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SpaceX testing deal bodes well for New Mexico

New Mexico may have lost out on Tesla’s $5 billion battery plant, but its link to launching Americans into space again from U.S. soil grew stronger with NASA’s selection of Boeing and SpaceX to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX, another enterprise of Tesla’s daddy, billionaire Elon Musk, has a contract with New […]

Most life may be better without us

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist For readers who barely have time for 300-word columns, I will provide a book-of-the-month summary from my bookshelves. My first selection is “The Web of Life” by John A. Storer. The 1953 book, retailing for 50 cents (bought for 10 cents at the Portales Public Library sale), is timeless. “The […]

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Roosevelts a family of courage

By Karl Terry Local columnist My wife and I recently watched a seven-part documentary entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” that I think sheds a lot of light on the politics of the New Mexico county of the same name, in which I live. Anyone familiar with the history of Roosevelt County might rightly pronounce […]

Smooth transition

In addition to a new academic experience and living on your own for the first time in your life, going to college gives you the opportunity to meet people from different places and backgrounds. Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds defender Ryan Sinclair, 20, is one of those people. He was born and raised in Glasgow, […]

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