Tuesday morning briefing: Video game of the week and runners wanted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie: Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic Genre: Massively-multiplayer online role-playing game System: PC What is it? An online game from Bioware set in the Star Wars universe. ESRB Rating: Teen […]

Group collecting public official pay records

Sharna Johnson Payroll records for the cities of Clovis and Portales are among 14 New Mexico cities whose data has been posted online by a private research foundation that says it’s working to better inform the public. The data — with intentions of eventually including all counties and cities in the state — is being […]

Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money

Paula Sirois This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn’t broken the rules gets all the cash. By this afternoon, I had already deposited $5, my son […]

Large water leak fixed in Portales system

Argen Duncan Water storage levels in Portales have risen 4 feet since a large leak was discovered and stopped, and three more city wells are expected to go online within the next two weeks, the city manager has said. Portales City Manager Tom Howell made the remarks during an emergency city council meeting Friday morning […]

City seeking input with online quality of life survey

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Alisa Boswell A new Quality of Life Survey on the city’s website, asking Portales citizens to respond questions about activities and entertainment in Portales. Chris Taylor, Quality of Life Committee member, said the board was started last fall with the intention of coming up with ways to improve life in Portales. “As we all started […]

My turn: Sheet search stained by racists

While searching online for white sheets with a thread-count greater than “threadbare,” I happened upon a newscast at WhitePrideTV.com. With the National Anthem blaring, the title scrolled: “This is the Klan — This is the Truth.” Here are a few sound-bites from hosts Thomas Robb and Rachel Pendergraft: • “Homosexuals are a loud and noisy […]

KENW preparing for annual auction

PNT staff report KENW-TV is gearing up for its 35th annual online fundraising auction with more than 1,500 items to choose from. The goal for this year’s auction is to raise $60,000, and all proceeds go to station programming, according to a news release from KENW. The auction runs June 1-10, with items valued at […]

ENMU briefs —

ENMU Wants Freshmen and Seniors to take an Online Survey Freshmen and seniors will have their say in an online survey later this month. The National Survey of Student Engagement will compare Eastern New Mexico University’s results to other campuses in the Southwest, other public universities like ENMU and the entire NSSE cohort. This summer, […]

ENMU to resume classes Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University spring classes are set to begin Tuesday. In addition to on-campus and online courses, ENMU offers videoconferencing courses in Clovis, Hobbs and Roswell, according to a news release from the university. The semester ends May 13, and commencement is set for May 14. According to the release, spring […]

Victim notification system online

Freedom New Mexico An automated system designed to keep crime victims informed has been launched in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (V.I.N.E), alerts victims and other concerned citizens with a phone call or e-mail when there is a change in a criminal offender’s status, according to a press release from […]

My turn: Crappie advice online

Clarence Plank As always I’m searching the web looking for the best tips to help anglers catch the ones that tend to get away. I happened upon a couple of tips on a website called www.bigfishtackle.com about catching crappie. • Patience doesn’t work with crappie because they travel in schools and are always on the […]

Bill infringes some rights to protect others

Freedom New Mexico Reason and prudence are needed to untangle the digital-age Gordian knots posed by Internet technology. Unfortunately, Congress can be short of reason and prudence. A bill to protect online property rights of owners’ copyrighted material sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee this month, 19-0. We urge the Senate to rethink this approach, […]

Government wants to track you online

Freedom Newspapers The Internet is developing so rapidly that users typically discover only after the fact that their privacy was invaded or their private online activities were revealed to strangers. Safeguards don’t seem to keep pace. That’s troubling if, for example, a private marketer stealthily follows your online activities, as the Wall Street Journal has […]

My turn: Hunting class registration available online

Clarence Plank The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is making it a little easier for youngsters to register for hunter education classes. Registration for statewide classes now can be made online using the student’s unique customer identification number. Customers need identification numbers to register for all hunting education classes. The same number can […]

Aug. 17 —

Sports starting up soon Football season starts Saturday with a scrimmage at Vaughn. The time will be posted online when available. Volleyball season starts Aug. 31 with a home game against Dora starting at 4 p.m. Football schedules and volleyball schedules are available online or in the front office. Check the school website, www.elidaschools.net, frequently […]

Software helps find online predators

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Sharna Johnson It’s not the casual downloader they are targeting, or even the occasional person who blunders into dangerous territory on a peer-to-peer network. Instead they are hunting those who intentionally seek and collect or share child pornography. Using specially designed software based on geographical location, quantity and frequency, among other factors, they target users […]

KENW online auction bidding begins

Freedom New Mexico Bidding has opened in the annual KENW Online Auction, even though the auction doesn’t officially begin until June 1. The auction features 25 categories and includes items such as a registered yearling bull from G-13 Angus Ranch, a 1995 Happy Holidays Barbie and a package of two nights at the Inn on […]

Friday morning briefing: Last days and checking your kids online

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Mainline Bowl Last days Monday is the final day of the fundraising campaign for Eastern New Mexico United Way. That means the final day to give. At last count, they were still about 20 percent short of […]

Measure would make information accessible online

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Residents who want to know more about state government’s pocketbook, its power players and public meetings would have an easier time accessing information online under a series of measures introduced so far this session. Ideas advancing their way through the process include expanding webcasting in the House […]

11-8 Elida news

Basketball Nov. 17 – Marshall JH @ Elida – 4 p.m. Basketball schedules are available at the office or online at our school website.