Public quick to criticize Christian faith

Tom DiFrancesca of Clovis believes anti-Christian bigotry is on the rise. Here’s his letter expressing his views:

Texans roll past Hounds

Dave Wagner Chris Terry believes his Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has enough offense to compete in the Lone Star Conference, and he thinks the Greyhounds’ pitching is good enough. The biggest question is on defense, though, and the Hounds contributed four errors on Friday to help Tarleton State roll to a 16-4 win [...]

Police enforcing seatbelt use

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Christina Calloway Sande Barnes believes she is living proof that seatbelts save lives. That’s why she’s in full support of Operation Buckle Down, a state-funded effort by the Portales Police Department this month to enforce seatbelt and child safety restraint. Barnes, a 60-year-old Portales resident and Army veteran, says she has avoided serious or even [...]

Fire department promotes fire prevention week

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Alisa Boswell Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols believes children are never too young to learn about the dangers of fire. Pre-school and kindergarten aged children were given tours of the fire department this week as Fire Prevention Week. “We target our young kids, and always have, to start that education early on,” said Nuckols, who [...]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s [...]

Their view: Government proposal stifling to small businesses

Kmele Foster, a small-business owner who serves as the chairman of America’s Future Foundation, believes government micro-management is smothering the economy.

Their view: Recovery won’t happen because of greed

George Speck of Portales writes about why he believes economic growth has been slow: “I have been watching and reading the news and wondering why the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been so intransigent in their position to not close certain tax breaks given to the very rich. I looked back [...]

Their view: Rebuilding job sector starts with education

Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, believes education is the key to long-term job creation:

Their view: Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike

Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike Rep. Jim Trujillo, a democrat who represents Santa Fe County, believes it’s possible to fund fund New Mexico’s public schools without raising taxes:

Governor believes Cannon in ‘good shape’ for next BRAC

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Kevin Wilson Gov. Bill Richardson believes New Mexico always needs to be ready to defend itself for a Base Realignment and Closure round, but Cannon Air Force Base is in good shape. Richardson visited Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday afternoon to award $125,000 to the college’s digital cinema arts program, but mixed in his [...]