Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Tuesday morning briefing: All-Staters and where were you when the lights went out?

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.

Clovis All-Staters

Eight students from Marshall and Yucca middle schools have been named to the All-State Junior High Choir.

They will be attending the conference’s annual meeting Jan. 27-29 at New Mexico State University.

Thus far, 40 Clovis students have earned All-State status.

Video game of the week

Feeling a little like Bond...James Bond?

Try this one found by our own Jenna Zamie.

Game: Goldeneye 007

Genre: First-person shooter

System: Wii, DS

What is it? GoldenEye 007 doesn't rely on its prestigious pedigree to provide thrills.

ESRB Rating: Teen

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Spring registration for currently enrolled students at Eastern New Mexico University is already under way.

Instruction next semester begins Jan. 18.

Information: 562-1011 or

Today in history

On this day in 1965, the biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern Canada are plunged into darkness.

The Great Northeast Blackout began at the height of rush hour, delaying millions of commuters, trapping 800,000 people in New York's subways, and stranding thousands more in office buildings, elevators, and trains.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to west 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Windy...colder. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. West winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.