Farm Service Agency voting deadline nears

Freedom New Mexico The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico is reminding farmers, ranchers and other eligible voters to cast their ballots in the local FSA County Committees elections by the Monday deadline. Ballots were mailed to voters earlier this month and must be returned to FSA offices or post […]

Prospective students get taste of college life

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Parents and high school seniors from across New Mexico, Texas and several other states gathered at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday for a lesson in attending college. The annual Green and Silver Day is a chance for parents and their children to learn pointers on financial aid and […]

U.S. no longer has active role in Iraq

Freedom New Mexico Two large bomb blasts in Baghdad, one aimed at the Foreign and Finance Ministries, killed at least 100 people and injured about 600, putting something of an exclamation point on a month of escalating insurgent violence and calling into question the capacity of the Iraqi government to provide effective security. There will […]

Senate doesn’t need to stop with F-22 cut

The 58-40 Senate vote last week to stop production of more F-22 fighter planes was a welcome bit of sanity applied to Pentagon spending. Whether it will lead to less wasteful Pentagon procurement policies in the future or go down as simply a symbolic gesture is a more complicated question. The F-22 was developed in […]

Despite downturn U.S. keeps going

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Independence Day in the United States of America: the more it changes, the more it stays the same.

May 29, 1966

Roosevelt and Curry counties were the two New Mexico counties included in President Johnson’s action to extend the federal food stamp program to 29 counties in 15 states. The program would begin in Roosevelt County on June 3.

Press release: New Mexico receiving child care funds

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Feb. 1, 1958

A group of eighth- and ninth-grade Portales students under the tutelage of Mrs. Louise Cooper attempted to view the first American satellite as it was to be visible across certain southern states.

Housing estimates

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The U.S. Census Bureau produces estimates of housing units for states and counties on an annual basis.

Roosevelt County election results

These are the voting totals submitted Tuesday night by Roosevelt County to the Secretary of State. Election results will be certified Friday after all provisional and other pending votes are tabulated, according to the county clerk’s office. A total of 6,683 voters cast ballots, including 718 absentee votes. Voters casting straight party tickets included 1,068 […]

Medical history vital information to election voters

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless presidential campaign has been the reluctance of the nominees of the major parties to provide anything resembling adequate information about their health and their medical histories. Being president of the United States is a physically demanding and stressful job (in part because we seem to expect […]

Politicians aren’t miracle makers

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Any time I run across some piece of writing that contains the assertions that the world, especially the United States, has been in the grips of market fundamentalism or the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, I tend to drop everything and pen a firm response. It’s a lie, nothing […]

Rock ‘n’ roll hitmakers showcase hits

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By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Visitors from all parts of the United States and beyond have made their way to this year’s Clovis Music Festival thanks to their fascination with the songs that were produced at Norman Petty’s studio. Bobby Vee sounded exactly like those people before he hit the stage on Friday night. Vee […]

Retro oil crisis brings up same worn out ideas

Editorial Is the United States reliving the Nixon and Carter eras? Interest rates certainly are well below the 19 percent high they reached in the late 1970s, but the housing industry is slumping, gas prices are soaring, the current president is wildly unpopular, a war is raging, inflation is heating up, and economic malaise is […]

National Day of Prayer events planned

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Portales, Clovis and across the United States will dedicate themselves to one common purpose next week: the power of prayer. For this year’s National Day of Prayer, local groups have organized a variety of events and services beginning Wednesday and Thursday to rally area men, women […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

Kosovo independence may not be bombshell some seem to fear

The controversy over the province of Kosovo formally declaring independence from Serbia on Sunday may not turn out to be as explosive as some observers think. But the move is an example of how decisions taken during emotional periods can have consequences years down the road that are not necessarily beneficial for the original decision […]

Clinton campaign running into trouble

By Kevin Wilson It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt with my […]

Domenici’s service deserves recognition

By Kevin Wilson Pete Domenici’s been serving New Mexico for four decades, and I hope one of his greatest acts of service doesn’t go ignored. Domenici, who is leaving the Senate due to health reasons, made an address to what is the final state Legislature of his Senate career. The longtime Republican spoke not of […]

Bhutto assassination will have far-reaching effects in politics

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who recently returned to an active role in Pakistani politics, is a setback for any hope of democratic reform there. Even more alarming, it is a significant victory for the forces of Islamic extremism — the Taliban, al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and supporters and sympathizers everywhere […]