Tuesday marks election day

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to the Roosevelt County Commission. Tuesday’s voters have the following options on the ballot: • House of […]

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot. The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair […]

Monday morning briefing: Classes canceled, a can of nuts and a prize president

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. No school Classes at Eastern New Mexico University are canceled today and tomorrow.The university will remain open for regular business hours. Golden Library, the Campus Bookstore, UCC, Campus Crossroads and Ground Zero will observe abbreviated schedules. Visit enmu.edu for the schedule. Question of the […]

Attorney general candidates discuss open government

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico invited attorney general candidates Matt Chandler and Gary King to share their views on New Mexico’s Open Records Act and Inspection of Public Records Act. King accepted the invitation we made to both candidates to write a guest column. Chandler responded to questions submitted via e-mail.

Money needed to keep border open, secure

Freedom New Mexico Drug battles in Mexico have been growing increasingly violent, and increasingly close to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley residents. Shootouts in Matamoros, Reynosa and other border towns are now being reported daily. It’s proper, then, for our border senators to try to secure more funding to improve our nation’s border crossings. Both senators […]

New phone system will give notice of offender’s status

Sharna Johnson A new automated system will open up a world of information for victims of local crime by giving them real-time notice about an offender’s custody status. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system is expected to be up and running in October, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “This program helps […]

ENMU men second at Tech Open

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Junior Mohammed Noor’s sixth-place finish helped Eastern New Mexico University to second place in the men’s division of the Texas Tech Open cross country meet Friday night. ENMU finished with 72 teams points to 35 for the host Red Raiders in a nine-team competition. Noor’s time was 25 minutes, 12.74 […]

Music tastes open after trip

Clyde Davis Though it’s never easy to see the summer come to its ceremonial end, Labor Day and the surrounding timespan, it does go down easier with good music to carry one into September. For us, that has happened in excess, over the past week or two. Last Sunday, we were up in Albuquerque, participating […]

Their view: Open government progress in New Mexico

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a portion of a recent column he wrote on open-government initiatives: In recent years, there has been a big push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for […]

Wild west comedy show featured at fair

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The Curry County Fair begins Monday, promising a blend of traditional favorites and several new events. The six-day long event will offer everything from animal shows and sales to crafts and baking, vendors, carnival games and rides and night-time concerts and entertainment events. Carnival rides will open Monday at 6 p.m. adding an extra day […]