Democrats delve into racial politics instead of unity

Editorial Barack Obama breezed onto the scene as one of the most articulate, seemingly reasonable and impassioned men to run for president since Ronald Reagan. He happens to be black. Imagine what a uniting black president could do for race relations and the status of American blacks. Black Americans have come a long way toward […]

Three matters for Democrats to clear up

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: l

Savings numbers don’t match health care reality

By Tom Philpott Bush administration officials again have saddled Congress with an under-funded military health-care budget by projecting $1.2 billion in savings they know will not be realized, say critics on Capitol Hill. Part of the false savings, for a third straight year, is tied to the unlikely scenario that Congress will enact administration plans […]

Firefighters brace for bad fire season

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Reporter Area fire departments are preparing for what they consider the height of fire season. High winds and low precipitation are the culprits that fire officials say are contributing to the high fire danger in Roosevelt and Curry counties. “The elements for a bad wildfire are present for the surrounding […]

Governor added as judge to High Plains Film Festival

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Governor Bill Richardson is the newest celebrity to be added to an already distinguished panel of judges for the inaugural High Plains Film Festival in Portales on May 4. Other judges for this Eastern New Mexico University-sponsored film festival include actress Joan Leslie of “High Sierra” fame with Humphrey […]

RCSO, Task Force make drug bust

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PNT Staff Report Officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday that ended in the arrest of a Portales man for drug charges, according to a RCSO news release. Officers served the warrant at 1413 S. Ave. I in Portales where they seized 15 […]

Farwell to get egg-processing plant

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

It’s Their Job, Kinsey Barker

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Name: Kinsey BarkerJob: Events Coordinator Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Background: Barker is from Hobbs, she moved here and got a bachelors degree in communications (public relations) at Eastern New Mexico University. Currently she is working on a masters degree in communications at ENMU.Q. Describe what your job entails?A. I help coordinate events, I write […]

Local Briefs March 28, 2008

Peanut Growers to meetThe New Mexico Peanut Growers Association will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Building in Portales, according to a press release. Maria Fenn of the National Peanut Board will provide an update on peanut industry developments. A representative of the New Mexico State University Research Station will […]

ENMU Briefs March 25, 2008

Faculty/Student BriefJohn Luhman, assistant professor of management, presented a paper at the Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference in Albuquerque on March 11-13, titled “Story Collecting MBAs.” Wall of Honor viewing set The Nontraditional Student Education Services office is holding a viewing of the Wall of Honor at 10:30 a.m. on April 2 on […]