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Cats set to begin practice
July 30th, 2011
New Mexico high school football teams are getting a bit of an early start this season. Practice for all teams can begin on Monday, a week earlier than usual. The early start is designed to r...


Letters to the editor: Real problems lie with Congress
July 30th, 2011
Real problems lie with Congress I write in support of George Speck from last week’s letters to the editor. Regarding the greed of the very rich: Somehow the dominant medi...


Social Security delays only scare tactic
July 30th, 2011
Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconcep...


N.M. still capitalizing on the Kid
July 30th, 2011
Oh, Susana, I think you are onto a hot one. This “Catch the Kid” business, the contest to track down Billy the Kid and win 10,000 bucks? Good move, Gov. Martinez. Last Sunday I s...


Police blotter — July 31
July 30th, 2011
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. July 20 an officer responded to a church in the 2500 block of Norris St...


Miracle products lure wife
July 30th, 2011
I’m convinced my wife would be an easy mark for a snake oil salesman. She’s pretty sure miracle products are hitting the store shelves regularly while I’m of the mindset th...


Couldn’t miss vintage grand prix
July 30th, 2011
Although I am not in the category of car fanatics, I want to start this week’s column with a block of information for those of you who are. PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and...


Tips on essential oils featured
July 30th, 2011
Information on how to transform your life, suggestions on how to achieve your dreams and ways to use essential oils will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday...


Senior happenings — July 31
July 30th, 2011
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing,...


Reunions — July 31
July 30th, 2011
[image #1, align=center, size=abox] The Portales High School Class of 1966 gathered July 1 and 2, 2011, for their 45th class reunion. Classmates pictured are, front row, from left, David D...


Birthdays — July 31
July 30th, 2011


Births — July 31
July 30th, 2011


Weddings — July 31
July 30th, 2011


On the shelves — July 31
July 30th, 2011
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story...


Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign
July 29th, 2011
An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he wo...


Portales teen facing burglary charges
July 29th, 2011
A 16-year-old Portales boy has been arrested on charges of auto burglary, a fourth-degree felony. According to Portales Police reports: • About 2:30 a.m. Friday, an officer respo...


Border Town Days celebration set
July 29th, 2011
The 45th Border Town Days celebration begins today. The events begin with a decorated bicycle contest at 11 a.m. next to the Texico branch of the Citizens Bank. Cash prizes will be awarded t...


Portales woman charged with bringing contraband to jail
July 29th, 2011
A 27-year-old Portales woman was arrested earlier this month on charges of bringing tobacco, pills and marijuana into Roosevelt County Detention Center. Stephanie Warren is charged with brin...


In search of ponies: Hen's duck act ends tragically
July 29th, 2011
The laughter on the other end of the phone line was predictable. "A chicken?" my Mom asked. "Yes, a chicken. I had two but the other one drowned," I replied. She stifled her la...


Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love
July 29th, 2011
The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were run...


Reader-submitted content: Curry County Fair features "growing" theme
July 29th, 2011
“We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing” is the selected theme for the 2011 Curry County Fair. This will be the 91st year for the annual fair that continues to grow each year with...


Fire restrictions lifted
July 29th, 2011
The New Mexico State Forestry Division has lifted bans on smoking, fireworks, campfires and open fires for all counties, according to a press release distributed by the agency Friday. The st...


Friday morning briefing: Rock the Park, Ike in Clovis and a fairy tale...
July 29th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music Rock the Park is four hours of contemporary Christian music and it’s from 10 a.m....


Libertarians embrace all values
July 28th, 2011
Liberty is primarily a libertarian concept. In fact, you could say it is THE libertarian concept. But it is a concept often borrowed and used by others. Just as you are not a chess player if...


NFL agreement not victory for free markets
July 28th, 2011
As football fans, we’re pleased to see the National Football League’s players and owners reach a new labor agreement that saves the 2011 season. But, as defenders of free-market princip...


Home security system hard to beat
July 28th, 2011
I unlocked the door, and the second I opened it the blast began. It sounded like ten banshees fighting off a dozen gorillas. Holding my ears, I ran to the contraption on the wall by the front door...


First person: Cooking camp
July 28th, 2011


Religion calendar — July 29
July 28th, 2011
Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m...


a view from under the pew: freddy faces discouragement
July 28th, 2011
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on a computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift...


Human judgment falls short of God's perspective
July 28th, 2011
I had an unusual experience several years ago. Some college teacher friends and I were attending a school conference in Boston. We were leaving Chatham on a Sunday morning and we saw a woman...


New Clovis coach preaches defense, rebounding
July 28th, 2011
After a month of searching, Clovis High School has a new basketball coach. Matt King, who coached last season at Los Alamos, is planning a 5:30 p.m. Thursday meet-and-greet at Rock Staubus G...


Thursday morning briefing: The price of lunch, a new house and full ri...
July 28th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. No free lunch Clovis Municipal Schools' students who buy regular priced lunches will see a 5-cent per meal...


Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Lost something? Not my problem
July 27th, 2011
If my kids were cast into an episode of the TV show "Lost," they would have to stay that way. Forever. This is because I have a very firm rule in my house: I do not look for kid stuff...


Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization
July 27th, 2011
Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own...


How to run a great youth sports practice
July 27th, 2011
Parents often have unrealistic expectations of youth sport coaches. After all, most youth sport coaches are volunteer coaches who are only coaching because their sons or daughters are playing the s...


Pet, livestock owners warned to keep rabies vaccinations up to date
July 27th, 2011
The New Mexico Department of Health is warning pet and livestock owners in Roosevelt County and the surrounding area to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other valuable livestock get vaccinate...


Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements
July 27th, 2011
Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by M...


