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1945 letter describes horrors of concentration camp

Courtesy photo: National Archives Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. Editor’s note:...

 

Entitlement will cause downfall

Is this stuff with Greece and, soon, with Portugal, Spain and Italy, and the rest of us all that surprising? Has it not been clear for ages that when people draw their support from a common pool, the resources will soon vanish? Aristotle already...

 

Ethnic studies don’t threaten U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer once again is taking heat for signing a knee-jerk bill that targets minority groups. Just weeks after signing the immigration enforcement bill that allows local police to stop people, without evidence of a...

 

1945 letter details horrors of concentration camp

Editor’s note: Sixty-five years ago, the German-held concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by United States forces. Cpl. Hayley C. Dandridge, a Dora High School graduate, toured the facility less than two weeks after an estimated 21,000...

 

Their view: Candidate hopes to improve quality of life

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Nancy Gentry is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 4. She’s running against Scott Burton and David Craig. Here’s what Gentry had to say when we asked about her...

 

Reader submitted content: Altrusa recognized at conference

eceived a “distinguished club” award at the Altrusa District 10 conference for contributions it made to our community by providing services such as eyeglasses; SANE donations; items for victims of violence; literacy projects; coat drive, and...

 

Ethnic studies don’t threaten U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at The Brownsville (Texas) Herald....

 

Shipmates sought for reunion

Freedom New Mexico The U.S.S. Columbus Veterans Association is seeking shipmates. U.S. Navy and Marine personnel who served on the U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the U.S.S. Columbus (SSN-762) are invited, according to information...

 

Volunteer profile: Glen McCoy

Name: Glen McCoy Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University professor Volunteers with: Habitat for Humanity, Portales Meals on Wheels, Council of Professors Emeritus, Planning and Zoning Committee, American Heart...

 

Melrose graduates cheer classmate

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Melrose School board secretary Taz McAlister hands Jordan Beard her diploma during Saturday's graduation ceremony at Melrose High School. Beard was in a car accident in August and missed her senior year but the schoo...

 

Two arrested for drug trafficking

Two Clovis men were arrested Friday for drug trafficking, accused of having almost $10,000 worth of cocaine in their possession. Jesus Dominguez, 21, and Roman Ramos Villareal, 34, are charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine...

 

County still seeking jail administrator candidates

Almost 90 days since Sheriff Matt Murray took command and nine months since the search for a new administrator began, the county is no closer to finding a candidate to run its controversial jail. And...

 

Candidates take to road

Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for...

 

Press release: Two arrested for cocaine trafficking

On Friday, May 14, 2010, agents from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and Clovis Police Department, who are assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force, arrested Jesus Dominguez (21 YOA), and charged him with trafficking cocaine (2nd degree felony),...

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 15, 2010

Graduation guest speaker stresses importance of higher education

Tradition took center stage in graduation ceremonies Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. More than 360 students receiving degrees heard guest speaker and former ENMU President Robert Matheny explain how families are beginning to establish...

 

More than 360 graduate at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU President Steven Gamble applauds graduates during ENMU’s 118th Commencement Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Tradition took center stage in graduation ceremonies Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University....

 

Citizens group meets with Seidenwurm

Leaders of Clovis Municipal Schools and three spokesmen from the Concerned Citizens of Curry County met in private talks Friday that Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said helped clear up misconceptions. Seidenwurm and Interim Superintendent G.C....

 

Police Blotter — May 16

The following is a sample of recent calls to the Portales Police dispatch from Tuesday through Friday. Tuesday • At 10:44 a.m. a caller in the 200 block of West Maple requested an officer as her ex-boyfriend had taken her tra...

 

Public Record — May 16

Recent cases before the Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to court documents: Feb. 8: • Olivia Gutierrez, 51, pleaded guilty to a second offense of DWI, driving on a revoked license and not maintaining traffic lanes. Gutierrez was...

 

My turn: I only need a few words

I’m a man of few words. I’ve wasted hundreds of them on reporters who don’t share this attribute. One discussion went like this: Me: “You’ve written the building was ‘partially destroyed’ by fire. Seems to me the building was either...

 

Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for...

 

Candidate Q&As: Magistrate judge

The following are candidates for the two magistrate judge positions in Curry County. All are unopposed in the June 1 primary election and were asked the same set of questions....

 

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. April 29 an officer was dispatched to Clovis Community College for a report of a fight. An instructor said she was teaching a GED preparat...

 

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