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,” [...]

My turn: Local flag folders part of moving ceremony

On this Veterans Day eve, I tip my hat to Roosevelt County’s own folders of the flags, the honor guard from American Legion Post 31. They offer what is arguably the most moving of American ceremonies, military honors at the funerals of men and women who have served in any branch of the armed services. [...]

Officials: Economic recovery may take two years

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Alisa Boswell Economic improvement for the U.S. and New Mexico is moving at a slow rate and isn’t expected to pick up any speed in the new year, according to officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Three Federal Reserve officials visited Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday afternoon, each giving a presentation on [...]

Snooping bill raises risk of ID theft

Freedom Newspapers A Big Brother bill quietly moving through the House of Representatives would effectively end Americans’ online privacy. H.R.1981, the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, would force Internet service providers to maintain a national database of every user’s name, address, phone number, credit card information, bank account numbers and IP address. [...]

Clovis moving ahead with affordable housing plan

When Clovis found out that nearby Cannon Air Force Base would receive a bump in personnel for its new Air Force Special Operations Command mission, growth management consultants suggested an affordable housing plan as responsible planning for the city’s future. The last two commanders at Cannon, and some of their officers, have spoken at length [...]

Portales past: March 26, 1950

March 26, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Hat fashions are moving to the fore as brims and trims take new direction for spring. Graceful, feminine silhouettes have smoothly balanced contours, posed level on the head, with brims swinging out and up for the hair.

Portales past: Feb. 16, 1954

Feb. 16, 1954: The Portales Tribune: Jack Burns was moving here from Roswell to organize a merchants police or night watchman’s service in Portales. To date, 24 firms had joined the organization. Membership fees were $5 per year.

Our people: Windmill man

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Portales resident Bill Dalley has delved into his retirement hobby of restoring antique windmills. He has restored 80 for himself and 25 for others. Sometimes, moving or repairing a windmill became a family project, needing multiple trucks and trailers to haul the oversized collectibles. Dalley decided to donate the windmills to Roosevelt County and began [...]

My turn: Christmas eases stress of moving

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Chaos! That’s how I describe moving during Christmas time. For the second time in eight years, I’m moving during Advent, the season that’s supposed to be a period of joyful expectation as we wait upon baby Jesus. So what do I have? “Joyful chaos!” It’s like the saying, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” [...]

Monday morning briefing: Wine for auction and a moving donation

Good morning, and welcome to Monday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.