Federal criticism of Fox-TV unjust

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It doesn’t matter if Fox-TV news is unbalanced, biased, partisan or whatever. All newspapers, magazines, journals and such have leanings — they are produced, managed and edited by individuals who have agendas and however much they wish this had no influence on them, that just isn’t realistic. Of […]

New policy changes for Friends of Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen An identification card is scanned using the Defense Biometric Identification System. As of Oct. 1, Friends of Cannon members will be required to obtain a DBIDS identification card for access to the base. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Friends of Cannon program has undergone changes as […]

Pork doesn’t deserve our prejudice

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When the Asian flu hit the country in 2003, were people warned to stay away from Chinese restaurants and Japanese cars? When the West Nile virus was diagnosed in humans did the Health Department tell us to avoid going to Egypt? Does riding Tennessee walkers give you a charley horse? […]

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]

Coaching candidate says Hounds need to win right away

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Tom Izzo was never a collegiate head coach before he came to Michigan State, and he led the Spartans to a national championship. Andrew Helton doesn’t see why he couldn’t do the same thing at Eastern New Mexico University. “I’m never going to be in the position to have […]

March 20 Commander's Action Line

What is the base policy for reserved parking? It doesn’t seem like the base has a standardized method of assigning parking spaces. Thank you for your question. This is very timely because the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander signed a revised base parking plan in February, 2009. This plan standardizes the allowable reserved […]

Wheat in dire need of moisture

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. If the area doesn’t get moisture, Roosevelt County farmer Brent Corbin said, dryland wheat crops would produce nothing and much of the irrigated wheat would likely yield […]

Child rearing doesn’t always require violence

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Spanking doesn’t equate violence

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I grew up getting spanked. As strange as it sounds, I have fond memories of it. For us young Tedaldi’s, the ten cousins I grew up with, getting spanked was a shared experience. Whenever we got together, which was a daily occurrence because we lived in the same building, we […]

Isler back on local hardwood

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico To this day, former Clovis High guard Jaden Isler doesn’t know what caused him to collapse on March 27 while watching a Lady Wildcats softball game in Canyon, Texas. His heart stopped for a time and he was revived at the site with CPR. Isler, who earlier that day […]

Poor cotton harvest doesn’t deter couple

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Roosevelt County’s cotton scene has nearly disappeared, and this season’s crop fell below usual amounts, according to two farmers. Mary and Houston Lee, who live near Floyd, said their fields yielded about a bale and a half of cotton instead of the normal two or three bales. A bale is normally 485 pounds. The Lees […]

Real cowboy doesn’t mess around

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist When I say Alvin was a cowboy, I mean in the most basic sense. With a horse and a rope, a box of matches and a cinch ring, a pocket knife and a piggin’ string, he could do the job. Dick ran cows on some pretty rough country in southern […]

Municipal League conference in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Peggy Tedford normally doesn’t have a problem filling her hotel, as she estimates all 69 rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites are booked four days per week. This week, she’ll have no problem — period — thanks to the New Mexico Municipal League. “We’ve actually been booked up […]

Government doesn’t belong in Pickens’ energy scheme

Editorial What we like most about T. Boone Pickens’ grand scheme for meeting America’s insatiable energy appetite and reducing the reliance on unfriendly foreign sources of oil is his willingness that all alternatives should compete. Whether it’s drilling for oil offshore, or processing natural gas shale from the heartland or capturing wind that blows from […]

President Schwarzenegger? Just doesn’t fit

By Kevin Wilson It’s a little overdue, but I’ve got to say it — I miss Tim Russert. He kept people honest, and he was the national voice for Buffalo Sabres fans like me. But I’m glad to know the late “Meet the Press” host wasn’t perfect, and in discovering that I found out I […]

Barbecue can be healthy

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By Liliana Castillo Justin Johnson said it doesn’t take much to change a backyard barbecue into a healthy meal. “Instead of using hamburger meat, use ground turkey,” Johnson suggested. “It’s a lot leaner and is high in protein. You can also get turkey hot dogs.” Johnson is a certified personal trainer in Portales and makes […]

Rodeoers have long careers in mind

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Illusions of invincibility are part of the realm of a young man. It doesn’t take very much falling off horses or getting rammed by steers to change a mind though. Ryan Gray and Josh Peek are two cowboys in their 20s who did very well on day two of the […]

Editorial: Voter ID not unconstitutional, but preposterous

It’s a little difficult to work up much excitement over the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to uphold Indiana’s voter identification law. It was installed, for mostly partisan reasons, to address a problem that nobody has documented as an actual occurrence, though some have raised concerns about what could happen. But the law doesn’t seem […]

Zias pick up win on Sunday

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico At 5-foot-4, Laura Thompson doesn’t exactly look like the home run type. She put a charge into one on Sunday, though, and all but clinched a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. With runners at first and second and one […]

Cooking school teaching diabetics new lifestyle

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Janelle Newberry of Portales doesn’t have diabetes, but her 3-year-old grandson does, and that’s one reason she’s attending the Kitchen Creations Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families. More than two dozen diabetics, or family and friends of diabetics, are attending a free, four-part class at Eastern New Mexico […]