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Archive for January, 2012

  • Happy Birthday El Capitan

    January 31, 2012 • Local NewsComments Off

    Kindergartners at El Capitan Elementary celebrate their 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds, Friday. The students spent the day learning all aspects of the number.(Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

  • Bill Carrigan

    January 31, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Bill Carrigan A private family memorial service will be held for Bill Carrigan at South Park Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Third to receive friends. Officiating will...

  • Manuel S. Tafoya

    January 31, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Manuel S. Tafoya Manuel S. Tafoya, Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army, Ret. Manny was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Roswell, and passed away on Dec. 19, 2011, in Kileen, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in 1947, and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Manny retired as a...

  • Raymond Thomas Bledsoe

    January 31, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Raymond Thomas Bledsoe ARTESIA-Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Hagerman Cemetery for Raymond Thomas Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe, 76, of Mountain Grove, Mo, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the Willow Care Nursing Home...

  • Jerry Earl Frazier

    January 31, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Jerry Earl Frazier Jerry Earl Frazier was born March 22, 1931, in Arp, Texas. He passed away at La Villa Assisted Living on Jan. 28, 2012, from complications of a long and hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Services have been scheduled at Jan. 31,...

  • Examine environmental issues carefully

    January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: I am a country gal and I realize and understand the importance of our Conservation Management Department. Please continue the good work, however, don’t become a mush to special interest groups who push information that cannot be scientifically...

  • Put a stop to crazy ideas

    January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: Crazy ideas often abound in Congress. One of the craziest is the plan by the Obama administration to double-tax American oil and gas companies drilling overseas. Worse, New Mexico’s senators may support this foolishness. Let ’em know you are...

  • Keep tax cut for oil

    January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: We, the residents and voters of New Mexico, need to stage an “intervention” with our U.S. senators, Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. Why? It’s bad enough that, like President Obama and too many in Congress, they have an out-of-control spending...

  • Politics behind class warfare

    January 31, 2012 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: In his speeches, President Obama drones on and on about “fairness,” everyone doing his “fair” share and paying “fair” taxes. Who decides what is “fair?” Why, big government devotees, of course. They start with the assumption that...

  • Obama has greens squirming

    January 31, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

    When President Barack Obama promised last week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green...