Environmentalists need to be reasonable

Environmentalists have done a great deal to raise awareness of old-time practices that harm the earth and threaten wildlife. At times, however, some extremists have fought some of the efforts their advocacy has created. This has only slowed down progress that could bring the results they wanted, and prolonged the very actions and policies they […]

Gossip can be as destructive as flames

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Words can be very destructive. Gossip can be devastating. James compares the tongue to a fire. He says, “Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” (James 3:5) Put another way, gossip spreads like wildfire and is just as destructive. Great lessons can be learned […]

No point in just being normal

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In his heartfelt eulogy for his mother, Jean Biden, Vice President Joe Biden quoted some words from her, very approvingly. These included the idea that “Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” Furthermore, in his autobiography the vice president recalls something else he learned from his mother: […]

Press release: Severe storms to rumble through eastern New Mexico, West Texas

Meteorologist Meghan Evans State College, PA – 18 May 2010 – Severe storms will target southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, southwestern Oklahoma and West Texas this afternoon into the overnight. Some of the storms will become very violent, threatening lives and property.[Image]

Easter story about ultimate sacrifice

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist This Sunday is very significant for Christians. Some call it the Easter season. Anyone can tell it is Easter by just visiting the Easter aisle at the grocery store. For some, Easter is about new clothes, a visit to church and Easter egg hunts. Yet, the message of the resurrection […]

Old time music very much alive

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist Old-Time music is very much alive. But you won’t hear it on “country” radio. There is another Nashville, with a kind of music so distant from what the city’s commercial center cranks out as to be from a different planet. It thrives in the community’s nooks and crannies like a […]

Baskett expected Super Bowl trip

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Indianapolis Star: Robert Scheer Indianapolis Colts receiver Hank Baskett of Clovis is slapped by Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson after Wilson roughed him up on a pass play during the Jan. 3 regular-season finale. Baskett caught four passes for 28 yards with the Colts this season. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett was […]

The truth about dragons: They can be beaten

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I built a dragon last week. He was only a very small dragon, I’m afraid, and not very strong. We’ve had at least one much larger dragon who was far more daunting. This one only breathed fire two or three times, and I had to supply a light from […]

Census count on the horizon

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MCT graphic By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The year is winding its way to an end and 2010 is right around the corner. For many in the state who are aware of the importance of numbers, that means one very important thing: It’s time for a new census. Though many population estimates are taken […]

Imagining the very best news of all

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist Call the shot. If you could just “wish” it into existence, and the sky’s the limit, what’s the very best “good news” you could imagine? At first, I admit, my own sights might be set a tad low, but I’m just reporting some things that jump into my mind. […]