Monday morning briefing: Videos, games and some pretty nice weather

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day See the festivities at Cannon over the arrival of the new Osprey. Calendar watch Some events in town worth marking on your calendar: — Wednesday through Sunday is the National Corriente Cattle Show at the Curry County Events Center. Team roping […]

Officials say low census count not accurate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Local officials are pretty sure when it comes to the U.S. Census estimates, they’re not being fully counted. Estimates released July 1 from the U.S. Census show a 2.5 percent decrease in the population of Clovis from an estimate of July 1, 2007 (33,177) to July 1, 2008 (32,352). […]

Limited rental options lead military personnel to buy homes

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Senior Airman P.J. Canabal had a pretty clear notion of what he wanted when he got transferred to Cannon Air Force Base. The notion was to rent a house with another military member. But Canabal discovered rentals were a pretty difficult commodity at the very end of May. So, […]

Time for salaries to come back down

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Will our ailing economy finally bring salary figures back into reality? With regular folks hit hard by the current downturn the outcry over CEO salaries has turned pretty ugly. Automaker CEOs got the message pretty quickly after each of the Big Three hopped individual private jets to Washington in order […]

Moments of weakness plague us all

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I met a man. Business brought us together. I contacted him about an upcoming project and we started talking. I do a lot of work over the Internet, so informality is pretty common — no “Dear Sir:” and somber punctuation, but lots of first names and exclamation points. He invited […]

‘Pay and benefit’ stocking stuffers

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Readers familiar with this column know it typically focuses on a single news development affecting a lot of military people or veterans. The strength of that approach is that a critical issue can be covered pretty well. Sometimes, however, there are waves of news requiring a roundup approach. In the […]

ENMU spring semester begins

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The first day of spring semester classes at Eastern New Mexico University didn’t seem to be too much of a problem for many students returning to school. Many students had less than a handful of classes while getting set in their new surroundings for the spring semester. “(I’m) just […]

Lobos cruise past depleted Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico placed six players in double figures and the Lobos ran away from a depleted Eastern New Mexico University squad 94-50 in a men’s exhibition basketball game at The Pit. Junior forward Daniel Faris scored 15 points for the Lobos, who got 47 points and double-figure scoring from three […]

Rams test Ruidoso tonight in district football

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams can take a big step toward their goal of defending their District 4-3A championship as they travel to play the Ruidoso Warriors tonight (7 p.m.) at the midway point of the Rams district schedule. “The records are over,” second-year Ram head coach Andy Correll said. “We’re 1-0 and that’s […]

Portales seeking first win

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams head east to Lubbock tonight in search of their first win of the young season. Head coach Andy Correll’s crew are at Lubbock’s Lowrey Field tonight to play Wichita Falls-Hirschi (7 p.m.) “They’re extremely athletic,” Correll said. “(They’re) very quick, very fast. We’re going to have to definitely play […]