Determinists fail to step up

The doctrine of free will is not faring very well these days among most philosophers, although a few who work on the topic, even among neuro-scientists, do defend it. I am one of them.

Weekly news update

Wholesale milk prices rising That milk mustache is topping off a smile these days among local dairy owners. Wholesale milk prices are finally moving up. Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson says wholesale milk prices were $12.86 per 100 pounds for last month’s milk. That’s in the general break-even range of $12-$14 per hundred weight, […]

Heritage Days draws locals

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Classic cars, a talent show and lots of food kept a steady crowd entertained Saturday at the Portales Heritage Days celebration. The three-day event kicked off Friday night with a Gospel Jamboree at City Park. Saturday events kicked off with the 10th annual MainStreet Fun Run. Jo Allison, of Portales, said it is nice to […]

Annual Heritage Days on horizon

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Clarence Plank It’s that time again for the 26th annual Heritage Days in Portales this coming weekend. The three-day weekend kicks off Friday with the Christian Country Jamboree at the City Park. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said this is her favorite event of the year because families can […]

My turn: Kid overwhelmed by legend

By David Stevens: FNM editor Fort Sumner hosted Old Fort Days this weekend, an annual opportunity to remember Billy the Kid. Most of what we “remember” about the Kid from movies and history books is probably not true, of course; the facts about his life have long been overwhelmed by the legend. The legend is […]

Attention completely unintended

By Glenda Price: State columnist I agreed to do the chores for several days. Nothing to it, I thought. Not exactly. The animals’ pasture is being irrigated, so everybody is in the pens by the barn. Five show lambs are in the back pen and three older dry ewes occupy the front pen. An old […]

Portales past: June 30, 1910

June 30, 1910: Portales City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors. Violation carried a fine up to $100 and jail sentence up to 30 days.

Public record — June 8

Recent Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: June 3 Abel Munoz-Solis, age unknown, pled guilty to DWI (second offense), Driving on a suspended/revoked license, open container, no registration, no insurance and tail lamps violation. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended leaving four days to serve; two years supervised probation; must attend […]

Program targets safe summer driving

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Police department is undertaking its annual 100 Days and Nights of Summer, but local officers would like to be able to reduce more than just alcohol-related incidents. “It’s not just about drunk driving,” said Lt. Eric Garcia, public information officer for the state police. “It’s […]

Veteran recalls Air Force training days

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo George Speck helped ground troops during his time in the Vietnam War by targeting enemy troops long enough for bombers to make their run when troops were under enemy fire. George Speck, 77, of Portales, retired from the Air Force in 1972 as a major. He is involved in the […]

Critical Days of Summer campaign launched

By Maj. Heidi Nelson: Air Force Safety Center Ground Safety Division KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — S is for summer … and safety too. It’s that time of year again. Spring is here in full force, summer is right around the corner and that can only mean one thing: time for Air Force safety officials […]

Motherhood full-time profession

By Glenda Price: State columnist Every job has a euphemistic title these days. Betty Lou, a wife and mother, met a “business man” at a meeting. When he asked about her occupation she replied, “I’m an early childhood educator.” “That sounds really interesting,” he said. “Do you ever get called in on weekends?” Betty Lou […]

Reality better than reality TV

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It probably started with watching the TV Land awards. A sense of nostalgia for the good old days — really not so old — just the 1980’s or ‘90s- came with the memories brought on by watching the awards. Love Boat, Night Caller, Cheers,Coach, Seinfeld and their kind were something […]

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, […]

Portales Municipal Court closing early

PNT staff report The Portales Municipal Court is closing at noon Thursday for training and will not open again for normal hours until Monday. A court spokesperson said anyone scheduled to appear during the days of the closure will not be penalized for not appearing.

Cannon airman selected for Tops In Blue

Air Force Services Agency officials here recently announced the names of 31 airmen selected for the world-renowned Tops In Blue team for 2010. For nine days, 74 Air Force singers, dancers, and musicians competed for the Tops In Blue slots during January’s Air Force Worldwide Talent Contest at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Legislative tidbits: New judge for Santa Fe

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 1/2

Legislative tidbits: Branded man

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 4 days

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Days remaining in session: 5

Friday morning briefing: Last days and checking your kids online

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Mainline Bowl Last days Monday is the final day of the fundraising campaign for Eastern New Mexico United Way. That means the final day to give. At last count, they were still about 20 percent short of […]