New Deal author explains significance of WPA projects

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Compiled by PNT Staff Writer Celena Cordova Kathryn A. Flynn Title: Executive Director, National New Deal Preservation Association and the NMChapter of the NNDPA. Years of experience: I’ve been directly involved with researching the New Deal since 1990. Title of books: The New Deal: “A 75th Anniversary Celebration,” “Treasures on NM Trails: New Deal Art […]

It’s Their Job: Danielle Swopes

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Danielle Swopes Job: Assistant librarian at the Portales Public Library Background: Swopes worked as a library aide at the library for two years while in high school. She earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Eastern New Mexico University. Time on the job: Seven years What does […]

With racetrack hopes gone, Tucumcari gains from experience

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild its economic base. Many have said they will retool and […]

Military medical coverage frustrating lately

By Anita Doberman I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and frustrated with […]

Annual Dairy Fest a ‘mooving’ experience for residents

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico While other children played games, had their face painted and drank milk at the Curry County Fairgrounds during Saturday’s Dairy Fest, 6-year-old Gracie was helping to demystify the origin of milk. Gracie is a Holstein cow and the star of a Southwest Dairy Farmers exhibit on milking cows. Exhibitor […]

Roosevelt County Treasurer candidate: Mickie M. Williams

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Name: Mickie M. Williams Age: 49 Occupation: Deputy treasurer Office: Roosevelt County treasurer Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None Why are you running for county treasurer?I have been the deputy treasurer for eight years. Nancy Belcher can not run again because of term limits, so I will run for treasurer and she will be […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Laverne Standifer

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Name: C. Laverne Standifer Age: 63 Occupation: Retired Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: none What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County, Elida area. I am retired from the USDA, Farm Service Agency. Mother of three children, Leslie Addison, Steve Standifer and Cade Standifer. I have […]

Couple shares graduate experience

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he can’t seem to stop. Colon and his wife Erica graduated together Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement. Erica Colon, 27,

Age, experience vary

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent CLOVIS — It didn’t take long to figure out that Friday’s calf roping at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena would be quite different than most sports events in one respect. About two contestants, to be precise. The fourth annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping began with what is numbered […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.