Federal report: Cannon projections optimistic

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A report released last week by the Government Accountability Office indicates personnel and plane numbers for Cannon Air Force Base’s Special Operations mission may not be as high as military officials originally predicted. But local officials, as well as the state’s Congressional delegation, said there’s nothing problematic for Cannon […]

Declining population not apocalyptic

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist BERLIN — Will the last person in Europe please turn out the lights? That’s the question being asked from Moscow to Madrid, where people are having fewer babies than ever before. The continent is anticipating something hard to imagine 30 years ago: a shrinking population. A generation ago, we were […]

Don’t let change take ‘merry’ out of Christmas

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist When you come from a family as huge as mine, you start to feel lonely as fewer and fewer people come home for Christmas each year. And when you start to compare the stress-filled holidays of your adulthood to the carefree ones of your childhood, Christmas can lose that “magical […]