Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as both bands basically are families. The two bands will join forces for a pair of concerts Friday at the Yam Theater in Portales and Saturday at […]

My turn: Support school performance

The soundtrack of my childhood was a set of scarred 33 1/3-rpm records of the biggest Broadway shows of the last century — “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “Camelot,” and, of course, “My Fair Lady.” It’s often called “the perfect musical.” George Bernard Shaw’s story, Lerner and Loewe’s witty dialogue and soaring music, […]

Annual ENMU anthropology guest lecture/conference set

ENMU News release Ted Goebel, a professor at Texas A&M University, will lecture on the Ice Age origins of the first Americans at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 in the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building during the 13th Annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series/Conference at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Goebel’s area of research […]

Ticket feature: Souper Bowl set for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual Souper Bowl will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army, 317 E. Second St. For $5 ($6 for to go orders), guests can choose a bowl to eat their choice of homemade green chile stew, posole, potato soup or minestrone — and take the bowl […]

Officials: Tres Amigas groundbreaking set for July

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Benna Sayyed Groundbreaking for the Tres Amigas superstation that will serve as the nation’s first renewable energy market hub is expected in July, according to Tres Amigas officials. The new power facility to be built on 14,400 acres will be located northeast of Clovis, near the intersection of Hwy 209 and Curry County Rd. 31. […]

Zias set school scoring record in rout of OPSU

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women set a school record for points Monday night in blowing out Oklahoma Panhandle State 122-100. The Zias (3-8), who came in averaging 63.9 points, eclipsed the previous standard of 117 set in a December 1979 clash against Sul Ross State. ENMU also reached the […]

Clovis trio set for homecoming

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The band is back together, somewhat, and it’s making a Friday swing through Portales. In the closest thing they’ll have to a homecoming, Clovis High guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, and former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler, lead McMurry University in a 7 p.m. Friday neutral site game at […]

Legislative luncheon set for Thursday

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ Rotary Club will be talking business and legislation Thursday. The club’s regular meeting at the Clovis Civic Center, set for noon Thursday, will also be the site of a legislative luncheon hosted by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. The luncheon cost is $12, with RSVPs […]

EPCOG set to meet

Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ executive committee is set to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 418 Main. Agenda items include a review of personnel policy and discussion of revisions to financial management policies. An executive session is also on the agenda to “discuss threatened or pending litigation, and disposal or acquisition of real property […]

Bull riding event set

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• What: L.J. Jenkins Invitational Bull Riding • When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Tickets: $12 in advance at Joe’s Boot Shop and Creighton’s Town and Country, Portales; $15 at the gate; Children 12 and under free with paying adult. • Total purse: $18,000 • Format: 40 riders […]

Zias outlast Cowgirls in five sets

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Freedom New Mexico Facing a total of six match points in the fifth set, Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team rallied to beat New Mexico Highlands 25-17, 25-22, 24-26, 22-25, 20-18 Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, ending a seven-match losing streak. Senior middle blocker Kristen Beck posted a career-high 23 kills for the Zias (6-22), […]

No. 17 Rambelles pound Zias

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State ran off the final 10 points of Game 1 to set the tone and the 17th-ranked Rambelles cruised from there to beat Eastern New Mexico University 25-11, 25-15, 25-13 in Lone Star Conference volleyball on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Debbie Ohl had eight kills and three block assists for […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Gala set and Halloween fun

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Gala set The annual Clovis MainStreet Gala Fundraiser is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy, 321 First St. Tickets are $25 per person at the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce. Information: 309-8370. Screaming fun Some real scary Halloween fun awaits at a Haunted […]

Energy conservation: Preparing for cooler weather

By Caroline Ward: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron As we approach the winter months, we should begin preparing our homes and offices for colder temperatures. Un-insulated pipes and improperly maintained heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems caused Cannon Air Force Base more than $400,000 in damages during the last freeze in February 2011. In […]

Midwestern State rallies past Zias

Freedom New Mexico Miranda Byrd had 16 kills and seven total blocks (three solos) Tuesday night as Midwestern State notched a 25-27, 25-11, 25-21, 25-19 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Eastern was paced by junior outside hitter Amber Durand, who registered 12 kills and seven digs. Senior […]

Cannon set for open house

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Benna Sayyed Cannon Air Force Base will open its doors to the public this Saturday to give residents a look at what a highly trained specialized military force does. The open house will showcase Cannon’s 27th Special Operations Wing airpower capabilities and demonstrate the relationship that Cannon has with the community. “The open house is […]

Portales man’s trial set

Portales resident Daniel Webster will be tried in court Sept. 27 for charges of criminal sexual contact of a minor, a fourth degree felony. New Mexico State Police conducted an investigation after Webster was accused of inappropriately touching two female minors. Webster was arrested Sept. 1 and released Sept. 6 on a $5,000 bond.

Farmers, not government should set policy on resource management

Years ago (after the 1950s drought broke him) my father had a business helping other ranchers get rid of invasive saguaro cactus. It was set up so the government helped with the cost, although I don’t know the details. He had two tractors and other equipment. They dug the plants up. Since the government was […]

Children’s image of adults reflects example set

Kids’ images of us, meaning of us adults, are funny. Those of us who have the privilege of working with them on a regular basis know this. The rest of the world occasionally is surprised by it. Thus, the setting: Ninth-grade algebra class, which in my case only has four students. The subject: Algebra, which […]

Special session will focus on redistricting

Robin Fornoff There seems little question eastern New Mexico will lose a seat in both the House and Senate during a special session of the Legislature set to start Tuesday. The challenge will be to minimize the damage, according to several area lawmakers. The special session was set primarily to deal with the Legislature’s every-decade […]