Educators respond to Richardson’s plan

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson revealed Thursday a $60 billion education plan to overhaul the national education system which nixes No Child Left Behind. Richardson said he would pay for the plan by cutting Cold War-era weapons systems and ending subsidies to private banks, and still have money left […]

ENMU picked 6th, 7th in LSC basketball polls

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton […]

Greyhounds celebrate golden anniversary

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When the Greyhound football team lost 45-20 last Saturday at Abilene Christian, it meant Eastern New Mexico University would again be just outside the Division II rankings. But it meant something else for Eastern New Mexico University (4-1). When this Mark Ribaudo-led Greyhounds squad suffered its first loss, it […]

Bingaman: Water project justified investment

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is serving his fifth term in Congress and is chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Following Tuesday’s Senate field hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library, he answered a few questions for Freedom Newspapers. Q: You came to Clovis for the field hearing regarding the […]

August 17, 1981

• Portales resident A.A. Richardson displayed peaches that he grown on his farm on the Roswell highway. The peaches measured 13 and one- half inches in circumference. Richardson stated that he didn’t do anything special to the peaches, but did keep them “watered and fertilized good.” • Portales High School junior Louise Romero spent her […]

Richardson orders review of four bridges

Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that will undergo a comprehensive inspection, Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday. The bridges are built similar to the one that collapsed Wednesday on 1-35 in Minneapolis, which resulted in four deaths, 79 injured and at […]

Zia volleyball picked last in LSC

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was chosen for last place this season in the Lone Star Conference’s new 13-team, one-conference format. Voters in the preseason poll included LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus members of the media. West Texas A&M, which went 10-0 in the South Division […]

Richardson declares area state disaster

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Session likely to be extended

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says lawmakers did great work in the legislative session that ended Saturday — just not enough of it. The governor said while it was the most productive session in state history, “we still have business to finish.” He said he will call the Legislature back […]

Lawmakers happy to see capital outlay projects approved

Staff and Wire Reports Gov. Bill Richardson faces a tough obstacle as he seeks the Democratic nomination for president. He managed another tough obstacle earlier this week — pleasing a majority of state legislators — by approving nearly $700 million in capital outlay projects. “I have signed this capital outlay package without any vetoes as […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]

General added to growth team

Freedom Newspapers Retired Gen. Hanson Scott of Albuquerque has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to a subcommittee formed to explore growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a city of Clovis press release. Hanson will serve as one of two state representatives on the Local […]

Guv reappoints Stinnett regent

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — A Portales man was reappointed to the Eastern New Mexico University board of regents, making him one of several state appointments announced Friday by Gov. Bill Richardson. Marshall Stinnett of Portales, vice president of Southern Newspapers, was reappointed to a six-year term on the Eastern New Mexico University […]

Pheasant frenzy hits local area

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The four-day […]

Denish visits region

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visited Clovis Friday to tour local facilities and meet with Air Force officials. Denish is seeking re-election in the Nov. 7 general election on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Bill Richardson. They are running against Republicans John Dendahl for governor and Sue Wilson Beffort for lieutenant […]

Dendahl seeking governor’s post

Compiled by Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers John Dendahl is the Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. He is running against incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M. Biography: Dendahl is a fourth-generation Santa Fean. He is married and has five daughters. He and his wife, Jackie, have nine grandchildren. He is a graduate of Sante Fe’s public […]

Governor’s tax proposal pleases local residents

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A proposal by Gov. Bill Richardson that would offer income tax breaks to military members and retirees is good news to some area residents. Active-duty military personnel who are New Mexico residents, under the proposal, would not be required to pay state income tax on their federal salaries, and retirees […]

Reeb named to 9th Judicial court bench

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — David Reeb said he has reached the pinnacle of his career by being appointed by the governor to fill the newly created fourth judge’s position in the 9th Judicial District Court. “I’ve aspired to be a judge since I was in law school,” said the 37-year-old former deputy district attorney […]

Governor celebrates economy

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The economy of eastern New Mexico is on the mend was the message of Gov. Bill Richardson, who visited Clovis on Saturday to announce the arrival of a major ethanol plant and celebrate the landing of a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. Both developments will strengthen the region’s […]

Richardson promotes renewable energy, film

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Renewable fuel and film. Gov. Bill Richardson is optimistic New Mexico can be a key state for both, and he highlighted Tucumcari’s role during a Monday town hall meeting. Richardson spoke to a packed crowd at the Tucumcari Convention Center’s meeting room, where the governor heard concerns on […]