Gov. Richardson and U.S. Air Force agree to expand the Melrose Bombing Range

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File photo Gov. Bill Richardson and U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary William C. Anderson agreed to an expansion of the Melrsoe Bombing Range. Freedom New Mexico staff SANTA FE — The state and the Air Force agreed during a meeting this week to move forward with the expansion of Cannon Air Force Base. The proposed […]

U.S. military not meant to serve as security guards

By Freedom Newspapers The latest quarterly report from the Pentagon on the war in Iraq confirms the general impression most of us get from daily news reports. After a brief period following the U.S. “surge” in troop strength, when violence declined, “the aggregate level of violence in Iraq remained relatively unchanged during this reporting period.” […]

Local Roundup: Former president now hall-of-famer

By CNJ staff Clovis Community College retired President Emeritus James Turner has been inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Hall of Fame, according to a UNM news release. He is one of three alumni of UNM’s Robert O. Anderson School and Graduate School of Management selected as a 2007 inductee. Honorees are chosen […]

7/24 Letters to the Editor

Contrasting opinions healthy for town First of all, I would like to comment on the broader diversity of opinion that has been expressed in the letters to the editor section of your paper in the past year. Thank you. All Americans take very seriously the importance of a free press and the freedom to state […]

Farmers say a problem is tumbling on the land

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FLOYD — Sharon Russell and her mother don’t come out to the family house northwest of Floyd much anymore. But they still love the small group of farmers that live near the Melrose Bombing Range. “This is a good community,” Russell said. “We stick together.” Today, those community members are […]

Local Spaniard reacts to bombing

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Rescue workers work on a bomb-damaged passenger train, following explosions in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, killing more than 190 rush-hour commuters and wounding at least 1,400. AQP Photo: Paul White. By Darrell Todd Maurina A Portales resident spent part of Thursday morning making emergency calls to relatives in Spain to make sure none of them […]

Explosion rocks U.N. headquarters in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A suicide truck bomb ripped through the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, U.S. officials said. At least 15 people were killed and 40 wounded, including the chief U.N. official in Iraq, who was trapped in the rubble, U.N. officials said. A U.N. worker in Baghdad, Tharer al-Tikriti, said that […]