Their view: President wants to punish prosperity

President wants to punish prosperity Congressman Steve Pearce, R-N.M., released the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech Wednesday:

Haters going to hate on me anyway

Just about everybody has them. Nobody wants them, but if you don’t have any at all, odds are you’re doing something wrong. In fact, some might say it’s better to have more than less of these. What am I talking about? Haters, of course. What is a hater? For those who are not familiar with […]

ENMU briefs —

ENMU Wants Freshmen and Seniors to take an Online Survey Freshmen and seniors will have their say in an online survey later this month. The National Survey of Student Engagement will compare Eastern New Mexico University’s results to other campuses in the Southwest, other public universities like ENMU and the entire NSSE cohort. This summer, […]

Their view: Americans need to clean house next election

Bill Cathey of Dora shared his views of America in a letter to the editor: Twice a year I help put out flags at the Mount Zion cemetery. These American heroes fought for freedoms we enjoy, some even died for their country. I worry about the America my kids and grandkids will live in. Fifty […]

Government wants to meddle in your money

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Nothing trumps individual rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The point deserves to be made over and over: majorities have no just authority to trump individual rights. That old dependable standby of the lynch mob is a perfect illustration of this. Just because the whole town wants to hang the suspect, it doesn’t follow that it would […]

Possible troop extension cause for concern

Freedom New Mexico It might be nothing significant. Of necessity the military is always making contingency plans, often to deal with circumstances nobody seriously expects but for which the military wants to be prepared if the unlikely happens. Most of those plans stay on the shelf. Nonetheless, the announcement by Army Gen. Ray Odierno, our […]

Monday morning briefing: Richardson wants input

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing Governor wants your opinion Gov. Bill Richardson wants public input before deciding whether to sign, veto or partially veto bills aimed at addressing a $650 million budget shortfall The Associated Press reported lawmakers wrapped up a special session Friday and sent the bills to the […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

State will make Portales recoup its losses

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Wall Street bankruptcy is costing Roosevelt County $8,300. And now the state wants part of the county’s interest from other investments to make up for its own loss with the same firm, the new treasurer said Tuesday.

Porn industry fine without federal dollars

Freedom New Mexico The porn industry wants economic stimulus. It wants a federal bailout, which should resolve any confusion as to what this country has become. Some don’t believe in the free market’s ability to turn garbage into gold, to deliver anything and everything a consumer could ever want. People like that have never examined […]

County seeks gross receipts tax increase

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission wants to impose a gross receipts tax to help fund health care for people who can’t afford it. At their meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners unanimously passed the notice. State regulations require a public hearing before the tax becomes reality. County Manager Charlene […]

ENMU sponsors hot air balloon

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slogan for the university’s hot air balloon at the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fiesta goers will have the opportunity […]

Judge: Casillas considering surrender

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Double-homicide suspect Anthony Ray Casillas wants to surrender, according to a Texas judge who said he has been in contact with the suspect’s mother. Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades, whose office until three weeks ago was monitoring Casillas twice weekly as part of a pre-trial release agreement, said he […]

Mother of escapee wants safe ending

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon, who escaped along with […]

New ad director refocuses efforts

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Ian Cooke, new advertising director for Freedom New Mexico, wants to provide local businesses consistent advertising packages to help them achieve their marketing goals. Freedom New Mexico includes the Clovis News Journal, Portales-News Tribune and Quay County Sun newspapers and Web sites. Cooke moved to Clovis in March from […]

RGH putting focus on patient

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Mickey Winfield Roosevelt General Hospital wants to know how they’re doing — not with surgery and checkups, but with smiles and customer service. Like mixing unpleasant but necessary cough syrup with a flavored compound to help it go down easier, hospital administrators want to provide their medical care with a heavy dose of excellent customer […]

Group wants prairie chicken listed as endangered

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By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Lesser prairie chickens have been reduced to just a fraction of their once booming population across a handful of states, prompting a group of Western conservationists to crank up the pressure on the federal government to provide more protection for the rare bird. Monday marked the […]

Swimming safely

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By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico With warmer temperatures and summer on the way, more and more children and adults will be seeking refuge from the heat and fun in the sun at pools and lakes throughout the region. Potter Park Pool has been cleaned and inspected and is opening at 1 p.m. today. The […]

Downtown master plan presented

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales wants to see more people downtown: Shopping, congregating, walking, bicycling, eating and even living downtown. It’s all part of a master plan to make the downtown area more walkable, shopable and livable. The master plan and downtown zoning code was presented to a crowd of […]