Denying children citizenship no answer

Freedom New Mexico One of the most challenging issues in the national debate over illegal immigration is what to do about the children of such immigrants who gain automatic U.S. citizenship at birth. Despite the wishes of anti-immigration extremists, the federal courts almost universally have agreed the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born on […]

From carrots to politics, a few opinions

Kevin Wilson I have a lot of opinions. But today, I’ll just give you three. They’re not enough for individual columns, but each has pop culture, sports or political merit. l One of my friends has joined an online group dedicated to creating a worldwide carrot shortage on May 15. The group already has 180,000 […]

History of peanuts in area illustrated by equipment

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Relics from another era in Roosevelt County agriculture were stopping lots of people and causing many to reminisce about peanut harvests gone by Tuesday at the 16th annual Ag Expo. Dennis Harper of Portales is displaying antique peanut diggers and threshers at this year’s Expo. The display is a […]

Trainer seeks horse, rider in harmony

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age but a life-changing event completely reshaped his approach to interacting with horses and launched a career working with horse lovers. Richardson, a paraplegic horse trainer from Hico, Texas, taught two seminars Tuesday entitled �Enlightened Horsemanship� at […]

Vietnam Memorial Wall replica to stop in Clovis

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Every year, students in Renie Smith’s advance placement English class research the life of a soldier listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. But this year, in an effort to share the significance of the Vietnam War with her students, Smith found a way to drive […]

Seminar on doing business with Air Force set at CCC

Clovis Community College is hosting a seminar on changes in doing business with the Air Force from 1-3 p.m. today in the CCC Town Hall. The forum, sponsored by CCC’s Small Business Development Center, is for any business that bids, or intends to bid, on government contracts in relation to Cannon Air Force Base. “The […]

Local Events Calendar

Wednesday N.M. Ag Expo — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Thursday Habitat Town Meeting — 7 p.m. Memorial Building, 359-1344 Friday Altrusa Spaghetti Dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m., PHS Cafeteria Saturday Pray for Earth — 1-4 p.m. Rotary Park, Portales Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners — 9 a.m., Commissioners room, courthouse Portales City Council […]

Southeastern wallops Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University […]

Firing up the crowd

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Bronco mascot Taryn Lee fires up the crowd Monday at the Floyd High School gym as Elena Mendoza cheers from atop the pyramid. Other Floyd cheerleaders are Jenny Wilson, Veronica Mendoza, Madeline Love, Nallely Mendoza and Britni Rivers. The Melrose boys defeated Floyd on a last second shot in the first round of the district […]

Officials hoping flu outbreak has passed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Gripped by a flu outbreak with assessment tests scheduled this week, local school officials are crossing their fingers and hoping the worst of the outbreak has passed. “It’s been pretty bad, we’ve had a lot of students and faculty out with it,” said Randy Fowler, Portales Schools superintendent. “I’ve […]