Community should unite behind base

I thought your readers might be interested in these comments made Tuesday to Association of Defense Communities by Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary-Installations Kathleen Ferguson: “(Department of Defense’s) 2004 report to Congress stated the Air Force had 24 percent excess capacity and this number does not reflect current excess Air Force capacity. “BRAC 2005 fell […]

Behind the scenes with Sheryl Borden

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Sheryl Borden has been the star of KENW-TV’s “Creative Living” for 35 years and has no plans to stop. At a taping session Thursday in Portales, Borden said “As long as we have a station, I’d like to do the show.” Borden, who has a master’s degree in education, said “Home economics is my love. […]

No meaning behind Constitution

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I’m not a big fan of the U.S. Constitution because, as has been pointed out by numerous observers for well over a century, it either established the criminal government we now suffer with, or it did nothing to prevent it. That doesn’t mean it is worthless, though. I think it is useful for illustrating which […]

Leave loving memories

Oil painting has caused me to see the world differently. I find myself studying clouds and landscapes. I like to see the tumbled down houses and barns as we travel along the highway. I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did they live their lives? Did they leave their home […]

Meaning behind Memorial Day easily overlooked

A coworker asked me a few days ago, “Do you think Memorial Day is too commercialized?” I balked, because I’d never considered it. I could only stammer, “Not really, do you?” She said yes, noting the emphasis on sales, cookouts and Facebook posts that missed the point. I agreed with her premise — that we’re […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]

My turn: Not all Dublins built the same

What do shamrocks and Dr Pepper have in common? You would think I had a better recollection of driving through the rolling fields of Dublin a few years ago, passing magnificent architecture and swearing I spotted a leprechaun or two hiding behind tall oaks. Wait a minute, these creatures were too big to be leprechauns, […]

Portales past: March 12, 1950

March 12, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Several thousand empty milk cartons were destroyed by a smoldering blaze in a sheet-iron shed behind the New Mexico Co-op Creamers Saturday morning.

ACU downs Zias behind 31 from freshman guard

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Freshman guard Mack Lankford scored 31 points and Abilene Christian led from start to finish Saturday en route to an 89-76 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Lankford poured in 10-of-19 shots from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, as the Wildcats […]

Developers should secure own funding

Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which […]

My turn: News broadcast crazy behind scenes

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when things go wrong during a live television newscast? Thanks to this week’s video, you’re about to find out. A cable news network was covering the destruction of a tornado in Windsor, Colo., in December 2008. The news anchor is talking about a daycare center full of children […]

ENMU grad behind KISS lottery ticket

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Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and made her mark on the New Mexico Lottery. Jessica Quintana, who graduated from ENMU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, designed the new popular KISS scratchers. “They were fun,” she said. […]

Believe hype behind Wooden

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Some of the worst stories I’ve ever read were about John Wooden. Thanks to Wade Fraze, one of the best is too. Regarded as college basketball’s greatest coach, Wooden died two Fridays ago at 99. He won 620 games and 10 national titles, including seven in a row. For comparison, […]

Faith best legacy to leave behind

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My ancestors left me a legacy more precious than gold … a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents, I have come to know the purpose of life. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments for this is […]

Plenty of myths behind presidents

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I don’t guess I’ve ever had a day off work for Presidents Day, though as I remember we did get George Washington’s Birthday off when I was in school. Back in the dark ages, when I first started school, we didn’t have federal holidays on Mondays and we just observed […]

Health not found behind club doors

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist There’s only one word to describe Old Stub — weatherbeaten. He got his name years ago when a coyote played dead till he got to him and then bit off the end of one finger. Stub’s blue eyes have faded from looking at the sky for rainclouds, and his skin […]

Danger lurks behind horseshoeing

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist There are some skilled people that I envy — good ropers, flat top guitar pickers and songwriters to start with. I’ve always prided myself on my ability to build a good fence. But when I’m ridin’ the fence line with a major domo wire wrangler and see him use fencing […]

Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Shocking headlines betray news

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Catchy titles betray truth behind news I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news […]

No diplomacy behind pardon of journalists

Freedom New Mexico We’re vastly pleased that American journalist-adventurers Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been freed from a kangaroo-court 12-year sentence to hard labor in North Korea and returned to their families in the United States. The episode is no doubt a testament to assiduous back-channel negotiations between the United States and the communistic/dynastic […]