Feb. 5, 1956

The Portales Daily News reported that a snowstorm that hit eastern New Mexico was the “worst blizzard in recent history.” The storm

Hounds looking for 30 signees

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Fifth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping to have 30 high school players signed to national letters of intent on today’s first day of the national signing period. The prospects are mainly from New Mexico and Texas, he said. The Greyhounds, who went 2-9 overall and […]

More ethics bills placed in hopper

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, with the help of some House Democrats, is pushing a package of bills that she said Tuesday will bring more transparency to state government. Denish told reporters at a news conference that her package is separate from the ethics legislation package being pushed […]

No seats change hands in school board elections

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PNT Staff Two incumbent Elida school board members retained their seats during Tuesday’s countywide school board elections. Virginia Ann Clemons took 89.3 percent of the votes in her race for Position 4, beating challenger Manuel Jasso. In the other contested race, 83.5 percent of voters favored Scott Burton for Position 5. Garland Creighton ran uncontested. […]

Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

Cannon selected for pilot program

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is among five Air Force bases in the country selected for a three-month pilot program designed to market civilian jobs on base. The air base has had a difficult time filling the 50 open civilian positions it has because of its remoteness, according to Cannon […]

Feb. 4, 2009 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and anniversaries: • Saturday — Kenny and Kelli Richerson • Tuesday — Javin Chandler Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m. • Floyd Fire Department will have a meeting at 7 […]

Feb. 4, 2009 Legislature Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Sen. Sanchez meets the press: Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, on Wednesday unexpectedly dropped in the Capitol Media Room to give an impromptu, informal press conference. Sanchez said he believes there’s a very good chance that serious ethics legislation will pass the Legislature this year. The mounting number of […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all […]

Fiscal crisis Mullen’s top concern

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Though he’s a warrior, not an economist, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The scope of it is, to me, mind-boggling,” said Mullen in an interview with Military […]