Federal reports not reliable source

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When we talk about someone being “over-prepared,” we think of a person who is very thorough and able to handle all possible contingencies. It is a good habit to have especially if you are someone who regularly messes up and therefore must be ready to respond when you […]

Udall discusses health care, North Korea at town hall meeting

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says the federal government won’t force people into a national health care plan and the United States won’t go to war with North Korea. Udall led a town hill meeting in a packed room at Eastern New Mexico University on Friday evening. The freshman senator said he wants […]

Board set up to distribute stimulus money for Curry County food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29 application deadline. A local board made up of the United Way, Salvation Army, Food Bank, […]

May 29, 1966

Roosevelt and Curry counties were the two New Mexico counties included in President Johnson’s action to extend the federal food stamp program to 29 counties in 15 states. The program would begin in Roosevelt County on June 3.

Editorial: Court ruling could negate need for FCC

In ruling that the Federal Communications Commission was justified in changing its policy toward what are delicately referred to as “fleeting expletives” — words considered indecent or profane uttered once or twice during live broadcasts rather than as part of a prewritten script — the U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped the First Amendment issue that could, […]

Governor discusses priorities for federal stimulus money

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Gov. Bill Richardson listened to local officials’ funding priorities Tuesday evening in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, and said he wanted to help with Greyhound Arena air conditioning and moving an indoor arena to the county fairgrounds. Richardson was traveling the state on a “listening tour” to learn about priorities […]

School board budget will decrease next year

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales Municipal Schools has a tentative budget of $22.2 million for next fiscal year, down $821,191 from this year. Board of Education members approved the tentative budget at their meeting Monday in the schools’ administration building. The district must submit a final budget by June 20. For the upcoming […]

Budget adjustment on school board agenda

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Monday, school board members are set to vote on adjusting the budget to use federal stimulus money and to hear a request for them to take a stance on the possibility of a zone change that would allow a restaurant to open near Portales High School. The meeting is […]

Federal status for RGH delayed

Freedom New Mexico

City officials hope to see stimulus money

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Officials in Portales are hoping to see money from the federal economic stimulus package, but they don’t know exactly what they will get. The Reinvestment and Recovery Act, signed in February, appropriated money for a variety of things. “The purpose of the Reinvestment and Recovery Act is to stimulate […]

Editorial: Relationships don’t need federal approval

Two consenting adults agree to have sexual relations. Police and prosecutors — and maybe even federal agents — stand ready to pounce. Two consenting adults want to put a stamp of permanence on their relationship. Legislators and lobbyists brace for constitutional rewrites. In the first example, the government acts if money changes hands. Whether the […]

State seeks change to cover federal funds

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Airport to undergo renovations

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Municipal Airport will undergo significant improvements over the spring and summer upon receiving federal and state grants worth more than $600,000 Portales city councilors agreed to accept the money at the Portales City Council regular meeting Tuesday night. The state grant, in the amount of $23,684 is […]

Porn industry fine without federal dollars

Freedom New Mexico The porn industry wants economic stimulus. It wants a federal bailout, which should resolve any confusion as to what this country has become. Some don’t believe in the free market’s ability to turn garbage into gold, to deliver anything and everything a consumer could ever want. People like that have never examined […]

Tax season approaching

By Myra Barnum: Cannon Tax Office manager Tax season, one of the most dreaded times of the year, is once again upon us. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple and free if you come to the Cannon Tax Office, which opens on Jan. 26 and will remain open until April […]

TRICARE cost increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows why some military retirees and veterans could face higher out-of-pocket costs if the Obama administration and Congress take bold moves to reform the U.S. health system and to make federal health programs more efficient. Among 115 “options” presented, though not endorsed, […]

Official: “Cow tax” reports unfounded

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Livestock officials are concerned the federal government is considering charging fees for air-polluting animals. They contend the “cow tax” is a possible consequence of a highly technical Environmental Protection Agency report released last week on greenhouse gases. EPA Spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn said the concerns are unfounded and the report […]

CFC update

Cannon’s 2008 Combined Federal Campaign has now reached 133.3 percent or $66,625 of its goal of $50,000 and 90.4 percent of base personnel have been contacted through Nov. 16. The campaign ends on Wednesday. The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful workplace campaign. One of Cannon’s goals is to have 100 percent contact […]

Combined Federal Campaign kicks-off

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2008 Combined Federal Campaign season is underway, following its official launch here on Oct. 16. The CFC, which began in the early 1960s, is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, and there are more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the world […]

Roosevelt General Hospital recipient of federal, state funds

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital will receive more than $200,000 in federal and state-matched funds. The funds are made available to sole-community provider hospitals by the New Mexico Excess Gross Receipt Tax, said James D’Agostino, RGH administrator. “A hospital in New Mexico did not apply for the excess funds,” D’Agostino said. […]