Climate change no excuse for tyranny

Kent McManigal You are being lied to about global warming. By both sides. Of course, it’s no longer called global warming, but “anthropogenic global climate change,” to communicate the idea that the average global temperature might go up or go down in the short term, along with other climatic effects, and that human activities — […]

Texas man dies in accident

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police report a 66-year-old man from Dalhart, Texas, died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on I-40, approximately 25 miles west of Tucumcari. At 8:53 a.m., state police were summoned to a single-vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival to the scene, Robert Walker the driver of the vehicle was located lying […]

No. 17 Rambelles pound Zias

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State ran off the final 10 points of Game 1 to set the tone and the 17th-ranked Rambelles cruised from there to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-11, 25-15, 25-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Debbie Ohl had eight kills and three block assists for […]

Weekly LSC soccer update —

WEEKLY LSC SOCCER UPDATE Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Eastern New Mexico 3-0-1 8-3-4 Incarnate Word 2-1-1 11-2-1 Midwestern State 1-3-0 10-3-1 West Texas A&M 1-3-0 6-6-2 Friday’s matches Midwestern State 3, Incarnate Word 0; West Texas A&M 1, Northeastern State 1, 2 OT, tie. Sunday’s matches St. Edward’s 0, Midwestern […]

Clovis standoff ends with man in custody

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Robin Fornoff A 2 1/2-hour standoff between police and a stabbing suspect holed up in the attic of a Clovis home ended Thursday in the man’s arrest. Antoine Brigham, 29, is accused stabbing his roommate, Brand Hutchison, 20, in the house the two shared at 1021 Gidding St. earlier in the morning, then returning later […]

Religion column: Today is the best day of your life

Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and always will be. He is the great ”I Am.” Yet our time is limited. Time is too precious to waste it. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents […]

My turn: Getting paid to have fun

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One of the highlights of being a journalist is when you get paid to be entertained. Sure, you have to take pictures and write notes while you’re at the event, but in my opinion, that just makes it more fun. Last weekend, I covered the 4Troops concert in Clovis and I enjoyed being able to […]

Friday morning briefing: A hot musical, books for cheap and illegal liquor

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Play time Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The musical follows Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the Beanstalk), Cinderella and other […]

Obama forgets lessons from housing crisis

Nearly everyone recognized the obvious steps that had to be taken after 2008’s housing disaster — no more loans to unqualified buyers, no more creative financing, no more packaging for resale of securitized mortgages not worth their face value. Apparently, President Barack Obama already has forgotten. He proposes a housing fix with more problematic government […]

State auditor stops in Portales

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Hector Balderas, New Mexico state auditor and native of eastern New Mexico, is campaigning to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring. The general election for the seat will take place in November 2012. Balderas made a brief stop at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Thursday morning to […]

Chief justice claims ‘false allegations’

Mike Gallagher Chief Justice Charles Daniels said Wednesday he won’t remove himself from any matters arising from criminal charges against a Las Cruces judge — and said the request that he do so contained “false allegations” and “factual misrepresentations.” In a strongly worded order, Daniels took aim at allegations raised by special prosecutor Matt Chandler […]

Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and wound down by lunchtime, at which point rising temperatures knocked out most of the 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. For Portales, the National […]

Group organizing troop care packages for holidays

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Robin Fornoff Corissa Breeden was thinking about the holidays and servicewomen and men such as her husband, Carlton, who is deployed, serving their country and away from home for Christmas. Wouldn’t it be nice, Breeden wondered in a recent Facebook posting, if someone in eastern new Mexico started collecting small but necessary things for the […]

Weekly LSC update — Oct. 27

Standings Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 15-1 25-2 Angelo State 14-1 25-2 Abilene Christian 10-5 16-11 Tarleton State 8-7 14-13 Cameron 8-8 14-10 Texas Woman’s 8-8 10-15 Midwestern State 7-9 15-10 Incarnate Word 6-10 11-14 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-11 13-12 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-11 9-14 EasternNew Mexico 1-15 5-20 Thursday’s matches Abilene Christian 3, Texas […]

Fathers advice offered in last column

“Heard Around the Supper Table” is being retired, so in this last column I’ve decided to share my cowboy father’s advice, written to me in my autograph book when I was in third grade: “To love is to trust May we love the living God with all our heart, Doing so takes away our fear. […]

Local health officials offer cold and flu season advice

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Benna Sayyed Winter is right around the corner, temperatures are dropping, and the flu season is here. Essie Means, director of Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center, is at ground zero for the battle against the highly contagious respiratory infection. She said her facility sees more children age 3 and under catch a cold during flu […]

Fishing report — Oct. 27

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, 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 270 cfs. The river is reported as […]

Federal Reserve officlals plan presentation at ENMU

Officials from the El Paso branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve will make a series of presentations 3 p.m. Wednesday in Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business building at Eastern New Mexico University. A reception will be at 4:45 p.m. The topic will be “Crisis, Recession and Recovery: What’s Next for the Economy?” […]

Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]