Press release: Lease to expand Melrose bombing range signed

Press release: Lease to expand Melrose bombing range signed (SANTA FE, New Mexico) – A lease signing ceremony took place today in Santa Fe, New Mexico resulting in the lease of a large parcel of state trust land – about 11,000 acres in Roosevelt County – to the U.S. Air Force. Officials present for the […]

Press release: Ex-Hound signs with Europe League

Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout, Tillman Stevens has signed to play for the Vienna Vikings of the European Football League. Stevens played for the Greyhounds from 2007-2011 and made 283 tackles and 12 interceptions. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a football player and I am really looking forward […]

Judge signs off on Congressional map

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico’s three congressional districts and made the fewest changes among the proposed alternatives. The new map keeps Clovis in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. Dora, […]

Portales to begin redistricting plans

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Alisa Boswell Redistricting for the city of Portales will begin soon now that the city has signed a contract with Southwest Political Services of Albuquerque. According to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry, the company will finish the project no later than Dec. 15. “We are asking them that they provide us with three alternate plans […]

Agent: Baskett will sign with Vikings after release from Eagles

Eagles Training Camp

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Hank Baskett will be out of the NFL for less than 24 hours. Baskett, who was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, will sign today with the Minnesota Vikings, according to his agent. Jim Ivler said Tuesday night Baskett will sign a one-year deal. “He’s very excited. He’s spoke with […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

Their turn: Udall declares ‘new day’ in health care

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, issued the following statement after President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during a ceremony at the White House: “Today is a new day for health care in our country. New Mexicans have waited generations for health insurance reform. With this new law, we establish […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

May 26, 1939

About 750 farms in Roosevelt County had not signed estimate sheets to receive payments from the Triple A for the year 1939. If the sheets were not signed by June 1,

Eastern adds infielder to softball roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed junior college transfer Samantha Stampley to play next season for the softball squad, according to a university release. Stampley, a junior infielder from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, has a career .342 batting average with 17 doubles, two triples and two home runs.

State legislature adjourns

What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty: HB285 repeals the death penalty and establishes life in prison without parole as the state’s maximum sentence. It was signed into law by the governor. * Open conference committees: HB393 opens to the public conference committees — meetings in which […]

Greyhounds sign 30 prep football players

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Three quarterbacks and a handful of running backs and wide receivers were among 30 high school players signed to national letters of intent with Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday’s national signing day. The Hounds are switching to what head coach Mark Ribaudo said will be a Texas Tech-style […]

Baskett leads benefit golf tourney

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — When the National Football League draft started in 2006, Hank Baskett III waited at home for a phone call that never came. This time, the veteran Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver was getting plenty of calls and text messages, but none were as important as a good day of golf. […]

Sports Briefs

Freedom Newspapers Wilhoit playing for South All-Stars ALBUQUERQUE — Dora’s Tyler Wilhoit will play for the South squad in tonight’s Class 1A-2A New Mexico High School Coaches Association boys basketball all-star game, scheduled for The Pit on the campus of the University of New Mexico. Wilhoit has been a mainstay for three years for Dora, […]

Ribaudo signs defensive gems for ENMU football

Jesse Wolfersberger When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not only in White, but in one of his teammates. “Obviously we liked Courtland,” Ribaudo said. “And the next time I […]

Dr. Language has some bones to pick

Bob Huber Here at the Symposium for Sparkling Conversation we’re swamped with letters warning us that our mother tongue is going to hell in a handbasket. Just to show you how serious this is, we spent 10 sleepless minutes dealing with the fact that in English there is no synonym for the word “Thesaurus.” But […]