Curry, Roosevelt counties receive more than $2 million in grants

Kevin Wilson and Sharna Johnson This week five communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties got the more than $2 million boost they need to complete important projects. State Community Development Block Grants were awarded Tuesday during an allocation council meeting. Of 11 communities in Eastern New Mexico who applied, Curry and Roosevelt counties were awarded […]

County to receive emergency management grants

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County will receive $42,500 in emergency management grants. The grants are from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and distributed through the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. City of Portales Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger said Roosevelt County received money for three projects. Wattenbarger said $20,000 would […]

Press Release: New Mexico to receive over $9 million in homeland security grants

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) today announced nine million in Homeland Security grant awards to cities and counties throughout the state. “We are pleased to help New Mexico’s communities enhance their law enforcement, fire, and emergency management agencies as they continue to protect the state and […]

Press releases: USDA Grants for Rural Community Development in District Available

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Press release: Bingaman: N.M. universities receive grants to support Hispanic students

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that four New Mexico Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) will receive federal grants to enhance their ability to serve underserved students and develop a skilled work force. HSIs are schools with a high percentage of Hispanic students. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of […]

Fire departments to use grants for water tanks

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Two Roosevelt County fire departments have received grants allowing them to provide better service while lowering home insurance premiums for residents. Floyd and Arch fire departments learned Monday they were chosen to receive $100,000 each through the state Fire Marshal’s Office Grant Council. The money is earmarked for water […]

Opinions mixed on new student loan law

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A new law was signed Tuesday gives students a break with more money for Pell grants and only having to deal with one lender when it comes to student loans. President Barack Obama signed the new law this week. The law, tacked on to the health care bill, eliminates […]

Thursday morning briefing: grants and Hawaii Bowl

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Clovis, Melrose to receive grants

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer On the day many people sent money to the government, Melrose and Clovis saw government funds come to them. Wednesday, Curry County was awarded a $500,000 grant to build a Melrose health clinic, and a grant of the same amount went to the City of Clovis to repave Pile […]

United Way community grants decrease

Freedom New Mexico Feeling the effects of a slow economy, United Way of Eastern New Mexico is giving less this year because it’s getting less. The charitable organization received $530,000 in pledges this year compared to $580,000 the previous year. United Way is distributing $272,000 in grants this year to 18 agencies in eastern New […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Club Notes

RGH Auxiliary The first meeting of 2009 for the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the home of president Sid Phillips on Jan. 21. President Phillips called the meeting or order with the reading f the Auxiliary Prayer. She introduced a visitor, Sherry Fahrenkrug. Sherry demonstrated a duck puppet and suggested it be sold in […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

PHS boys finish third in meet

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second time in a week, the Portales High boys saw what figures to be some of their toughest competition in Class 3A postseason play in Grants and Socorro. After beating both teams soundly in last week’s Leroy Gooch Invitational at Ruidoso, the Rams settled for third place this time […]

Rams falter in overtime at state tournament

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By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — After regulation, the game played out more like a regular season mismatch than overtime in the state tournament semifinals. The shooting lines in overtime speak volumes. Portales: 1-of-6 field goals and 0-of-2 free throws. Grants: 2-of-2 and 11-of-11. The Pirates survived two potential game winners at the end of regulation, […]

Rams prepare for second-seeded Grants

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — Needing only one win to clinch a spot in the Class 3A state tournament finals, Portales coach Mark Gallegos said he’s glad the team had Thursday off. “It’s nice to have a day off,” Gallegos said. “We’re going to go back to Bernalillo and work out. You get a chance […]

Grant program targets downtown

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales’ downtown district is getting a facelift, one building at a time, thanks to a new grant program targeting small downtown businesses. The Portales MainStreet Organization members with the help of Portales city officials have awarded three grants totaling $5,000 for facade improvements to downtown businesses. Debi Lee, city manager, […]

Portales’ first trip to state a short one

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent With only one senior on the roster heading into the state tournament, the Portales Rams knew that their softball future was promising. They just didn’t know they would have to start thinking about that future so quickly. The Rams were shellacked 14-0 by defending champion Grants when the Class 3A […]

Portales gets set for rematch with Grants

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By Kevin Wilson If the Portales High softball team needed more motivation than a state championship, all its members would need to think of are two numbers — 18 and 0. The former is the score of Grants in last year’s regional championship against Portales, the latter Portales’ score in that same game. The teams […]

Ram golfers end up sixth

PNT Staff GRANTS — Portales High’s boys shot a little better on the second day and moved up one notch to sixth in the state Class 1A-3A golf tournament at Coyote del Malphis Golf Course. The Rams improved three strokes over their first-day total with a 316 to finish at 635 and three shots ahead […]

Youth leads PHS to third place

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — With eighth-graders Donavin Sanchez and William Archibeque leading the way, the Portales High boys golf team finished the first day of the Leroy Gooch Invitational in third place in Class 1A-3A team standings. The final round of the tournament is scheduled for today. Sanchez shot 35-43 — 78 and Archibeque came […]