Commissioners OK burn ban

Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a resolution banning open-fire burning for the next 45 days. The resolution puts into effect a standing county fire burn ban. County Manager Charlene Webb said the resolution will ban all open-flamed fires, such as trash, tumbleweed and other debris burns and uncovered fire pits or […]

Only one resolution needed

I think I’ll just forego the whole New Year’s resolution thing this year. What’s the point? With the Mayan calendar running out in December I’ll never get the chance to enjoy the benefits and might spend all year trying to accomplish them only to be swept away in cataclysm. Granted, losing about 120 pounds and […]

Driver’s license resolution unfair

Roosevelt County commissioners who supported the resolution to change the law that allows immigrants to get a driver’s license undermine our cherished values of equality and fairness. In the last legislative session, the senate decided to keep driver’s licenses for immigrants because it was the right thing to do. Religious leaders and people of faith […]

Resolution passed in support of ending driver licenses for foreign nationals

Argen Duncan Local officials differ in their beliefs on whether illegal immigrants should receive New Mexico driver’s licenses. Former Gov. Bill Richardson instituted the issuing of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Current Gov. Susana Martinez wants the practice stopped and has asked for support from local governments. The Roosevelt County Commission adopted a resolution Tuesday […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School stuff, flat bacon and kissing the bricks

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Going to market Tops on the agenda for the Clovis school board today is a resolution approving the bond issue to fund a new middle school and renovations at existing buildings. It’s the final paperwork before heading to market with this multi-million dollar bond […]

Clovis backs request for water system project funding

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Friday in support of funding for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project. The vote was taken during a special meeting. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the resolution is a show of support for requesting $25 million for the project from the eastern New Mexico’s […]

Weight loss tough resolution to keep

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in shape and […]

Commission to vote on grant, hospital money

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to consider a sole community hospital payment request for Roosevelt General Hospital and a resolution authorizing submission of a Community Development Block Grant during their meeting at 9 a.m. today in the county courthouse.

Airport funding on council agenda

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council faces a light agenda Tuesday with money for airport services comprising of two of the four action items. The council will consider a resolution to submit an application for FAA funding at the airport. A separate item will ask the body to approve a bid for a building […]

City council to discuss pledge resolution

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Portales City Council may weigh in on a proposed state regulation allowing public school children to opt out of saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. The agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting includes a vote on a resolution to oppose any change in the state Public […]

City council approves two-way Main Street

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In another step to bring Main Street from a one-way road to one capable of two-way traffic, the Portales City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday during their meeting at City Hall. Tom Howell, interim city manager, said the New Mexico Department of Transportation office in Roswell requested the […]

New year resolution: Husband goes

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist 2009 will be a shocking year for me. I’m not going to sky dive or bungy jump, I’m too scared for that, but I still want to do something fearless. I’m ready to take this step. I’ll learn to use commas correctly. To, make, my, husband, happy, so, that, he, […]

City youth program aims to improve rec center

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer To employ youth, create murals in the Portales Recreation Center and clean up that facility, the City of Portales is entering into an agreement with the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps. At their meeting Tuesday night in City Hall, city councilors approved a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute […]

City councilors approve alcohol resolution

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer City councilors on Tuesday approved a resolution allowing the Portales MainStreet Organization to host a beer and nut festival on city property. MainStreet wants to host the event Oct. 25 — the date of Eastern New Mexico University’s homecoming — on the site where the Farmers’ Market is held. […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

County enacts local fire ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After discussion Tuesday threatened to revisit Roosevelt County’s fire ban ordinance, county commissioners instead put a ban in place utilizing the provisions within the ordinance adopted last year. Commissioner Gene Creighton said he had concerns that the ordinance wording still wasn’t adequate. He felt that verbage providing for local […]

Commissioners use new ordinance to enact fire ban

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor After discussion Tuesday threatened to revisit Roosevelt County’s fire ban ordinance, county commissioners instead put a ban in place utilizing the provisions within the ordinance adopted last year. Commissioner Gene Creighton said he had concerns that the ordinance wording still wasn’t adequate. He felt that verbage providing for local […]

Resolution to lose weight overrated

Most of us make resolutions in the New Year and probably have a hard time keeping them even for the month of January. On top of this list there usually is the timeless favorite “losing weight” resolution. It lasts for about one to two weeks and then goes out the window because truth is, no […]

Council receives unexpected funds

PNT Staff Report Unexpected money rained down on the Portales City Council from Santa Fe during Tuesday’s regular commission meeting. It came in the form of a state legislature appropriation for $120,026 that Jim Good, director of the Portales Senior Citizens Center, had been unaware of previously. He said he was recently contacted by the […]

PAT gets council’s budget OK

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council gave the nod for Portales Area Transit to pursue funding from New Mexico Department of Transportation to allow the operation of its transportation programs. Councilors expressed concerns that the $55,164 request on the proposal was out of range with a cap they had previously placed on […]