City officials pushing for xeriscaping

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales city councilors are pushing for a water conservation measure they say should have been enacted decades ago. Councilors Keith Thomas, Gary Watkins and Ron Jackson, with help from city Planning Director Sammy Standefer, are working to write an ordinance that would require new construction to have all private yards […]

EPCOG reacquires major contract

Sharna Johnson The Eastern Plains Council of Governments has regained a major contract that triggered lay-offs when it was lost in December to a competitive bidder. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board (EAWDB) contract has been returned to the hands of EPCOG, where it is expected to remain for at least 18 months, Interim-Director Sandy […]

State education department warns of fake letters

A New Mexico Public Education Department spokesman said a form letter sent under a New Mexico Family and Parent Involvement Advisory Council letterhead to school superintendents and media outlets, including Freedom New Mexico, was fabricated. “The letter is a fake,” said Beverly Friedman, NMPED Public Information Officer. “Someone is using the letter head without our […]

Meetings watch: New recreation center director introduced at council meeting

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Argen Duncan During the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, councilors: • met new Portales Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe. Kibbe has a master’s degree in health and physical education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, both from Eastern New Mexico University. Having started work Monday, she said she plans to […]

EPCOG to lay off five employees after losing contract bid

Sharna Johnson The Eastern Plains Council of Government’s loss of a contract for the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board (EAWDB) means five Clovis workers will lose their jobs. EPCOG’s bid to continue its role as the administrative and fiscal agent for the EAWDB, however competing bidder New Mexico Tech Net was selected. But at least […]

Council appoints Keith Thomas to Ward D seat

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Argen Duncan Keith Thomas, co-owner of Portales Home Medical Equipment, is stepping into the Ward D Portales City Council position Michael Miller vacated. The council voted to appoint Thomas at their meeting Tuesday in City Hall. Twelve people applied to finish the last two years of Miller’s term after he resigned because he moved to […]

City rec director gives notice

At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, councilors: • learned that Recreation Center Director Andi Copenhaver has given two-week’s notice of resignation and center staff member Sharianita Robinson would take over as interim director. Community Affairs Coordinator Nicole Thornton said Copenhaver was taking a job in her hometown until her husband […]

EPCOG to hold special meeting

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday in Clovis to consider updated policies. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street.

Sept. 7 PJHS news

Student Council Student Council officers were elected last week. The following posts were elected: Presidents – Ashlynn Idsinga and Kobi Shillings Vice Presidents – McKenzie Bucksath and Randy Lovato Secretaries – Serina Johnson and Zak Bouldin Treasurers – Alex Victor and Travis Connell

PJHS news — Aug. 31

Student council Council candidates presented their speeches to the student body on Friday, with elections held immediately following. Students vying for officer positions were McKenzie Bucksath, Ashlynn Idsinga, Serina Johnson, Alex Victor, Zak Bouldin, Travis Connell, Randy Lovato and Kobi Shillings. Election results will appear in next week’s school news. Volleyball Our seventh- and eighth-grade […]