ENMU regents to meet Tuesday

PNT Staff Report The Board of Regents meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University in the Campus Union Building. Regents will consider tenure approval for faculty at Roswell, the fall academic calendar and new programs. Also on the agenda are a weight training facility, electrical distribution project and an identity theft policy. The […]

Press release: New Mexico receiving child care funds

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Workforce center holds open house

Employers in the Portales area are invited to the New Mexico Workforce Connection-Roosevelt County center for an open house 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 100 S. Avenue A, Suite 110. The center has new staff members and a new conference room that employers may use for interviewing job candidates. Staff members are offering presentations […]

Programs gives offenders second chance

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Alternative Sentencing Programs and Educational Networks of New Mexico (ASPEN) has been giving people convicted of crimes the chance to turn around their lives for the last seven years. District, magistrate and municipal judges in Roosevelt County often sentence offenders to attend the program in conjunction with paying […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Briefs

Turkey dinner runs today The Elida United Methodist Church is holding its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today in the Elida school cafeteria. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger. Information: 575-274-6356. Silent auction ongoing Portales senior volunteer programs will hold their annual silent auction Tuesday through Nov. 18 […]

Local Briefs March 23, 2008

Portales Public Library has spring break activities planned this week The Portales Public Library has programs and activities planned for all ages during this week’s spring break from school. The following is a list of free, scheduled activities which are open to the public: Tuesday — At 5 p.m., teens are invited to participate in […]

Academy won’t fix shortage of government workers

Editorial The big brains were meeting at Princeton earlier this month, mulling strategies for getting more of America’s best and brightest to choose government service as a career. We didn’t attend, so we can’t be sure our thoughts on the subject weren’t touched on, but one solution seems obvious enough to us: remove the stigma […]

Act should be reformed in non-election year

Editorial In what appears to be a desperate attempt to salvage some semblance of a legacy from a lame-duck period, President Bush indulged in a bit of political theater last week. He assembled a group of civil rights leaders at the White House and herded them into the Rose Garden to plead with Congress to […]