Press release: 21st Annual Cannon Appreciation Day set for August 6th

There’s no question that Cannon Air Force Base is an integral part of the local community. And for the past 20 years, the local community has shown its support for the individuals and families who are dedicated to preserving the safety and freedom of the United States of America. Now, for the 21st year, the […]

Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

Heat-related athlete deaths serious matter

Freedom New Mexico A sure sign of the approach of football season is the sweltering heat we are now experiencing. No matter how mild the weather is in late July, once players put on the pads in August, the temperatures seem to rise. Such weather needs to bring about heightened concerns of players suffering from […]

Annual tax holiday set for August

The state’s annual back-to-school tax holiday will take place Aug. 7-9, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. Nontaxable items include: • Clothing and footwear $100 or less; • School supplies, such as pens and paper, $15 or less that are typically used in a classroom setting • Computers $1,000 or less • […]

June 30 ENMU Briefs

La Escalera works displayed The Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University is displaying works from La Escalera, the Portales Art Guild, until August 13. Each member of

VA vows timely GI Bill payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which on average will double the value of education benefits for eligible veterans, will be launched on schedule next August and begin making payments to students and colleges next fall. That’s just as Congress intended, says a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official. Keith M. […]

Baloney, styrofoam good middle ground

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist We were having friends over for a barbecue last August. As we planned the menu, my wife said, “Oh, Mike’s daughter is a vegetarian! We’ll need to make her a separate meal.” “Just make her a turkey sandwich,” I suggested. “No, I’m serious, she said. “We’ve got to make her […]

Local women share views on Palin pick

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Interest in Republican nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin, has grown since her nomination in August — and women in Roosevelt County also have their opinions about the Alaska governor, just weeks before election day. Palin is the second woman to be a major party’s vice presidential nominee, and […]

More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]

August 20, 1975

• Hairspray is 79 cents for a 13 ounce can at Safeway. • Young ladies coordinate slacks are $7.97 at Gibsons Discount Center.