Public quick to criticize Christian faith

Tom DiFrancesca of Clovis believes anti-Christian bigotry is on the rise. Here’s his letter expressing his views:

Texans roll past Hounds

Dave Wagner Chris Terry believes his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has enough offense to compete in the Lone Star Conference, and he thinks the Greyhounds’ pitching is good enough. The biggest question is on defense, though, and the Hounds contributed four errors on Friday to help Tarleton State roll to a 16-4 win […]

Police enforcing seatbelt use

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Christina Calloway Sande Barnes believes she is living proof that seatbelts save lives. That’s why she’s in full support of Operation Buckle Down, a state-funded effort by the Portales Police Department this month to enforce seatbelt and child safety restraint. Barnes, a 60-year-old Portales resident and Army veteran, says she has avoided serious or even […]

Fire department promotes fire prevention week

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Alisa Boswell Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols believes children are never too young to learn about the dangers of fire. Pre-school and kindergarten aged children were given tours of the fire department this week as Fire Prevention Week. “We target our young kids, and always have, to start that education early on,” said Nuckols, who […]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

Their view: Government proposal stifling to small businesses

Kmele Foster, a small-business owner who serves as the chairman of America’s Future Foundation, believes government micro-management is smothering the economy.

Their view: Recovery won’t happen because of greed

George Speck of Portales writes about why he believes economic growth has been slow: “I have been watching and reading the news and wondering why the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been so intransigent in their position to not close certain tax breaks given to the very rich. I looked back […]

Their view: Rebuilding job sector starts with education

Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, believes education is the key to long-term job creation:

Their view: Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike

Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike Rep. Jim Trujillo, a democrat who represents Santa Fe County, believes it’s possible to fund fund New Mexico’s public schools without raising taxes:

Governor believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is in good shape. Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program, but mixed in his […]

Local tobacco, health council programs cut by state

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County is losing its health council and tobacco prevention programs this summer, and a leader in those organizations believes politics, a smaller minority population and a low overall population are the reasons. Theresa “Terry” Teti, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program coordinator and Roosevelt County Health Council member, […]

Volunteer profile: Melveta B. Walker

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Name: Melveta B. Walker Residence: Portales Occupation: Director of Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library Volunteer work: Friends of Portales Public Library, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and the ENMU Foundation board. Why she does it: Walker believes she is fortunate to get an education at ENMU and wants to share the resources it […]

Ex-Hounds assistant longs to return

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By Eric Butler: PNT correspondent Greg Young is certainly one coach who believes that the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can successfully compete in the Lone Star Conference. If not, the current head coach at Jacksonville (Texas) Junior College wouldn’t have been quite as enticed to enter the race to be the Greyhounds’ […]

No injuries reported in house fire

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Fire Department responded to a house fire on Cameo Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Battalion Chief Tim Peterson believes the fire began in the attic. He believes sparks from the fireplace caused the fire. The fire department ventilated the attic through the roof to contain the fire in the attic, […]

Independent congressional candidate shares profile

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent […]

Alumni Bowl II on tap

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo believes it’s been a successful spring season for his Eastern New Mexico University football team. Now the Greyhounds want to wrap it up with some fun in what has been dubbed “Alumni Bowl II” at 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Field. ENMU, with about 60 players participating […]

Ribaudo: Football transition at Eastern going smoothly

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo believes the Greyhounds’ transition from a wishbone-style offense to a mainly one-back set won’t be that tough an adjustment for the team’s running backs. They figure to be prominent in the new scheme. “It’s a lot easier to run a (pass) […]

Parents deem scoring unfair

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer Some Portales parents feel federally designated proficiency levels used to measure student performance are unfair. The proficiency standards, which are mandated by President Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Act makes the schools responsible for the students’ performance. Test results released Monday by the state Department of Education indicated Portales failed […]

Roberts believes she has another term in her

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent One of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers believes she still has a little more in the tank. For Earlene Roberts, it’s just not time to call it quits. The Lovington Republican has decided to run again for a seat in the House because she says she’s not completely comfortable with the […]