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.

Base preps for tax time

By Cannon Tax Office: 27th Special Operations Wing For many, tax season can be one of the most overwhelming and dreaded times of the year. However, the Cannon Tax Office can help you complete your tax forms for free Tuesday through April 17. All active duty personnel, retirees, and eligible dependents may have their federal […]

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 […]

Military OneSource offers free tax filing

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials encourage military families to once again take advantage of the free electronic tax filing services offered through Military OneSource. People can access the H&R Block at Home program by going to Military OneSource at http://www.militaryonesource.com/ and clicking on “Tax Filing Services.” More than […]

One year filing deadline for TRICARE claims

By Tyler Patterson and Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — When you visit the doctor, you probably pay your co-pay, then leave. But what if you visit an out-of-network doctor or have other health insurance? You might need to file your own TRICARE claim, something your TRICARE network provider is required to do for […]

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. […]

Free tax help offered

Cannon Air Force Base Yes, it’s that time of year again: tax season. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple and free at the Cannon AFB Tax Office. The Tax Office will open for this year’s season Jan. 28 and remain open through April 15. They will begin scheduling appointments Jan. […]

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 […]

Campaign season

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor People say they don’t like them. New research may bear that idea out, but most people agree that negative campaign advertising works. “There’s an interesting distinction between what candidates call a contrasting issues ad and a negative ad,” said Sue Strickler, professor of political science at Eastern New Mexico […]

Tax filing deadline moved

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Income tax procrastinators have two extra days to file their taxes this year because the traditional April 15 deadline falls on Sunday. The 2006 tax deadline is April 17. Curry and Quay County residents affected by the March 23 tornado also catch a break, according to a press release […]

Taxpayers have two extra days to file this year

By Tonya Garner Procrastinators have two extra days to file their tax returns this year. Since the traditional April 15 filing day falls on a Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for most Americans to 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Jerry Carlton, U.S. Postal Service supervisor in Clovis, said the deadline for residents […]

Tax center to open

Courtesy of the 27th Fighter Wing Tax Office One of the most dreaded times of the year is once again upon us: tax season, however, completing and filing tax forms can be painless, simple, and free at the Cannon Tax Office, which will open Jan. 26 through April 17. The Tax Office is now located […]