No sense in badgering prey

My brother and I came upon a badger out in the pasture one summer afternoon. He looked at us. We looked at him. He glared at us and looked mean, so we thought we should return his angry stare. His body was muscular, and his mottled brownish gray fur was highlighted by a white streak […]

My turn: Smores have peanut butter twist

Peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies and roasted marshmallows rolled into one dessert. I had to try it. This twist on s’mores is a Taste of Home recipe used with permission. Peanut Butter S’mores • 8 large chocolate chip cookies • 4 teaspoons hot fudge ice cream topping • 4 large marshmallows • 4 peanut […]

N.M. fishing report — July 6

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Change of command coming for Cannon AFB

Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Clark, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general, took command of Cannon in May 2009, nearly two years after the […]

County assessor resigns; Carrasco appointed

Argen Duncan The new Roosevelt County assessor has resigned, and her deputy is taking her position. At a special meeting Wednesday morning in the county courthouse, the Roosevelt County Commission voted to accept Evelyn Ledbetter’s resignation and appoint Kenner Carrasco to finish the term. The county assessor’s staff determines property values and the amount of […]

Jet crash near Roswell (Updated)

The Associated Press ROSWELL — A military fighter plane crashed Wednesday in southern New Mexico after the pilot ejected safely, Air Force officials said. The QF-4 Phantom from Holloman Air Force Base crashed southwest of Roswell in grasslands between Roswell and Artesia, sparking a fire that covered at least 80 acres. No structures were threatened, […]

Their view: Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands

Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., offers his view on the wildfires in New Mexico.

Commissaries to be consolidated

In these tight budget times, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has learned it must cut current spending to fund new initiatives for veterans. For example, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., committee chairman, would pay for her Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 by extending by three years, to 2014, a higher fee on veterans who reuse their […]

Tea partiers embracing libertarian ideas

Freedom New Mexico It’s an exaggeration to say the mainstream media don’t like the tea party. Fox News is part of the mainstream media and it loves the tea party. Conservative radio talkers are big fans, too, and right-wing radio’s vast popularity makes it solidly mainstream. But pressing for smaller government and fiscal restraint is […]

Clovis woman claims $50,000 lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis woman claimed a $50,000 New Mexico lottery prize. Susanne Souders purchased a $5 “Diamond Mine” scratcher ticket, picked by her husband Jerry, at Allsup’s No. 170 on 3500 N. Prince St., according to a release from the New Mexico Lottery. The $50,000 is the game’s top prize, with approximate odds […]