Grant: Life saving matter of taking control

A guy came in the bicycle shop the other day. We got to talking and it turns out we have something in common: We’re both Eagle Scouts, the high rank of the Boy Scouts of America. It got me to reminiscing. To be an Eagle Scout one of the things you have to do is […]

Day trip: Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village • Location: 1000 Highway 82, Cloudcroft • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about life during the turn of the century from exhibits featuring early farming and ranching and railroad models. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

New Mexico Children’s Home holds annual pork chop breakfast

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Alisa Boswell The second day of the Roosevelt County Fair kicked off with the New Mexico Children’s Home annual pork chop breakfast at the Jake Lopez Building, which is held to raise money for the home’s 4-H team, the Shooting Stars. Local residents piled into the building for a breakfast of pork chops, scrambled eggs […]

County fair kicks off

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Argen Duncan During the Roosevelt County Fair Entry Day on Monday, artists of a range of ages entered paintings, drawings and photographs into the photography and fine arts shows. The fair officially opens at noon today. “We’re just trying to get involved,” said Jessie Dodington, who entered paintings, photos and knitting in the fair. Dodington, […]

Day trip: Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

Courtesy photo The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts holds a market in downtown Santa Fe. Southwestern Association for Indian Arts • Location: Downtown Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore Native American art and culture. Activities include film screenings, an art symposium, musical performances and an Indian Market. • What […]

Military mama: Pageantry can also apply to military wives

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I had the opportunity to judge a beauty pageant last week. It was a fun way to spend the day. As the contest progressed I found my cheeks hurting from so much grinning. In a short amount of time it was possible to learn about each girl’s personality, without them ever having to say a […]

Libertarians lead invisible life

In day-to-day life, being a libertarian really doesn’t attract any attention. We are pretty much invisible. We are the neighbors who mind our own business. We probably don’t have noisy parties but won’t call the cops about yours. We are the people who pick up the dropped keys for the person struggling with grocery bags. […]

Taking the kids to work: The do’s and don’ts of bringing children to the office

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Jen Weigel Your baby-sitter canceled and you need to head to the office. But is taking your kid to work really the best alternative? “Yes, I think it’s a very good idea,” says Fortune 500 leadership coach Paul David Walker. “Not every day but periodically. If your boss is fine with it, this can be […]

Herding Squirrels: The long dry season

Traci Arbios For those of us in blended-family land, it’s been a long, long summer. I never exactly know how to feel about this particular season. My husband and I are the primary parents to our massive brood of kids; but come summer, visitation schedules change, culling our herd. How would I describe it? By […]

High school seniors share advice on first day of school

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Argen Duncan In with the new — school year, that is. Third through 12th-graders in Portales Municipal Schools started the new academic year Tuesday. Kindergarten through second-grade students come back to school next Tuesday, while pre-school begins Aug. 30. “It’s been a very smooth start,” said Michael Terry, district coordinator for the Student Teacher Accountability […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School days, rocket science and the last gold rush

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. School days Just a reminder: Portales Municipal Schools start today. The first day of school in Clovis is Monday. Eastern New Mexico University classes begin Aug. 24. The countdown The Civil Air Patrol is launching model rockets at their Aug. 25 meeting. The launch […]

Monday morning briefing: Fair day, meetings watch and three days of peace and love

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. A fair day Today is opening day for the annual Curry County Fair. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.cnjonline.com/news/schedule-44535-curry-fair.html Meetings watch The following governing bodies in Roosevelt County meet this week: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Roosevelt County Courthouse. The […]

LATN environmental assessment results expected within month

Kevin Wilson Cannon Air Force Base expects to know within a month results of an environmental assessment on its proposal for a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) area over Colorado and New Mexico. According to an email from the public affairs office for the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon, the base expects to release […]

2011 Curry County Fair Schedule

Curry County Fair Schedule of Events (Schedule subject to change without notice) Monday, August 15-Entry Day • 6 a.m.-Noon — Junior Livestock entries accepted • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Home Arts Entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Flower Show entries accepted, Home Arts Building • 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Agriculture exhibits […]

Day trip: Unser Racing Museum

• Location: Unser Discovery Campus 1776 Monta

Cannon Appreciation Day set for Friday

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Clovis community will recognize Cannon Air Force Base’s airmen and families 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Unity Park for the 22nd annual Cannon Appreciation Day. The event, which is sponsored by the Committee of Fifty, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Weekly updates —

NMSU hosting field day in Clovis New Mexico State University is hosting its annual Clovis Field Day Thursday, focusing on alternative crop management of existing and less-utilized crops. The program, which will be held at the Agricultural Science Center in Clovis, has been structured to address extended dry conditions and diminishing irrigation sources. “This year’s […]

Day trip: Explora

Explora • Location: 1701 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Experience science firsthand through exhibits. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices: Adults (12-64) $8; seniors (65+) $5; children (1-11) $4; children (under 1) free • Hours of operation: […]