Meetings watch —

Freedom New Mexico At a meeting Wednesday of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board: • Executive Director Sandy Chancey reported on the status of state and federal audits and monitoring of Workforce Development programs. She noted that EPCOG has informed the Workforce Development board that her agency will cease to serve as the fiscal […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A video game, a play and King Kong climbs again

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, who searches the Internet relentlessly to offer the best selections: Game: Mario Kart 7 Genre: Racing System: 3DS What is it? The newest installment in the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise […]

Senior happenings — Dec. 11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at Los Abuelitios. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure check; […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cop food, a beauty pageant and a day of infamy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Shop with a cop The Clovis Police department has three events planned Thursday to help raise money for Shop with a Cop, their annual project for kids. Officers will be taking donations for doughnuts at Daylight Doughnuts in Clovis from 6 a.m. until 8 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, a test of strength and a he lost on Jeopardy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Big band sounds Dance the night away Saturday to the Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Ensemble. It’s the ensemble’s Big Band Dance at the State Theatre in Clovis from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds go towards the annual ENMU […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Water meeting, wizards and football time

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday morning briefing. Water meeting: The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority will meet 10 a.m. Thursday at the Yam Theater in Portales. It is the first meeting since the announcement that Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines was named the next state engineer. The meeting […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Ready for the big chill?

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Button up Buttercup…or at least wear a jacket. It’s going to get cold quick today (see weather below). Big brass Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the Brass Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. It […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Wednesday • At 8:16 a.m., an officer was dispatched to West Ninth Street in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer he had allowed a friend to stay with him for a few days until he could find […]

Chief justice claims ‘false allegations’

Mike Gallagher Chief Justice Charles Daniels said Wednesday he won’t remove himself from any matters arising from criminal charges against a Las Cruces judge — and said the request that he do so contained “false allegations” and “factual misrepresentations.” In a strongly worded order, Daniels took aim at allegations raised by special prosecutor Matt Chandler […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Jail help, Gala’s on hold and a No. 1 record

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Jail volunteers Christian Believers is looking for volunteers to help at both the Curry County jail and youth detention center. There’s a training session 6 p.m. Thursday at the Believers headquarters, 209 W. Seventh St. Information: Sistar Yancy at 763-1715 Gala’s on hold Clovis […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Scary stuff, a food distribution and cocaine for cars

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Scary stuff Get prepped for Halloween at the Boy Scouts Fright House 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center. They’re giving away helmets from the Clovis Fire Department and you can also bring bikes for a free safety inspection. There […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Calling all tubes, blood needed and a major award

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Calling all tubes The Zenith Youth Leadership Academy program is under way in Clovis and Portales and is gearing up for their first team building exercise which requires massive amounts of cardboard tubes. If you have tubes —toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and […]

Club notes —

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club invites the community to come and experience a free entertaining and educational morning Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Muffley’s Meeting Room, 1430 N. Thornton. Horticulture expert and master gardener Jeannie Augenstein will present in full costume, the food, clothing and lifestyle of the early Europeans. For more information […]

Our view: Steve Jobs ranks among top innovators

Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, surely ranks high among history’s 10 greatest innovators and producers of wealth. Born to a single mother and adopted in 1955, Jobs grew up to liberate the creative class. He freed artists, musicians, composers and writers from the oppression of technology that wasted energy on codes and technical maneuvers that […]

Portales attorney facing felony charges

Robin Fornoff Portales attorney Eric Dixon is accused of attempting to run down District Judge Ted L. Hartley with a vehicle in April outside the Curry County Courthouse. Dixon was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony, according to 3rd Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando of Las Cruces. Orlando said […]

African royalty visit Portales, Roosevelt County during cultural exchange tour

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Alisa Boswell Portales and Roosevelt County officials visited with African royalty Wednesday during a lunch at Portales City Hall. King Nzamane and King Mukuni, both of Zambia, Africa, have been crossing New Mexico for more than a week, visiting officials in cities such as Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Clovis. The kings, along with their New […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Food for fund, no band and feeding Europeans

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fundraiser There’s a Meals on Wheels fundraiser — 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday at the Rib Crib BBQ and Grill in Clovis. Pick up a flyer at Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce, bring the flyer into the restaurant and 10 percent of your ticket […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Local redistricting, storing chilies and the last great Red Sox

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing: Meetings watch Curry County Commissioners are expected to make their final decision Thursday in redistricting. The meeting is at 9 a.m. in the Clovis-Carver Library North Annex. The decision could place two incumbents in the same district — pitting them against each other in local elections […]

ENMU students take part in Project Linus

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Eastern New Mexico University students gathered together in the lobby of the Campus Union Building on Wednesday to help make blankets for children as part of Project Linus, a nationwide project dedicated to “providing security through blankets.” Sponsored by the Associated Student’s Activities Board, materials were supplied and cut and sewn into child-friendly comforters. Project […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Military friendly, secret tour and Chief Joseph

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Military friendly Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and […]