Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses

The Associated Press Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses ALBUQUERQUE — Residents were returning home Monday after officials lifted evacuation orders forced by a wind-driven wildfire that burned five houses, drove people from a racetrack casino, and knocked out power in part of a southern New Mexico resort area. Barriers into […]

Ruidoso fire claims five houses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wind-driven New Mexico grass fire that has destroyed five houses and several barns, forced evacuations and knocked out power to about 1,000 homes and businesses has tripled in size, but fire crews hoped improved weather conditions would help them Monday, officials said. More than 100 people at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack […]

Book review: “Fly Fishing, Life, and Other Things I Have Tried”

Former Portales resident Joe Farr has written a humorous book about his fishing and RV experiences. Joe lived in Portales from 1973 to 1985. He opened his first KFC in Portales in 1974 and operated it until 1985. He also owned the KFC in Clovis from 1981 to 2007. He is now retired and lives […]

Meetings watch: ENMU board of regents

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met Friday at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus. According to ENMU President Steven Gamble, the board: • Elected new officers. Regent Marshall Stinnett is president, Regent Chad Lydick is vice president and Student Regent Robert Wachter is secretary/treasurer. • Approved administrator emeritus status for Dwight Rogers […]

Services set for Elida chief

Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony, 45, died from an apparent heart attack Thursday while hunting Elk around Ruidoso. According to a news release, a firefighter’s funeral is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Anthony grew up in Elida. He was farmer and worked with the youth ministry for a […]

Lee to accept Ruidoso position

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Ruidoso Village Council has approved a contract to hire Portales City Manager Debi Lee, who said she will take the job. The Ruidoso Village Council unanimously approved the contract Tuesday, said Barbara Fleming, deputy village manager. According to the contract, she said, Lee’s salary is $95,000 a year […]

Ruidoso targets Portales’ city manager

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Portales’ city manager is negotiating a contract to become the Ruidoso village manager. Ruidoso Mayor Ray Nunley said his village council agreed at their meeting Wednesday night to let their attorney work out the contract with Debi Lee. If Lee accepts the position, Nunley said her start date is […]

April 14, 2009 ENMU briefs

Employee/Student Briefs ENMU student Noel Hunt has been named Mrs. New Mexico and is running for Mrs. United States. Michael R. Elrod, president of ENMU-Ruidoso, has announced that he will retire next January. Michael F. Shaughnessy of ENMU and Dan Greathouse of Portales Municipal Schools have had an interview accepted for publication in the October […]

ENMU to build new main campus for Ruidoso branch

By Gabriel Monte

ENMU campuses financially stable

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University officials last week reported that the main campus in Portales and its branches in Ruidoso and Roswell are in good financial shape. But they’re proceeding cautiously because of the economic environment. Here is a synopsis of the financial reports presented at Friday’s board of regents […]