Council requests more information

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors tossed a preliminary subdivision plat approval back to city staff and the planning commission Tuesday, looking for more information. Desert Oasis Subdivision, proposed by David Sanders of Portales, seeks a mixed-use development with up to three commercial lots and an undetermined number of residential lots on […]

Resident fired up over burn ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners tabled a proposed burn ordinance Tuesday following a public hearing in which one resident did a slow burn over the proposed law. The ordinance called for a year-round burn ban that can be lifted by resolution when conditions warrant. Roosevelt County resident Hal Jilek views the […]

Funding bill passes Senate committee

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Freedom Newspapers The Senate Conservation Committee passed a $255 million bill Tuesday that includes $40 million for the Ute Water Project, according to Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The bill, which calls for non-recurring dollars to fund seven projects around the state, is heading to the Senate Finance Committee for review. “Any of the committees have […]

Lawmakers optimistic about Cannon funding

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — New Mexico’s Congressional delegates are optimistic about the $9.2 million in military construction funding for Cannon Air Force Base included in the Bush administration’s budget proposal. The budget plan for the Department of Defense recommends two separate military construction projects for Cannon: • $7.5 million for an MC-130 Flight Simulator facility […]

Any publicity is good publicity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether or not it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches […]

Parents who miss teacher conferences are not criminals

Editorial It had to happen. Now there’s a politician who wants to get the law-making process involved in the delicate business of teacher-parent relations. Rep. Wayne Smith, a Republican from Baytown, Texas, has filed a bill that would allow a $500 fine to be levied on parents who miss a meeting with their child’s teacher. […]

Feb. 16, 1968

The Chi Omega Sorority on Eastern’s campus initiated their fall pledge class Friday and Saturday. The new initiates include Betty Boyd, Carlsbad; Sheryl Brassell, Portales; Lois Marie Dunn, Portales; Becky Enabnit, Denver, Colo.; Carol Erdman, Albuquerque, and Gar Fails, of Albuquerque.

Feb. 15, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor will be honored on Tuesday at a covered-dish supper at the Elida Womans Club Building. The Taylors have recently purchased the Sands Motel in Portales and have also bought a home in Portales and will be moving there shortly. The supper is to be a community wide farewell party for […]

Feb. 14, 1968

John Meekins who was sports editor for Portales News-Tribune while attending ENMU graduated with the mid-winter class and is now with a paper in Quincy, Mass. Editor Gordon Greaves of the News-Tribune had a telephone message with the Quincy editor Monday concerning placing Meekins editor on the police department of the paper.

Feb. 11, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Melton of Milnesand have been informed that their son-in-law, Staff Sergeant Harrie Black has received the U. S. Air Force Commendation medal at Mountain Home, Idaho Air Force Base. Sergeant Black, a fabric leather rubber repair technician was decorated for meritorious service while assigned to Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam. […]