Board votes to extend Fowler’s contract

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales School Board voted unanimously Monday to extend Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through the 2009-2010 school year. Fowler is in his third year as superintendent in the Portales district. He served as a teacher and administrator in the district for 19 years early in his career before becoming […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]

Hardin’s contract renewed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Following a lengthy executive session, Roosevelt County Commissioners voted unanimously to renew County Manager Charlene Hardin’s contract for four years. “We’re all extremely satisfied with the county manager and pleased with the work she’s done,” said long-time commissioner David Sanders. As a part of the contract, Hardin’s salary will […]

Hospital working to address ER staffing problems

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital administrator James D’Agostino told hospital board members he is making a vigorous review of the hospital’s emergency room physician contract services after problems last week. D’Agostino said he made the decision to go on diversion (refer emergency room patients) to Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis […]

Regents renew president’s contract

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Regents rehired President Steven Gamble’s and heard a report outlining the potential for a drop in enrollment this fall at a Saturday meeting in Portales. The board of regents approved a one-year renewal of Gamble’s contract with a raise of 5.8 percent bringing his annual […]

Air service plan crashes to halt

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis’ air service deal with Great Lakes Aviation has been grounded. City and state officials raised concerns after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Wyoming-based company a contract to provide air service between Clovis and Denver instead of the city’s choice — Albuquerque. The $2 million contract awarded last […]

Board of regents reorganizes

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents held their regular meeting at the Ruidoso Campus on Friday. Reorganization of the board was the main focus of the meeting with the election of officers and introduction of new student regent Charles Britton. Officers elected were: • President — Jay Gurley • Vice President — […]

Councilors address street concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the Portales City Council’s regular meeting drew to a close Tuesday, Councilor Jake Lopez finally spoke about what had been on the minds of many — road conditions in Portales. “Our streets are terrible,” Lopez summed as he questioned what could be done. Lopez said he was referring […]

Superintendent’s contract extended

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools superintendent Randy Fowler got the school board’s stamp of approval at Tuesday’s regular board meeting with an extension of his contract through the 2008-2009 school year. The board also learned high school athletic director Don Gomez announced his retirement in a letter to the superintendent dated […]

Verhines hopes to keep position with ENMRWA

By Tony Parra The $300 million Ute Water Project for eastern New Mexico communities may have a new project manager by May. Or the job could go to the current project manager. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members announced that Scott Verhines submitted his two-weeks notice to Louis Berger Group Inc. of Albuquerque in […]