Food at the speed of life: Grilled cheese gamble pays off

Grilled cheese and grape jelly sandwiches are a favorite of ENMU Assistant Professor of Communication Patti Dobson. When she told me about the sandwich via Facebook, it sounded so wacky I had to try it. (Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s yet to damage this cook.) “I’m not sure where the idea came […]

March 25 — March 31 Event listings

All times Mountain Every Sunday, All Year Round • Church of Beethoven: Chamber Music Concert 10:30 a.m. The Kosmos, 1715 Fifth St. NW in Albuquerque Tickets: $15 adults and $5 kids Information: www.churchofbeethoven.com

March 25 — March 27 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Just Go With It, PG-13

March 25 — March 31 What's Happening

Friday • Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Military mama: Night shift has me on ghost patrol

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I like to think that I’ve got guts. I’ve certainly spent a great deal of time being on night patrol at home since the night shift rolls up quite often. We have lived in old base housing in some areas that have a pretty interesting history. Our current home doesn’t have much of a background […]

Their view: Nuclear power doesn’t need government backing

Kevin Carson is a contemporary mutualist author and individualist anarchist who wants to ban nuclear power:

Recognize, mind your own business

“Mind your own business” used to be the American way. Or at least, the openly-proclaimed preferred way to live. Sure, there have always been gossips and nosey folk; the meddlesome neighbors and busybodies who can’t seem to mind their own business, who therefore feel the need to direct your life “for your own good” (the […]

Earth Hour does little to benefit our planet

Freedom New Mexico Forget Earth Hour, this Saturday and into the future. It is a feel-good exercise that does less to save Mother Earth than almost anything we can do. It trivializes the cause it supposedly bolsters: good stewardship of resources. Earth Hour organizers claim the annual stunt inspires 50 million around the globe to […]

Peanut prices remain high despite lower acreage

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PNT staff report Peanut acreage in the Portales valley is down, but prices are high, a local grower has said. Portales valley stretches from Floyd to Arch. Roosevelt County peanut farmer Wayne Baker said contracts for peanuts are offering $950 per ton for conventional peanuts and $1,400 per ton for organic peanuts, although farmers don’t […]

ENMU to seek tuition increase

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University administration is recommending a 6.5 percent tuition increase for next year, Director of Media Relations Wendel Sloan said Thursday. For the increase to become effective, the Board of Regents would have to approve it. The next Regents meeting is April 26.

Equine summit set for Saturday

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit is set for Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. New Mexico State University horse specialist and summit organizer Jason Turner said dozens of people involved in the horse industry were scheduled to attend from across the state. Attendance is by invitation only. Speakers come from horse, dairy and […]

Friday morning briefing: On marriage, no degree and a deadly fire sparks change

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Quirky quote of the day “An open marriage is nature’s way of telling you that you need a divorce.” — Ann Landers Peek-a-blog Political blogster Joe Monahan’s latest posting includes this comment from Tommie Newman of Clovis regarding questions raised about possible GOP Senate candidate […]

Groundbreaking on Ute project nearing

Kevin Wilson Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had planned Thursday to announce a groundbreaking date for the first piece of the Ute Water Project, and announced it would take place soon. A likely date could be in July — or August, Ryan said, as Congress will be on break. But the […]

PNT columnist wins press awards

PNT staff report Portales News-Tribune columnist Wendel Sloan won two first-place awards and one second-place award in the state New Mexico Press Women column competition. Sloan took first in “Humorous Columns” and “General Columns,” and second in “Opinion Columns.” The humorous columns were “Embellishing inherited family trait” and “Let’s give grads real advice.” The general […]

Children teach us best lessons

“Los ninos son como los pajaritos … Tu ensenas volar … Cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan.” A beautiful mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The children are like little birds. You […]

My turn: Teasing can go too far

Alisa Boswell I’ve been thinking a lot about human nature in relation to entertainment. Sometimes we have to be careful, because what is entertaining for us is not always for others. Two of my favorite forms of entertainment are sarcasm and teasing people. I come from a family of loving but teasing individuals. Teasing each […]

NM fishing report — March 22

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River – The flow is 162 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Zias continue climb out of early hole

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit her eighth home run of the season Wednesday to help Eastern New Mexico University gain a split of a non-conference doiubleheader against Texas-Permian-Basin. Howard went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in the second inning as the Zias beat Permian Basin 9-1 in a game ended […]

LSC weekly baseball update — March 23

Standings Team LSC All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 13-5 16-8 Southwestern Oklahoma 15-6 20-7 Tarleton State 12-6 17-7 Cameron 10-5 17-8 Southeastern Oklahoma 10-5 13-10 Angelo State 11-7 17-12 West Texas A&M 9-6 18-8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-8 13-11 Abilene Christian 7-8 14-11 Central Oklahoma 6-12 11-14 Eastern New Mexico 3-12 5-16 East Central 3-15 7-20 […]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful pipes, “has refined an electrifying fresh sound building on their deep roots and teaching expertise in Irish traditional music,” according […]