Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, [...]

Freedom basis of libertarianism

Libertarianism rests upon the answers to a few questions. Which is better: Freedom or slavery? Honest possession or theft? Truth or falsehood? For any random individual the answer might be “it depends”. For one thing, define “better.” Society prospers as individuals prosper. It is not right to make different rules for different people. This isn’t [...]

Weiner defenders, critics both err

Kevin Wilson A few quick questions, and a few long boring answers: Should Rep. Anthony Weiner resign after admitting sending lewd photographs to women? No. I agree mostly with Peter Beinart’s column on The Daily Beast. “If pundits are really so upset that Weiner is distracting attention from the nation’s budgetary dilemmas,” Beinart wrote, “perhaps [...]

New questions arise in world without Osama

Freedom New Mexico It is, of course, a U.S. victory that Navy SEALs, acting on CIA intelligence in a Muslim nation, killed al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden. The lethal firefight inside a fortified compound in Abbottabad, about 35 miles north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, ended nearly 10 years of pursuit of the man viewed [...]

Reader-submitted content: Hunt yeilds ‘giantest ever’ goat

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Rod McDermid I bought an antelope permit from a local rancher. My grandsons Paden, 8, and Connor McDermid, 6, and I decided to go hunt. The day before the hunt Paden got sick and had to stay home. That left Connor and me to fend for ourselves. That evening we discussed the hunt. A 6-year-old [...]

Candidate profiles: Hospital board of directors

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Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Roosevelt General Hospital board in the Nov. 2 general election. Irma Goodrich and Dennis Lopez are running for the District 1 position on the hospital board. Terry Cone and Steve Connelly are running in District 2. Each of the candidates recently responded to a series of [...]

Debate organizers seeking questions from voters

PNT staff reports KENW-TV and New Mexico First are sponsoring a debate between candidates in the local Congressional District, and are looking for voters to help choose the questions, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University. Candidates for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and Republican challenger [...]

Their view: Disappointed with ‘softball’ questions

Portales’ Alan Dodd wrote to say he was disappointed in “softball” questions our reporter asked U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in an interview published Sunday. Here are the questions Dodd would have asked instead:

Their view: Candidates have multiple questions to answer

Candidates have multiple questions to answer Portales’ Sharon Faulkner writes multiple letters to the editor each week. Here’s a recent sampling:

Tuesday morning briefing: Volleyball, questions about ice cream and the mess at 21st

Good morning.