Letters to the editor: Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God
July 27th, 2011
Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God Regarding the July 21 letter from Adam Martinez: Those participating in the gay pride parade were forcing their lifestyle on us. I happ...


Parking signs should have had public’s input
July 27th, 2011
Surprise, Clovis. We have a new rule, and it affects everyone who shops downtown on Main Street. As of Tuesday, there’s a two-hour parking limit. The new traffic regulation was not p...


Fishing report — July 27
July 27th, 2011
  This fishing report is provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com East-Central, including the Pecos River Coy...


Jesus can be found in books other than Bible
July 27th, 2011
Oh, my aching back! I knew it would hurt today. I spent too much time yesterday on a bar stool. Oh, you thought . . . No, I was sitting on a stool at the “bar” in our kitchen. I...


Wednesday morning briefing: Shrimp on the boil and racing wiener dogs
July 27th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Shrimp on the boil The Eastern New Mexico University Portales Alumni Chapter and the ENMU Alumni Affairs...


Preseason LSC polls released
July 27th, 2011
RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has been picked for seventh place in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll in what is now a nine-team league...


American ousted in 9-10 tourney
July 27th, 2011
ROSWELL — Clovis American’s run in the state 9-10 Little League baseball tournament is over. Carlsbad Shorthorn rallied from a six-run deficit and benefitted from an overturned c...


Debt plan would tamp down COLA
July 26th, 2011
Military retirees, Social Security recipients and others drawing federal payments were tempted to grumble at Congress or the White House when the past two Januarys brought no cost-of-living adjustm...


Norway: Do justice, but protect freedom
July 26th, 2011
We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing a...


Time for TV to channel new ideas
July 26th, 2011
I did some travel recently, but also made plenty of time to watch television I normally avoid when I'm working. Here are some things I picked up, none of them long enough for a full column: ...


Witness: 20-year-old admitted to slaying
July 26th, 2011
A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — swo...


Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education
July 26th, 2011
The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education approved an increase to the cost of school lunches Tuesday due to a mandate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lunches will increase by...


Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority
July 26th, 2011
During a Tuesday meeting at Clovis City Hall, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority: • Approved its 2011/2012 operating budget. The budget projects $6.8 million in revenues dra...


Casting for Recovery extends deadline
July 26th, 2011
Casting For Recovery New Mexico has extended the application deadline to Monday for women in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to apply for its 2011 Fly-Fishing Retreat, according to a news releas...


Bill contains money for Cannon projects
July 26th, 2011
A spending bill that passed the Senate on Tuesday contains millions in funding for military construction projects at Cannon Air Force base and other installations around New Mexico, according to a...


Tuesday morning briefing: A video game, final exams and the first post...
July 26th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, whose tireless research is legend. ...


Pro game slated here on Thursday
July 26th, 2011
Professional baseball is coming to Clovis on Thursday night. The Ruidoso Osos and Roswell Invaders, members of the independent Pecos League, will square off in a 7 p.m. nine-inning contest a...


Printing money won’t further U.S. recovery
July 25th, 2011
“Q E3” sounds like the name of a British cruise ship. It really stands for “Quantitative Easing 3,” a money-expansion scheme the U.S. Federal Reserve Board is considering...


Business digest — July 26
July 25th, 2011
Clovis couple wins $10,000 Shawn and Tina-Marie Schiller, members of High Plains Federal Credit Union in Clovis, were top winners in an 11-month Savings Challenge New Mexico contest,...


Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide (Updated)
July 25th, 2011
Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday...


Monday morning briefing: Last chance, affordable housing and Dylan dis...
July 25th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Last chance The Portales Public Library Summer Reading Program ends this week for both children and young ad...


Local teams fall in state LL tourneys
July 23rd, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE — The Curry County All-Stars took a 2-1 lead on a two-run single by Gabriel Montoya in the top of the fourth on Saturday, but Carlsbad came back with five runs in the bottom half...


Letters to the editor: Hotel Clovis has historical value
July 23rd, 2011
Hotel Clovis has historical value We can all benefit from having such an historical treasure and local landmark as Hotel Clovis. Its value includes its rich history. At the tim...


HALT Act just another ploy to garner votes
July 23rd, 2011
With so many problems facing our government, it appears that many politicians plan to base campaigns on immigration, just as they have for the past 12 years. That’s unfortunate for t...


Rodeoing family tradition
July 23rd, 2011


Police blotter — July 24
July 23rd, 2011
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. July 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Rosa Bo...


Airline in last week of food drive
July 23rd, 2011
Great Lakes Aviation, the airline which services the Clovis Municipal Airport, is in the last week of their Flying 4 Food campaign to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to a new...


Weekly update — July 24
July 23rd, 2011
Curry County fairbooks available Fairbooks are available for the 2011 Curry County Fair. Fairbooks contain information on everything from the livestock, agriculture and home ec...


Engagements — July 24
July 23rd, 2011


Weddings — July 24
July 23rd, 2011


Birthdays — July 24
July 23rd, 2011


Honors — July 24
July 23rd, 2011


Graduations — July 24
July 23rd, 2011


On the shelves — July 24
July 23rd, 2011
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” b...


Senior happenings — July 24
July 23rd, 2011
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5...


Club notes — July 24
July 23rd, 2011
Beta Phi Five members and four guests of the Beta Phi enjoyed a delicious breakfast held July 9, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Pleasant Hill for their Rush Social and a pledge ceremony...


Flower pressing featured on show
July 23rd, 2011
Information on pressing flowers, cancer-preventing foods and making bumper pads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu...


Outwitting new dog tricky
July 23rd, 2011
I entered the lockup through the sallyport doors and got a report from the warden of the day. “All present and accounted for, sir,” said my relieved wife, wiping a cold sweat fro...


Little League state meets ready to start
July 22nd, 2011
Four area teams are ready to represent District 3 in state Little League competition this weekend. Clovis will host the 11-12-year-old Majors state tournament at Dickenson Field and Beachum...


Hospice sponsoring food drive
July 22nd, 2011
Clovis’ VistaCare Hospice is sponsoring its seventh annual food drive in the month of August. Food collection bags will be distributed through the community with drop-off points at sev...


Grant McGee: Wife is flush with excitement
July 22nd, 2011
“We have a new toilet, we have a new toilet,” The Lady of the House was singing and doing “The New Toilet Dance” around the bicycle shop. She was waving hands in the...


In search of ponies: Only the fish die young
July 22nd, 2011
The first one to go was the algae eater — initially construed as a bittersweet sign that at least the tank was clean. But by that night the second one flopped on its side, gills flarin...


Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools miss AYP
July 22nd, 2011
Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally...


Friday morning briefing: A food drive, Route 66 history and a grisly s...
July 22nd, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Food drive Clovis’ VistaCare Hospice is sponsoring its seventh annual food drive in August. Foo...


Not all rural deliveries welcome
July 21st, 2011
Where we lived when I was a kid gave Rural Free Delivery (RFD) a whole new dimension. It was two miles to the mailbox, dirt road of course, and the mailman only drove the 25 miles from town twice a...


Libertarians can bridge parties
July 21st, 2011
I place a high value on liberty. My own, obviously, but also on yours. After all I only get as much liberty as I respect for all others. If we are to ever have that free society, rather than...


DEA shouldn’t offer medical opinions
July 21st, 2011
Once again, government servants have told Americans that marijuana ranks right up there with heroin. The Drug Enforcement Agency ruled on July 8 that marijuana has “no accepted medical use&rd...


Commissioners vote to rezone golf course
July 21st, 2011
In a 6-1 vote, Clovis Commissioners rezoned the Colonial Park Golf Course during a meeting Thursday night. The ordinance to rezone the area from a single family district zone to a mixed deve...


Only security in life knowing Jesus as savior
July 21st, 2011
Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have, and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination, and life changes drastically in the proc...


a view from under the pew: the valley of dry bones
July 21st, 2011
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the...


Religion calendar — July 22
July 21st, 2011
Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Matt's Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., sec...


Dallas man being held on drug charges
July 21st, 2011
A 20-year-old Dallas man is being held at the Curry County jail on drug charges after local drug agents say they saw him throw a bag of methamphetamines into a Clovis street near a yard where child...


Team roping regional finals to be hosted in Clovis
July 21st, 2011
The United States Team Roping Championships will host the Regional Finals in Clovis August 4-7 at the Curry County Events Center. Touted as the richest team roping series, the event will off...


City commissioner selected as committee chair
July 21st, 2011
City of Clovis and Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard has been selected to serve as chairman of Leadership New Mexico’s Local Government Leadership Program Committee. Founded in 19...


Thursday morning briefing: Groundbreaking, for the birds and Wild Bill...
July 21st, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Renovating Clovis’ first steps to renovating the Youth Recreation Building in Hillcrest Park kick of...


Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don't know how fierce I am
July 20th, 2011
There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be...


Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school
July 20th, 2011
Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning...


Cuts in gifted education hurt kids' potential
July 20th, 2011
"How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are, and where we could be as a society." &mda...


Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read
July 20th, 2011
Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cr...


Understanding Bible more important than knowing facts
July 20th, 2011
“Wow! That person really knows the Bible!” I hear that comment made fairly often, and I always wonder what the speaker means. Usually they mean that someone is quite familiar wit...


Letters to the editor: New course betters life in Clovis
July 20th, 2011
New course betters life in Clovis Regarding negative comments about the new city golf course: What I understood is the money was already there to be spent on just parks and rec...


Raising family workout in itself
July 20th, 2011
These days I don’t get out all that much. I find shoes and socks for the kids, fill up sippy cups, put shoes back on after being kicked off, chase all three to the car, get the first car seat...


House GOP should make Obama blink
July 20th, 2011
This isn’t time to go wobbly. Republicans in the House of Representatives need to maintain their discipline of standing firm against any tax increases in a deficit-reduction bill. The &ldq...


Reader-submitted content: Dairy consortium opportunity for students
July 20th, 2011
When Merel Rodenburg first attended New Mexico State University’s Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium in Clovis in 2010, she expected to get technical book knowledge to supplement her stud...


Education column: Schools painted, trimmed and cleaned
July 20th, 2011
As our Clovis Municipal School’s operations department continues with summer projects, below is an update on maintenance activities at the remaining elementary schools. At Lincoln-Jack...


Equipment Operator
July 20th, 2011


Wednesday morning briefing: A hot game, prehistoric find and man on th...
July 20th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week From our own keeper of the gate Jenna Zamie, a video game worth mastering. ...


Texico twins commit to Zias
July 20th, 2011


Vet care funding alarms shoppers
July 19th, 2011
Advocates for military commissaries are optimistic they can sideline a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee plan that would end subsidies of base grocery stores so the same money could pay for health...


Johnson left impression with me
July 19th, 2011
I’ve run into Gary Johnson two times. The first was at a 1998 New Mexico Press Association conference in Albuquerque. I was taken by the sincerity he took in listening and addressing m...


Quay officials submitting application for state's last racing license
July 19th, 2011
An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coro...


Woman jailed on charges of evading officers
July 19th, 2011
A female is in the Parmer County jail on charges of evading officers in her vehicle Tuesday after she led Bovina police on a pursuit into Curry County. Around 2 p.m. CDT, Curry County Sherif...


