Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

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File photo Clovis and Portales are planning fireworks displays Sunday night to commemorate Independence Day. Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth […]

Governor race displays lack of class

Ned Cantwell, When Barney heard New Mexico’s next governor will be Democrat Diane Denish or Republican Susana Martinez, he was elated. “That’s great,” gushed my friend from New Jersey in a phone call last week. “I know I’ve poked a lot of fun at your hick state over the years, but your future is on […]

Airmen, families turn out for Commando Day

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Airmen and their families line up to take a tour of an AC-130H gunship during Commando Family Day on Sept. 19. The AC-130H gunship was part of a static display of four aircraft that airmen and families toured. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs With […]

Don’t forget the reason for the season

by Ned Cantwell The two Jesus Patrol agents sat glumly in a coffee shop on the outskirts of Artesia. Their mood had sunk to levels matching the plummeting winter night temperature, and blowing snow threatened to close the highway back to Albuquerque. “Lord, what a day,” muttered one of the agents. “Watch your language!” warned […]