My turn: Be cautious when camping

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Camping has changed over the years. It has grown from families with tents or sleeping bags to RVs. How is an RV with a satellite dish, hot and cold running water and beds roughing it? Anyway, for those experienced or inexperienced campers out there, here are some helpful tips: • Make sure when you buy […]

Their view: Candidates campaign for lieutenant governor

New Mexico has five Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Three Republicans are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Republican responses were published in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune. Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and […]

Candidate profile: Roosevelt County magistrate judge

The following are candidates for Roosevelt County magistrate judge in the June 1 Primary election. Each is running unopposed for their respective party’s nomination. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

County preps for primary elections

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Freedom New Mexico Early voting for candidates running in the Roosevelt County June 1 primary election begins May 4 and continues through May 29 at the county courthouse. Additionally and starting May 15, early votes can be cast at the Portales Public Library. There are 16 candidates running for positions including sheriff, county assessor, magistrate […]

Land commissioner candidate would advocate for farm, oil industries

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PNT staff PNT staff A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a […]

Commentary: Running is for fitness, not a test

By Bill Goins: 8th Fighter Wing KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Let me start by saying this isn’t a commentary on getting better at a test. Your Air Force fitness test is simply a check-up. If you are training for your test, you are doomed to fail eventually. The Air Force Fitness Program isn’t […]

Tuesday filing day for state, county elections

Tuesday is filing day for candidates running in the June 1 primary elections for state and county offices. The following positions are up for election: Roosevelt County: • Assessor • Magistrate judge • Sheriff • County Commission District 3 seat; South Portales, Dora and Causey area • County Commission District 4 seat; Elida and southwest […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

County commission sets public hearing for pet ordinance

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Commission is taking the next step to having a more lenient county ordinance on dogs and cats running loose. Commissioners unanimously approved a notice Tuesday to modify the ordinance and set a public hearing for March 16. The changes would allow deputies to issue two warning […]

County mulling lenient animal rules

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Roosevelt County could have more lenient rules on dogs and cats running loose if the county commission votes for changes in the relevant ordinance today. The commission meeting is set for 9 a.m. in the county courthouse. County Attorney Rick Queener said the county is considering changing a county […]

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Thursday morning briefing: Izzy’s still running (and car dreams)

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Base running out of room in 801 housing

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer If anyone asks “What’s the 801?,” it doesn’t have anything to do with an area code or an information service via telephone. For more than 250 families in the Clovis and Portales area, the number represents housing Cannon personnel have access to in the neighboring communities. It’s a chance […]

PAC opposes same-day legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A Las Cruces political action committee is running ads on cable television warning viewers that bills allowing same-day voter registration would lead to vote fraud, including out-of-state people pouring in to cancel the vote of New Mexican citizens. The ads, which began running last week on Comcast Cable systems […]

True faith never wavers

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist I had begun to seek the Lord with all my heart. I yearned for him. My soul hungered for him. God will fill a hungry heart, and he filled mine to running over. Being born again and a new creation, I wanted more than anything for my husband to […]

Independent congressional candidate shares profile

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent […]

Smart driving, vehicle maintenance can save gas

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer With gas at an average of $3.99 a gallon consumers are looking for ways to improve and increase their gas mileage. Automobile manufacturers are developing newer vehicles that are fuel efficient. But what about people who are trying to get the best mileage possible from an older vehicle? Local […]

Former Hound coaching Charger running backs

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With the AFC’s top two teams duking it out today, one of the NFL’s best running backs is being coached by a Greyhound. Eastern New Mexico alum Matt Simon, running backs coach for the San Diego Chargers, played linebacker for the Greyhounds before becoming a graduate assistant under then […]

Prosthetic legs don't slow runner

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Running 2,500 miles across the United States takes ambition, optimism, faith, perseverance, and for one man, two prosthetic legs. Marine veteran Gene Roberts, a Baltimore native, whose legs were taken from him during the Vietnam conflict, is running from Camp […]

Disabled man attempts cross country run

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections An explosion in Vietnam robbed a young Marine of his legs, but not his faith and perseverance. Gene Roberts is on a mission to show how God helps people overcome challenges. The Maryland native is running across the United States on prosthetic limbs designed for athletics. “It is challenging, but […]