Fort Lewis jumps on Zias early

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Defending NCAA Division II runnerup Fort Lewis College held Eastern New Mexico University scoreless for more than 11 minutes down the stretch in the first half on Saturday and the Skyhawks rolled to a season-opening 86-56 victory over the Zias. Junior forward Dana Schreibvogel led a balanced Skyhawks attack […]

State cigarette tax jumps 75 cents on Thursday

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Not everything in Texas is bigger. The state’s cigarette taxes are less than New Mexico’s as of July 1.That’s one of several new laws that have taken effect from the state’s 2010 legislative sessions.Last week, a pack of cigarettes that cost $3.25 before taxes ran a smoker $4.16 after […]

Number of local DWI arrests jumps significantly

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Police saw a significant increase statewide in drunken driving arrests from 2008 to 2009. And in eastern New Mexico, the jump was more dramatic. The state’s ninth district, which includes Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari, Vaughn, Fort Sumner, Santa Rosa, Anton Chico, Corona, Newkirk and Conchas, saw […]