ENMU’s Ribaudo expects big signing haul

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is looking forward to a big haul today on college football signing day. Ribaudo said the Greyhounds are hoping to sign up to 26 high school players. Five of them are from New Mexico, but he said the quality is high. “I think they’re […]

ENMU basketball games moved to Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Tonight’s Lone Star Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between Incarnate Word and Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena was postponed due to inclement weather. The UIW team bus slid into the ditch twice on Tuesday trying to make the trek west, according to the school’s web site, and returned to […]

Region in grip of winter storm

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Sharna Johnson Gripped by an arctic cold that hasn’t been felt in the area in as much as 20 years, Curry and Roosevelt Counties aren’t expected to warm up until the weekend. A winter storm blew into the area Monday night, dusting Clovis with about an inch of snow and leaving trace amounts in Portales. […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • About 4:05 p.m., an officer responded to a report of battery in the 900 block of East Amazon Street. A 47-year-old man told the officer that when he came back from picking his daughter up from school, he saw a man […]

New Mexico fishing report — Feb. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 314 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

My turn: Government transparency should become normality

Government transparency should become normality Pete Campos, a Democratic state senator from Las Vegas and president of Luna Community College, writes about the need for more transparency in government: The public’s growing frustration with government is driven in large part by policy disagreements and evaporating revenue for important needs. The public has become distrustful of […]

Military touts medical home care

Most military beneficiaries haven’t heard of PCMH or “patient-centered medical home,” a civilian-conceived strategy to improve managed care. Yet 655,000 military beneficiaries who use base clinics and hospitals have been enrolled with a PCMH team over the past 14 months and that number is projected to double this year and double again, to 2.5 million […]

Latest ruling on Obamacare encouraging

Freedom New Mexico A federal judge Monday struck a major blow against Obamacare, ruling it to be unconstitutional. The ruling is welcome by those of us who believe Congress and President Barack Obama exceeded their authority last year by imposing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with its mandate that everyone must buy health […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Books or movies, money for college and a fickle rodent

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Book signing Mystery writer Darynda Jones will be autographing copies of her debut novel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Vines Restaurant in Portales. “First Grave on the Right” is set in Albuquerque and categorized in the paranormal romance genre. Question […]

Press release: No evening classes at ENMU-Portales

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will close at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday), and the present plans are to re-open at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

Traffic slows as winter storm hits New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A winter storm blasted New Mexico with snowfall and freezing temperatures Tuesday, causing icy roads and littering streets with fender-benders. The morning commute in Albuquerque was lengthy and treacherous as cautious motorists slowed to negotiate ice-covered roadways. Schools were closed in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Rio Rancho and placed on […]

Press release: ENMU basketball doubleheader postponed

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Jeff Geiser has announced the postponement of Wednesday evening’s Lone Star Conference South Division basketball games against University of Incarnate Word. The postponement was due to a strong winter-storm system passing through the region, causing unsafe travel conditions. No make-up dates have been announced at this time.

More cold coming

Sharna Johnson Old man winter was really nipping in Clovis on Tuesday morning with predictions he’d be biting by evening. Area residents didn’t wake to the 2-5 inches of snow that had been forecast, but the less than an inch of flakes that did fall was dry and blowing as wind-chill drove already low temperatures […]

Press release: Poku, Stevens earn honorable mention D2Football.com All-American

PORTALES, N.M. — Seniors Jessie Poku (WR, Murphy, Richardson HS) and Tillman Stevens (DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team have been selected Honorable Mention D2Football.com All-American, for their outstanding play during the 2010 season. The award marks the fifth All-American Honors for the Greyhounds this season and the ninth […]

School closings

The following schools are closed today due to weather: Melrose Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools The start of classes are delayed today at the following schools due to weather: Farwell Schools — 2 hour delay Portales Schools — 2 hour delay Texico Schools – Classes delayed until 10 a.m. The following schools have confirmed […]