Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the CCC Town Hall. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance at the CCC cashier’s window or at the door the night of the show. The play is […]

Obama forgets lessons from housing crisis

Nearly everyone recognized the obvious steps that had to be taken after 2008’s housing disaster — no more loans to unqualified buyers, no more creative financing, no more packaging for resale of securitized mortgages not worth their face value. Apparently, President Barack Obama already has forgotten. He proposes a housing fix with more problematic government […]

Pleasant words restore the soul

I read a fable about a man who was near death and he wanted to make everything right before he died. He went to the king and asked what he must do. The king told him to put a big bag of goose feathers at the doorstep of everyone he had ever harmed with words. […]

ENMU’s Clabaugh steps down

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Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball will have quite a different look next season. Veteran coach Phil Clabaugh tendered his resignation on Tuesday. He has been ENMU’s only coach since the program was revived at the school in 1992. His 20-year record was 456-579-2. Counting four years prior to that as […]

Local pharmacy takes steps to prevent thefts, robberies

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Jared Tucker Pharmacy theft and robberies are on the rise across the country, and federal authorities say all communities should take the threat seriously. Victor Baca, owner of Village Pharmacy in Portales, said he’s aware of the rising threat and is taking measures to ensure if he is ever robbed, his staff know what to […]

Cutting doctor’s fees cause for concern

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Lawmakers took steps this past week to put military people at ease over how TRICARE benefits will be protected and, for older children, how coverage likely will be expanded as the Obama administration implements the new national health care reform law. But Congress continued to take only clumsy temporary steps […]

Hank Baskett online: Links to stories about Clovis native eyeing Super Bowl

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Hank Baskett will be the first Clovis native to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday if he steps on the playing field as a member of the Indianapolis Colts Baskett’s played in 11 games for the Colts this season after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in September. The wide receiver, who wears No. […]

Ag workers take steps to conserve water

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County agriculture producers are fighting dwindling water supplies and high costs with a number of water conservation methods. Dairy owners, farmers and ranchers have all taken steps. Portales farmer Rick Ledbetter uses specialized plows, water-efficient pivot sprinklers and computer technology to save water. Someday, agriculture may have to […]

Editorial: Mideast nations take steps toward peace

In the last few weeks some tentative moves toward resolving, or at least reducing, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have taken place. The remarkable and remarkably important fact about all of them is that the United States has played virtually no role in any of them. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas that controls […]

VA taking steps to deal with mortgage crisis

By Tom Philpott With thousands of service members and veterans having lost homes or facing foreclosure as the mortgage crisis continues, lawmakers are pushing legislation to raise VA loan ceilings, lower VA funding fees and expand the VA’s ability to help veterans refinance loans they can’t afford. The Department of Veterans Affairs, meanwhile, is encouraging […]