-old […]

ENMU sets record for enrollment

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University set a new record for enrollment this fall. According to a university press release, this semester marks ENMU’s first to enroll more than 5,000 students. Semester credit hours, which affects funding, rose by 7 percent, according to the release. The release says that total enrollment is 5,080 students […]

Their view: Columnist dissatisfied with Palestinian reaction

Here’s a sampling of what political columnist Mona Charen had to say about Palestinian peace talks in a recent column:

Labor unions no longer beneficial

Freedom New Mexico More people could be free to rest this Labor Day weekend, although many won’t be doing it voluntarily. We entered the holiday with mixed, but mostly disappointing, news on the economic front. The Labor Department on Friday gave an apparently contradictory report that American employers added 67,000 new jobs last month, even […]

Cost of federal radio mandates unclear

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Jared Tucker Roosevelt County and the city of Portales may or may not see a huge financial impact as the two prepare to make government-mandated changes to the emergency radio system, according to officials. The regulations require all municipal governments and public safety radio systems to migrate to “narrow band” channels by the end of […]

Elida, Texico come to agreement with state

Argen Duncan For Elida to continue with its water system project and Texico with its wastewater project, both communities need to submit a proposed schedule and revised budget to the state Department of Finance and Administration, showing how the work will finish by the end of the year. Municipal and New Mexico Environment Department officials […]