Monday morning briefing: Kiwanis history, going to the dogs and the man who changed it all

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast fact Clovis Kiwanis Club was organized Jan. 2, 1921. Its first president was Charles Scheurich, who’s political clout helped create Curry County. Other charter members included Carl Hatch, who became a U.S. Senator, and A.W. Hockenhull, who became New Mexico governor. Cooking tip […]

Friday morning briefing: Hoops, spring break and gunslingers

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Friday morning briefing: Graffiti, “Saturday Night Lab” and vanity on trial

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Tuesday morning briefing: A city agenda, school link and the crime of the century

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. City agenda Portales City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. today in Portales City Hall. The agenda includes the Portales Fire Department annual report and votes on approval of DairiConcepts refinancing and economic development funds for a sewer line to Portales Select Peanut […]

Friday morning briefing: A town by another name and beating the odds

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fast fact Melrose was originally called Brownhorn after two ranchers — Walter “Wild Horse” Brown and Lonny Horn — who maintained adjacent properties

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

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Wednesday morning briefing: Football update, and a historic battle

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Tuesday morning briefing: Miracles remembered

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Monday morning briefing: Science time, and a hoops question

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Friday morning briefing: Hot times and days off

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Wednesday morning briefing: Books or movies, money for college and a fickle rodent

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Book signing Mystery writer Darynda Jones will be autographing copies of her debut novel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Vines Restaurant in Portales. “First Grave on the Right” is set in Albuquerque and categorized in the paranormal romance genre. Question […]

Friday morning briefing: The buzz, the history of flight and a dream explodes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. The buzz Check out the annual Roosevelt County spelling bee 9 a.m. Saturday at

Thursday morning briefing: Iran Hostage Crisis, off-road vehicles and a schedule

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Wednesday morning briefing: “Born in the USA,” New Mexico legislators off and running

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Tuesday morning briefing: Splitsville, video games and public meetings

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Tuesday morning briefing: Out of town, today’s odd date and enjoy the view

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Thursday morning briefing: Raising the roof and statehood for N.M.

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help build a home Volunteers are needed for a Habitat for Humanity workday starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, 310 E. Kaywood St., Portales. They need to raise trusses for a shed and install exterior sheathing on a

Thursday morning briefing: Breakfast date, winter break and snow threats

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wait ‘til next year Eastern New Mexico University is closing for winter break at 5 p.m. today and will resume classes Jan. 3, according to information from the university. The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu […]

Thursday morning briefing: Thanksgiving, a light show and the deep freeze

Good morning, Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Cheap ticket Bring a can of food and you can see the Greyhound and Zia basketball games free of charge Saturday. The food item will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico as part of Fan Appreciation Day. The Hounds […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Comfy seats, less than inviting weather

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing: Video of the day: Joking around. Best seat in the house: