No. 7 Fort Lewis pulls away from Zias in second half

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Fort Lewis College didn’t want to start 2010 cold at West Texas A&M. The Skyhawks made sure it didn’t start with a loss at Eastern New Mexico University, either. Post Allison Rosel and point guard Abby Jackson each scored 16 points, and the seventh-ranked Skyhawks defeated the Zias 70-53 [...]

Hounds, Zias face difficult tests in return to action

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Saturday will easily be one of the most challenging days in the history of Eastern New Mexico University basketball. The Greyhounds and Zias have games against opponents that are a combined 25-2, as the men travel to Provo, Utah to face Division I Brigham Young and the women host [...]

PRMC births down in 2009

Freedom New Mexico Gift baskets were ready and there was no shortage of expecting mothers in the community. But as the sun fell on the first day of 2010, there was still no first baby of the year. It was close, said Ellen Augustine, interim women’s and pediatrics’ manager for Plains Regional Medical Center. One [...]

Grocers oppose reinstating food tax

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Local grocers don’t believe reinstating a food tax is the solution to solving a shortfall in state revenue. The statewide food tax was abolished six years ago by New Mexico Legislature with Gov. Bill Richardson’s support. But a 42-member task force appointed by Richardson in November appears to be [...]