Commissioners reject Milnesand center

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission has declined to accept ownership of the Milnesand Community Center. Commissioners voted unanimously on the issue at their meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Members of the Milnesand community had asked the county to take ownership of the center so the county would pay […]

World champion Hedeman to be in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis Saturday night. Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Curry County Special Events Center. This event is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding and is a Horizon Series Event. Horizon Series competitors compete at more than […]

Legislature at halfway mark

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income New Mexicans […]

Measure would make information accessible online

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Residents who want to know more about state government’s pocketbook, its power players and public meetings would have an easier time accessing information online under a series of measures introduced so far this session. Ideas advancing their way through the process include expanding webcasting in the House […]

Legislative tidbits: Memorial service set

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 16

Commission to discuss franchise agreement

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners will consider a franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service during their meeting Tuesday. Also the commissioners will hear from department heads and consider a budget adjustment for Milnesand Fire Department.

TRIO Day on agenda for city council

Freedom New Mexico Portales City Council will consider declaring Friday TRIO Day in Portales. The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The proclamation — an annual one — is meant to draw attention to three programs at Eastern New Mexico University: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and College Success programs.

Feb. 2 ENMU Briefs

Sigma Chi wins Santa Cop challenge Sigma Chi Fraternity won a challenge to contribute the most food, money or toys to Operation: Santa Cop. The group topped competitors, other Greek organizations on campus, in all three categories. In early December, Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage and ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin issued the challenge. On […]

Cowboy poets appreciates rural way of life

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]

Schools utilizing text, e-mail notification systems

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For area schools, new ways of communicating now mean just a few keystrokes can open the door to reaching the community. Floyd Municipal Schools is one example of schools changing the way they inform faculty, staff, parents and students when school is closed or delayed, as was the case […]