Their view: Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands

Logging has tremendous impact on N.M. lands Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., offers his view on the wildfires in New Mexico.

Making the grade: ENMU lands 65 on LSC honor roll

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University landed 65 student-athletes on the Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. The conference-leader was Incarnate Word with 123 athletes on the honor roll. Abilene Christian was second with 108. ENMU tied for sixth in the 16-team conference with Angelo State. ENMU has 368 student-athletes. To be eligible […]

CRP lands opened to area livestock grazing

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Their view: Candidate says he understands importance of state’s lands

Roosevelt County farmer and rancher Matt Rush is the Republican nominee for state land commissioner. What does the land commissioner do? Rush answers the question on his website (http://mattrushlandcommissioner.com/): “The simple answer is, the state of New Mexico owns 9 million acres of land and 13 million of minerals working with oil and gas industry […]

It’s their job: Video clerk lands dream job

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Richard O’Hare is a video clerk at Landall’s Box Office What is your background? I was born and raised here in Portales. Time on the job? On the 15th it will be seven months. What does your job entail? I help keep the masses entertained. I file movies and video games. I restock them and […]

Ute Water Project bill to receive second House vote

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico An omnibus bill including authorization for the $432 million Ute Water Project is receiving another run through the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 22, also known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects — including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. It passed the Senate on a […]

Portales lands pizza franchise

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer A Papa Murphy’s Take’N’Bake Pizza will be opening next spring

USDA error cuts grazing time for local ranchers

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer A state lawmaker is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for additional grazing time for roughly 100 Roosevelt County ranchers involved in a federal program. U.S. Rep.Tom Udall, D-N.M., said a clerical error resulted in the ranchers eligible for a special U.S. Department of Agriculture program that allowed grazing […]

Public lands fee column generates responses

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor It seems last week’s column on access fees on public lands managed to get around a bit thanks to the Internet. I received feedback both positive and negative after my rant. Here’s a sampling: One woman wrote that the reason they are taking my taxes along with a fee […]

Baca vows to protect lands

Freedom Newspapers The following is one of a series of profiles on state candidates who visit the Clovis-Portales area: Jim Baca is campaigning for the Democratic ticket position of State Commissioner of Public Lands against Ray Powell. The office is currently held by Patrick Lyons, R-Cuervo. Baca held the office from 1983 to 1986 and […]

Lyons talks wind in Elida

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor ELIDA — Patrick Lyons says he is proud to have a chance to give back to the area he grew up in. The House rancher and 1972 Clovis High graduate paid a visit to Elida on Wednesday, with the intent of speaking about the incoming Padoma Wind Energy plant, […]

Resource rules should affect all

We applaud New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman for co-authoring legislation that would grant American Indian tribes more flexibility in how they manage natural resource development on reservations and trust lands. Handled responsibly, increased development of natural resources will bring more prosperity to often impoverished reservations, enhance tribal self-reliance and reduce American dependence on energy imports. […]