Salvation Army pleased with holiday donations

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]

Hounds no match for Division I Cougars

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico PROVO, Utah — The Brigham Young men’s basketball team is pushing for a spot in college basketball’s Top 25, and the Cougars did little to hurt their chances Saturday night. Reserve Michael Loyd Jr. scored a game-high 17 points, leading four players in double figures as the Cougars rolled […]

Card making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on attaining your goals, making gifts and gift wraps, and card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will […]

Monday morning briefing: We’re talking how to start your business

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day Behind the scenes at the Clovis landfill… it’s At your service. Question of the day Michael Jackson… swine flu… Tiger Woods? What in 2009 did you most tire of talking about or hearing? Please share your thoughts in the comment section […]

DECADE IN REVIEW: Y2K and beyond

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By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Y2K didn’t hurt a bit. The hours and days after 9/11 hurt a lot, but concerns that we would live the rest of our lives in fear of terrorists never really materialized. Cannon Air Force Base closing would have been disastrous … but it didn’t happen. So most […]

Power outage leaves estimated 1,800 homes dark

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico An estimated 1,800 Portales residents woke to cold and dark homes after a power outage early Saturday morning. Xcel Energy crews had restored power to most homes by 5 p.m. Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said a substation overload cut off power about 3 a.m. and repair crews had to […]

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 […]