Wednesday morning briefing: Cop food, a beauty pageant and a day of infamy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Shop with a cop The Clovis Police department has three events planned Thursday to help raise money for Shop with a Cop, their annual project for kids. Officers will be taking donations for doughnuts at Daylight Doughnuts in Clovis from 6 a.m. until 8 […]

Low early voter turnout for alcohol sales issue

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Alisa Boswell PORTALES — Early voter turnout for the Dec. 13 special election on alcoholic sales in restaurants has been low, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. Martinez-Terry said as of Tuesday, 105 Portales residents have voted early. There are 6,007 registered voters in the city. “I’m not sure what this indicates,” Martinez-Terry said. […]

D.A.: Portales police probe expected to be completed by end of week

Freedom New Mexico An investigation into undisclosed allegations at the Portales Police Department is expected to conclude by the end of this week, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Tuesday. The investigation was launched Nov. 30, the same day Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry was placed on paid administrative leave. Chandler said investigators from his office and […]

New Mexico struggles with winter blast aftermath

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico dealt with the aftermath Tuesday of a severe winter blast that left at least one person dead and closed more schools and highways in the southern part of the state. Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — and Interstate 25 between […]

Press release: ENMU narrows football coach search to three

PORTALES, N.M. — After an extensive search, Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the three finalists for the position of Greyhound head football coach. Josh Lynn (NMMI), Jack Welsh (Copperas Cove) and Jeff Woodruff (UTEP) have been named as finalists, with all three bringing plenty of quality accomplishments to the […]

Visitor sponsorship policies to change

By Paul Portalla: 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron

Tuesday school closings, delays

Closures and delays this morning around eastern New Mexico and west Texas:

Snow day for some, work day for others

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Alisa Boswell With area schools canceling classes Monday and many people staying off the roads, we asked people around Portales how the snow day affected them. Similar conditions are expected Tuesday.

Frosty awakening for area

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Kevin Wilson Up to half a foot of snow fell in some areas of eastern New Mexico on Monday, most of it coming well after local schools had made the decision to cancel classes. Most area schools also closed on Monday. Clovis schools, Floyd schools, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis Community College and Ninth Judicial […]

Floyd news — Dec. 6

Sealed bids being accepted The junior class has an 8×10 mini barn frame and truss kit available for sealed bids. Turn in bids to Kyla in the school office or email to kgray@floydbroncos.com. This is a $160 value. Bids will be opened Dec. 29.

Empty Stocking Fund: Family H

Today’s focus: Family H Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 12, 10, 8 and 3) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because their mother-in-law passed away and they had to sell everything to bury her. This death has placed a financial burden upon the family. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 33 pants and […]

Elida news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule Dec. 6: Basketball, Hondo, here, varsity girls and boys, 5 p.m. Dec. 8: Basketball, Texico, there, 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10: Basketball, Elida tournament, varsity girls and boys.

Dora news — Dec. 6

Sports schedule • Today: Junior high basketball at Melrose, 4 p.m. • Thursday-Saturday: Varsity basketball tournament at Elida. • Monday: Junior high basketball at Elida, 4 p.m.; JV teams play Texico “C” team at Texico.

My turn: Saturday set aside for TV

I think I may have come full circle on Saturday mornings. When I was a kid, I was up earlier on Saturday than I was any other day of the week. If you wanted to watch Roy Rogers, you had to get up early. There was no DVR or TIVO. There was no recording the […]

Up to 4 more inches of snow expected

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Eastern New Mexico has already seen up to 3.5 inches of snow in places and another 2 to 4 inches are expected today.

Portales, area schools cancel classes

The following schools have canceled classes today because of inclement weather: • Portales schools • Clovis Municipal Schools • Clovis Community College • Eastern New Mexico University • Muleshoe schools • Farwell schools • Bovina schools • San Jon schools Also, Curry County offices will open two hours late. We will have information about other […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Hounds suffer second-straight setback

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Incarnate Word finished the first half on an 18-8 run to take the lead for good and the Cardinals went on to an 85-70 Lone Star Conference men’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Forward Jordan Roddy had 22 points to lead four players in double […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A recital, meet the lawmakers and some old time music

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Recital set Eastern New Mexico University will host the junior recital of Franklin Piland at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 575-562-2377. Meet the lawmakers […]

My turn: Reactions varied on role of women

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The young women in last week’s column who espoused traditional roles for women, based on Biblical principles, received mixed support. Here is a sampling: