VA to discuss changes to services

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans Admin-istration will hold a series of public meetings announ-cing discontinuation of contract care at nine VA clinics in northern New Mexico. Nine access point clinics in Embudo, Chama, Coyote, Penasco, Ribera, Roy, Springer, Truchas and Wagon Mound will be closed as of March 31 under the plan. The VA plans […]

Attorney general candidates discuss open government

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico invited attorney general candidates Matt Chandler and Gary King to share their views on New Mexico’s Open Records Act and Inspection of Public Records Act. King accepted the invitation we made to both candidates to write a guest column. Chandler responded to questions submitted via e-mail.

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Oct. 6

During the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning at the county courthouse, commissioners: • voted to renew a contract for Stephens Construction and Ready Mix Inc. of Texico to haul road materials for the county. The estimated contract value is $100,000, according to the contract. Stephens is paid per ton and mile, and $67.50 per […]

Air Force to hold public scoping meetings

The Air Force is planning four meetings in northern New Mexico regarding a proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation forces at Cannon Air Force Base. A LATN area allows airmen to practice low level military flight activities (between 200 and 500 feet above the ground). The airspace identified extends […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Sept. 21

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners: • recognized Mark Dunlap for 25 years of service with the county Road Department. • approved Sole Community Providers Supplement money for Roosevelt General Hospital. The hospital is receiving almost $453,000 from the state, and county is to provide about $88,400. • heard […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Sept. 6

The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday: • Accepted the Dalley windmill collection, which will be used as a tourist attraction. The county is seeking donations of materials to rebuild and refurbish some of the taller windmills. • Approved a contract for library services between Roosevelt County and the New Mexico State Library. The county budgets […]

Higher education master plan up for discussion at town hall meetings

Members of the public have a chance to tell state officials what they want in higher education in New Mexico. Higher Education Department Secretary Viola Florez and members of her staff are scheduled to hold town hall meetings Monday in Clovis and Portales to collect input about their state higher education master plan. “We don’t […]

Meetings watch: RGH board

At the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting Tuesday board members: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the hospital and physicians clinic ended the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a joint profit of $620,000. Stevens said that number is preliminary, but she doesn’t expect significant changes from coming adjustments and auditing. • Heard from […]

Meetings watch: County commission

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed Chairman David Sanders to the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee. • Voted to form a Dalley Windmill Collection Committee to come up with a cost estimate and plan for moving a windmill collection that Bill and Alta Dalley of Portales have offered to donate […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Regents approve renovation

At the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents special meeting Thursday: • President Steven Gamble said the campus had a record number of participants in summer camps. • The board approved spending $740,000 to renovate the University Annex in Portales, creating an animal science laboratory as well as a welding shop shared by the […]