Internet gas campaign flawed

It's now Feb. 1, which means we're two weeks away from Valentine's Day, and three months from a routine I find even more useless and frustrating. If fuel prices start climbing again — bank on it, with people using more fuel for spring breaks and planning summer trips — get ready to see "Gas Out […]

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Portales, Clovis, Tucumcari papers sold

Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of February, Sullivan […]

Military Discount Map

Great deals for our military men and women.

Tuesday morning briefing: Open mic, a celebration, and counting presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Talent search Friday is open mic night starting at 6 p.m. in the Latte Lounge at Mark's Restaurant in Portales. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Information: 359-0857. Renovation celebration A Ribbon cutting 9 a.m. […]

Portales City Sports basketball

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Monarchs 6, Sparks 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 4, Kylyie Paden 2. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 2. Heat 10, Extreme 0. Scorers — Heat, Adrianna Garcia 6, Alicia Tirado 4. Dora Lady Coyotes 18, Storm 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 10, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Cecily […]

Portales City Sports basketball

Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Monarchs 6, Sparks 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 4, Kylyie Paden 2. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 2. Heat 10, Extreme 0. Scorers — Heat, Adrianna Garcia 6, Alicia Tirado 4. Dora Lady Coyotes 18, Storm 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 10, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Cecily Kuykendall 2, Brynn […]

Zias to rely on youth

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Dave Wagner Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing was philosophical after her team was picked for last place in the revised 10-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll last week. “I’d have been really surprised if we’d been picked any higher,” she said. The Zias (13-41, 3-18 LSC South last year) know they […]

Zias to rely on youth

ENMU softball coach Lauren Sigwing talks to freshman pitcher Albie Medina during the team's practice on Monday at Zia Softball Field. The Zias open the season in a three-day event at St. Mary's in San Antonio starting on Thursday. Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing was philosophical after her team was picked […]

Elida news – Jan. 31

Sports schedule Tuesday: Basketball, Fort Sumner, away, JVG, VG and VB, 4 p.m. Thursday: Basketball, San Jon, home, VG and VB, 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Basketball, Fort Sumner tournament, JH-G and JH-B. Essay winners named The Daughters of the American Revolution conduct an essay competition every year. This year Elida had an eighth-grade winner, […]

Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

Floyd Lions Club Vice President Fred Patterson said the Floyd Jamboree will have plenty of many familiar faces again this year. Secretary Paul Benoit said they hope to have local celebrity Will Banister attending again. The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday's auditions, according to Floyd Lions Club […]

Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

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The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday’s auditions, according to Floyd Lions Club Vice President and Jamboree Program Chairman Fred Patterson. Patterson said he still expected to have a full slate of participants. There were about 30 participants at the 2011 event. “I’ve already contacted everybody (from last […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

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CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Gutierrez Monday morning labeled “missing-endangered-caution person […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico […]

Dora news —

Progress reports sent home Teachers will issue progress reports to students to take home today. These reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the third grading period, which ends March 8.

Dora news – Jan. 31

Progress reports sent home Teachers will issue progress reports to students to take home today. These reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the third grading period, which ends March 8. Basketball schedule Today: Dora junior high 'A' teams, JV, and varsity host Floyd at 3 p.m. Thursday: Junior high tournament at […]

Elida news — Jan. 31

Sports schedule Tuesday: Basketball, Fort Sumner, away, JVG, VG and VB, 4 p.m. Thursday: Basketball, San Jon, home, VG and VB, 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday: Basketball, Fort Sumner tournament, JH-G and JH-B.

My turn: Hermit killed for $.13

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Old Josh Blocher’s supposed wealth got him killed in 1951. Lester Stevens heard rumors the Bailey County hermit was rich in 1947, when he was working on a Bailey County road project. By 1951, Stevens was working at an Amarillo lead smelter, where he became acquainted with co-worker Thomas Livesay, the Amarillo Daily News reported. […]

My turn: Hermit killed for $.13

Old Josh Blocher's supposed wealth got him killed in 1951. Lester Stevens heard rumors the Bailey County hermit was rich in 1947, when he was working on a Bailey County road project. By 1951, Stevens was working at an Amarillo lead smelter, where he became acquainted with co-worker Thomas Livesay, the Amarillo Daily News reported. […]

Monday morning briefing: Soup, tax help and the Lone Ranger

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Souper Bowl The Salvation Army's annual Souper Bowl fundraiser is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday at the organization's building in Clovis, 317 E. Second St. $5 gets you a choice of home cooked green chili stew, minestrone, posole or potato soup and… you […]