County water concerns spreading
July 19th, 2011
Approximately 300 people west of Clovis are experiencing rising nitrate levels in their private water systems, Rosalie Robinson said Tuesday, asking the Curry County Commission for help. Rob...


Holiday Inn Express
July 19th, 2011


Dr. Buck Wilson
July 19th, 2011


Aaron's Diesel & Automotive
July 19th, 2011


Jon Bohm Construction
July 19th, 2011


Tuesday morning briefing: Rodeo, volleyball camp and Tyson's fall
July 19th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo finals start today, all day, at the Curry County Events Center. W...


Cut in spending should be focus of budget deal
July 18th, 2011
This weekend, debt-ceiling wrangling in Washington remained stuck — a hash of politics (proposals are tied to 2012 election impact); ideology and principle (the rich should pay more; spendi...


Lack of growth in area could mean loss of legislative representation
July 18th, 2011
The one consistent thing that emerged in discussion of state redistricting during a three-hour meeting Monday was that because it lacks the growth of the northern part of the state, eastern New Mex...


Meetings watch: Curry County Commission
July 18th, 2011
During a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library, Curry County Commissioners are expected to: • Consider a 14-item consent agenda which includ...


Eric Dixon
July 18th, 2011


Dawg House
July 18th, 2011


Randal Burnett
July 18th, 2011


El Rancho
July 18th, 2011


Roosevelt General Hospital
July 18th, 2011


All American
July 18th, 2011


Monday morning briefing: Meetings, women building and FDR
July 18th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The following governing bodies in Roosevelt County are scheduled to meet this week: &b...


Engagements — July 17
July 16th, 2011


Anniversaries — July 17
July 16th, 2011


Birthdays — July 17
July 16th, 2011


Honors — July 17
July 16th, 2011


Reunions — July 17
July 16th, 2011
Greathouse The Greathouse reunion held for the 55th time in the Ingram Room at the Clovis-Carver Library on July 10, 2011. There were two clans represented with 32 people attending.


Club notes — July 17
July 16th, 2011
Altrusa Club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met July 11 at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were...


On the shelves —July 17
July 16th, 2011
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary” by F...


Fig recipes featured on show
July 16th, 2011
Information on the power of dreams, cooking with figs and using fusible machine applique will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. ...


Shout outs— July 17
July 16th, 2011
Veteran sends well wishes to relatives Born in Tucumcari in 1963, retired Senior Master Sgt. Dave Aragon spent most of his early years as a Clovis resident, attending Lincoln Jackson...


Senior happenings — July 17
July 16th, 2011
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing, 1:30 p.m., Ice c...


Coney island part of amusement park golden age
July 16th, 2011
Last week, this columnist took you on an exploration of the beginnings of amusement parks, inspired by the annual trip to Wonderland with my grandchildren. This week, I'd like to continue that expl...


Cars spark musical hits
July 16th, 2011
I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were th...


Letters to the editor: Golf course waste of our dollars
July 16th, 2011
Golf course waste of our dollars I was in the audience the night Clovis city commissioners voted to purchase Chaparral Country Club for $2.81 million. The city took control of...


Their view: Raising family workout in itself
July 16th, 2011
FNM columnist and Air Force wife Loni Newby talks about the challenges of family outings:   These days I don’t get out all that much. I find shoes and socks for the kids, f...


Flow of illegal immigration slowing down
July 16th, 2011
Public opinion polls continue to show that strong majorities of Americans want their elected officials to crack down on illegal immigration. Furthermore, states are pushing ahead various proposals...


Police blotter — July 17
July 16th, 2011
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a rep...


Clovis receives less than an inch of rain over week
July 16th, 2011
According to the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque, the Portales and Clovis area received the following rainfall from Sunday through Friday: • 1.12 inches in Portales


Ticket prices, showtimes announced for music festival
July 16th, 2011
Ticket prices and show times have been announced for the 2011 Clovis Music Festival. The festival is planned for Sept. 8 through 11 with the theme “The Biggest Little Music City in the...


Roosevelt County allotted federal money
July 16th, 2011
Roosevelt County has been allotted $5,335 in Federal Emergency Management Agency money for non-disaster-related emergency food and shelter programs, according to a news release from the office of U...


Van of Enchantment stopping at Blackwater Draw
July 16th, 2011
The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with...


Shelter training being offered
July 16th, 2011
The Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 is bringing their Shelter Field Guide Training to New Mexico, according to a news release. The training was developed for those who may need...


Affordable Housing Plan meetings begin Monday
July 16th, 2011
The debate on the city’s affordable housing plan — to be decided in an Aug. 2 special election — is hitting every district of the city. City officials are pushing a citywid...


New Cats coach starts to get feel for team
July 15th, 2011
Matt King is trying to get a feel for his new squad. Hired in the final week of June to replace longtime Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler, King said Friday he likes what he&rsquo...


Hounds to face Aggies in exhibition contest
July 15th, 2011
PORTALES — For the second consecutive year, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will play New Mexico State in a preseason exhibition game at Las Cruces. The G...


Zias add pair for softball
July 15th, 2011
PORTALES — Outfielder-third baseman Katie Whitten of Riverside, Calif., and pitcher Alberta Medina of Las Cruces have signed letters of intent to play softball next season at Eastern New Mexi...


Grant McGee: Reputation has no price tag
July 15th, 2011
I got a phone call from “The Better Biz Center” the other day. That’s not the real name of this organization, I’ve changed it to avoid hassles from the real one. ...


In search of ponies: Desperate snake slithers into house
July 15th, 2011
There are a few sounds out there that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and set your nerve endings on fire — the racking of a shotgun, screeching tires, crunching metal or a blo...


Alltech expanding Clovis plant
July 15th, 2011
Alltech is expanding its Clovis facility to include a plant to make Optigen, a feed that allows more flexibility in adjusting the formulation of cattle’s rations to compensate for high corn p...


