Ute Water Project bill to receive second House vote

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico An omnibus bill including authorization for the $432 million Ute Water Project is receiving another run through the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 22, also known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects — including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. It passed the Senate on a […]

Cannon to receive $26 million from stimulus package

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive $26.4 million from the federal economic stimulus package. Capt. Mae-Li Allison of Cannon Public Affairs said $12 million would go to a new Child Development Center, $12.8 million was earmarked for facility improvements and $1.7 million was headed to family housing […]

Capping pay would further mar economy

President Barack Obama has announced a cap of $500,000 a year on the pay of senior executives at distressed financial institutions that receive bailout money deemed “exceptional assistance” from the taxpayers via the federal government. This is an understandable move considering the circumstances, but it carries some dangers. One can understand the populist impulse behind […]

Children make cards for airmen

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen deployed overseas will soon receive a package of cards from second-grade students at James Elementary School. The children made the cards as part of an annual “Red, White and Blue” coloring contest to celebrate Veterans Day, according to Portales Police Detective Kirk Wilson, Adopt-A-Cop […]

Mayor’s Christmas Tree program set

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Santa is coming to Portales early this year, and he might stop at a few more houses. A tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a visit from Santa, is scheduled to brighten the evening Monday at City Hall. The evening offers a chance to give a gift to children who might […]

Oct. 22, 2008 Briefs

Education retirees to meet The Roosevelt County Association of Education Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Several members will be reporting on the State Convention for Education Retirees. Delman Shirley will speak about legislative decisions. County to receive additional funds Roosevelt County will receive an […]

Local Briefs Oct. 19

PNT Staff Reports Food bank to distribute commodities The Life Saver Food Bank will be distributing commodities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building.To receive commodities, individuals must be residents of Portales, not receive assistance from other organizations and meet income guidelines.Information: 356-2005. Tickets available for Pops Dinner Concert The 2008 Pops Dinner […]

Racing commission to announce decision Aug. 25

BY Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the state’s sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to an officials from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to […]

July 20, 2008 Dora News

Physicals being offered Athletic Director Ty Thatcher and coach Pablo Pena have arranged for sports physicals to be available to Dora student athletes entering grades six through 12. The exams will be given in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In order to receive a physical exam, students must bring a […]

ENMU to receive nearly $1 million in technology money

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University at Portales has been awarded almost $960,000 in federal grant money to make technological upgrades to its computer, telecommunications and multi-media classrooms. The $957,967 grant derives from an earmark secured by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, during the FY2008 appropriations process, according […]