It’s their job: School resource officer provides mediation, counseling, services

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Portales Police Master Patrol Officer John Mondragon is serving as the school resource officer this year at Portales High School and Portales Junior High School. He has worked with the Portales Police Department since 2001, and has 21 years law enforcement experience. What does your job consist of? I’m a liaison between the schools and […]

Udall to visit ENMU

PNT staff Friday, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a town hall meeting 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University in the Campus Union Building Sandia Room. He will discuss and take questions about the first six months of the 111th Congress. In addition, Udall is set to distribute the new GI Bill […]

School board will discuss county youth resource team

PNT Staff Report Adopting a Roosevelt County Youth Resource Team will be one topic discussed at Monday evening’s Portales Municipal Schools Board meeting. The issue was first discussed during a board meeting last fall, but was postponed for further research. According to the Board of Education, the Youth Resource Team is designed to address school […]

Resource rules should affect all

We applaud New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman for co-authoring legislation that would grant American Indian tribes more flexibility in how they manage natural resource development on reservations and trust lands. Handled responsibly, increased development of natural resources will bring more prosperity to often impoverished reservations, enhance tribal self-reliance and reduce American dependence on energy imports. […]