Beauty Bar
July 15th, 2011


A Key Car Wash
July 15th, 2011


Dick Estes
July 15th, 2011


Reed Roofing
July 15th, 2011


Katie's Flowerland
July 15th, 2011


Friday morning briefing: Town hall, affordable housing and Carter's cr...
July 15th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Town hall The city of Clovis’ Affordable Housing Town Hall meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Clovis-C...


Mustang adoption begins
July 14th, 2011


Politicians feel pressure to act
July 14th, 2011
Politically minded people are starting to anticipate election season. This means many of them will be asking the wrong questions of the candidates; who will be all-too willing to answer them.


Some people can always complain
July 14th, 2011
Sometimes I feel as if I’ve spent my whole life looking up at the sky, hoping to see rain clouds. That’s left over from being a child during the infamously drouthy 1950s I’m sure....


Freedom Fest buzz abounds in Las Vegas
July 14th, 2011
Anyone curious about the direction of the conservative or libertarian movements, priorities for Tea Party enthusiasts or Republicans, or the hottest topics bound to affect the 2010 presidential el...


a view from under the pew: the feisty texas ferret
July 14th, 2011
amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pewEditor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capit...


Christian fellowship strengthens our spirits
July 14th, 2011
On an airline flight recently, I was seated by a young Army soldier going home from Afghanistan. We began talking, and the soldier told me of a recent event in a remote village in Afghanistan. ...


Religion calendar — July 15
July 14th, 2011
Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Matt's Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., sec...


Simply Salads
July 14th, 2011


Cannon boil water advisory lifted
July 14th, 2011
A boil water advisory that was issued Tuesday for three streets in Joe Cannon Estates military housing near Cannon Air Force Base was lifted late Wednesday. The advisory affected Clarian Loo...


Bearly Used
July 14th, 2011


Coffee Bistro
July 14th, 2011


Payless Rentals
July 14th, 2011


Nuco Pool and Spa
July 14th, 2011


Bob Morgan Photography
July 14th, 2011


Thursday morning briefing: Top teacher, the Portales band and Billy th...
July 14th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top teacher Adam Quintero, a Clovis native, has been accepted to the Teach for America 2011 corps. ...


Hounds sign four for track, cross country
July 13th, 2011
PORTALES — Texico’s Dathan McWhorter was among four student-athletes who signed a national letter of intent recently to participate in track or cross country at Eastern New Mexico Unive...


Clovis man drowns in Missouri lake
July 13th, 2011
A 45-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday afternoon at a lake in Missouri. John W. Matelski slid off a water slide on a dock and fell into the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, according to a rep...


Citizen's Police Academy set for August
July 13th, 2011
The 16th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy is set to begin in August. Hosted through the joint efforts of the Clovis Police Department, Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Ne...


Education column: Maintaining school property more work than seems
July 13th, 2011
Next in the installments describing the activities of Clovis Municipal Schools’ Operations Department during the summer months, here are some other things you might notice as you drive in and...


Letters to the editor: Housing hindering Clovis’ growth
July 13th, 2011
Housing hindering Clovis’ growth I have lived in Clovis all my life and think Clovis is a pretty neat place to be. It is so great to see the city finally moving ahead wit...


Not all matters can be resolved in courtroom
July 13th, 2011
Little Caylee Anthony’s cherubic face will haunt some of us for a long time. There’s nothing more tragic or riveting than the unexplained death of a child, and we all wish such traged...


N.M. fishing report — July 13
July 13th, 2011
This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesse...


John Bourne
July 13th, 2011


Zamora Plumbing
July 13th, 2011


Michael Wood, DDS PA
July 13th, 2011


Custom Creations
July 13th, 2011


Seefeld Accounting
July 13th, 2011


Wednesday morning briefing: Junior rodeo, FFA and JFK
July 13th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Junior rodeo The High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals next week are sponsored entirely by local businesses and...


Dirty Laundry: When children won't sleep, parents get desperate
July 13th, 2011
Ginger Allington was getting up around the clock to nurse her baby back to sleep. Neither she nor her husband had slept much for months, and Allington says she remembers thinking: "We need t...


Herding Squirrels: Greetings from a super villain
July 13th, 2011
As a young lass, I never wanted the "typical" dream of growing up and getting married and having 2.5 kids and settling down into the 3-bed, 2-bath home with the picket fence. Partial lie — I...


Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening
July 13th, 2011
The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation b...


Child Sense: Tips for making a trip to the beach enjoyable for your ch...
July 13th, 2011
Summer is often associated with going to the beach, and having fun with your children in the sun, surf and sand. Understanding your child's sensory needs will make the experience even more e...


Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money
July 13th, 2011
This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn't broken the rules gets all...


Listening to child builds self esteem
July 13th, 2011
Today we hear a lot about self esteem as people look at a child or teen who is struggling. It seems to be a common deficiency among kids who are under-achieving or getting in trouble.


Is spanking useful in raising children?
July 13th, 2011
 Tonjia: Spanking children is a great American tradition. As a largely Christian nation we have embraced with zeal the doctrine of “spare the rod and spoil the child.&rdqu...


Bill eases GI Bill shortfall for vets
July 12th, 2011
As Congress moves closer to protecting veterans at private colleges in seven states from a sharp drop in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has softened its warning that...


New social network, same old story
July 12th, 2011
First, it was Friendster ... what’s that? You’re right. It wasn’t, but we’d be here all day if we talked about Classmates.com, ICQ, Yahoo Pager, MSN Messenger, etc. T...


Federal debt must be cut smart way
July 12th, 2011
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 accep...


