McGee: Corrections officers deserve salute

One of our area jails has a new guy in charge. That can’t be an easy job. I mean, on one hand you’re basically working for a committee, and on the other, you’re sitting on top of what is, for all intents and purposes, a pressure cooker. I had a brief career as a corrections […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 3

Muleshoe 49, Portales 8 Reserve 46, Floyd 0 Vaughn 45, House/Grady 22 Springlake-Earth 33, Texico 6 Fort Sumner 20, Carrizozo 6 Animas 28, Melrose 24 Clovis Christian 65, Lake Arthur 20 Farwell 19, Olton 7 Bovina 59, Boys Ranch 37 Tucumcari 32, New Mexico Military 13 Logan 30, Tatum 22, OT

Hounds second in MSU meet

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Junior Mohamed Noor finished second to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a second-place finish Thursday in the season-opening Midwestern State Stampede cross country meet. Noor ran a time of 18:54.22 over six kilometers, preventing team champion East Central from a top-five sweep. […]

Maguire hopes to lead Zias back to success

Freedom New Mexico Earlier this summer, Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire might have been ready to predict a big season for the Zias. Then injuries and a couple of defections hit. Now, the projections are a bit lower. “A winning record,” Maguire said when asked what would constitute success. “That might be […]

Richardson touts ENMU’s broadcasting heritage

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As the claps echoed, no doubt aided by the acoustics of a new Buchanan Hall, Gov. Bill Richardson couldn’t help but note the applause he received Thursday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico University. “The closer I get to leaving office,” the outgoing governor said, “the bigger hand I get.” Richardson was on his third stop […]

Residents voice emissions regulation opposition

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Sharna Johnson Emissions regulations proposed by the state environmental department brought out strong opposition from area residents and leaders during a Thursday hearing in Clovis. Comments documented during a six-hour hearing held at the Civic Center will be relayed to the state Environmental Improvement Board. Numerous residents, business representatives and elected officials trickled in and […]

Baxter Black: Work ethic backbone of America

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense “A good day’s work is a good day’s work.” Labor Day 2010 finds us with our head down, shoulders to the wheel, noses to the grindstone and 10 percent unemployment. The high unemployment is not because we don’t know how to work. We do! The proof […]

My turn: Kind of a snow news day

Jared Tucker Remember when we all woke up Jan. 29 and found a ton of snow on the ground? This week’s video selection brings me back to the frosty days of winter this year and from the looks of it, these students had a much better time then I did. Eastern New Mexico University public […]

Governor believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is in good shape. Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program, but mixed in his […]

Friday morning briefing: Loose change needed, catfish abound and a revolution

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Loose change Thursday, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico is asking families to donate loose change to help keep ill children together with their families. The charity calls it their 2010 Day of Change. Donation boxes are located at McDonald’s locally and across the […]