June 19 — Weekly update

Charges deferred in gambling sting The 10 people charged with petty misdemeanor gambling after a state special investigations agent found them playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker for money Dec. 30 have been accepted into the pre-prosecution diversion program, according to online court records. Deputy District Attorney Donna Mowrer said people are put into the program [...]

Bovine TB meetings scheduled

An informational meeting on the bovine tuberculosis situation in Roosevelt and Curry counties with the new split-state status is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the McAlister Room of the Jake Lopez Building on the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The New Mexico Livestock Board will also discuss cattle movement regulations, TB testing requirements and premises registration [...]

Area schools to be honored by state

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Benefits of being a smaller school district, have contributed to Dora Consolidated Schools and Elida Municipal Schools meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress requirements recentl. The two schools districts, along with 27 other districts across the state will be recognized today in Santa Fe for their achievement in obtaining and [...]

SEC should exempt small businesses from Sarbanes-Oxley law

Editorial: Freedom Newspapers An advisory panel to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally recommended that thousands of smaller publicly traded companies be exempted from the strict accounting and reporting requirements imposed by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley law, passed in the wake of the collapse of Enron. “The benefits that are derived by investors are [...]

School board discusses teacher salary requirements

By Michelle Seeber The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss the 2004-2005 budget and approved the transportation contract for next year with Shearer School Buses. During the budget work session, board members discussed salary requirements set forth by House Bill 212, which the New Mexico Legislature approved in 2003 to reform [...]