Hunting information available online

Staff report Rules and information about applying for licenses and hunting big game, small game and turkeys in New Mexico are available now on the Department of Game and Fish’s redesigned website www.wildlife.state.nm.us the department has announced. The 2015-16 Hunting Rules and Information booklet includes information hunters need to apply for and purchase big-game and […]

Pages Past — Jan. 2

On this date … 1975:  Eastern New Mexico awoke to blankets of snow. Officials said Clovis had 3 inches on the ground, which had caused at least five auto accidents. Portales had 2 inches of snow. 1962: Clovis Police Chief Ollie Damron submitted his resignation, effective Feb. 1. Damron, chief since May 1953, said he […]

Martinez takes oath, strikes bipartisan tone

WIRE REPORTS New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez struck a bipartisan tone and promised to push for education reform as she took the oath of office for a second time Thursday. The Associated Press reported Martinez, the nation’s only Latina governor and rising star within the Republican Party, told an audience at a ceremony inside the […]

Render: Censorship amnesia spreading

At a Dec. 19 press conference, President Obama made the following comments about Sony Corporation’s decision to cancel the release of the movie “The Interview:” “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said. “Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out […]

McManigal: Control is in government’s nature

“If men are good, you don’t need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don’t dare have one.” — Robert LeFevre, libertarian businessman One common argument for government is that people are evil, greedy, and cruel, so government is necessary to protect people from each other. This seems to ignore the fact government is […]

Death penalty can’t fall short of standards

Those people and institutions opposed to the death penalty — this newspaper, for one — might ordinarily be encouraged by the year-end report on executions in Texas. After all, the number of people put to death by the state is the lowest in 18 years. Ten people died in Huntsville’s death chamber last year, one-fourth […]