Disclosure rules hurt competition

New financial disclosure requirements for companies that produce not only oil and natural gas but also hard-rock minerals will soon be made public by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rules will cover payments such as taxes, royalties, and license fees that U.S. companies make to foreign governments. Financial disclosure is required under a [...]

Baxter: Bathroom first, business later

Russ normally would not have kept the heifer he called "The Pirate" but, he did. It was one of those chilly 5:30 spring mornings in southeast Idaho. He decided to make a quick heifer-check before he got his youngest kid on the school bus at 6:30. Russ slipped into his handy fashion farm wear (sweat [...]

Police Blotter – July 29

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 10:29 a.m.: Caller reported their vehicle was burglarized and items were taken from the glove box, 1500 block of South Avenue D. 10:51 a.m.: Caller requested a deputy in reference to fraud, 100 block of Airport Road. 11:21 a.m.: Caller reported that two bulls that weren't his [...]

Events Calendar – July 29

Monday Local Growth Management Committee meeting — 9 a.m., North Annex at the Clovis library. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., the corner of First Street and South Avenue B. Tuesday Clovis Farmers Market — 8 a.m., Goodwin Lake Trails parking lot. Information: 763-6505. Wednesday Ram Soccer Youth Summer Camp — 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Ram [...]

My Turn: Top of the charts can be deadly

I've always dreamed about penning a Top 40 hit, although reaching the charts has been a curse for many younger than me. Greg Arama, bassist for The Amboy Dukes ("Journey to the Center of the Mind"), was killed in a 1979 motorcycle accident at 29. Lefty Baker, guitarist for Spanky and our Gang ("Like to [...]

Medi-vac team helps with mission

By Alisa Boswell Cannon Connections aboswell@pntonline.com Portales railroad engineer Carlos Sena of the New Mexico Army National Guard tried to find the words to describe his overseas experience. "I can't even say enough …" he said, falling silent. "The people I worked with are arguably the most professional I've seen." Sena, a chief warrant officer [...]

Survey: profiling policies not practiced

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Law enforcement officials in Curry and Roosevelt counties say they are now in compliance with a 2009 law requiring them to have policies in place that ban bias-based profiling. But a spokesperson for an immigrant advocacy group said that may not have been the case when a survey [...]

Letter to the editor: Obama’s remarks insult Americans

President Obama insulted millions of business-owning Americans by stating that "somebody else made that happen," in a July 13 speech he gave in Roanoke, Va. He minimized the success of exceptional, smart, and hardworking people by saying there's a lot of smart/hardworking people out there (who aren't business owners). I'm sick and tired of his [...]

Guest column: Everyone’s job to report abuse

As the Penn State sexual assault allegations came and went, I was encouraged multiple times to write a letter in support of sexual assault survivors here. However, I did not see much parallel between the Penn State community and our own and was unsure of how to make things relate. Obviously, I have changed my [...]

Editorial: Bogus reports shows NMFA lacks control

Ten of the 11-member New Mexico Finance Authority board are appointed by the governor. Four are members of Gov. Susana Martinez' own cabinet. The Authority's CEO, Rick May, served in her cabinet until assuming his NMFA post nearly a year ago. So you might think the Martinez administration would have had its ducks in a [...]