United Way donations slightly up

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico raised $522,599 during its 2010-11 campaign, according to a release Monday from the organization. The amount raised is up about 1 percent from last year’s total of $514,694. But the total is about 10 percent below the 2008 total of $580,000 raised between Curry and Roosevelt counties. The […]

Stores aim to stock locally-grown produce

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Kevin Wilson Stores are going local, and searching for those who are growing local. Wal-Mart recently announced plans to double its sales of fresh produce from local farms in U.S. stores over the next five years, bringing the total to 9 percent by 2015. The amount is higher than some area merchants, but still trails […]

Portales past: Aug. 11, 1955

Aug. 11, 1955: Burglars had obtained an undetermined amount of narcotics after breaking into the Booth Prescription Pharmacy. The pharmacist in charge said the burglars took only older types of narcotics, leaving the newer kinds.

Your happiness depends on you

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Today is a gift from God. How you use this day is up to you. We all have the same amount of time, and we can have a good day or a bad one. You make the choice for the kind of day you have, and you can make it […]

Drug task force makes significant cocaine bust

Freedom New Mexico The Region V Drug Task Force has intercepted what investigators call a significant amount of cocaine being transported to Clovis Monday. Jorge Sanchez, 31, and Felipe De Jesus Gandara, 31, are being held without bond on an immigration hold, charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to traffic cocaine, according to Curry County […]

Contest will determine ENMU mascot names

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Will the new ENMU live mascots next season be Loyal and True or will it be Vic-Tory whenever the greyhounds make an appearance? The public will decide as Eastern New Mexico University is staging a mascot-naming contest through Nov. 24. Five sets of names for the male and female […]

City painstakingly rebuilding Web site

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Take a complicated Web site, one with a vast amount of content from several different departments, then write down the gist of each page on a corresponding 4×4-inch post-it note — and then stick them all on a huge poster board almost the size of a single wall. That […]

Legislation proposes changes to train security, warning bells and fines

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The New Mexico Rail Runner Express could have its own police patrol, would ring its bell for a shorter amount of time in Santa Fe and could tap into more funding under measures moving in the House and Senate this session. Another measure would increase by $90 the fine […]

Dec. 20, 1949

The Portales Daily News reported that the Portales Post Office hit a new record for the amount of business in one day for the second time in one week. The day’s total was 30,000

Portales receives Hubbard grant

The city of Portales received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation for the summer physical education and recreation program. This is the second year

Health savings accounts best thing to come from medical cost debates

Editorial The lame-duck session of Congress that also marked the end of 12 years of Republican domination of the legislative branch ended Saturday morning with more of a whimper than a bang. Nine of the 11 “normal” appropriations bills remained unpassed, leaving the federal government to rely on “continuing appropriations” that will fund agencies at […]

Bill coming due soon on public pension crisis

Editorial When it comes to the mounting nationwide pension crisis, it’s best to follow the advice, “At first, do no harm.” Nationwide, unfunded public and private pension liabilities are at an unfathomable $800 billion. That’s the amount of benefits owed, beyond the funds available to pay them. USA Today reported last month that “taxpayers will […]

Bulk of BRAC money earmarked for law firm

By Freedom Newspapers Only $350,000 of the $500,000 of taxpayer money pledged to save Cannon Air Force Base has been budgeted so far, Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said on Thursday. Fiscal responsibility is at the heart of decisions being made by the mutual-aid group, Thomas said. “Out of this money that is pledged it […]

Commissioner upset over road funding changes

By Tony Parra A rash of holiday crimes has the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department deputies tracking down cases of burglary and forgery. Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said during the Roosevelt County meeting on Tuesday that burglaries during the holiday season amounted to a loss of an excess of $32,000 in cash and property. Rick […]

Commission agrees to terms for wind farm bonds

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday approved to go into negotiations with Padoma Wind and Power on land use in Roosevelt County to build a wind farm and a resolution for the issuance of industrial revenue bonds. County attorney Randy Knudson said he has been in consultations with Mike Groshek, an industrial […]

Portales schools to receive Internet funds

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The federal government will pick up a portion of the tab for Portales schools’ Internet and telephone services again this year — and that could save the district tens of thousands of dollars. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., recently announced the potential award from the federal E-Rate program. The […]

Committee makes budget cuts

By Tony Parra Finance Committee members were in limbo as to the status of funding for the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce and the Community Services Center, but eventually made cuts during Wednesday’s meeting. Finance committee members decided to make a 6.8 percent cut to the contracted services of Community Development coordinator Kim Huffman’s salary and […]