Farmers' market sprouting
July 12th, 2011
With the farmers’ market season under way, growers have less produce than usual but hope that will change. The Portales and Clovis farmers markets have been open since June. &ld...


Meetings watch: Parks and Recreation Board
July 12th, 2011
The Clovis Parks and Recreation Board met Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department, 500 Sycamore. • Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell said the Clovis Municipal Golf Cours...


Press release: Udall talks natural gas, debt limit
July 12th, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about a bipartisan bill he plans to introduce this week that will make it easier for independent producers to sell natura...


Children are at center of life in heaven
July 12th, 2011
If I were to ask you to name some occasions in Scripture when Jesus was angry, where would you start? Probably the incident that would come to mind first for most of us is Christ overturning...


Farmers' market vendors hope more produce coming
July 12th, 2011
With the farmers market season under way, growers have less produce than usual but hope that will change. The Portales and Clovis farmers markets have been open since June. “We&...


Planning committee to meet on country club zoning change
July 12th, 2011
The city’s Planning and Zoning committee meets 3 p.m. Wednesday at city hall, 321 N. Connelly. Included on the agenda is a proposed zoning change for the Colonial Park Country Club fro...


Five meetings scheduled on affordable housing plan
July 12th, 2011
The city of Clovis has scheduled five neighborhood meetings to present the Affordable Housing Plan and Ordinance, and answer questions regarding implementation of the plan. The city had prev...


Meetings watch: Local Growth Management Committee
July 12th, 2011
The Local Growth Management Committee met Tuesday afternoon in the Curry County Commission Chambers of the Curry County Courthouse. Attending were Curry County Manager Lance Pyle and Commiss...


Local areas get rainfall
July 12th, 2011


'Person of interest' arrested in Tucumcari
July 12th, 2011
A 20-year-old Tucumcari man named as a "person of interest" in a local homicide has been ar...


Tuesday morning briefing: Business interests and local growth
July 12th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Interested in the business world of Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Chambe...


Let’s not linger in Afghanistan
July 11th, 2011
Editor’s note: The following column co-authored by Sens. Tom Udall, Jeff Merkley and Rand Paul first appeared in The New York Times.   Last month President Obama ann...


Privatization gives new life to space travel
July 11th, 2011
Massive rockets propelled the shuttle Atlantis into orbit Friday to a final rendezvous with the International Space Station, poignantly ending the storied 30-year space program. Few advanc...


Business licenses — July 12
July 11th, 2011
The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of June:• Southwestern ConceptsType: Building Contractor Owner: Gary DosherLoca...


Everybody's Business: Managing bottom line balancing act
July 11th, 2011
Managing the bottom line of a company is a constant balancing act. You either increase revenue or decrease cost. There are many avenues that impact these elements and one is to expand the market.


Business digest — July 12
July 11th, 2011
New operations manager at Western Dairy Transport Marty Lewis is the new operations manager in New Mexico for Western Dairy Transport LLC, according to a news release from WDT.


City officials to host signing in support of housing plan
July 11th, 2011
The city of Clovis will be hosting a signing of a resolution of support for the city’s Affordable Housing Plan at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the assembly room of the Bert Cabiness City Government Cent...


Music festival committee meeting Friday
July 11th, 2011
The 2011 Clovis Music Festival Committee will meet noon Friday at the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. The committee is responsible for planning and organizing the Clovis Music...


New principal at Mesa Elementary
July 11th, 2011
Julie Howell has accepted the position of Principal at Mesa Elementary School. Howell, an instructional coach at Cameo Elementary since 2008, will begin her new position July 21. Prio...


Person of interest named in Tucumcari homicide
July 11th, 2011
TUCUMCARI — New Mexico State Police late Sunday named a person of interest in the homicide of a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman. Officers responded to a residence at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on...


Press release: Bingaman talks debt negotiations
July 11th, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about the ongoing debt negotiations. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or...


PNT Receptionist
July 11th, 2011
Freedom New Mexico is seeking a receptionist for the Portales News-Tribune office.  As such, you will be the first person our customers come in contact with when entering the office.  A p...


Monday morning briefing: Traffic reports and The Babe's debut
July 11th, 2011
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...


Engagements — June 10
July 10th, 2011


Suspicious death now homicide in Tucumcari (Updated)
July 10th, 2011
New Mexico State Police late Sunday named a person of interest in the homicide of a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman. Officers responded to a residence at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Arapahoe Street i...


Martini served with political twist
July 9th, 2011
Caller ID told me it was Barney, my friend from New Jersey. It was a call I had been dreading. Just a few days before, a New Jersey professor had been busted in New Mexico for running a multi-state...


Consider other options for hotel
July 9th, 2011
Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Affordable Housing ordinance/plan passed by the Clovis City Commission. It’s now the subject of a negative referendum e...


Ames Straw Poll will jump-start 2012 election
July 9th, 2011
This time of year, most Americans are spending a balmy day at the beach, or heading out on vacation. Not the Republican presidential candidates. They’re frequently swooping into Iowa to cam...


Police blotter — July 10
July 9th, 2011
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. June 26 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a re...


Bookmobile short on staff
July 9th, 2011


Meetings watch: Curry County Commission
July 9th, 2011
During a special meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Curry County Commissioners are expected to: • Hear an update on the Melrose...


Report: Suicides, accidental deaths up slightly in 2010
July 9th, 2011
There was a slight increase in suicides and accidental deaths in Curry County during 2010. The annual report prepared by the state Office of the Medical Investigator shows there were six sui...


Civic center hosting redistricting meeting
July 9th, 2011
If there is any consensus to be found with redistricting coming up this fall, it’s uncertainty. Among representatives and analysts, there’s nothing guaranteed regarding how the L...


