Mixed reactions to health care ruling

La Casa Family Health Center CEO Seferino Montano declared Thursday a victory in health care reform. Rep. Stuart Ingle, R-New Mexico, said President Barack Obama's health care bill will not help the current health care system. Seferino and Ingle were two of many who expressed mixed reactions to the Supreme Court's historic ruling to uphold […]

Business owners voice concerns over road construction

With weather and other factors putting the year-long U.S. 70 construction project behind, local business owners asked project officials Thursday how the delays would affect the schedule and their businesses. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Representatives from local restaurants, companies and Eastern New Mexico University attended an open meeting held in Portales' Memorial Building to voice […]

Their view: Licensing creates obstacles to opportunity

Robert Kramer, a communications associate with the Institute for Justice writes about licensing. Here is a sampling: As the July 4th holiday approaches, American's thoughts will rightfully turn to the freedoms we are supposed to enjoy. But consider two facts in that context: In the 1950s, roughly one in 20 American workers needed the government's […]

Societies shouldn’t be ‘run’ at all

When I defend liberty I constantly get accused of condoning all sorts of things I don't condone. Rather than "condoning" them, I realize that those things are simply none of my business; not mine to approve or condemn. Nor are they anyone else's business, either. Recently a fellow libertarian posted a comment on Face-book that […]

Country founded on biblical principles

I love my country and I want it back. I don't want our anthem changed. I don't want my flag disrespected. When I pledge the flag I say, "One Nation Under God." I want my money to have "In God We Trust" on it. Our founding fathers had the wisdom to govern our constitution on […]

Forum focuses on lack of housing

Lack of rental properties are still a problem in the Clovis and Portales communities, largely due to the influx of Cannon Air Force Base personnel, according to local real estate officials. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kent Carruthers, chair of the Housing Task Force, introduced real estate officials, who spoke Thursday on housing needs in Clovis […]

Portales woman jailed for overdue library books

Lori Teel says she doesn't use the Portales Public Library, never has, and probably never will after what happened to her the night of June 12. Teel, pregnant and the mother of four small children, was arrested, handcuffed and hauled away to jail in front of her kids for failing to pay library fines of […]

Police blotter: June 29

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Wednesday 9:17 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1300 block South Avenue D. 9:25 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic situation between a brother and a sister, 1500 block South Avenue E. 9:49 a.m.: Caller reported a reckless driver, U.S. 70 near Elida. 10:12 a.m.: Caller reported a false […]

My turn: UFO festival fun, affordable

Other than enjoying good times of barbecuing with friends on Sunday, I should probably be embarrassed to admit that the rest of my weekly entertainment included more obsessive catching up on Netflix. I have been catching up on the television show Bones, which is about a forensic anthropologist who solves murder cases. Yes, it sounds […]

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay […]

Airmen host youths from local children's home

By Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections Water wasn't the only thing that filled the Cannon Air Force Base swimming pool Saturday; the children of New Mexico's Baptist Children's Home splashed about in the water with big smiles. Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections The children of New Mexico's Baptist Children's Home were invited to a pool party on […]

Cannon, Clovis partner for exercise

The 27th Special Operations Wing held a hostile threat exercise June 20 at Cannon Air Force Base to test personnel capabilities and responses. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal An Air Commandos collaborates with a member of the Clovis Police Departments Special Weapons And Tactics team while assessing the situation near the scene of […]

Talon makes final flight to Cannon

The 27th Special Operations Wing held an aircraft retirement ceremony June 22 on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal An MC-130E Combat Talon I taxies onto the flightline during an aircraft retirement ceremony June 22 at Cannon Air Force Base. This particular Talon I was the lead […]

Commentary: Safety also means looking out for others

This commentary is based on the teachings of John Drebinger, an internationally known safety speaker who has spoken to Air Force audiences at several bases and the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Denver, Colo. I had the privilege of attending the American Society of Safety Engineers conference June 3-6 in Denver, Colo. Though […]

AFRC offers support programs

Did you know the U.S. Air Force renamed the Family Support Center a couple years ago to the Airman and Family Readiness Center to better reflect their customers and their primary focus of putting airmen first? The AFRC's mission is to provide support services to airmen and their families, while contributing top mission readiness, resiliency […]

Event listings: June 29

All times Mountain Friday Alan Jackson 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $41.25-71.25 United Spirit Arena, Lubbock Information: www.selectaseatlubbock.com Juice Newton 6 p.m. buffet-$20 8 p.m. performance-$66-69 Spencer Theater, Ruidoso Information: 888-818-7872 Friday-Saturday Smokin' on the Pecos Barbecue championship Free admission Eddy County fairgrounds, Artesia Information: 746-2744 Friday-Sunday UFO Festival Roswell Information: www.ufofestivalroswell.com Saturday LL Cool J 8 […]

Cannon oberserving Armed Forces Voter's Week

The 27th Special Operations Wing Voting Assistance Program ensures all wing personnel, dependents, civilian contractors and voting-aged individuals are aware of how to register to vote in national, state and local elections. "A lot of people have the mindset that their vote doesn't matter and that isn't the case," said Staff Sgt. Jenna Archuleta, 27 […]

Movie schedule: June 29 -July 1

Friday No Showing Saturday No Showing Sunday 4 p.m. — Battleship, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Dictator, R Information: 784-3331 Admission is $.99

The Spouse Briefs: Lucky is all about attitude

While packing to take my oldest son to the hospital for brain surgery, I came across a shirt we had bought for him around St Patrick's Day. On the shirt was the phrase "Born Lucky." I looked at it for a moment and thought having a congenital abnormality in his brain which was causing it […]

Fishing report – June 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]