Credit unions angry over bailout tax

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Federal credit unions, including those serving millions of military patrons, are fighting to keep off their books nearly $5 billion in charges that regulators have assessed to bail out their largest “corporate” credit union. The U.S. Central Federal Credit Union was in danger of insolvency due to losses on mortgage-backed [...]

Tough times for dairy farmers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Area dairy farmers, like their counterparts around the nation, are struggling financially due to the global economic downturn. Alan Anderson of Anderson Dairy near Portales said milk prices are low and many dairies, including his, are locked into high-priced feed contracts set when predictions for milk prices were much [...]

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Search the public officials database to find out more about your local officials, including their contact information, political party and districts of responsibility. Included are federal, state, county and city officials for communities within Quay, Curry and Roosevelt Counties.

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community [...]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against [...]

Ronald McDonald House marking 25th anniversary

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than 7,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo since it opened in 1983, including several hundred from Clovis and Portales, according to House executive director Jan Reid. Several local McDonald’s will help the Amarillo chapter of the global charity celebrate its 25th anniversary on [...]

Probate Judge Candidate: Barbara George

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Name: Barbara A. George Age: 67 Occupation: Teen Court Coordinator Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: I have been elected to various positions including: church clerk, NM HPER secretary, Delta Kappa Gamma, President; Teen Court State Quadrant Representative. What is your background? I graduated from Texas Tech University and had my [...]

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, father take stand

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The prosecution continued its case Wednesday morning with testimony from five witnesses, including Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. Edward Salas is being tried for the first-degree murder of Carlos [...]

2-3-08 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet Heather Christensen, youth services librarian for the Portales Public Library, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. Christensen will be reporting on a number of efforts [...]

Bush approves Cannon funds

Staff and wire reports President Bush on Tuesday signed an increase in the Pentagon’s non-war budget that includes funding for the purchase of five CV-22 Ospreys destined for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Air Force Special Operations officials. Authorized was $453.7 million for the Air Force purchase of V-22 Ospreys, and $238 million for [...]