Monday morning briefing: Growth issues, special meeting and no more Route 66

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Growing issues The Local Growth Management Committee meets 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall. The agenda includes a closeout report on goals achieved from an initial planning grant. The committee meets periodically to consider any growth issues associated with the mission at Cannon [...]

Town hall will address water, fireworks issues

Argen Duncan City officials have set a special town hall meeting for Tuesday to address water and fireworks issues. Mayor Sharon King said she wants to provide more information about the water situation, update citizens on efforts to stop fireworks use until it rains and answer questions. Discussion isn’t limited to fireworks and water, she [...]

County burn bans include fireworks

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Sharna Johnson With ongoing drought and high fire risk, only the professionals get to play with fireworks in Eastern New Mexico this year. Burn bans are active in Curry and Roosevelt counties this year with officials going a step further to pass restrictions on the use and sale of fireworks out of fear of fire. [...]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, fireworks and drive-in movies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch Two governing bodies in Roosevelt County are meeting Tuesday: • Roosevelt County Commission, 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse. The agenda includes a report on the proposal to list the dunes sagebrush lizard as endangered and the designation of county precincts. • Portales [...]

Fundraising efforts begin for fireworks show

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Argen Duncan Efforts to raise money for the Portales annual Fourth of July Celebration have begun, and they include a new contest for boys. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry said the chamber is working to raise a little more than $10,000 to have about the same size fireworks show as last [...]

Counties placed on fire restrictions

Freedom New Mexico Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties are among 29 in New Mexico placed on restrictions Friday limiting fireworks, smoking, campfire and open fires due to dangerous fire conditions. The restrictions will go into effect 8 a.m. today and remain in effect until further notice. Smoking is only allowed only in enclosed buildings, developed [...]

Coach Roanhaus wins 300th

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Kevin Wilson Cannon blasts filled the air, as they have so often on Clovis Friday nights, and the fireworks lighted the night sky, signifying a milestone win for Eric Roanhaus. But the longtime Clovis coach simply did what he had done 299 times before Friday’s 40-0 pounding of Alamogordo — put one in the Wildcat [...]

Annual fireworks show a hit among young and old

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The annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show went off with a bang on Sunday night in Portales with a variety of colors and music. Portales and county residents lined West University Drive across from Eastern New Mexico University practice field, the hill at ENMU Greyhound Arena and U.S. 70 trying to find a [...]

Monday morning briefing: Local fireworks video and relatives in Texas

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day Check out our videos of the fun and fireworks in case you missed them in…or saw them and just can’t get enough. Relative help Are you looking for ancestors from Texas? The General James Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic [...]

Friday morning briefing: Ute Lake fun and the Civil Rights Act

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. If your headed north Ute Lake State Park is scheduled to host its traditional all-day July 4 celebration again this year. The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m. in Logan, followed by a horseshoe contest at the park. The fireworks display is [...]