Friday morning briefing: A march, music and getting more juice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Marching on The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk is 9 a.m. Monday and starts at Potter Park. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Hiway 84 will be performing. […]

McGee: Father’s advice helps with chat

Tomorrow marks a new year: 2012. It means different things to different people. For instance, I was chatting recently with my youngest daughter. She and her husband were pondering moving to the big city, getting away from their small town in West Virginia. “We want to be in a safe place, you know, for 2012,” […]

Friday morning briefing: Freezing fog warnings and getting the lead out

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Be careful if you’re driving early today — there may be freezing fog (see weather). Fair warning On Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and […]

Coercion no way to win support

When you decide your house needs a new roof, how do you go about getting it done? Do you either try to use your insurance policy or find a way to pay for it yourself? Or, do you go to your neighbors and demand, at gunpoint, that they pay for all or part of it […]

An unexpected attraction

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going through […]

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Baby sleep tricks: Five strategies for getting baby to sleep

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Kaitlin Stanford These clever strategies from baby sleep experts will help baby — and you — get a good night’s sleep. Is baby keeping you up at night? We had Conner Herman and Kira Ryan, the owners of Manhattan-based sleep consultancy Dream Team Baby, share how to maximize baby’s sleep time so that you can […]

Business owners expect brisk sales during tax-free weekend

Kevin Wilson and Argen Duncan For the seventh year in a row, back-to-school shopping will be slightly less taxing. Numerous merchants in New Mexico are getting set for the state’s tax-free holiday. According to the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department website, the tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday of August and […]

Students discuss their next steps

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Alisa Boswell Graduations are looming this weekend and next and the days are getting shorter as seniors from Floyd, Elida and Dora high schools wind down the school. “I don’t really have anything to do today,” said Jalayna Roberts, 17, of Dora High School, on Thursday. “I just came to be able to experience my […]

My turn: Time change springs me back to life

I love Daylight Saving Time. After getting used to brushing my teeth in rhythm with roosters DJ-ing “Good Morning Portales!” I take full advantage of the after-work sun. My house, fence and yard always need work. And I will get around to them. But, first, there are sports to catch up on. Every Tuesday and […]