Their View: Former governor supports legalizing marijuana

Gary Johnson is a former governor of New Mexico. His website — http://ouramericainitiative.com/ — reports it seeks to “enlighten the population about civil liberties, free enterprise, limited government, and traditional American values.” Here’s Johnson’s stance on legalizing marijuana:

Policies can’t always be relied on

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist When working out what should guide public institutions and policies, those who chime in have advanced various proposals and they have often been divided into two groups. Members of one of these advance certain basic principles that ought to ground the institutions and policies, while those of the other suggest […]

Government seeking new ways to snoop

Freedom Newspapers The White House wants additional power to snoop on private e-mail and social- network communications in the interest of national security. These are thorny issues, not easily resolved. Our advice is to go slowly. Once government intervenes, even for the best of motives, that authority rarely is rescinded. There also promises to be […]

Jury hands down guilty verdict in 1993 slaying

A jury has convicted 38-year-old Arnoldo Navarette of first degree murder in the May 1993 shooting death of Reynaldo “Rey” Ornelas. The guilty verdict was handed down around 4 p.m. Thursday in Portales District Court after the jury deliberated for several hours. District Judge Teddy Hartley presided over the case. District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]

Area farmers expect strong milo crop

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Jared Tucker What’s the best way to spend your 39th wedding anniversary? Harvesting a good milo crop, according to Dora farmers Randy and Diane Lieb, and Mother Nature’s heavy rain this season is getting all of the credit for that crop. The Liebs said they had a record milo crop, and they will spend their […]

Eagles tribute band kicks off Cultural Arts Series

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An Eagles tribute band will launch the Cultural Arts Series for Clovis Community College this year on Oct. 9. Hotel California is renowned as the leading Eagles tribute band, reaching audiences world-wide with a “dynamic” stage show, according to a press release from CCC. The performance is expected to include Eagles’ hits such as “Take […]

My Turn: Dish with chicken, wine, mushrooms savory

Argen Duncan I recently tried an easy Taste of Home chicken dish. Chicken Merlot with mushrooms (reprinted with permission) • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste • 3/4 cup chicken broth • […]

Former Elida coach to be inducted into NMHU’s Hall of Honor

By Melanie Dabovich-Roberts Special to the PNT Bob Dabovich of Raton, a former Elida coach, will be inducted Thursday into New Mexico Highlands University’s H-Club Hall of Honor Dabovich, who played college basketball and baseball at NMHU in the mid-1960s to early 70s, is one of six former student-athletes who will be honored by the […]

Church youth group helping Ugandan women

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away. The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made. They’re participating in the BeadforLife program, which provides Ugandan women […]

Thursday morning briefing: Babe Ruth, ENMU enrollment and Eagle Discount Cards

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.