Idea of free market highly unlikely

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist The social science of economics became distinct when several French intellectuals and Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith isolated the field for special study. For a long time thereafter certain assumptions underpinned the discipline, mostly about human behavior. These assumptions arose from the work of English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who believed […]

Cannon selected for pilot program

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is among five Air Force bases in the country selected for a three-month pilot program designed to market civilian jobs on base. The air base has had a difficult time filling the 50 open civilian positions it has because of its remoteness, according to Cannon […]

BAH increase spurs local housing market

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Weichert Realtors owner Carolyn Spence likes a sudden surge in real estate sales. But it

Nov. 19 Events Calendar

Thursday Elida Homemakers Flea Market — 8 a.m. Elida Senior Center. Information: 760-6885.

Nov. 9, 1936

The local turkey market opened, selling turkeys at 9 cents for “No. 1″ and 7 cents for “No. 2.” The low prices were due to the oversupply of turkeys from the large crop that year.

It’s not easy being without green

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist As the nights get cooler and the leaves begin to turn, the craving hits me. With a longing like an expectant mother for pickles and ice cream, my search instead is for fresh green chile. We laid in our winter store of the spicy vegetable last week with a purchase […]

Farmers Market: Freshest produce in town

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer This year’s Portales Farmers Market is going well, farmers say, in spite of a few challenges. Market manager Margie Plummer, who grows near Portales, said the season is going well. “We have lots of vendors and lots of customers,” she said. Crops have done well for the farmers who […]

Financial advisors: Stay in market

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Remember to have a long-term view. That’s the advice area financial advisors are giving their clients as daily news coverage highlights financial woes in the U.S. markets. This week, the nation watched unprecedented upheaval in the markets, marked by several 100-point gains and losses in the Dow Jones industrials, […]

Events Calendar Sept. 9

Thursday Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First Street and Avenue B United Way of Eastern New Mexico Block Party — 5 to 7 p.m. United Way, 215 Main, Clovis. Friday United Way Campaign Kick-off — 7:30-9 a.m. on the square. Free doughnuts, canned food drive. Sunday Diez y Seis de Septiembre (Dia de Familia) […]

Realtors: Local housing market in holding pattern

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Clovis and Portales Realtors are starting to see the housing market improve from a dismal first-quarter but say it’s still sluggish compared to last year. But they are optimistic Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a Special Operation’s Wing will bolster the area housing markets. Aces Realty owner Benny […]

Events Calendar July 31, 2008

TodayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First and Avenue B FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067.First Friday — 5-8 p.m., The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Information: 784-2853.State 42 Warm-Up Tournament — 5 p.m. Sign in, 7 p.m. play begins. Texico Community Center, 215 N. Griffin. Fees or information: 218-2321.

Events Calendar July 10

Today Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B. Friday Star Party/presentation — 7:30 p.m. Oasis State Park, Group Shelter. Information: 356-5331. Monday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 763-3435 or 356-8541. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street […]

Farmers market opens season

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tomatoes weren’t available but squash, onions and various herbs were plentiful. Vendors at the first Portales Farmers Market of the season said they had a good day Monday despite the hardships of a late freeze followed by hot windy conditions in June. “I think it’s been really good today […]

Farmers ready for this year’s market season

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays now through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got […]

Stock market’s rough ride has locals nervous

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Dow Jones industrial average closed Monday at 11,350, marking the worst June for the market since the Great Depression of the 1930’s and it’s lowest point since Sept. 2006. In addition to the current condition of the market, the price of oil hit another record high at mid-day […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

New ag business on way

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at […]

Nov. 21, 1960

• Jerry Skinner of Dora High School scored 17 points as the Dora Coyotes beat Hagerman 55-42 in basketball. Larry Hays added 10 points for the Coyotes • Tower Theaters was advertising a special Thanksgiving morning “Mothers’ Helper Cartoon Show.” The price was 35 cents for kids 6 to 60. • Fresh Grade A tom […]

Government can’t soften blow to U.S. economy

Editorial No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the worst year […]

Helping small business worth the money

Commentary by Maj. Daniel Dunn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In today’s environment of limited budgets and funding cuts, squadrons rightfully expect the most bang for the buck when contracting for goods and services. However, an integral part of being good stewards of our tax dollars involves much more than getting our requirements at the […]