Future of flight needs embracing

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico A s we look back 100 years to the Wright brothers’ success, today is also a good day to look at the future of aviation. A future as full of concerns, perhaps, as it was a century ago. Heike Berthold, a sales director for an airplane manufacturer, expressed them well […]

Student Profiles 12/11

Sierra Ellis, the daughter of Kim and Ray Ellis, is in the fifth grade at Barry Elementary School. What’s your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is being able to hang out with my friends all day long. What did you think about on Sept. 11? On Sept. 11, I […]

More planning needed for future military actions

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s surprise visit to Baghdad on Thanksgiving no doubt boosted morale in the 1st Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne, and perhaps throughout Iraq — as well as in the White House itself. But it did not change the reality there, which includes the fact that more than 60 U.S. troops were […]

Student Profiles 11/13

Justin Pinckney, 17, is the son of Ronita and Greg Pinckney and a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on 9/11: For a while I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I couldn’t imagine walking to school or work and seeing the two towers in flames or […]

Bombings parallel to WW II experience

Dan True From my World War II experience, let me share with you how soldiers in Iraq are probably feeling about suicide attackers. In May of 1944, after my outfit helped defeat Hitler, we were shipped to the Pacific to help defeat Japan. During my 40-day ship voyage from Marseille, France, through Panama, to the […]

Amendment 2 will fail education future

By Brett D. Johnson Tuesday could be one of the most important days in New Mexico’s future. The reason: The people of this state will have a chance to give our education system a needed cash injection — paid for by our children, grandchildren and future generations. The Permanent School Fund is derived from income […]

Future politicans, journalists miss out

By Ned Cantwell Some of the state’s future politicians and some of the state’s future journalists met a couple of weeks ago in Portales. It was not pretty. Boys State is an excellent program conducted by the American Legion since 1935 to teach high school kids how government works. The High School Journalism Workshop is […]

Denying the past and the future

By Clyde Davis On the coastline of New Jersey, there is a long barrier island chain with some parts submerged, creating the illusion that these are separate. These islands lie anywhere from 100 yards to 2 miles offshore, with bridges providing periodic access. One section of these islands begins across from the town of Red […]

Small towns at risk

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The town of Yasso in western De Baca County is little more than a post office, dilapidated buildings and pastures. Without water restrictions, some state officials think other rural towns could suffer the same fate. By Gary Mitchell Could water shortages produce ghost towns throughout eastern New Mexico any time soon? It’s possible. “We do […]