Thursday morning briefing: Closings, important meetings and Pat Boone tops the charts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Holiday closings A reminder that most government offices and financial institutions are closed Monday for the New Year holiday. For a complete list, check this website. Meetings watch Two important meetings Tuesday: Roosevelt County Commission meets at 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Roping in the New Year and a raisin in the champagne

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Lasso the New Year World Series of Team Roping is bringing in the New Year with two-day event starting with registration at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Curry County Events Center. Roping starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday . Information: 505-469-4388 Check […]

Letters to Santa

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The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

Heavy snow closes roads in New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver. The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after […]

Friday morning briefing: Christmas dinners, long walks and part of an ear

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Christmas dinners A couple of free Christmas dinners: The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is hosting a free Christmas dinner from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at the facility, 407 Casillas Blvd. It’s part of the mission’s “no one should be alone” outreach and is […]

Thursday morning briefing: Story hour, a food drive and a new baby

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Hear a story Preschool Story Hour is 10 a.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Food for the holidays Roosevelt General Hospital is conducting a food drive through Tuesday. Boxes for donations are in the RGH nurse’s lounge and in the business office […]

Hounds hope to build on Long Beach outing

Freedom New Mexico If the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can get itself healthy and play as hard as it did on Monday night at Long Beach State, the Greyhounds should be a factor when Lone Star Conference play resumes in two weeks. Playing without 6-foot-8 senior forward Curtis Wilkinson (hand injury) and […]

Portales biofuel plant to close temporarily

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Alisa Boswell The Portales plant will be one of two Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. plants to be temporarily closed in the new year because of depressed market conditions, according to Abengoa Executive Vice President Chris Standlee. “There’s some really depressed market conditions right now, so we just made the decision to temporarily stop production and begin […]

Hounds notch win over ACU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men went on a 30-9 run over a 13-minute stretch spanning halftime and it was enough to propel the Greyhounds a 68-59 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over Abilene Christian on Saturday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (9-3, 2-2 LSC) survived a 3-for-22 night from 3-point range, holding […]

ACU tops Zias in double OT

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s women gave a game effort Saturday night. They finally ran out of bullets in the second overtime. The Zias led most of the way, but eventually lost four players to fouls and dropped a 92-85 Lone Star Conference decision to Abilene Christian at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore forward Reneta Marquez, […]

Monday morning briefing: A video game, a big meeting and a president impeached

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie: Game: Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Genre: Puzzle System: 3DS What is it? A puzzler full of adventure and mystery. ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Web site: http://www.konami.com/doctorlautrec Compiled from […]

Their turn: New Mexico soldiers in Bataan deserve honor

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., reintroduced legislation Thursday to honor the veterans who defended Bataan and suffered through the Death March with the Congressional Gold Medal. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was a cosponsor of the bill. Here’s snippets from the Udall’s press release.

ENMU alumni association elects new officers

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales chapters of the Eastern New Mexico University Alumni Association have officially voted to combine their efforts and named a new slate of officers, who are: • Kathie Good, president • Trish Maguire, Portales vice president • Diana Cordova, Clovis vice president • Betsy Chavez, secretary/treasurer Dawn Wolf-Taylor, coordinator […]

Thursday morning briefing: Singing with Andy, country Christmas and garlic the right way

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Sing-a-long with Andy Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a “Brief History of Christmas Music” by Andy Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buchanan Hall at the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. The evening includes […]

New Ute water project program manager in place

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Kevin Wilson The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority on Tuesday cut its ties with longtime Program Manager Scott Verhines, clearing the way for him to fill the office of state engineer. He was replaced with Paul van Gulick, an engineer who worked with Verhines when he first started working on the Eastern New Mexico […]

Hounds name new football coach

Former Eastern New Mexico University player and graduate assistant Josh Lynn plans to hit the ground running in his new position as the school’s football coach. Lynn, who will turn 33 on Dec. 23, was named ENMU’s 15th head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Ribaudo. “I think Eastern New Mexico is a good place, and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Going postal, holiday fun and Gore gives up

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Postal meeting Mark your calendar for a U.S. Postal Service meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Clovis Civic Center. Postal officials will present plans to close a regional mail handling facility in Clovis. They’re looking for public opinion. Holiday fun Winter Wonderland is 8 a.m. […]

Their view: Payroll tax cut would spur economy

James Bostwick, state committee chairman for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency, offers this view on the payroll tax cut being extended:

U.S. 70 reconstruction topic of discussion

Karl Terry U.S. 70 reconstruction in Portales will be the topic of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Luncheon. The luncheon is set for noon Tuesday in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant. Cost is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. New Mexico Department of Transportation Technical Support Engineer Matt Grush is […]

Friday morning briefing: Freezing fog warnings and getting the lead out

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Be careful if you’re driving early today — there may be freezing fog (see weather). Fair warning On Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and […]