Area weathering nursing shortage with local recruits

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to […]

Food, gasoline prices strange bedfellows

By Baxter Black At the top of the agenda for reporters this news cycle is the global food crisis. Jay Leno observed that the world is suffering from a food shortage and obesity at the same time. Pundits, who seem to have the attention span of a Bartlett pear, are busily looking for someone to […]

From carrots to politics, a few opinions

Kevin Wilson I have a lot of opinions. But today, I’ll just give you three. They’re not enough for individual columns, but each has pop culture, sports or political merit. l One of my friends has joined an online group dedicated to creating a worldwide carrot shortage on May 15. The group already has 180,000 […]

Cement shortage creates problems

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer A lack of cement has affected Clovis and Portales construction companies trying to keep pace with the building boom in eastern New Mexico. New Mexico is feeling the effects of a growing construction industry in China, the rebuilding southeast Asia after the tsunami disaster, and rebuilding in Florida after hurricanes, […]