2-10 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 8

Panel derails tougher DWI penalty measure

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Some state senators cited financial reasons as a Senate committee on Monday effectively killed a bill that would have increased DWI penalties. Currently there is no mandatory jail time for first-time DWI offenders in New Mexico. However, Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, would impose […]

Legislative tidbits: Funding for elections

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 9

Legislative tidbits: Drop-out rate

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 13

Legislative tidbits: Finding the missing

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 14

Legislative tidbits: Memorial service set

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 16

Snow days always memorable

By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Snow day — those words always sounded so good. We always used to get up early on snowy mornings and turn the radio up loud so we wouldn’t miss the proclamation that the weather was just too bad to hold school. Actually I don’t ever remember missing a school closure […]

1-28 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 21 Restaurant tax would fund promos A measure (HB 189) carried by Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe, would generate between $6 and $6.5 million for the state’s Department of Tourism advertising budget. The 1/4 of one percent tax would be imposed “on the gross receipts of a prepared food or alcoholic […]

Legislative tidbits: Furlough Frito pie

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 23

Legislative tidbits: Measure would prohibit texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 19

Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

Seasonal flu vaccines available at clinic

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received additional seasonal influenza vaccines, and currently has injectable vaccines at the immunization clinic. Because there are several days with adjusted hours due to exercises, holidays and training in November, call your Primary Care Manager team or Immunizations at 784-4040 if you have questions.

Troops won’t help troubled Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and four straight days of intensive discussions with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry provided the pressure. The result was to convince the current and probably future President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, to agree to a runoff election Nov. […]

I’ve discovered a gem in TV land

By Thomas Garcia: Guest columnist With everything on TV these days — from reality TV to game shows, special interests, food programs and sports and news — it’s hard not to find something to watch. While I enjoy episodes of “NCIS” and “24” and “Man vs. Food” along with “Adult Swim” programs, I often find […]

RGH clinics moving closer to rural status

PNT staff The Roosevelt General Hospital Board learned Tuesday the Portales clinic is 90 days away from being able to bill as a designated rural health clinic, once Medicare and Medicaid send a billing code. The new billing number will allow the clinic to bill under the rural health clinic designation so in time they […]

Ticket feature: Dawg Days back at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days’ schedule is packed with information and entertainment. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU each fall to help familiarize incoming freshman with their new school. The event runs Sunday through Tuesday. Shandra Smith, co-director of Dawg Days, said the event is a mix […]

Mule Days offers parade, rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Mule Days, set for Saturday, includes a pancake breakfast, parade, mule rodeo and more this year. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 319 S. Main St. At 10 a.m., the parade with the theme “Mules Makin’ History” starts at the south end of […]

Border residents gather for annual celebration

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is a permanent fixture on his calendar. The end of July celebration features a parade from Texico to Farwell, barbecue, music, games and vendors. But for Christian, Border Town Days is a time for friends. “It’s just a chance to get […]

July 24 Cannon Community

School days near — The School Age Program is accepting applications for the 09-10 school year. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Center, Bldg. 54. Forms can also be found online at cannonforce.com under the Youth Center page. Information: 784-2747.

Organizer: Border Town Days ‘hometown thing’

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Border Town Days isn’t a huge event, organizers say. It’s more like a family barbecue — with two really big families. The communities of Texico and Farwell, which share the Texas-New Mexico border, will celebrate the last weekend of July as they have for the last 43 years — with […]