Friday morning briefing: Healthy money, calling all cowgirls and a poem

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Healthy money New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman says La Casa de Buena Salud in Portales has been awarded a $342,095 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help deliver health care services to the community. Cowgirls call The Cowgirls Rodeo […]

Their view: Rhode Island pension reforms a model for N.M.

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, says its time for state pension reform.

Hound’s rally falls short; Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The road and slow starts continue to plague the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. The Greyhounds rallied from 20 points down early in the second half — and had a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie it — before losing 71-68 to West […]

My turn: Home town girl brings new life to former general store

When I was an elementary school kid at Dora, we had two locations where we could spend our “store money” each week. Our parents could get a full service gasoline fill-up at stations on each end of the village. The cafe was open most days for hamburgers and fries. If Wilcher’s Farm Store didn’t have […]

Their view: Small-business owners say keep exchange open

New Mexico’s leading small business association Tuesday released the results of its annual survey of members. Every year, the National Federation of Independent Business polls its members on state and national issues vital to their survival as entrepreneurs. It then centers its lobbying positions in Washington, D.C., and in Santa Fe on the responses. NFIB […]

ENMU’s growth continues

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Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, according to school President Steven Gamble. “We anticipate a good spring semester,” Gamble said. “We had such good growth in the fall that we have retained a large number of those students into the spring.” […]

Wednesday morning briefings: Basketball, video games, and setups

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing.

Carrying on the dream

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By Christina Calloway: PNT senior writer Portales residents and city officials marched Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A crowd of about 150 gathered in the Memorial Building to celebrate the holiday. With a […]

Zias fall short in OT

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Dave Wagner One of these days, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is going to quit knocking on the door and break it down. The Zias played a rugged Lone Star Conference opponent tough at home for the third consecutive game on Saturday, only to fall to Midwestern State 70-67 at Greyhound Arena […]

My turn: I’ve met my match

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More new entertainment comes into my office all the time, whether it’s fake fish, rubber cockroaches, hacky sacks or voodoo dolls of my bosses. OK, so maybe I’m the source of most of the sarcasm, toys and childlike behavior that come into the office, but there are worse ways to lighten a work day, right? […]

Romney has best policies on conflict

Freedom New Mexico The Republican debates Saturday night and Sunday morning were intended to give last-minute guidance to voters in New Hampshire, which holds its presidential primary today. But they were useful also to voters in military-rich eastern New Mexico. The candidates offered glimpses into how they view the armed forces, overseas conflicts and when […]

Press release: Ex-Hound signs with Europe League

Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout, Tillman Stevens has signed to play for the Vienna Vikings of the European Football League. Stevens played for the Greyhounds from 2007-2011 and made 283 tackles and 12 interceptions. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a football player and I am really looking forward […]

Local schools score on low end under new grading system

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Alisa Boswell Curry and Roosevelt County school districts did not fare well with the trial test results for the New Mexico Department of Education’s new A-F Grading System, which is set to replace the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) grading system. The Clovis school district received only As for two schools out of their 18, averaging […]

Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Resolving to be more loving

Somewhere in the confusion of passing into 2012, I forgot to make New Year’s resolutions. I suppose these can still be tendered, since we are less than a fortnight into the new year. Perhaps the most appropriate resolutions would center around the broad, yet vital theme of learning to be a more loving person. Love […]

Hollywood doesn’t need discounts

The Lone Ranger is galloping into New Mexico and he just can’t get here quickly enough. He’ll bring Johnny Depp who will portray his Native American sidekick, Tonto. One might wonder why they couldn’t have found a Native American to play Tonto, but that is an argument for another day. Johnny Depp is a hugely […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Early call, a break for moms and a gusher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing Commander’s call If you feel like getting up early Wednesday… The ROTC Commander’s call is at 7:15 a.m. in the Clovis High School Activities Building behind the Rock. There will be an assumption of command for the corps commander and both squadron commanders. There […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, calling kid singers and ugly mermaids

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The Curry County Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex room. Tops on the agenda are hiring a new jail administrator and considering ways to finance a new jail. Meetings are open to the public. Kid singers […]

Municipal races building steam

By Kevin Wilson Tuesday will be a busy day at city and town halls across eastern New Mexico, with candidates having an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. window to file for office. The following is a list of items that will be on Clovis’ March 6 ballot, including candidates who have announced their intentions to run so […]