Portales business owner uneasy about BRAC

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — One Portales business owner said he doubts his company would survive if Cannon Air Force Base closes. George Combs, owner of Combs Electric, said he has 20 employees, and 18 of them are working on the runway lights at Cannon Air Force Base. A retired Korean War veteran, Combs said his […]

BRAC documents still under review

The Associated Press Aides for New Mexico’s congressional delegation and others concerned with the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base say it may be next week before they’re able to tell much about documents released to justify the recommendation. “The materials from the Pentagon are very complex and it’s going to take a […]

‘Deep Throat’ also great American hero

Freedom Newspapers Unless you were particularly devoted to the quest to identify Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s Watergate source, the name of W. Mark Felt Sr. probably was unfamiliar until it became headline news on Tuesday afternoon. Felt, a frail 91-year-old California resident who was the FBI’s No. 2 man in the early 1970s, has […]

Teachers not substitute baby sitters

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Help me with this. At what point in our history did the kids take over New Mexico schools and reduce teachers to pandering servants? Case in point. A friend invited to speak at Ruidoso High told me he saw a teacher escorting a young man to the principal’s office, being […]

Too much diversity hobbles police force

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Police departments must use race and sex preferences in hiring as a result of federal court consent decrees and political pressures. To meet these demands, many police departments have lowered, and in some cases eliminated, established standards for personal character and intellectual and physical capacity. Jan Golab writes about this […]

Haynes Sr., Dr. Allan L.

Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr. Services: Have been held. Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr., 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Morgantown, Ky., to Alonzo Lucien and Meriam H. Gillen Haynes. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. […]

Pioneer Days Rodeo begins tonight

By Eric Butler Fifty bull riders, 64 barrel racers and 49 calf ropers. That’s just the beginning of a steady stream of cowboys and cowgirls that will go in and out of the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena over the next three days. The 35th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, a PRCA-sanctioned event, will begin tonight […]

For Christians, forgiving is never optional

Curtis Shelburne The Apostle Peter once came to Jesus with a question: “Lord, how often do I have to forgive?” (Luke 18:21) “Lord,” he seems to be saying, “I’m a reasonable man. I want to do the right thing. If my brother keeps sinning against me, how many times do I let it go by? […]