God’s instructions important to read, understand

Curtis K. Shelburne I just bought a new weed-eater. The old one was sputtering along just fine in excellent two-cycle engine form, but two of my sons have just moved into a different house and needed weed-whacking equipment. In a gesture of paternal magnanimity, I donated the old weed-destroyer to the cause. I didn’t tell […]

Monday morning briefing: Digital art contest, roadwork delays and hot weather

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Calling all artists Deadline for entries in the Axiom of Gesture digital art show at Eastern New Mexico University is July 30. Axiom of Gesture is “a digital show devoted to the spirit of human movement” and how people move through time and space, […]

Flags flying at half-staff for fallen N.M. soldier

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The U.S. and New Mexico flags fly at half-staff Thursday outside the Curry County Courthouse in honor of fallen Roswell soldier Pfc. Rick Salas Jr. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The mother of a soldier who was killed in Iraq did not see any flags billowing low Thursday, though the […]

Senate apology historic, but disappointing

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Ordinarily, I am not conflicted about apologies. I’m for them. But the feelings are more complex with last week’s Senate apology for decades of inaction while an estimated 4,700 Americans, most of them black, were lynched. As they died, skinned alive, burned alive, dancing at the end of ropes, as […]