Letters to the Editor for May 28, 2006

Reader says column unfair Dear Editor: Regarding Sunday’s column by Karl Terry on Portales’ Maypole tradition: Each person is entitled to his/her own opinion about events. It’s obvious that when the girl called Terry about winding the Maypole years ago, he should have said, “No.” I found Terry’s remarks about Barbara George to be rude, […]

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway offers daytrip through the old Wild West

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Compiled By Paula M. Cronic: Freedom Newspapers For anyone seeking out a historical adventure and a day of exploring the area that old Wild, Wild West outlaws called their own, The Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway is a perfect experience. Starting in Ruidoso Downs, the byway travels through Fort Stanton and Capitan, into the […]

Billy the Kid stood too close to Garrett

By Don McAlavy Who was this impersonator? He looked so much like Billy the Kid, there were jokes about digging up the grave at Fort Sumner to be sure the boy Pat Garrett shot was still there. He was none other than Jim Vercelline, a young actor from Clovis and a member of the Gaslite […]

Nov. 23, 2005 Letters to the Editor

Staying the course may be path to disaster George W. Bush repeated last week his intent to stay the course in Iraq. Left unstated is that invading forces have no rights, only responsibilities.  One of the crucial responsibilities is to abide by the will of the people under occupation.  In Iraq, according to British Ministry […]

‘Old West’ lives in Fort Sumner

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who […]

Summer means disorganized sports

By Bob Huber When I was a kid, there was nothing more pleasurable than summer baseball. A friend might ask, “What you want to do today?” and I always replied, “You crazy? Play ball, of course.” I’m not talking about Big League, Little League, or the Abner Doubleday Code of Conduct. I’m talking about a […]

One-car crash claims man’s life

Freedom Newspapers A Portales man involved in a one-car crash Tuesday night between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Lubbock. Danny Ruther, 21, was driving east on U.S. 60/84 when his car hit the median and slammed into a tree on the south side of the road, a […]

The wisdom and special jobs of grandpas

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds […]

Billy the Kid still a newsmaker in 2004

By Mike Linn Western legend Billy the Kid has been dead for more than a century, but you wouldn’t know that from the headlines the legendary gunslinger made in 2004. An investigation spearheaded by a group of New Mexicans — namely Lincoln and De Baca County sheriffs Tom Sullivan and Gary Graves, and Capitan Mayor […]

Country singer to perform Wednesday at ENMU

By Laurie Stone The Office of Student Activities and Organizations at Eastern New Mexico University is bringing what it believes to be a rising star to campus for a concert. Country music artist Aaron Watson is scheduled for an 8 p.m. Wednesday free concert at the Campus Union Ballroom. Watson’s performance is part of a […]