Base preps for tax time

By Cannon Tax Office: 27th Special Operations Wing For many, tax season can be one of the most overwhelming and dreaded times of the year. However, the Cannon Tax Office can help you complete your tax forms for free Tuesday through April 17. All active duty personnel, retirees, and eligible dependents may have their federal […]

Their view: New Mexicans tax returns due on Monday

The IRS says time is up for 73,500 New Mexicans whose 2010 tax returns are due and E-file ends:

Ethnic fair returns

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It’s about ethnicity, no doubt. But it’s also about entertainment and education. The Ethnic Fair, in its 19th year in Clovis, runs next week, with the brunt of events Sept. 25 along Main Street. The fair’s mission statement is to provide a way for ethnic groups in the area […]

Couple returns to children’s home as houseparents

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Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, Mark Naranjo, 28, holds the young horse’s lead rope as his wife, Tara, works with the animal’s saddle as part of its training. The horse, Sundae, fidgets as firecrackers pop nearby, but the Naranjos remain unfazed. Today, the two are house parents at […]

Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

Base tax office ready to open

By Myra Barnum Tax season, one of the most dreaded times of the year is once again upon us. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple, and free if you come to the Cannon Tax Office, which opens Jan. 26. All active duty personnel, family members, retirees and federal civilian employees […]

Wright returns punt for TD in 35-7 win over Army

By Pat Graham: The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force linebacker Andre Morris Jr. didn’t lead the team in tackles, didn’t have any sacks, and didn’t really turn in any spectacular plays. Still, he may have made the biggest impact of all in Air Force’s 35-7 win over Army on Saturday. […]

Editorial: Cap-and-trade bill promises paltry returns

Democratic dissension, Republican opposition and growing public skepticism may derail Congress’ potentially economy-crippling carbon cap-and-trade bill, perhaps saving Americans billions of dollars. The bill’s author, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is opposed by centrist Democrats, who fear the Draconian regulations would severely harm their constituents. Congress members representing the steel industry and coal and nuclear power […]

Intern returns from Washington, D.C.

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior political science student Erin Griffith spent her summer as an intern for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.Her thoughts on the experience: Life on the Hill: “It was a one-of a-kind experience. We got the chance to shadow Senator Bingaman and see what his days are […]

Roosevelt County election returns — 100% precincts reporting

Roosevelt County Election Returns 100% — 23 of 23 precincts reporting — unofficial results Click here for statewide results from the New Mexico secretary of state’s website RepublicanPresidentJohn McCain 1,127Ron Paul 148 U.S. SenatorSteve Pearce 684Heather Wilson 602 U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 3Marco E. Gonzales 335Daniel K. East 842 State SenatorDistrict 27Stuart Ingle 821 District 42Gay G. […]

Updated Roosevelt County election returns

Roosevelt County Election Returns These are being updated throughout the night, keep checking back. RepublicanPresidentJohn McCain 555Ron Paul 84 U.S. SenatorSteve Pearce 357Heather Wilson 286 U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 3Marco E. GonzalesDaniel K. East State SenatorDistrict 27Stuart Ingle District 42Gay G. Kernan State RepresentativeDistrict 63Matthew D. Rush District 66Keith Gardner District 67Dennis J. Roch 67 District AttorneyMatthew […]

Power returns to Portales

PNT Staff Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said a piece of equipment that regulates voltage caused the problem. Reeves said 5,301 customers were impacted by the outage.

Cannon tax center keeps filers in the loop with returns

Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey When it comes to doing annual income taxes, some people may feel overwhelmed by the numbers, forms and IRS regulations. Knowing that every situation is different, the legal services tax office at Cannon helps Airmen, Department of Defense employees and retirees make the best of what can often be confusing tax preparation. […]

Tax laws favor military members

By Tom Philpott: Military Update If tax laws mirror a nation’s values, then America clearly values its military personnel, and more so today than a few years ago. Combat-zone tax exclusions, combined with changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and child tax credits, have reduced or even wiped out the tax liability of […]

Tax center to open

Courtesy of the 27th Fighter Wing Tax Office One of the most dreaded times of the year is once again upon us: tax season, however, completing and filing tax forms can be painless, simple, and free at the Cannon Tax Office, which will open Jan. 26 through April 17. The Tax Office is now located […]

Time to file or get an extension

Tony Parra and Mike Linn If you’re among the 10 million taxpayers who won’t meet the Thursday tax-filing deadline, now is the time to ask the Internal Revenue Service for an automatic four-month extension. Portales CPA Terry Cone knows about those extensions. He is recommending people who have complicated returns to file, but haven’t met […]