Oil-and-gas rights debate draws crowd

By Phaedra Haywood: The New Mexican Oil-and-gas industry representatives and advocates of increasing the rights of landowners who don’t own the mineral rights under their property squared off Wednesday before the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which drew a standing-room-only crowd. Debate is scheduled to resume Friday on House Bill 219, which deals with […]

Jan. 11, 1956

Jay Morgan, a local attorney, announced that he would run for the second seat the county held in the state House of Representatives. A constitutional amendment passed the previous September had added another seat in the house.

State officials listen to local concerns for capital outlay

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Senators and representatives are seeing an increase in money requests from cities and counties they serve and on Thursday they listened to what Portales city officials wanted. Mayor Orlando Ortega informed Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, Rep. Joe Campos, D-Santa Rosa and Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell about […]

Clovis being considered for meat packing plant

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers By Tonya Garner CNJ Staff Writer Mum is the word from Clovis officials on the possibility a Wisconsin-based meatpacker is considering a plant in eastern New Mexico. The Clovis area is one of two sites being considered for a plant that could employ up to 2,500 people, according to published reports […]

Celebration returning to Portales

By Tony Parra Portales was such a popular place for the Channel 10 television representatives two years ago that the station will be making another trip to Portales for its Summer Celebration Tour. During the tour on July 11, Channel 10 anchors will be conducting a telecast live from the downtown square in Portales. Portales […]

Congressman Pearce poses questions at town hall meeting

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers A questioned posed by Congressman Steve Pearce made one local business owner think of the Oscar Mayer Weiner. Specifically, Sid Strebeck envisioned the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, or something equally recognizable and memorable that eastern New Mexico could use to glean national attention to help save Cannon Air Force base. The […]

ENMU in negotiation for Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra Country legend Willie Nelson may just be going “On The Road Again” and make his way down to Portales for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials confirmed that university representatives are in negotiations with the country singer to perform in Portales. “Officially we haven’t released anything,” Jeff Blake, program […]

Jan. 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • There will be no school Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Basketball • Monday, junior high girls and boys vs. Fort Sumner here, 5 p.m. • Tuesday, JV boys, varsity girls and boys vs. Gateway Christian here, 4 p.m. […]

Bingaman pays visit to Portales

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By Tony Parra U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said it is possible for the Ute Water Project to receive federal funding from congress but one of the issues is exactly what percentage of it will be from the federal department. Bingaman introduced a bill to the senate which would require 80 percent of funding come from […]

Local democrats meet with presidential campaign officials

Tony Parra The Iowa Caucus has kicked off the 2004 election year and the Roosevelt County Democrats are all in agreement of one thing: No more George W. Bush. About 50 democrats met to hear officials representing the campaigns of Howard Dean and Sen. John Kerry at the Memorial Building on Monday. “I’ve thought a […]