Clovis’ first baby of year arrives earlier than expected

"Hi sweetheart," said Kelsey Duffield softly to the first baby of the year born in Clovis as she held her daughter, smiling with a new mother glow. Ashlyn Rose Duffield was born at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces, born to Friona residents and Nebraska natives Joel […]

Their view: Couple victim of state paternalism

Ben Sugg, a limited government proponent, offers this view on land rights: Federal overreach and the unending growth of Washington's power has been a real problem for decades. That may be a trite statement these days with Washington now in firm control of Americans' health care, but a real-world example from right here in New […]

Editorial: Schwarzkopf epitome of US military general

For the entire first Gulf War, U.S. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf was the face of a valiant and successful U.S. military. Schwarzkopf, who died Thursday at 78 from complications from pneumonia, commanded Operation Desert Storm, the U.S.-led coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991. Despite his postwar popularity, Schwarzkopf resisted efforts […]