Their view: Gross receipts tax hampers state businesses

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say in a recent column on New Mexico’s gross receipts tax:

Their view: Don’t place blame on Blue Cross

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The group promotes prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s what Gessing had to say about health care in a recent column:

Buzard and Payne to vie for District 5 commission seat

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Democrat Rodney Payne and Republican Kendell Ray Buzard won their primary elections Tuesday for the Roosevelt County Commission District 5 seat. They will face each other in the November general election. Incumbent Paul Grider could not run for re-election because he reached his two-term limit. Buzard received about 37 […]

Flying high: Annual Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

File photo This Saturday’s Kite Karnival will feature a limited number of free kites for children who are attending. The event is free and open to the public. Cannon Connections Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, community center manager, said the event has […]

Their turn: State has made strides in transparency

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about transparency in government: “Over the past couple years New Mexico state government has made grade strides toward increased transparency. Citizens can now watch or listen to floor sessions and both Houses now have floor votes online. Even better, this session, […]

Superintendent named citizen of year

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Paul Benoit couldn’t figure out why everybody was keeping the Floyd Citizen of the Year award a secret. He found out Saturday night. The Floyd superintendent and Floyd Lions Club president received the honor during the performance of the 60th Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. “Wow,” Benoit said about […]

County rents armory

PNT staff The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday morning in the County Courthouse with Commissioner Paul Grider absent. During the meeting, commissioners: • Approved a 25-year franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service Company to allow SPS to continue to use county right of ways as necessary to provide electricity to county residents. • Approved an […]

Rep. Paul’s call for federal audit on right track

Freedom New Mexico Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has used his newfound prominence (coupled with deep concern over the ongoing financial crisis) to push for a measure that has long been close to his heart. Paul, whose spirited campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year elicited a great deal of enthusiasm and intensity but […]

Church offers Bible school

Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church is offering Vacation Bible School for children pre-school through fifth grade from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. The bible school is expected to have a depiction of the Roman market place and the underground church, as well as actors playing the apostle Paul, his friends and […]

Nov. 17, 1947

Owner Paul E. Kiker opened the Cycle Shop at 323 1/2 E. State Street.

Aug. 31, 2008 Engagements

Medina-Lucero James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis. He is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 6, 2008, in Clovis. Invitations have been sent.

July 20, 2008 Anniversaries

Dunsworth Kenneth and Geraldine Dunsworth, of Portales, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 2 at University Baptist Church, in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Paul Dunsworth and Jerry and Leanna Dunsworth. The couple was married

Republican presidential candidate profiles

Rudy Giuliani Considering what’s most agreeable and most egregious about Rudy Giuliani’s candidacy, we find some of his positions would advance freedom while others give us considerable pause. Most agreeable are his promises to “restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending,” cut taxes and reform the tax code. Washington’s most concerted assaults on freedom […]

1-15-08 Local Briefs

Ron Paul group forming A meeting for people who want to get involved in helping to elect Ron Paul for president is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library, room 141. Information: Bill Moyer, 714-3177 or e-mail: swpcbee@yahoo.com No commodities to distribute The monthly commodities that were scheduled for distribution […]

Republican candidates ensuring Democratic president in 2008

In Tuesday’s Republican presidential panel presentation — to call it a debate is to do serious injustice to a respectable format — on business and economics, most of the candidates reverted to tried-and-true Republican tropes. Almost all of them say they are for low taxes, “reasonable” regulation and reduced government spending. After experiencing six years […]

Torture tactics not cure-all

Editorial One of the more troubling aspects of the Republican presidential “debate” last week was that most of the candidates, when presented a hypothetical scenario involving suicide bombers attacking shopping malls (with some terrorists being captured and a new attack expected), implicitly and in some cases explicitly and even eagerly, endorsed torture as a legitimate […]

Pursuit of death penalty OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: Content in this report may be offensive to some readers. A district judge ruled Monday probable cause exists to pursue the death penalty in the first-degree murder trial of a former Clovis dentist. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker made the ruling after the prosecution presented testimony Monday […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Floyd girls have solid opening date

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior Kelli Johnson and junior Jordon Paul turned in second-place finishes Friday, helping Floyd’s girls score 15 points on the first day of the Class 1A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility. Johnson ran a time of 12 minutes, 44.79 seconds in the 3,200 while Paul […]

Holy virigin appears to offer insight

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When Pope John Paul II was buried in April, his simple coffin had an engraved cross and letter “M” for Mary. John Paul II held a special devotion to the Virgin Mary, declaring her “Patroness of the Americas.” Since the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe, was […]

Film pros capture moments

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A family member can film a wedding but having the wedding filmed professionally may be worth the extra cost for a treasured moment for the bride and groom to view the rest of their lives. Entrepreneurs from a business in Portales are making that attempt. Paul Hunton and his wife […]