Family biking to Alaska

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Courtesy photo: Harrison family The Harrison family take a break to look at some wind generators in Texas. The Harrison family are biking through New Mexico in the coming weeks on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by […]

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. On Friday, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

Palin resigning as Alaska governor

The Associated Press WASILLA, Alaska

Sen. Stevens’ conviction hurts waning GOP

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens’ conviction Monday on all seven federal corruption charges is being viewed in terms of the Nov. 4 general election, which is understandable given that the nation is in the final week of a long and grueling presidential race. From that horse-race perspective, it’s obvious this is more bad […]

Report attests to need for less government

Freedom New Mexico Revelations out of the Alaska legislative

Backing off Palin daughter best path for media

By Kevin Wilson The teams are complete for the presidential election battle. The fight is between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the undercard is between Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. I could write about the glass ceiling that may be shattered. I could talk about the expanded roles small states […]

The Alaska Plane Wreck

Our friend Jim Connelley raised high-powered performance Quarter Horses, but before that occupation he had another – Alaskan bush pilot. He was small, only about 5 feet 5 inches tall, so he fit those small planes just fine. He delivered fishermen, hikers, etc … to the back country and then picked them up after their […]

Retired teacher to embark on 37-day motorcycle trek

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Retired math teacher Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle to benefit charities in Quay and Roosevelt counties. Petrak is getting set to travel the Rebel […]

State mottos: Get ‘em while they’re relevant

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist Every state has an antiquated motto, usually a timely little statement such as “Don’t Tread on Me.” But no one understands them except local historians, and you know how they are. So as a public service we here at the Institute for Better Slogans are fostering more up-to-date expressions such […]

Baker, Joe

Joe Baker, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Anita and William Calvin Baker. He was born into an Army family. They were stationed in Alaska and Germany as well as several locations in the continental U.S. His teen years […]

Donald Ray “Joe” Selman

Donald Ray “Joe” Selman, 72, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at his home. He was born July 1, 1933, in Texico, to Henry and Lorene Selman. He made a living of ranching and farming. Family members said he enjoyed watching the Alaska sunset with his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Korean […]

Zias lose first of two in Alaska

CNJ STAFF ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Poor shooting in the second half led to the Eastern New Mexico Zias falling 64-59 to Alaska Anchorage on Monday night. The Zias (6-3) held a 32-31 lead at the half, but shot 8-of-26 in the second and let the lead slip away. Center Rebecca Kielpinski scored a game-high 26 […]

Hounds, Zias head out on road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will travel nearly 800 miles to Las Vegas, Nev., this weekend to face two teams from Missouri in the NCAA Division II High Desert Shootout. The ENMU women, meantime, have an even longer trip. The Zias (6-2) play back-to-back games on […]

James, Chad T.

Chad Thomas James, 29, died Oct. 26, 2005 in an automobile accident in rural Mora County. He was born June 9, 1976, in Los Alamos. He attended Santa Fe High School for three years. He moved to Corona for his senior year and played football and basketball for the Corona Cardinals. He graduated valedictorian in […]

Federal funding no longer needed for transportation

Freedom Newspapers Want a glimpse into the essence of pork-barrel funding and a clue to the source of chronic federal budget deficits? Exhibit No. 1: The $286 billion, six-year federal transportation bill Congress recently passed. Among legitimate projects, such as repairing interstate expressways, it also contains approximately 6,371 special projects earmarked for and by individual […]

Alaska mobilizes to save Eielson AFB

By Dan Joling: The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Lots of people around Fairbanks worry about the economic fallout if the Pentagon pulls more than 2,800 airmen and 3,300 dependents from Eielson Air Force Base. Benny Lin would take a direct hit. Lin owns Pagoda Chinese Restaurant, and his delivery truck makes hourly trips to […]

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school there. In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served […]

Energy demands reshaping global marketplace

by Freedom Newspapers Attendees of a major symposium in Houston last week heard some thought-provoking prognostications about the global energy outlook. Some of the observations come from representatives of the oil industry, and must be taken in context. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t valid, or shouldn’t give Americans something to think about as Congress […]

Moore, Randy C.

Randy C. Moore Services: Have been held. Randolph “Randy” Cleo Moore, 54, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born June 21, 1950, in Clovis, to Charles Hughes Moore and Georgian Mozelle Phillips Moore. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1968. He served in Vietnam in […]

Lee, Rudy

Rudy Lee Services: Have been held. Rudy Keith Lee, 54 of Alto, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, outside Ruidoso. He was born on March 8, 1950, in Clovis, to Cleovis and Norma Lockmiller Lee. He worked in construction all over New Mexico before moving to Juneau, Alaska, where he lived for 22 years. He was […]