Their view: Tax credit would benefit rural businesses

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on tax credits for rural businesses.

Honors — Aug. 15

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Garica [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman Erica E. Garcia, daughter of Elvia Garcia of Portales, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

Fair queen credits community

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This year’s Roosevelt County Fair Queen remembers camaraderie, busyness and fun at the New Mexico State Fair Queen competition, right along with Wranglers slung over beds and clouds of hairspray. “Our dorms, if you would have lit a match in there, it would have blown up,” Samantha Grider of […]

Education feature: Dual enrollment program credits students

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Free is good. But when it’s college credit that’s free, there’s often an added bonus. Eastern New Mexico University distance education assistant Rebbecca Gossett said students who begin racking up college credit in high school are more likely to go on to college than those who don’t. And that’s […]

Special Operations School now offers CCAF credits

By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs Hurlburt Field, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations School recently met the Air University’s Board of Visitors requirements allowing enlisted students to automatically receive credits toward their Community College of the Air Force degree for courses taken after April 15, 2008. In less than a week, Dr. […]

Summer school not in session at PHS

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer For the past several years, Portales High School students who fail to collect necessary credits in a given school year didn’t go to summer school — instead, they participate in a different type of credit recovery program. Instead of coming back to school over the summer to make up […]

Tax laws favor military members

By Tom Philpott: Military Update If tax laws mirror a nation’s values, then America clearly values its military personnel, and more so today than a few years ago. Combat-zone tax exclusions, combined with changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and child tax credits, have reduced or even wiped out the tax liability of […]

Television has just gotten too commercial

By Jim Lee How many of us remember “pay TV?” Probably the closest ancestor to cable service, the concept of pay TV was simple: Subscribe for a small monthly fee to improve reception and get rid of commercials, maybe even get an uninterrupted movie now and then. The best part of it was getting rid […]