Clovis zoo has baby giraffe

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Kevin Wilson The Clovis zoo’s newest arrival was somewhat of a surprise to zoo staff. Jael the Giraffe gave birth at around 9 p.m. Wednesday night to a 6-foot female baby. Her father is Jay, who died Feb. 3 at the zoo, 2011, as a result of a fall on an icy sidewalk. “It’s a […]

Clovis zoo has baby giraffe

Clovis' Hillcrest Park Zoo has a new resident: A female giraffe, already 6-feet tall, was born about 9 p.m., Wednesday night, officials said. The Clovis zoo's newest arrival was somewhat of a surprise to zoo staff. Jael the Giraffe gave birth at around 9 p.m. Wednesday night to a 6-foot female baby. Her father is […]

Their view: Educators deserving of funded retirement

Mary Lou Cameron, chairwoman of the Educational Retirement Board, submitted this letter about a proposed changes to the ERB's pension plan: The Educational Retirement Board plays an important role in the life of every New Mexican who works in public education. The organization is responsible for providing pensions to these public servants. During their working […]

No meaning behind Constitution

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I’m not a big fan of the U.S. Constitution because, as has been pointed out by numerous observers for well over a century, it either established the criminal government we now suffer with, or it did nothing to prevent it. That doesn’t mean it is worthless, though. I think it is useful for illustrating which […]

No meaning behind Constitution

I'm not a big fan of the U.S. Constitution because, as has been pointed out by numerous observers for well over a century, it either established the criminal government we now suffer with, or it did nothing to prevent it. That doesn't mean it is worthless, though. I think it is useful for illustrating which […]

‘America the Beautiful’ makes better anthem

Freedom New Mexico Another major sporting event, another national anthem conflict. This time it wasn’t some disrespectful leftist butchering “The Star Spangled Banner,” then grabbing her crotch and spitting on the ground as Roseanne Barr did before a baseball game. Instead, it was American rock legend and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler — a flag-waving […]

‘America the Beautiful’ makes better anthem

Another major sporting event, another national anthem conflict. This time it wasn't some disrespectful leftist butchering "The Star Spangled Banner," then grabbing her crotch and spitting on the ground as Roseanne Barr did before a baseball game. Instead, it was American rock legend and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler — a flag-waving conservative Republican. Tyler […]

BAH rates increase

The Department of Defense's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) given to service members living off base increased at most pay grades in 2012 and officials at Cannon Air Force Base public affairs say allowances can change every year based on the housing market. BAH is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Religion column: God gave us arms for hugging

I think we should have a “Hug Day.” I would be lost if I didn’t have hugs from friends and loved ones. Hugs make me happy. Hugs tell me someone likes me and that fills me with delight. I feel it takes hugs for one’s well-being. I read somewhere that husbands who hug their wives […]

Religion column: God gave us arms for hugging

I think we should have a "Hug Day." I would be lost if I didn't have hugs from friends and loved ones. Hugs make me happy. Hugs tell me someone likes me and that fills me with delight. I feel it takes hugs for one's well-being. I read somewhere that husbands who hug their wives […]

My turn: Farwell has hidden charm

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I drove to Farwell on Saturday to take a few pictures and I decided to wander into the Old Country Store for a photo opportunity. The only word I can think of to describe the store/cafe is charming. It definitely has a “good old country boy” feel to it with its homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits, […]

My turn: Farwell has hidden charm

I drove to Farwell on Saturday to take a few pictures and I decided to wander into the Old Country Store for a photo opportunity. The only word I can think of to describe the store/cafe is charming. It definitely has a "good old country boy" feel to it with its homemade cinnamon rolls, biscuits, […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cleaning up, citizen police and down under

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Scoop the poop For the convenience of those who walk pets on campus, Eastern New Mexico University has installed four pet waste stations. Each station provides bags and a trash can. They are located by the Administration Building, Campus Bookstore, between the Campus Union […]

Officials hope measure will keep Tres Amigas headquarters in state

New Mexico state officials are encouraging House Bill 116, which will change tax laws involving electricity, because the bill is a deciding factor in Tres Amigas building the operating facility for their power grid in New Mexico. State officials are pushing a new legislative bill that would change tax laws because they believe it will […]

Officials hope measure will keep Tres Amigas headquarters in state

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Alisa Boswell State officials are pushing a new legislative bill that would change tax laws because they believe it will encourage Tres Amigas to build their headquarters in eastern New Mexico rather than west Texas. Tres Amigas is planning to build a power grid near Clovis that will connect North America’s two major power grids […]

Ticket feature: Church holding annual sausage dinner

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Freedom New Mexico St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Parish Hall. The St. Ann’s Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner has been a tradition in the Bovina area for more than 40 years. The dinner was started in 1969 to […]

Ticket feature: Church holding annual sausage dinner

St. Ann's Catholic Church of Bovina is holding their annual German sausage dinner Sunday. St. Ann's Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Parish Hall. The St. Ann's Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner has been a tradition in the Bovina area for […]

Thursday morning briefing: Cleaning up, citizen police and down under

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Scoop the poop For the convenience of those who walk pets on campus, Eastern New Mexico University has installed four pet waste stations. Each station provides bags and a trash can. They are located by the Administration Building, Campus Bookstore, between the Campus Union […]