Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Bill tracker: New bills introduced

Tonjia Rolan Local area legislators have introduced 14 new bills since Jan. 26. The deadline for filing legistlation was Feb. 1. House and Senate bill progress has been updated to reflect information available 5 p.m. Monday.

Tuesday filing day for state, county elections

Tuesday is filing day for candidates running in the June 1 primary elections for state and county offices. The following positions are up for election: Roosevelt County: • Assessor • Magistrate judge • Sheriff • County Commission District 3 seat; South Portales, Dora and Causey area • County Commission District 4 seat; Elida and southwest […]

Filing date for municipal elections near

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer With the Portales mayor’s position, four city council seats and the municipal judges position up for election March, the day for hopefuls to make their candidacy official is less than a month away. The only declared candidate filing day is scheduled for Jan. 5. Candidates wishing to declare can […]

Xcel delays submitting rate revision

Freedom New Mexico An Xcel Energy spokesman said Wednesday the company has postponed filing its revised rate increase request. Spokesman Wes Reeves said the revised request will be significantly lower than the 6.2 percent increase orginally sought last December. Reeves said the new filing could be presented Friday to the state Public Regulatory Commission.

Area taxpayers filing earlier this year

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT correspondent To tax-filing procrastinators, Lloyd Harrison says “haste makes waste.” These are words of warning from Harrison, a Portales tax preparer with Anchor Accounting. He advises folks to begin early today to meet the midnight deadline for filing 2008 income tax returns. Everyone must meet the deadline — even if requesting […]

Events Calendar Dec. 16

Today School Board Candidate Filing — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office, Roosevelt County Courthouse. Candidates file for Feb. 3 election. Melrose High School Christmas Program — 6:30 p.m. Commons area of Melrose High School. Wednesday Flu shots — 10 a.m. to noon. Valley Furniture, 101 S. Main St. Roosevelt County Health […]

Tax deadline is Tuesday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Post offices around the country will be postmarking income tax returns up until midnight on Tuesday, helping last-minute filers make the April 15 federal tax filing deadline. “We won’t be open until that time, but we’ll make sure that anything dropped into our mail drop until midnight gets postmarked. […]

Probate, one commissioner spot contested

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the five races for Roosevelt County offices drew a crowd on filing day Tuesday. In Commissioner’s District 2, Richard (Rick) Leal is challenging incumbent David Sanders. In the probate judge’s race one Republican Mark Paternoster and three Democrats, Lavern Standifer, Barbara George and Mickey Morgan have filed. […]

Jan. 10, 2008 Local Briefs

Textbooks available for public review Teachers, parents, and other community members are invited to review and comment on the proposed Education Career Technical, Adult Basic Education and Driver Education textbooks approved for adoption by the State of New Mexico’s Department of Education Instructional Material Bureau. The textbooks are available for examination at the Instructional Resource […]