Superintendent’s contract approved by school board

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales schools will have continuity of leadership for at least the next four school years. The Portales board of education voted Monday to extend superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through July of 2012. Fowler currently makes about $114,000 a year. Any raise during the next four years would have to […]

School board OKs grade policy

PNT Staff Reports The Portales Municipal School Board approved an updated grade adjustment policy at their regular meeting Monday night. The policy defines the teacher’s role in assigning grades to students and changing grades due to mechanical or clerical errors. “We needed to update the grade adjustments policy to make sure we are being fair […]

Council votes to move forward with grant application

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council sped through its business Tuesday, finishing in 30 minutes. Councilors quickly approved most agenda items and tabled two business items. Among the items approved was a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance that will allow the city to receive funding from the New Mexico […]

Senate committee OKs Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that includes authorizing about $26.4 million for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The bill, which approves about $119 billion to fund military construction projects, will be introduced to the full senate for consideration, […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

Dual credit expanded between PHS and ENMU

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District and Eastern New Mexico University are teaming up to extend and expand higher education opportunities for Portales High School students through a dual credit agreement. The deal was struck earlier this month at a meeting between PMSD officials and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, and was […]

Roosevelt General still wrestling with clinic certification

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors is continuing its effort to have its clinics federally approved as hospital-based rural health clinics. The topic was discussed during Tuesday’s board meeting. A letter of approval from the department of health, which has been received, is only one step. A state […]

Council approves economic incentive

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter City Council members approved the spending of $43,148 for capital improvements for

Jail expansion complete, officials delighted

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter County officials are pleased with the expansion and renovation of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The $3.3 million expansion which was approved by the Roosevelt County commissioners in February 2006. Wilson and Wilson Construction of Clovis was contracted for the addition at RCDC. The construction of the new addition […]

Councilors accept housing money

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors gave quick approval to a grant agreement that officials hope to use for a project that will construct affordable housing downtown. The $250,000 grant agreement comes from state severance tax bonds that were approved in the 2007 Legislature. Another $200,000 was approved in this year’s Legislature […]