BRAC hearing tickets available tonight

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Ticket distribution is tonight in Portales for the Base Realignment and Closure hearing set for Friday in Clovis. The tickets are available at 5:30 tonight in the lobby of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Tickets are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one ticket […]

6/21 ENMU Page

ENMU Briefs By ENMU Communication Services Buses providing rides to BRAC Arrangements have been made for buses to take Eastern New Mexico University employees from Greyhound Arena’s parking lot to Clovis and back again at the conclusion of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing on Friday. Employees need to arrive by 6 a.m. to […]

Officials want to raise TRICARE co-payments and fees

By Tom Philpott : PNT columnist Defense Department officials say it’s time users of military health care pay a greater share of rising medical costs, perhaps through higher co-payments and enrollment fees that haven’t been raised since TRICARE, the military’s managed care program, began a decade ago. In an interview, Dr. William Winkenwerder, Jr., assistant […]

6/21 Obituaries

William P. Cantrell, 84 Services: Have been held. William P. Cantrell, 84, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. He was born on Jan. 9, 1921, in Choteau, Okla. He was a member of St. Andrew Baptist Church. He joined the social sciences faculty at Gulf Coast Community College in 1964. He was […]

Some want base closed

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers “Keep Cannon” signs can be seen just about anywhere in eastern New Mexico, from front yards to business windows to billboards, as residents seek to publicly make known their opinion of the Department of Defense plans to close the Air Force base west of Clovis. But not everyone is in […]

Closure would hurt economy

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school administrators, business owners and city officials are holding their collective breath until September when the status of Cannon Air Force Base is crystal clear. While the city is not expected to feel the economic difficulties that Clovis anticipates if Cannon is closed as recommended by Department of […]

Call centers praised and criticized

By Staff and wire reports More than two dozen call centers operate in New Mexico from Taos to Las Cruces, and have drawn both praise for creating jobs and criticism for low wages and high turnover. Twenty-seven centers with a combined payroll of $625 million operate in the state, according to a survey 15 months […]

School board selects ex-teacher as superintendent

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A former Portales school teacher was named the district’s superintendent on Monday night. Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas, the past six years, said he worked for the Portales school district for 19 years — from 1974 to 1993 […]

University construction on hold pending BRAC

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A proposed 270-bed apartment-style building is on hold for now at Eastern New Mexico University. The university’s board of regents said Saturday they want to see what happens with the proposed closing of Cannon Air Force Base before moving ahead with the project. ENMU has partnered with Collegiate Development […]

2005 Heritage Days Results

Here are results from the annual Heritage Days celebration held at City Park in Portales on Saturday: Fiddler’s contest 10-and-under – 1. Colby Carter; 2. Deliss Langley; 3. Seth Bobles 11-16 – 1. Cimarron Shannon; 2. Jordan Hackett; 3. Kelsey Timmons 17-21 – 1. Ellen Bone 22-55 – 1. Cory Williams; 2. Molly Gardner; 3. […]