Will Banister talks music, career

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“Well, my shirt, it’s got some holes, and my boots have half their sole, but I’m wearing them anyway … and I’ve never been any other way than I am today.” The words come with the voice of Will Banister, 23, and they’re true for him. But his career as a country musician might not […]

Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his upcoming stop in Clovis

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Comedian Carlos Mencia is making his third stop in eastern New Mexico this month. He’s been performing for roughly 23 years. During that time, he’s released three albums and six performance DVDS, appeared in numerous movies and TV shows and hosted his own Comedy Central show, “Mind of Mencia,” for three seasons. We caught up […]

Elida’s Best talks about FFA presidency

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Portales native and Elida High School graduate Ryan Best was recently named national FFA president. He took a few moments to reflect on the achievement and his experiences during an interview with the Portales News-Tribune:

Their view: Debt showdown is dog, pony show

Leon Logan of Tucumcari talks about the ongoing battle to balance the nation’s budget:

Governor talks driver’s license law, school grading system

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

Their view: Raising family workout in itself

FNM columnist and Air Force wife Loni Newby talks about the challenges of family outings:

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Melissa Rycroft talks about life with a newborn

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By Jenny Schafer Reality TV starlet Melissa Rycroft is reveling in new motherhood. The gorgeous “Bachelor” alum and her “amazing” hubby Tye Strickland welcomed their first child, Ava Grace, on Feb. 16. The 28-year-old first-time mom — who is teaming up with Huggies and the Every Little Bottom campaign —

Their view: Artistic works vary with each person

Russell Anglin, managing editor of the Quay County Sun talks about local artists’ art exhibits:

Their view: State trust lands provide for its residents

State Land Commissioner Ray Powell talks about the role of his office: New Mexico has been blessed in so many ways, one being our extensive non-renewable resources — oil, natural gas, coal, and potash — on our 13 million acres of public trust lands. The royalties from these non-renewable resources have helped educate every child […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Zoo video and pro player from Muleshoe talks baseball

Bishop talks spirituality in today’s world

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent According to Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, “spirituality” is something all Americans crave and social media, such as Facebook and YouTube as well as consumerism, are having a major impact on this quest but not always for the better. Ramirez spoke about “Youth and Spirituality” […]

U.S., Mexico talks devoid of real issues

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Water talks reach boiling point

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico sjohnson@cnjonline.com State Engineer John D’Antonio says a temporary emergency permit granted to New Mexico American Water is merely a stop gap to prevent a water shortage this summer. During the one-year period, the water utility will be closely monitored and required to report its pumping activity, D’Antonio said during […]

U.S., India talks display deepening ties

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama last week hosted India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House as his administration’s first official state visit. The event came complete with the usual press conference, two hours of diplomatic discussions and a star-studded dinner gala scheduled for the south lawn of the White House with a […]

Freedom continues restructuring talks

The Portales News-Tribune, whose parent company is

Editorial: President has good start on education

For better and for worse, President Barack Obama has been reasonably consistent in trying to put in place as policy some of the broad and ambitious hopes he expressed during his campaign. Many aspects of his broad vision are alarming to those who see a larger and ever-growing government as more of a problem than […]

Lujan talks alternative energy

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Investing in alternative energy will not only reduce the country’s need for foreign oil, but will also provide an alternative revenue stream for farmers, according to Ben Lujan, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Lujan spoke to more than two dozen eastern New Mexico farmers and ranchers Thursday […]

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in […]

Now that’s mudslinging

John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or the other […]

U.S. Rep Pearce talks political issues

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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. He is running against U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson in the Republican […]