Pearce, Wilson in close race for GOP U.S. Senate nomination

By HEATHER CLARK ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Rep. Steve Pearce held a slim lead Tuesday over rival Heather Wilson in their race to become the GOP nominee to replace retiring Sen. Pete Domenici. The race was too close to call late Tuesday. With 92 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Pearce led with about 51 percent of […]

Lujan wins Democratic nomination, East gets GOP nod, in 3rd District

By DEBORAH BAKER ALBUQUERQUE — Public Regulation Commissioner Ben Ray Lujan won the Democratic nomination for a northern New Mexico congressional seat, while Rio Rancho contractor Dan East got the Republican nod. They will face each other in the November general election for the seat now held by Democratic Rep. Tom Udall. It’s expected to […]

Blair honored for service to veterans, city

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Karl Terry Service to country was instilled in Joe Blair as a teenager aboard a warship in the U.S. Navy. That service didn’t rust after he was discharged — it just got sharper and more focused. Blair, who was born in 1925 in Portales, was recognized by the Portales City Council and a full house […]

City councilors vote to borrow money to make waterline fix

Sarah Meyer The city of Portales will pursue a $2 million loan for water line improvements. City councilors voted Tuesday to accept City Manager Debi Lee’s recommendation for the funding, which will be used to install at least four valves in a 24-inch water line that runs roughly along U.S. 70 on the west side […]

ENMU Briefs June 4, 2008

ENMU employee, student, alumniGene Smith, dean of the College of Business, recently presented a paper titled “Business School Accreditation Bodies: Beneficial or Dysfunctional?” at the 2008 International Conference of the Academic Business World. Donald Elder III, professor of history, won two awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association this weekend in Albuquerque. Along with partner […]

Floyd News June 4, 2008

Jennifer Essary TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Tammy and Colin ChandlerThursday — Tammy LeeSaturday — Fred and Laveta Patterson Upcoming events• Women’s Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday nights at the home of Debi Moore • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 […]

Events Calendar June 4, 2008

TodayUdall aide Christopher Neubauer office hours — 1-2 p.m. Portales City Hall ThursdayENMU Choir Camp concert — 2 p.m. Buchanan Hall at the Music Building SaturdayHabitat for Humanity Workday Saturday — 8 a.m., Construction trailer and Restore, 308 N. Main, PortalesSummer Reading Program kick-off — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portales Public LibraryOasis Interpretive events, […]

Google enjoying financial freedoms while snubbing vets

Editorial Picture a thankless child, disrespecting his parents amid the trappings of a holiday gift orgy they provided. The spoiled brat could symbolize Google billionaires, who seem unappreciative of the opportunities afforded them by American military might. Each year, last week included, they snub fallen American service men and women by ignoring Memorial Day in […]

Air conditioner duty has its hazards

By Glenda Price Those of us who live in the Southwest — not in the mountains, not in houses with thick adobe walls — have to deal with a summertime that lives up to its name, especially in times of drought, which is nearly all the time. So we have to deal with air conditioners. […]

Agent Orange disability appeal denied

By Tom Philpott A federal appeals court has delivered a stinging defeat to “Blue Water” sailors and Coast Guard veterans of the Vietnam War who have been fighting for disability compensation from illnesses they contend resulted from shipboard exposure to deadly herbicides including Agent Orange. A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]