Friday morning briefing: Hotel Clovis, spring break and breaking the color barrier

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing Fast fact Hotel Clovis hosted its grand opening on Oct. 20, 1931. School’s out A reminder — Portales Municipal Schools classes and offices are scheduled to be closed for Spring Recess April 22-25. Classes resume April 26. Quirky quote “Giving money and power to […]

Spring season full of surprises

Winter may slip up on us quietly but spring has a way of surprising even the most prepared. Carl Sandburg described the fog as coming in on little cat feet, sitting on silent haunches, then moving on. I think spring is like that same cat blasting off from its haunches to pounce on a mouse. […]

In times of fear, put trust in Lord

The March spring winds roared like the proverbial lion, but that’s how it is in eastern New Mexico. My husband was in Oklahoma to help our middle son build a barn. It became my job to feed Lady, a beautiful sorrel mare that seemed more like a person than a horse. Twice a day I […]

Perspective makes considerable difference

I was in North Dakota in early spring. The night before, the temperature was 3 degrees. That morning it had warmed up to 4. I walked into the giant Ag Expo building and made a circle of the trade show just visiting. I stopped at the booth of a man selling wood stoves. “How are […]

Hound gear up for spring drills

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will begin spring football drills with a 3:30 p.m. practice today at the Greyhounds’ practice facility. ENMU will have 15 practice/scrimmage dates, including the Green & Silver spring game finale at 4 p.m. on April 23 at Greyhound Stadium. All but four of the sessions are scheduled for […]

March 29 —

Spring break Dora School will not be in session this week. Students will return on Monday.

Vacation mishap makes story

Hearing about students and families on spring breaks this last week or so has brought out a streak of jealously in me. I did spend a few spring breaks backpacking, though, and actually had one beach vacation when I was in college. It wasn’t your typical beach spring break, though. A buddy and I who […]

Plains Indian resident predicts dry spring season

Freedom New Mexico Chief Joseph Crim of the Plains Indians predicted the weather for the rest of 2011, using methods handed down from his ancestors. Crim said the wind came Tuesday morning out of the southwest, which meant little precipitation. “That’s a bad omen,” Crim said. “It will be dry this spring.” The tradition, Crim […]

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

ENMU briefs — March 16

Campus to remain open during Spring Break Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled Spring Break March 21-25. The campus is to remain open with employees working their normal schedule. Students and faculty will return March 28.

March: Month for all types of weather

By Jim Robinson: Meteorological technician, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron March precipitation events can be rain or snow (and sometimes both at the same time), and are generally created by broad synoptic storm systems. However, thunderstorms typically start to occur in March. The average March is characterized by about three or four strong cold fronts […]

Friday morning briefing: Hoops, spring break and gunslingers

Good morning and welcome to must reading…it’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

Press release: Spring 2011 forecast includes more wild weather

State College, Pa. — 3 March 2011 — AccuWeather reports the AccuWeather.com forecast for Spring 2011 calls for more wild weather for the U.S. The biggest concerns center around expectations of an active severe weather season, the spreading of a severe drought and a high wildfire danger, and, as always, threats for flooding. Paul Pastelok, […]

Press release: ENMU sets record spring enrollment

Press release: ENMU sets record spring enrollment

Day trip: Spring River Zoo

Courtesy photo Spring River Zoo is located at 1306 E. College Blvd. in Roswell. Gabriel Monte Spring River Zoo • Location: 1306 E. College Blvd, Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Native plants and animals and several unique attractions. Thirty-four acres of parkland with five main zoo areas located on the […]

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 […]

Dragonflies: Versatile and voracious hunters

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Sharna Johnson Spring and summer rains on the dry Plains give birth to an uncharacteristic array of flora — and bugs. High moisture also means life for one of the most versatile and voracious hunters of the insect world: Dragonflies. A wet season this year, leaving behind full ponds and standing water, has bolstered dragonfly […]

Cattleman outwits automated urinal

Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers. A life of lifting, riding, shifting and physical exertion often leads them to a long-term relationship with osteopathic surgeons. Last spring, Colorado rancher Evan suffered through the spring branding and the state cattlemen’s meeting before making his doctor appointment. As his wife was checking him […]

Honors — July 18

Mosolf Becky Mosolf of Clovis was named to the spring 2010 Dean’s List at Taylor University.

My turn: Rain can be too much of a good thing

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A little rain sounds good about now, but be careful what you wish for. Portales had maybe too much of a good thing in the spring, summer and fall of 1941. Records show the city received almost 43 inches of rain from March through October — more than double its annual average and a record […]