Not every problem needs a solution

Everyone knows there are problems in the world. There is theft. There is child abuse. There is poverty. And many more. The question becomes “How do you fix it?” While it seems most people think a new law or tougher enforcement is the answer, libertarians see those “solutions” as only exacerbating the problems. We also […]

My turn: Pranks run in family

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My mother knows me too well. Before she moved last week, she gave me a month’s worth of advent boxes she had filled for me, one for each day in December. I opened Thursday’s advent box to discover she had filled it with rubber cockroaches. Allow me to explain: My father and I have always […]

Officials discuss significance of Tres Amigas power project

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Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas officials are confident that eastern New Mexico knows the possibilities that could arise from combining the nation’s three power grids just outside of Clovis. They’re just hoping over the next few years, they can make the same connections with Albuquerque and Santa Fe. “I don’t think the state realizes the significance […]

On the shelves — April 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Healing the Addicted Brain: The Revolutionary, Science-based Alcoholism and Addiction Recovery Program by Harold Urschel focuses on the biological basis of addiction and explores the best treatments along with the latest scientific research, tools, and strategies designed to overcome them. Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop […]

Greyhounds ready to make some strides

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton knows he has a big job, but he’s ready to get to work. Coming off back-to-back 0-12 seasons in the Lone Star Conference South Division, Helton has taken over the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball program. The Greyhounds (4-23 in 2008-09) open their campaign on Tuesday […]

Red Cross seeking volunteers

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Scott Snyder had an emergency of sorts Wednesday. He had to get to Clovis, and the plane that would take him there from Albuquerque had mechanical problems at its previous airport. The emergency was solved simply, as Snyder arrived in time for a brainstorming session with local Red Cross […]

Class takes over dig site

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico One dig site at Blackwater Draw, for all anybody knows, might have been a gold mine for a graduate student back in the 1960s. But Alberto Isequilla didn’t get everything out of the pit he started digging. Now, a new generation of anthropology students at Eastern New Mexico University […]

First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]

Residents adjusting to traffic changes

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent Lori Bollema knows some Portales residents have struggled to adjust to a new stop sign that has halted northeast-bound traffic on 2nd Street at Main. From her vantage point at the Bread Basket, she still sees motorists drive straight through the stop sign. And it’s been more than two months […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will go as far as its shooting will taken them. The Zias rode a 10-for-22 performance from 3-point range and a solid defensive effort Friday night to a 69-51 win over Texas-Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore Cat […]

Television, in moderation, OK for kids

By Anita Doberman My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, in the […]

Tucumcari scores immortality in song

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I think a town really knows it has arrived when it’s been immortalized in song. Lots of cities never make the cut. My boss, who manages the Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari newsrooms for Freedom New Mexico, recently put out a plea on his blog for media references to the […]

Faith leads way to safety

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist A pilot in a small plane remembered his instructor had always told him that if he ever found himself in a thick fog to bear in mind this important concept: The pilot’s tendency in a fog is to fly downward, getting dangerously close to the ground. The instructor’s directions were […]

Sept. 9 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Pants on Fire By Meg Cabot Katie Ellison is not a liar, but telling the truth is tricky. She knows she shouldn’t be cheating on her boyfriend. Since she is running for Quahog Princess she should probably admit that she doesn’t even like quahogs. And […]

Cannon families await arrival

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers It could be today, tomorrow or even Saturday, but after more than five months, Jennie Halfmann knows her husband is coming home from deployment soon. Msgt. Robert Halfmann is one of approximately 300 Cannon Air Force Base airmen returning this week from Iraq, base spokesperson Sgt. Brandon Seals said Tuesday. […]

Spring break busy time for Floyd, Dora baseball squads

By Kevin Wilson The Dora Coyotes have been to the state baseball tournament. The Floyd Broncos want to get there as well, and do a little bit more. Coming off of a 4-12 record, the Broncos are setting their sights higher than a .500 season or even a district championship. “I know it’s a goal […]