Fishing report — July 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 20, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT 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 businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Teen thrown from truck, dies

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Freedom New Mexico Police said a 14-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning when the wind caught a mattress she was sitting on in the bed of a pickup truck and threw her from the vehicle. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said deputies were called to State Road 523 (East 21st Street) between Curry roads E […]

CCC presenting musical ‘Rent’

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s theater department will be performing the Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning musical “Rent” next week. The show will be performed 7 p.m. nightly July 28 through July 31 with a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 1 at CCC’s Town Hall. The musical is loosely on Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” and […]

Revenues weaken, more state budget cuts loom

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration said Wednesday it will cut spending on state programs and services, including public schools, by about 3 percent to help erase a budget shortfall caused by lower-than-expected revenues in the newly started fiscal year. Katherine Miller, secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration, said […]

Hounds picked for fourth place in LSC North

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team received two first-place votes and was pegged for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference North Division this fall in a preseason poll released on Tuesday by the LSC. The ENMU volleyball squad, meantime, was chosen for last place in the 15-team […]

Meetings watch: RGH board

At the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting Tuesday board members: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the hospital and physicians clinic ended the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a joint profit of $620,000. Stevens said that number is preliminary, but she doesn’t expect significant changes from coming adjustments and auditing. • Heard from […]

Military feature: Program educates children about deployments

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Jared Tucker The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes when the base held its second Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS) on July 16. KUDOS is designed to help military kids better understand what their parents go through during deployment, according to Tech. Sgt. Miguel Cruz. “The most […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Judges, neighborhood watchers and the “Trial of the Century”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Judge needed Gov. Bill Richardson is seeking candidates from Roosevelt County interested in serving as magistrate judge. The vacancy is created by the Aug. 31 retirement of Judge Jane Martin. Candidates must send their application, a signed background check form, resume, and letters of […]

Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

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Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

For whom the (hand)bell tolls

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Argen Duncan A Portales man has been honored for his contributions during more than 30 years of handbell ringing and handbell choir directing. Bill Wood has received the 2010 Ring of Fame award from Area 11 of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. He said he was honored in June but learned of the […]

Tejano music will always be cool

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Ever hear the Barbara Mandrell song, “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool?” Well, I was Tejano … when Tejano WAS cool … and still am; even now that Tejano music is not the coolest thing in Spanish music anymore. My Uncle Manny and I are die-hard Tejano music fans. […]

ENMU briefs — July 21

Global Health care course provides multiple perspectives Student Health Services Director Kristin Kuhlmann will teach “Global Healthcare” this fall through an online format for the third year. The class is offered through the nursing department via Internet, but it is open to all students for a global diversity requirement. The class looks at health care […]

Meetings watch: County commission

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed Chairman David Sanders to the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee. • Voted to form a Dalley Windmill Collection Committee to come up with a cost estimate and plan for moving a windmill collection that Bill and Alta Dalley of Portales have offered to donate […]

Fishing unites ENMU staff

Jared Tucker Faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University have been fishing every day since last year and haven’t baited a single hook, or even left campus. That’s because fishing isn’t an activity. It’s a philosophy aimed at improving the workplace environment, according to Bonnie Sink, ENMU Information Technology Systems administrative assistant and Fish! […]

It’s their job: Doyle Onstott

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Portales’ Doyle Onstott is owner and manager of South Sea Full Service Station. In October, he said he will have been operating the gas station for 25 years. His is among the last full-service gas stations in the region.

Tuesday morning briefing: Big game and affordable housing

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Heads up hunters More than 5,000 deer, elk and javelina hunting licenses go on sale in August on the state Department of Game and Fish website. The first sale — elk licenses for people younger than 18 — is Aug. 4. The second sale […]

Outdoors: The gutted one that got away

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Clarence Plank I’ll bet you’ve heard about the one that got away. Almost every fisherman can tell that story. But have you heard about the one that was filleted and got away? Norm Behr, who works as a circulation assistant for the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune, tells this tale: Norm and a friend […]

Monday morning briefing: Digital art, road delays and hot weather

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Calling all artists Deadline for entries in the Axiom of Gesture digital art show at Eastern New Mexico University is July 30. Axiom of Gesture is “a digital show devoted to the spirit of human movement” and how people move through time and space, […]

Youth, lack of size no factor for barrel racer

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Shelby Spielman isn’t one to let her relative lack of size bother her. Nor her age. The 13-year-old from Dalhart, Texas, has shown herself to be one of the top competitors in this weekend’s Double Dash barrel racing competition at Curry County Events Center. Spielman turned in the sixth-best time […]

Local happenings in 1937

Selected items from “The Local Happenings” column as printed in a 1937 edition of the Clovis Free Press: • Buck Barnes of the Barnes Cleaners must be trying to reduce as he was seen last Friday during the worst of the wind and sand storm coming from Hillcrest Park riding a bicycle. Surely it couldn’t […]