County manager’s emails rankle commissioner

Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioner Dan Stoddard said he is frustrated with County Manager Lance Pyle after Stoddard’s request for jail figures sparked a series of emails among county officials questioning his loyalties. Pyle said he was only trying to ensure the release of accurate information. In February, the commission voted to give Pyle the […]

List helps keep life lessons in mind

I was glancing over some old e-mails last week and came across an e-mail that a friend from far away had sent me some months back. Along with this friends greeting, she sent an entire litany of statements titled “18 things I have learned.” She said she received the email from someone else who also […]

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center:

New intelligence director has odd idea of privacy

By Freedom New Mexico The whole point of gathering intelligence is to learn what others don’t want you to know. Using satellites, computers and real-time analysis, it’s never been easier to track down the bad guys — along with U.S. citizens who presumably count themselves among the good guys. Presume no more, citizen. Your privacy […]

Foley e-mails prime example of excess power

By Freedom Newspapers The media and the blogosphere are brimming with comments on the sad story of Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who resigned from Congress after ABC News made public some of the suggestive — and well beyond suggestive — e-mails and text messages he had exchanged with young male congressional pages. Did the […]

Government e-mails should be public property

By Freedom Newspapers The Arizona Court of Appeals recently shielded dozens of e-mails written by former Pinal County Manager Stan Griffis from public scrutiny under the theory that taxpayers aren’t entitled to see “personal” notes, even if they are created and stored on government-owned equipment. The court ruling reveals a defect in state public records […]

How Has Technology Affected the Way We Work?

By Curtis K. Shelburne The CBS “60 Minutes” segment I watched recently focused on technology and how it affects the way we work.  In general, according to the segment, the way Americans work is, well, a lot. The United States was way up toward the top of the list of nations with regard to the […]

Superficiality has no place in disaster

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Apparently, Brownie wasn’t the only one. You remember the grief that fell on Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month after the release of some embarrassing e-mails. They revealed that as Hurricane Katrina was submerging New Orleans and shredding Biloxi, Brown and his aides were […]

Proof of humanity required in tech age

By Helena Rodriguez I had to provide proof the other day that I am a human being — and to a machine of all things. I was sending out e-mails for a class project to people — you know, those real-life, in the flesh-and-blood creatures that have overtaken this planet. Anyway, I was asking these […]

Response overwhelming after bipolar revelation

By Tom DiFrancesca III I’ve been overwhelmed this week — overwhelmed with e-mails that is: e-mails sent to me in response to last week’s column. Digital dispatches filled with encouragement and with stories — stories about loved ones suffering from Bipolar disorder. I had used the acronym “BPD” several times in the column, which technically […]

Reporters Notebook: Powerball e-mails may be from con artists

Think you’ve won the Powerball lottery since you’ve received an e-mail to that effect? Not so, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball lotto game. These e-mails are sent by con artists who are trying to get personal information from you. Quite often they include the Powerball name, logo and links to […]

Collaboration may be the key to problem solving

Tom DiFrancesca I mentioned a few columns back about the ability to listen to Clovis Wildcat football games online — during the games. Well, now the folks at KWKA/KTQM and I-Net of New Mexico have gone a step further; you can go to www.kwka.com and listen to past games. The streaming broadcasts have been archived […]