Chili's hosting benefit
July 9th, 2011
Chili’s of Clovis is hosting a fundraiser to benefit former Clovis resident and BNSF Foreman Paul Young, who lost both legs and an arm in a train accident in May. “Hugs for Paul...


Book review — July 10
July 9th, 2011
‘An the Beat Goes On ... and On’ The following comments are provided by Clovis author and businesswoman Shirley Ann Pierce Boothe about her boo...


Honors — July 10
July 8th, 2011


Births — July 10
July 8th, 2011


Quilting, scrapbooking tips featured on show
July 8th, 2011
Information on the importance of quilt labels, basic scrapbooking tips and card making ideas will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday....


On the shelves — July 10
July 8th, 2011
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplai...


Senior happenings — July 10
July 8th, 2011
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing,...


Expositions evolved into amusement parks
July 8th, 2011
"The amusement park lies cold and stark, kids are huddled on the beach in the mist, “I wanna die with you, Wendy, on the streets tonight in an everlasting kiss."- Born To Run, Bruce Sp...


Family source of ideas
July 8th, 2011
L ife isn’t just one big bowl of cherries for a small town newspaper columnist. Some weeks it just doesn’t pay to hand in your copy. This week could be one of those weeks. Some...


Four apply for judgeship
July 8th, 2011
Four local lawyers have applied for a 9th Judicial District judgeship vacant due to the death of Robert S. Orlik on May 28, the state Judicial Nominating Commission announced Friday. Applica...


Elida mayor facing felony charge
July 8th, 2011
Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested...


McGee: Marriage is a sweet deal
July 8th, 2011
It was another Saturday morning, another morning of venturing forth out onto the High Plains in search of great yard sales. I was hungry so I sank a knife into the big pan of brownies The La...


In search of ponies: Stowaway cats meet adventure
July 8th, 2011
The dark pockets and crevices, nooks and crannies surely held a plethora of mystery and fun, or that’s how it must have looked to Kisten anyway. Several hours later, whatever fun might...


Press release: Federal help available for local business
July 8th, 2011
In an effort to combat the high unemployment rate and frozen credit markets, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act late last year. The federal government has distributed sever...


Clovis News Journal
July 8th, 2011
 


Friday morning briefing: About rain, the price of gas and a pop classi...
July 8th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Fast fact The rainiest year in Clovis’ history was 1941 with 46.91 inches falling. To date,...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
July 7th, 2011
The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All eight commissioners and Mayor Gayla Brumfield were in attendance. All action items noted passed with unanimou...


Inaugural Clovis pride parade set
July 7th, 2011
Members, and supporters, of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community of eastern New Mexico are taking to the street Saturday afternoon. The Eastern New Mexico Pride Parade is s...


Hounds playing exhibition at UTEP
July 7th, 2011
Eastern New Mexico University will visit the University of Texas-El Paso for an exhibition contest Nov. 3 at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners defeated the Greyhounds 80-76 in last year&rsq...


Badgering prey makes little sense
July 7th, 2011
My brother and I came upon a badger out in the pasture one summer afternoon. He looked at us. We looked at him. He glared at us and looked mean, so we thought we should return his angry stare. ...


Freedom comes with limitations
July 7th, 2011
The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word rel...


Trim budget starts with ending wars
July 7th, 2011
As the U.S. Congress haggles over raising the debt ceiling, it needs to look behind the figures. Yes, the overall numbers are staggering. The U.S. government has run up so much debt that it soon...


National Guard hosting open house
July 7th, 2011
The New Mexico National Guard is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis armory. During the event, the National Guard will have equipment on hand to demonstrate it...


Webb's Watering Hole bar closing
July 7th, 2011
Another bar in Clovis — Webb’s Watering Hole — is closing. Thursday, employee Didi Sandoval confirmed the owner sold the facility’s liquor license and plans to close...


Managing Editor
July 7th, 2011
The Quay County Sun is seeking a managing editor who oversees news coverage with a staff of one for a weekly publication.  Skills must include reporting, page design, photography and video.&nb...


Thursday morning briefing: Change of command and one big dam
July 7th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.Big change Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special...


Dirty Laundry: Taking care of fathers complicates family roles
July 7th, 2011
Amy Goyer left her home in Washington two years ago to care for her aging parents in Phoenix. Her mother had suffered a stroke two decades earlier, and her father was beginning to show signs of dem...


Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids
July 7th, 2011
Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I'm a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the...


Mom's gear: Babba Cover
July 7th, 2011


God insists that his children learn to be thankful
July 6th, 2011
My parents believed in giving thanks. Yes, they believed in giving thanks primarily to God for the blessings he showers upon us. But Mom & Dad also believed in giving thanks to the people aroun...


No trust left for elected officials
July 6th, 2011
No trust left for elected officials When the city of Clovis changes the zoning on the golf course in Colonial Park so they are able to serve liquor, the cost to the city for that liqu...


TSA security pat downs going too far
July 6th, 2011
Americans have been upset at the extreme security measures imposed at airports by the Transportation Security Administration. YouTube videos show passenger pat-downs — with touching that ap...


Nature of Nara Visa shooting uncertain
July 6th, 2011
Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting of a 32-year-old Nara Visa man was self-defense or homicide. Ty Fields was shot Saturday night during what police have said was a fight...


Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission
July 6th, 2011
The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • Certificates of appreciation to the 73rd Womba...


Education digest — July 7
July 6th, 2011
Muleshoe college offering digital photography seminar South Plains College Muleshoe Center is offering a one-day digital photography seminar Saturday, according to a news release....


Education column: Elementary schools getting facelifts
July 6th, 2011
Continuing with news from the Clovis Schools' Operations Department and their summer activities: The front of Barry Elementary got a facelift recently. The multi-colored rocks and plants rep...


