Intentions of city officials perplexing

Concerning the March 8 article headlined "Watchdog: City letter inappropropriate." Was it Ignorance, greed or sucking up to the governor? I don't know and I don't care. But I am getting a little tired of officials, including law enforcement, going along party lines and refusing to crack down on gun laws. I don't own a […]

Department gives thanks in time of need

The Portales Fire Department family would like to express a sincere thank you to those agencies and individuals who provided coverage of our station and assisted during the service of our beloved brother and friend Rick McNally. Thank you to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, those who sent food, flowers and cards, and for your kind […]

Weighing same-sex marriage vital

Ten considerations for traditional only marriage: 10.) Politicians, including the Clintons, were against same-sex marriage less than 10 years ago, but now support it. Why the change? 9.) Polls show acceptance of same-sex marriage growing. What's changing? 8.) Many homosexuals living together find same-sex marriage distracting to their privacy. 7.) Pushing same-sex marriage is highly […]

‘Liberal’ media overlooking Obamacare’s benefits

The constant pitch you hear from conservative publications, talk shows and columnists: Obamacare is bad. The reason: There is a well funded and organized group that benefits billions from the status quo. The various "think tanks" were set up for the purpose of promoting their ideology that maintains their flow of wealth and power. Facts […]

Graduation issue needs to be fixed

I don't work for Clovis schools, so job loss or reprimand for speaking out is not a fear as expressed to me by many Clovis educators. The board and administration messed up by scheduling graduation during state-sponsored sports events. Maybe they were unaware. If so, they should fix it for our students. It's ridiculous to […]

Wage increase is stealth tax hike

The minimum wage hoax: Who wins? Who loses? I am not an economist nor do I have a college degree. However, I do have a brain. I can add and subtract, and have been in the labor force since I was 14. Follow me here. The Legislature proposed a dollar minimum wage increase to $8.50 […]

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 28, 2013

Curry County no leader on water usage What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. […]

Curry County no leader on water usage

What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. How many gallons of water does each […]

Letter to the Editor: Backpack program works with local generosity

Members of the community packed a local restaurant Jan. 31 to raise funds for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. After a night that included dinner, a live auction and individual donations, more than $2,600 was raised for the Food for Kids Weekend Backpack Program. The Backpack Program sends food home with students who […]

Letters to the editor: More guns lead to more violence

Your Dec. 19 editorial — "Limiting liberty not an answer to shooting" — gives one view of a serious problem facing our country. There are a lot of facts from various research projects and prestigious academic facilities that show that more guns equals more violence. No one has advocated eliminating the Second Amendment. But there […]