Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized [...]

Support grows to eliminate Cuba embargo

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most significant sign that U.S. policy toward Cuba might change beyond the lifting of restrictions on how often Cuban-Americans can travel to Cuba or how much money they can send to relatives there lies not in how enthusiastically President Obama shook somebody’s hand at a Latin-American summit — but in [...]

Public no longer opposed to lifting offshore drilling ban

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Rains quench county fire ban

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County commissioners lifted a fire ban in Roosevelt County because of recent rains. Portales has received 2.14 inches of rain since July 7, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Commissioner Paul Grider made the motion for lifting the burn ban. “We have received a lot [...]