Today’s generation lacks hope

This is difficult to write. One does not want to showcase his dark side. Yet, truth must out. Here’s my dirty little secret. I have good friends who are New Mexico bankers. Yes, among that despised crowd with their imperial debit card charges and overdraft criminality are those who seem to be pretty good people. [...]

New Crayola products just in time for the new school year

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McClatchy-Tribune Crayola has released a few new products that moms and dads might want to add to the back-to-school shopping list in order to make the transition more organized and fun. The new Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board will help keep your family’s schedule organized and keep everyone well-informed. It is black on one side, white on [...]

No sense in badgering prey

My brother and I came upon a badger out in the pasture one summer afternoon. He looked at us. We looked at him. He glared at us and looked mean, so we thought we should return his angry stare. His body was muscular, and his mottled brownish gray fur was highlighted by a white streak [...]

Time change has lighter side

Well if you missed church you’re either a heathen, didn’t read my column first thing or just forgot to spring forward. I’m actually looking forward to getting another hour of light on the end of the day. Normally, I’ve been in the other camp on this whole Daylight Saving thing — not happy about getting [...]

Workshop offers stock horse training tips

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Alisa Boswell Scott Bagly of Dimmitt, Texas, returned to the New Mexico Ag Expo for the second year to teach attendees how to train a better stock horse during a workshop Tuesday. Bagley, who was a 4-H leader for 17 years, said he did the same instructional event at the Ag Expo last year. In [...]

My turn: Recipes open to interpretation

Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico publisher Ray Sullivan recently passed along a quick dinner recipe: Mix one package of albacore tuna in water with mayonnaise, garlic pepper, sweet basil and paprika, to taste. Slice two bagels in half from side to side. Cover each bagel half with 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices of high-quality, sharp or [...]

Their view: Democrats’ side also loaded with liars

Clovis’ Will Cockrell writes to counter a Portales man’s recent letter on liars in politics: I’m somewhat surprised at the disparity in perceptions between Kirby Rowan and myself, given that we live, read and listen in the same geographical region. I applaud him for the conviction to speak his beliefs, but I couldn’t disagree with [...]

McGee: I’m OK with going global

We might as well get used to customer service centers from the other side of the planet. I have this feeling we’re going to being dealing with them for more and more stuff. You’re familiar with what I’m talking about, right? Something goes on the fritz with some modern day electronic doomaflatchit, you call customer [...]

Legal process complicates border security

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 [...]

Interest has turned to sports

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding [...]