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We shouldn't turn our backs on coal power

We’re now getting an idea of just how expensive shutting down coal plants can be. A study by IHS Markit, an energy research firm, shows that higher electricity prices resulting from a loss of fuel diversity, due in large part to the shutdown of...

 
 By Pat Woods    Voices    October 7, 2018

New Mexico needs to expand renewable energy

As New Mexico seeks to diversify its economy, one of the primary industries that we must expand is renewable energy. The opportunities and the benefits are too good to pass by, and the cost of inaction on this front is just too great as we see how...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 7

Gary Johnson best choice for senator I recently moved to Portales to attend college. Politics is something that I find very interesting. Since I am now legally a resident in the state of New Mexico, New Mexico’s politics are now my politics. This...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    October 7, 2018

Moral roadblocks aren't necessary

Though many other memories from my adolescence have been buried in favor of annoying song lyrics and clips from sitcoms and Marvel movies, I’ll never really forget the time I took the long way to New Mexico. My parents were driving me down from...

 

Opinion: Family-friendly places are full of liberty lovers

CLOVIS — We need more businesses in town. We need more jobs, with higher pay, and more reasons to spend our entertainment dollars at home instead of traveling to Lubbock or Amarillo. But a few folks don’t want just any new businesses — they... Full story

 

Dinner and a show at Habitat fundraiser

Occasionally the stars align in eastern New Mexico to make for a perfectly quirky evening. That happens Thursday. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties is hosting its annual...

 

Miscarriage, stillbirth often not discussed

Expectant mothers get used to hearing from their female family members fairly quickly after becoming pregnant. They get advice on everything from sleep training to choosing pediatricians, whether the advice is asked for or not. Sharing baby advice is...

 
 By Tom Martin    Voices    October 3, 2018

Racino will only help Clovis grow

Jobs. Entertainment. Tourism. Quality of life. Millions in tax revenue for New Mexico and Clovis/Curry County. That’s what the proposed racino (combination horse-racing track and casino) will bring if the New Mexico Racing Commission decides...

 

Costs of racino won't be worth the gains

Along the four highways entering Clovis, signs announce “Clovis: A community for family.” I spent 33 years with the Clovis schools as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent trying to assure that Clovis was a good place for families....

 

Opinion: Maybe, baby, Petty studios will live forever

Music royalty visited Clovis last week. Robert Plant stayed just long enough to remind us we still have one of the most iconic connections to rock and roll history hidden away on West Seventh Street. Plant, lead singer for Led Zeppelin and...

 

End government; improve health

Have you seen there are people who are blaming their health problems on the results of the most recent presidential election? Not just their mental health and happiness, as with the widespread...

 

Letters to the editor - Oct. 3

Urge candidates to be careful with public money New Mexico Land Grant and Severance Tax Permanent Funds were constitutionally created to allow the state to save and invest the revenues it derives from the extraction of natural resources statewide. Th...

 
 By Kim Sullivan    Voices    October 3, 2018

Don't be so hard on yourself, Clovis

I’ve been in Clovis three months. I love it. The people of Clovis have been welcoming. BUT ... I’ve realized the town has a serious self-esteem problem. Without fail, almost everyone has been apologetic with an Eyoreian since of sadness:...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    October 3, 2018

Dad reflected in the eyes of a 4-year-old

Sometimes, you just need to see the world through the eyes of a 4-year-old. Recently, we met up with my 4-year-old nephew, Gavin, and his Nana Della for dinner. While we waited to be seated, we...

 

No, she won't forget about it or get over it

She was barely 20, a third-year college student, paying for that education by working 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at a 7-Eleven. After the cop pulled her over on her way home that early morning, he asked her to...

 

Learning to read with action

At a recent Google Classroom training at Mesa Elementary, something interesting happened. Teachers of younger students are normally not excited about using an online collaborative learning...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    October 3, 2018

Only God can judge with an eternal perspective

Are things always as they seem? My sister received an e-mail last month from a couple in her church. This email incident answers this question with a “No.” The email read: “We are writing this...

 

God's presence real in prayers both answered and not

One of the finest of many great gifts my mother gave me when I was just a little guy was reading to me. Most of all, she read me Bible stories. Since I wasn’t a declared English major in my...

 

Unusual car problems food for thought

I had a pair of car trouble issues this weekend, but not the ones you’d imagine: • I left the Clovis football game just as the third quarter started Friday, like I have done most of the season. I’d love to stay the whole game and have more...

 

Avoiding change: That's silly, really

Like many people, I’m a creature resistant to change. On chilly mornings, I still shrug into a sweater that I bought at the Anthony’s store on the Portales square when I was a junior in high...

 

Better not to wallow in drama

Some people live life with their sirens running. They are either creating wrecks, running Code 3 toward emergencies, or chasing ambulances to be sure to have a front-row seat to view the carnage....

 

Kleyn-Kennedy: Makerspaces catching on

There is a hands-on collaborative learning concept called “makerspaces” that’s been around for some time now. The so-called “maker movement” can be arguably identified as having been around...

 

Hard to believe in 'accusation market'

I don’t want to be cynical, but the emergence of a market in politically convenient accusations of sexual misconduct, made at just the right moment, is making me cynical. It’s as though people...

 

Pictures worth about 1,000 phone calls

I set out in late July collecting information to write about the 50th anniversary of Elbert Muncy's death. It never occurred to me how hard it would be to find a photograph of the beloved Portales... Full story

 

Interview wasn't a hard sell

How much does Jeff Pearlman want to sell his new book? He’ll talk to me. I preordered his “Football for a Buck,” a tale of the defunct United States Football League, months ago. I’d never followed the USFL nor purchased any of Pearlman’s pr...

 

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