Monday morning briefing: Help for fire victims and a slight chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire victims Donations are needed for 12 families left homeless by a recent fire at Clovis Apartments. Money is most needed and cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 1200 N. Thornton St., Suite G, […]

Wilkinson providing big boost for Hounds

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Dave Wagner When Eastern New Mexico University senior Curtis Wilkinson describes playing against NCAA Division I basketball schools, he certainly sports the right attitude. Especially for a guy that has not given up the dream of playing professionally just yet. “They’re regular guys just like us, they just have a different logo on their chest,” […]

ENMU spring enrollment sets record

Freedom New Mexico For the first time in its history, Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for a spring semester has surpassed 5,000 students. At 5,084 students for the semester, the university is sitting at a 4.5 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 4,864 students. Spring student credit hours, which higher education funding is based […]

Two new maintenance squadrons activated

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole Col. Wesley Norris, left, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group commander, passes the official squadron guide on to Maj. Marcus Brazell as he accepts command of the 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an official squadron reorganization ceremony Jan. 24 at Cannon Air Force Base. By Senior Airman Jette Carr: […]

Zias split season opener

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico Freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa went 4-for-6 in Eastern New Mexico’s season-opening doubleheader, helping the Zias pull a split against Texas-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s to open the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Zias won their opener 4-1 over Permian Basin behind a solid pitching performance from freshman Alberta Medina, and […]

Friday morning briefing: Certified, all about trains and the day the music died

Good morning a welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Certified Curry County’s Chief Deputy Clerk Beni Dampier has earned her certificate as a New Mexico Certified Public Supervisor. Dampier says the program is a lengthy series of classes and study to help her be a better public servant as well as improve her […]

Zias hold on to beat Pioneers

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s women had a little trouble finishing off Texas Woman’s Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena. Unlike earlier in the season, though, the Zias are beginning to find ways to win. Senior forward Precious Herrin scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds — including a huge offensive board in the final […]

Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]

ENMU briefs —

New officers elected for board of regents • President, Randy Harris • Vice president, Brett Leach • Secretary/treasurer, Santana Chavez

Newspaper history

The Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun have been sold to Clovis Media Inc., a new company based in Sheridan, Wyo., officials announced on Tuesday. The sale also includes all of the publications produced by the group now known as Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Here’s a brief history of each newspaper:

Wednesday morning briefing: Red hot, cheap books and the meaning of words

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Red hot chilies (sort of) The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present Texas Tech’s Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The group, composed […]

Zias to rely on youth

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Dave Wagner Third-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing was philosophical after her team was picked for last place in the revised 10-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll last week. “I’d have been really surprised if we’d been picked any higher,” she said. The Zias (13-41, 3-18 LSC South last year) know they […]

Health department seeking Clovis man for treatment

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CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Public Health is looking for a man it believes needs isolated medical treatment. Robert. J. Gutierrez, 45, of Clovis has been diagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis with cavitary lung disease. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety issued a press release regarding Gutierrez Monday morning labeled “missing-endangered-caution person […]

Monday morning briefing: Soup, tax help and the Lone Ranger

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Souper Bowl The Salvation Army’s annual Souper Bowl fundraiser is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday at the organization’s building in Clovis, 317 E. Second St. $5 gets you a choice of home cooked green chili stew, minestrone, posole or potato soup and… you […]

Zias post solid win over Incarnate

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Dave Wagner Say one thing for first-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson — she has the Zias playing at a high level as they head down the stretch. Clearly, ENMU played one of its better all-around games of the season Saturday, putting four players in double figures and never trailing in […]

Celebrate centennial by exploring state

Sitting at this particular computer, I am faced with a map of the northern New Mexico Mountains; the southwestern point is Albuquerque, and the northern border is about ten miles over the Colorado state line. As the map is topographical, it provides a great opportunity for placing oneself into the experience, with an imaginary journey […]

Chamber banquet to honor New Mexico centennial

Alisa Boswell It’s time again for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce to show their appreciation to local business and others, according to Chamber Director Karl Terry. The chamber’s annual dinner banquet will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Yam Theatre with dinner, music, a raffle and more. “We want people to come […]

Their view: School lunch guidelines won’t make much difference

Susan Levin director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, shares her view on new guidelines for school lunches:

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Officials hope measure will keep Tres Amigas headquarters in state

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Alisa Boswell State officials are pushing a new legislative bill that would change tax laws because they believe it will encourage Tres Amigas to build their headquarters in eastern New Mexico rather than west Texas. Tres Amigas is planning to build a power grid near Clovis that will connect North America’s two major power grids […]