Pakistanis deserve break from riots, political strife

By Freedom New Mexico A Pakistani disc jockey working the evening drive time received an e-mail request from a listener to play “Long Road to Ruin,” but decided not to play it. “That’s not positive,” she told a New York Times interviewer. “No. It’s loud.” Instead, she stuck with songs like “Don’t Stop the Music.” […]

Shorthanded Hounds host East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have had their way with East Central in recent years. The shorthanded Greyhounds (3-8) hoped to continue that trend in today’s 7:30 p.m. clash at Greyhound Arena. ENM has beaten the Tigers seven times in a row dating to a January 2001. East Central […]

Jan. 3, 1961

• Grady’s Food Market was advertising avocados two for 29 cents and bananas two pounds for 27 cents. • New county officials sworn into office included: Glenn Widener, sheriff; Clarence Harris, deputy sheriff; Laura Denton, treasurer; Margie Barton, county clerk;

Fire destroys county home

PNT Staff Report A home west of Portales was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. Occupants of the house escaped without injury, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Four fire units from PFD and one from Floyd responded around 5:30 p.m. to the report of a grass fire endangering a single-wide mobile home […]

Gross receipts still solid

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By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Portales’ economy seems to be defying national trends along with localized concerns of a slow-down as gross receipts tax collection grew in 2007. With better than 73 percent of the city of Portales’ budget tied to GRT, the monthly collection reports are of special interest to city officials looking […]

Recruitment tops varied list of law enforcement goals

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Recruitment and retention, continued interagency collaboration, improved equipment and training, the fight against drugs, graffiti and truancy — These are but a few of the priorities law enforcement agencies have for the new year. As 2008 begins, area departments are outlining their objectives and evaluating obstacles they expect to […]

Free school choice would help prevent controversial battles

It’s not often that the classroom style of a high school teacher brings hundreds of people out in the rain to rallies, but that has been the result of a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a California high school student against longtime history teacher James Corbett. Sophomore Chad Farnan filed the suit, alleging that Corbett’s […]

Time again for fearless predictions

By Kevin Wilson I start this year, like I do every other, with an edition of “Kevin Wilson’s Fearless Predictions.” I make these predictions with the utmost confidence, because I know people way smarter than me have screwed up predictions far worse than I have. It was Bill Gates who once said a computer with […]

Hurdles remain high for TriCare

By Tom Philpott The Defense Department’s top health official believes that “within the next year or two” TRICARE fees, co-pays and deductibles will “begin to gradually go up” for military retirees. But Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, also says he “has a lot of sympathy with” the argument of […]

New year brings new resolutions — for some

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer New year’s resolutions — some people make them, some don’t. Some embrace them, and some fear them. According to a report published in the Miami Herald, six months after Jan. 1, only 46 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions have fulfilled them. With Portales schools nearing the […]