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 […]