Friday morning briefing: A town by another name and beating the odds

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fast fact Melrose was originally called Brownhorn after two ranchers — Walter “Wild Horse” Brown and Lonny Horn — who maintained adjacent properties

Floyd school library recognized

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Alisa Boswell Floyd Municipal Schools librarian Judy Chandler was perhaps more surprised than anyone when she was recently told the school was the winner of the New Mexico Outstanding Elementary School Library of the Year Award. The award is given by the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group, part of the New Mexico Library […]

The best is yet to come

Do you wake up in the morning with creaky stiff bones? Do you allow “stinking thinking” to dominate your thoughts? Do you long for the good old days? I have good news. The “now” of life becomes “the good old days.” You are older and wiser. You have a treasure of experience. You have learned […]

My turn: Best job benefit is education

Sadly, last week marked the fourth time I’ve been sick this winter, which means I missed out on several great events. So my forms of entertainment in the last week have come entirely from my work and home life. Last weekend, I wrote a story on local gamers and I learned a lot about the […]

Press release: $46 million for low income communities

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today announced that Finance New Mexico will receive $46 million to support job creation and investments from the private-sector in economically distressed communities across the state. The $46 million comes through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program under the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial […]

Hounds get past Javelinas, close in on LSC tourney berth

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal had four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points Wednesday night and Eastern New Mexico University’s men closed in on a Lone Star Conference tournament berth with an 86-77 LSC South victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Greyhounds (13-12, 8-5 South) remained in a three-way tie for […]

Clay, Herrin lead Zias past Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Cat Clay scored a season-high 23 points, hitting seven consecutive 3-point shots in one stretch, and junior forward Precious Herrin had 24 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women ended a seven-game losing streak with a 75-61 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

Ticket feature: Alpaca farm hosting open farm day

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Freedom New Mexico Windrush Alpacas is hosting an open farm day March 12 to give people a chance to learn more about alpacas. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Saturday of every month, visitors are invited for free tours of the Clovis farm. In addition to a guided pasture tour, visitors can learn […]

My turn: Food can be flexible

I’m not sure I know what half the recipes I try are actually supposed to taste like. I often tweak recipes to make them easier or healthier … Or I realize at an inconvenient time I don’t have an ingredient. But by and large, food is flexible if you are. Awhile back, a soup recipe […]

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering the Alamo, and trade talk

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Rep. Lujan to hold office hours

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s staff will hold mobile office hours in Clovis today (Thursday), according to a news release. His staff will be holding office hours across the third district from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff will be available to residents who need assistance with casework, Social Security benefits, immigration applications, […]

Predicting future easy, being right harder

We humans wonder about the future — ours and everyone else’s. The hunger for a glimpse of what might/possibly/probably happen sends people to all kinds of prognosticators. Those eager to attempt answers to questions about the future have been around for a gazillion years. Fortune tellers with crystal balls, palm readers and numerous other “advisers” […]

KENW-TV exploring Spanish language channel

Freedom New Mexico Portales based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, 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. Northwest Animas River – The flow is 203 cfs. Fishing […]

Press release: Xcel to upgrade local power system

Xcel Energy is spending $874,000 to add capacity to the Portales electric distribution system to remedy imbalances in the system that caused power outages in the recent bouts of extremely cold weather. Changes in customer usage patterns and growing electrical load have overburdened portions of the Xcel Energy distribution system in parts of Portales. David […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Small business development center selects state director

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Small Business Development Center network has selected Michael Rivera as the new state director, according to a news release. The NMSBDC operates 20 statewide centers which serve small business owners and those attempting to start small businesses. Rivera, outgoing Chief of Staff of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, […]

ENMU/Kingsville basketball capsules — Feb. 23

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (12-12, 7-5 Lone Star Conference South) at Texas A&M-Kingsville (8-16, 3-9) When: 7 p.m. (MST) today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Greyhounds won their third in a row in the South for the first time since January 2007, edging Incarnate Word 96-91 on Monday at San Antonio. The […]

Zias break through with twin bill sweep

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team got well in a hurry on Tuesday. Junior Erin Roufosse and sophomore Brittany Widner threw complete games and the Zias pounded out 24 hits in a 12-2, 9-0 waxing of University of the Southwest, their first wins of the season. The Zias (2-8) had […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Football update, and a historic battle

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.