Federal debt must be cut smart way

Freedom New Mexico President Obama said Monday during a White House press conference that he would not consider stopgap measures to temporarily avert the debt-ceiling crisis, saying “that is just not an acceptable approach.” Speaker John Boehner says he agrees with President Obama that the nation’s borrowing limit must be raised, to avoid a government […]

Monday morning briefing: Traffic reports and The Babe’s debut

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Traffic reports The New Mexico Department of Transportation weekly traffic report is available online or by telephone. Notifications are posted as they reported to the NMDOT which can be found on their road advisory www.nmroads.com or by calling 511. Meetings watch The Portales Municipal […]

Police identify dead body

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PNT Reports Investigators have identified a man found dead Monday evening, but they don’t know why he died. James McCulley, 48, was found dead by his 51-year-old girlfriend in her apartment in the 700 block of East Brazos Street, said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Police were classifying the death as suspicious. An autopsy […]

Police investigating suspicious death

PNT reports Portales Police are investigating an unattended death in the 700 block of Brazos Street. Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said the death was suspicious and happened before Monday. Police were called about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Berry said they’ve made no official identification and found no fresh trauma on the victim. He said investigators […]

Monday morning briefing: Fireworks and what started it all

Good morning and happy Fourth of July. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Smoke on the Water In case you missed it, here’s the rundown on today’s annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water activities in Clovis: Activities start at 8 a.m. with the 2nd Annual Smoke on theWater 5k Fun Run […]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon […]

Monday morning briefing: Growth issues, special meeting and no more Route 66

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Growing issues The Local Growth Management Committee meets 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant. The committee meets periodically to consider any growth issues associated with the mission at Cannon […]

Clovis man claims $105,000 lottery jackpot

Freedom New Mexico Hector Martinez of Clovis claimed a $105,000 jackpot Friday for matching five numbers in Monday’s Roadrunner Cash drawing. Odds for Martinez matching five numbers in Roadrunner Cash were 1 in 435,897. The Lowe’s grocery store where Martinez purchased his ticket is eligible for a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Monday morning briefing: Smoke goal, basketball camp and one big fish

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, ENMU auction and Miranda rights

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meetings watch Roosevelt County school boards are meeting this week. They are: • Portales board of education, 6 p.m. Monday, Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The agenda includes various bid awards and an item on district-wide accreditation with North Central Association AdvancED. • Elida board […]

ENMU narrows field for baseball position

Freedom New Mexico From a field of nearly 100 candidates for its open baseball head coaching position, Eastern New Mexico University has pared it down to nine. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said Monday that he will try to interview all of them by phone beginning on Wednesday, with three to five to be invited for […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, fireworks and drive-in movies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch Two governing bodies in Roosevelt County are meeting Tuesday: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes a report on the proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered and the designation of county precincts. • Portales […]

Monday morning briefing: Memorial Day, school budget and the big race

Good morning and happy Memorial Day. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. This holiday Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army […]

School menus —May 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice. Lunch — Cook’s choice. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cook’s choice Lunch — Cook’s choice.

School menus — May 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Hot dog in a serape, tater tots, mixed veggies, arctic ice. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Beefy nachos, pinto beans, lettuce and tomato, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and sausage biscuit. Lunch — Italian sub (homemade sub roll), tater tots, […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings, a graduation and Buddy Holly hits in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The following Roosevelt County governing bodies are scheduled to meet this week: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes the budget for the next fiscal year and discussion about Dalley windmill collection relocation expenses. • Roosevelt […]

School menus — May 8

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, chilled fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden salad and ranch, marshmallow fruit salad. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and sausage biscuit. Lunch — Taquitas and […]

Monday morning briefing: Summer guides, summer learning and the mystery of life

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spread the word The annual Summer Activities Guide is ready to be delivered to elementary schools and

bin Laden reaction: Clovis woman hopes for peaceful world

Sharna Johnson Rabiah Memon spent Sunday night and Monday morning happy but concerned at the same time. While glad to hear news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, Memon said violence broke out in Karachi, Pakistan, where her family lives and her siblings were in school and trying to get home to safety. “We […]

School menus — May 1

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, pineapple tidbits. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch — Frito pie, broccoli salad, chilled fruit, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and sausage biscuit. Lunch — Chicken fajitas and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, […]