Proposed gun legislation hits target

Gun owners have been shafted for years, and a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday stands to change things for the better. Hunters, recreational shooters and other gun owners pay an 11 percent excise tax, established under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, on ammunition and other hunting and shooting [...]

Farmers always target for cuts

I’m sitting here reading the newspaper about farms in Missouri and Louisiana being deliberately flooded to prevent inundation of towns on the Mississippi River. Alabama and Tennessee have been ripped with tornados, there’s snow on the ground in Wyoming, it’s too wet to plow some places, Texas is burning up and, at my place in [...]

Hounds’ coach Mark Ribaudo’s comments on LSC media day

Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo spoke about his team July 22 during the Lone Star Conference football media day at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Click here to view the video.

Police: Teen was using stolen weapon for target practice

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Jared Tucker A 13-year-old Portales boy charged with stealing the weapon used in Thursday’s homicide was shooting at targets in the victim’s backyard in the days before she was shot, police say. Angel Vale, a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University graduate student, was found shot to death in the sideyard of 1217 N. Ave. A, [...]

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Their view: Candidate says he understands importance of state’s lands

Roosevelt County farmer and rancher Matt Rush is the Republican nominee for state land commissioner. What does the land commissioner do? Rush answers the question on his website (http://mattrushlandcommissioner.com/): “The simple answer is, the state of New Mexico owns 9 million acres of land and 13 million of minerals working with oil and gas industry [...]

ENMU police chief retiring

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Police Chief Ray Chambers is retiring after 26 years, according to a press release issued Thursday. ENMU President Steven Gamble said a new chief is expected to be named by July 1. Chambers’ contract extends through June 30. “We are grateful to Chief Chambers for his many years [...]

Muslims unfair target of FBI surveillance

Supporters of the Patriot Act and other expansive efforts to fight the “war on

United Way scales back goal

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The United Way of eastern New Mexico is scaling back its fund-raising goal with a target it was able to meet the previous year. This year’s campaign chairman, Todd Morris, announced the organization’s $580,000 fund raising goal during Thursday’s United Way annual banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. The [...]

Edward Salas trial begins in Clovis

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Ruben Perez, the person police have said was the intended target of the shooting that took his 10-year-old brother’s life, was the first witness to take the stand Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a Clovis man. He detailed the events of Sept. 14, 2005, the day leading [...]