City council to update improvement plan

Freedom New Mexico The Portales City Council will take public comments and also plans to vote on what to include in its Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. It’s part of the council’s agenda for a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday — a day earlier in the week than normal. The plan designates which improvements in roads, [...]

Hospital board meeting set

Roosevelt County Hospital Board has scheduled its regular meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital. Agenda items include nursing services and medical staff reports. Administrator James D’Agostino will also have reports related to rural health clinics, recruitment and legislative actions.

`High hopes’ for takeover

By John Sena: The New Mexican Hundreds of College of Santa Fe supporters packed the Capitol Rotunda for a rally Tuesday afternoon hoping their voices would sway legislators to approve a state takeover of the school. Various attempts to stabilize finances and increase enrollment at the school have failed, and partnership talks with two other [...]

Basketball camp accepting applications

Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only for boys and girls ages 10-19. College basketball scholarships are possible for players selected for the All-American Team. Locations include Phoenix; Babson Park, Fla.; Gainesville, Ga.; Champaign, Ill.; Glassboro, N.J.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Marietta, Ohio; Lebanon, [...]

GOP blueprint should include return to roots

Freedom New Mexico It’s tough enough for a party to lose a national election, but even tougher for its leaders to listen to the myriad advice from all corners, including from the pundits on Freedom Communications editorial pages. So the Republican Party must now endure the ritualistic finger-pointing, circular firing squad and lectures following Democratic [...]

Republicans sweep county votes

PNT staff Roosevelt County voters bucked the national and state trend, choosing Republican John McCain by 4,285 votes to 2,270 votes for Democrat Barack Obama. Totals include 6,683 ballots, including most of the absentee votes. Roosevelt County voters also favored Republican Steve Pearce for U.S. Senate, though Democrat Tom Udall is projected to win statewide. [...]

Local Brief Oct. 5

The Southeastern New Mexico Sandhills Fun Walk-Run will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Pep Community Building. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with a Halloween costume contest, followed by a 5K and one mile walk-run. Other events include a kids’ wagon pull, wheel chair race, and stick-pony race. Entry fee [...]

Portales Fire Department open house set for Saturday

The Portales Fire Department will host an open house at 301 S. Ave. C from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week, said Fire Chief Jon Bridges. The open house will include equipment displays and demonstrations. Demonstrations include:10:30 a.m. — Hazardous materials11:30 a.m. — Vehicle extraction12:30 p.m. — Tours of the fire [...]

Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a [...]

9-23 Club Notes

Zeta Upsilon Zeta Upsilon, chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, kicked off the 2007-08 club year with a brunch Aug. 25 at the Bread Basket. Two other Portales chapters, Xi Lambda and Pi Master, joined Zeta Upsilon. Zeta Upsilon is making plans for Oct. 11 when the chapter will entertain with a barbecue dinner and a [...]