Clovis City Commission meeting agenda
July 6th, 2011
AGENDA CITY COMMISSION MEETING North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library 5:15 p.m., Thursday, July 7th, 2011  &nb...


N.M. fishing report — July 6
July 6th, 2011
This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesse...


Roosevelt County assessor resigns
July 6th, 2011
The new Roosevelt County assessor has resigned, and her deputy is taking her position. At a special meeting Wednesday morning in the county courthouse, the Roosevelt County Commission voted...


Jet crashes near Roswell (Updated)
July 6th, 2011
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A military fighter plane crashed Wednesday in southern New Mexico after the pilot ejected safely, Air Force officials said. The QF-4 Phantom from Holloman Air Forc...


Wednesday morning briefing: Video game of the week, airport money and...
July 6th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s selection for a fun time gaming. Game...


Commissaries to be consolidated
July 5th, 2011
In these tight budget times, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has learned it must cut current spending to fund new initiatives for veterans. For example, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., com...


Jury relied on proof, not ‘knowing’
July 5th, 2011
For reasons that will soon be obvious, I can’t tell you that I knew this was going to happen. But I had a pretty good idea. The alert flashed around noon that the verdict on Casey Anth...


Nara Visa man's shooting death under investigation
July 5th, 2011
State police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a Nara Visa man, and no arrests were made as of Tuesday. On Sunday, police identified 32-year-old Ty Fields as the victim. Th...


Voter count goes up
July 5th, 2011
The number of registered Clovis voters has gone up in the weeks since a referendum election was approved for the city’s affordable housing plan. But Curry County officials don’t...


Clovis woman wins $50,000 in lottery
July 5th, 2011
A Clovis woman claimed a $50,000 New Mexico lottery prize. Susanne Souders purchased a $5 “Diamond Mine” scratcher ticket, picked by her husband Jerry, at Allsup’s No. 170...


Casey Anthony trial - timeline
July 5th, 2011
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Press release: Federal help for wildfire victims
July 5th, 2011
USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today that New Mexico families of moderate to low-income levels whose homes were damage by recent wildfires may apply for federal funds...


Casey Anthony not guilty
July 5th, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment...


Tuesday morning briefing: Honors, saluting veterans and the first biki...
July 5th, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.Meetings watch The following governing bodies in Roosevelt County  meet today: • Roose...


Fireworks light sky
July 4th, 2011


AgSense: Good crops still possible with little rain
July 4th, 2011
Farmers in eastern New Mexico have received little or no precipitation since fall of 2010. In addition, irrigation quantity and seasonal availability are becoming severely limited in the region wit...


Business digest — July 4
July 4th, 2011
Wheatfields holding preopening celebration Wheatfields Senior Living Community is holding a preopening celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24. The event will include tours of the s...


Federal judges’ ruling allows for racism
July 4th, 2011
I n uglier days, college admissions boards based their decisions on race. Friday, a panel of federal judges turned us back in that direction. Thanks to an activist panel of the 6th U.S. Ci...


Monday morning briefing: Fireworks and what started it all
July 4th, 2011
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’...


State police investigating fatal shooting in Nara Visa
July 2nd, 2011
State police are investigating a fatal shooting in Nara Visa around 8 p.m. on Saturday. According to Sgt. Tim Johnson, state police respond...


Independent spirit lives on in America
July 2nd, 2011
The Fourth of July, Independence Day, is a good time not only for hot dogs and fireworks, but to reflect for a moment on what makes this country unique, the qualities that enabled it to become in s...


Paperbacks offer new take on bible
July 2nd, 2011
If Sunday isn’t the best day to discuss my religious library, let she who has the worst arm cast the first stone. Thanks to my cousins, Chef Juandel and The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy, and...


Police blotter — July 3
July 2nd, 2011
Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon June 23 an officer took a report of theft at the police department in the...


Changes to drought management plan proposed
July 2nd, 2011
Proposed changes to the city’s drought management plan would leave most elements unchanged, but give more latitude to the city to take immediate action. The ordinance, an amendment to...


Senior happenings — June 3
July 2nd, 2011
La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Closed for holiday. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., Bing...


Club notes — June 3
July 2nd, 2011
Altrusa club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on Monday, June 27th at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting...


Honors — June 3
July 2nd, 2011


Birthdays — June 3
July 2nd, 2011


On the shelves — June 3
July 2nd, 2011
The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort: How to Get the Most Out of the Best Disney Has...


Prairie points featured on program
July 2nd, 2011
Information on using prairie points, making Greek salads and recipes for party foods will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Evel...


Events center top venue for music
July 2nd, 2011
Well, maybe it was only wishful thinking, but I could swear that, last Saturday at the Dairyfest concert, Mark Chesnutt told the crowd “We’ll come back to see you again soon, Clovis!&rd...


Water woes ongoing legacy
July 2nd, 2011
We’ve all been reminded this summer that we live in a very arid climate where water is a precious commodity. Watching my lawn toast in the sun this year has been hard. Now that we&rsqu...


Five facing theft, drug charges
July 1st, 2011
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested five people for theft and another on drug charges within seven days, according to a news release from the office. Chief Deputy Malin...


McGee: Fireworks plan backfires
July 1st, 2011
“Some guy was on the radio saying, ‘Be sure to bring your dog to the fireworks on the Fourth of July,’” said The Lady of the House. “Can you imagine?” I r...


Clovis man picked for state commission
July 1st, 2011
The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He...


Large water leak fixed in Portales system
July 1st, 2011
Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager h...


Friday morning briefing: Wildfire smoke help and the battle of Gettysb...
July 1st, 2011
Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Smoke help The New Mexico Department of Health is reminding residents that there are toll free numbers t...