Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love

The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were running about, some were foraging by the side of the road, others were standing guard. But this dog town […]

State responsible for speed limits

Recently Danny Watkins of Alto received a speeding ticket while traveling through Elida. He complained in a letter to the editor that Elida is, “…a speed trap” and that Elida’s police officers should, “…concentrate on enforcing the law.” That’s precisely what they do. Elida has two certified police officers to enforce laws, but their primary […]

TSP contribution limits set for 2011

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board members announced the 2011 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain $16,500, and TSP catch-up plan contribution limits will remain at $5,500. TSP is a long-term retirement savings plan that gives investors an opportunity to lower […]

Substance off limits to Cannon military

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Three Clovis businesses known to be selling the substance known as “spice” have now been ordered off limits to all military service members assigned temporarily or permanently to Cannon Air Force Base by the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. In a July 9 memorandum to all Cannon personnel, Col. Stephen […]

DISCLOSE Act limits freedom of speech

Freedom New Mexico Americans rightly are jealous of their right to freedom of speech; it is a prerequisite of freedom and a bulwark against government tyranny in so many ways. That’s why the First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Most important, the founders had political speech in […]

Measure bumps up county term limits

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The Senate on Saturday passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow county officials in the state — commissioners, sheriffs, clerks, treasurers and assessors — to run for three consecutive four-year terms instead of the two terms under current law. The resolution passed with a 27-14 vote. It had […]

Return of enlisted high year of tenure limits announced by officials

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels. “We’ve considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time […]

Some towns in Mexico still off limits

27 SOW Public Affairs Office Some towns in Mexico remain off limits to service members and other Cannon personnel are strongly encouraged to refrain from visiting these locations as well. A memorandum signed Dec. 22 by Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, stated that the towns of Cuidad Acuna, Juarez, Piedras Negras, Nuevo […]

2010 Thrift Savings Plan contributions remain at 2009 limits

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board here announced Dec. 11 the 2010 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain at $16,500, unchanged from 2009. Contributions for the TSP catch-up plan also remains at the $5,500 limit set in 2009. “TSP is […]

Portales’ country roads eyesore

I live three miles west of Portales. As the population grows outside the city limits, so do my concerns about the piling up of trash and tumbleweeds. It’s not only an eyesore, but a fire danger. Our county officials need to look into controlling this problem because it looks like individuals won’t do it. There […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, […]

Certain topics off limits for discussion

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections My husband and I disagree on what I should or shouldn’t say in my column or in other areas of my life for that matter. To clarify, I am talking about my life not his life, but because we are married my actions affect him. To frame this conflict correctly, […]

Extraterritorial zoning cause of resident’s concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The idea of extraterritorial zoning in Roosevelt County will undergo its closest scrutiny yet during informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. A group, led by Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr., has gathered information and discussed the issue in four meetings open to the […]

NFL imposed time limits unfair

Editorial The National Football League has picked another fight this year with the news media, which have helped make it the world’s most profitable sports franchise. There has been an uproar about vests that all news photojournalists are supposed to wear while on the sidelines of every football game. The vests carry two versions of […]

July 29, 1960

• Ninety-five applicants applied for the position of Academic Dean at Eastern New Mexico University. Of those 95 applicants, the field had been narrowed down to three. • City Police caught nine speeders on North Main Avenue just before it left the city limits. The road had been the scene of an accident that had […]

Senate passes clear limits on military interrogation

Freedom Newspapers The most gratifying development in the nation’s capital in recent months was the 90-9 vote in the U.S. Senate last week to set clear limits on the techniques the U.S. military can use when interrogating detainees in military custody throughout the world. Now it’s time for the House to do likewise. Setting clear, […]

County has raised $10,000 for fireworks show

By Mike Linn This year’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display will take place at dusk on Friday at the practice field across from Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce has raised nearly $10,000 for the show, according to executive director Pat Willis. Since the show takes place on […]