In search of ponies: Good to be in the middle of the penguin pack

Sharna Johnson “Did you know penguins push one of their own into the water to see if it’s safe?” I asked a teen. We were discussing social angst among teenagers and the evolutions he has been through in recent years. “No,” he answered, a smile forming on his face as if he knew where I […]

Zias roll past Highlands in home finale

Freedom New Mexico Junior middle blocker Kristen Beck had 17 kills and sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand had 16 kills and nine digs Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University closed the home portion of its volleyball schedule with a 25-13, 24-26, 25-20, 25-18 win over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (13-14) […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform in play

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Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre will perform “Ultima” with a cast that includes four Clovis students. Written by Santa Rosa Native Rudolfo Anaya, “Bless Me, Ultima” tells […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Middle school at issue and a Beatles killer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom new Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Contest winner Jennette Lovett is the latest winner of the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the Cnjonline.com drawing each week for our newsletter subscribers.School site selection The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is expected to choose a site for a third middle school […]

Students studying Black Plague

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Social studies students at Lindsey Elementary are learning about the Middle Ages and the Bubonic Plague. The students have been making signs as part of the class project to warn other students, teachers and parents as if their classroom was a village in the Middle Ages. Christina Ortiz, 12, […]

Girl scouts prepare for cookie drive

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers: It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have been selling cookies in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties since Jan. 15. The troops, which consist of 250 […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Superintendent says Clovis’ first day of school went well across district

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that is. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said elm trees behind Marshall Middle School lost some “serious limbs” during a strong storm that blew threw Clovis at the end of the school day. […]

Late harvest still possible

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the middle of the growing season here, plants need plenty of water, and there’s still time to plant vegetables for a late harvest, according to local garden experts. “At this juncture, the thing to stay on top of is the water,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County extension agent. […]

Squeeze chute was better laid to rest

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist This is another squeeze chute story. In my world it is the equivalent of a shark attack or a middle-of-the night calving call … a story that sends shivers down my spine. Monty said he was just along for the ride, helping his neighbor Whitey gather his cows and calves […]