ENMU to seek tuition increase

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University administration is recommending a 6.5 percent tuition increase for next year, Director of Media Relations Wendel Sloan said Thursday. For the increase to become effective, the Board of Regents would have to approve it. The next Regents meeting is April 26.

Dorm demolition

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Argen Duncan Tearing down three dormitories and building a new one is more cost-effective than renovations, Eastern New Mexico University administrators have said. ENMU regents voted to demolish Lincoln, DeBaca and Chaves halls, all unoccupied dorms, at their meeting Jan. 19. President Steven Gamble expects them to approve construction of a new dorm on the […]

Commissioners approve water tank bid

At a Roosevelt County Commission special meeting Monday: • Commissioners approved a $91,688 bid for a water tank for Arch Fire Department. County Manager Charlene Hardin said the department had a $100,000 grant and was providing $20,000 in matching funds. Bids for other work needed to install the tanks, such as well work, are coming […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Regents approve renovation

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents special meeting Thursday: • President Steven Gamble said the campus had a record number of participants in summer camps. • The board approved spending $740,000 to renovate the University Annex in Portales, creating an animal science laboratory as well as a welding shop shared by the […]

Meetings Watch: Commissioners approve jail contract

The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday and commissioners: • Approved an agreement to house Roosevelt County inmates in for Lea County. Under the agreement, Roosevelt County could send adults for $100 a day and female juveniles for $125 a day. County Manager Charlene Hardin said the county has an agreement to house inmates in Tucumcari […]

Commission to OK fairgrounds arena funding

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County commissioners are expected today to approve money for moving an existing building from Colorado to Portales, where it will serve as a new indoor arena at the fairgrounds. On the commissioners’ agenda is a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Finance and Administration and Roosevelt County concerning the arena. […]

ENMU Board of Reagents approve funding requests

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has approved research and public service projects, while working to get money restored to the school from last year’s budget cuts. During their meeting Wednesday on campus, the board approved a request to submit a list of projects for the Legislature in January. Two […]

Commissioners approve county manager pay raise

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have given the county manager a 4 percent pay raise, citing her performance and experience as the reasons. The commission voted unanimously, with Commissioner Jake Lopez absent, for Charlene Hardin’s pay increase after a closed session at their meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse. “She deserved […]

ENMU regents approve $51.9 million budget

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a $51.9 million budget on Friday, about $5,000 less than the budget for the 2008-2009 school year. ENMU President Steven Gamble warned the budget will be

Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]

Clovis city commissioners approve raises

Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 […]

Council puts water line fix in motion

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted Tuesday to approve Smith Engineering’s proposal to design improvements for a 24-inch water line that has broken three times in the last two years. “We received five very, very good proposals,” said City Manager Debi Lee. An evaluation committee selected Smith’s proposal because it […]