Committee votes to increase fees

The House Armed Services Committee has endorsed key portions of the Obama administration’s plan to begin to raise out-of-pocket costs modestly for some TRICARE beneficiaries, particularly working-age retirees. The committee voted early Thursday to allow the first bump in TRICARE Prime enrollment fees in more than 15 years. Retirees not yet eligible for Medicare would [...]

Emergency responders budgeting for rising fuel costs

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Argen Duncan With rising fuel prices, local emergency response agencies are working to be efficient without cutting services. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Malin Parker, Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill and Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols said they are budgeting more for fuel in the upcoming fiscal year, but cutting patrols or emergency response is [...]

Easter happenings

The following is a listing of Good Friday and Easter services at area churches: Clovis churches • Victory Life Church — 10 a.m., Sunday • Central Baptist — 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday. No Sunday School. Guest singer Adam Paul Williams to sing with choir and perform concert at [...]

Good Friday and Easter Services

The following is a listing of Good Friday and Easter services at area churches:

ENMU briefs — April 6

Grad students offering speech therapy services With a collaboration between the Eastern New Mexico University Child Development Center and Communicative Disorders Program, graduate practicum students have started providing speech-language therapy services to pre-school students at the CDC. The center serves 3-, 4- and 5-year olds and is located on campus. Each week, the CDIS practicum [...]

Letter to the editor: Slashing public services not budget remedy

Slashing public services not budget remedy Stephanie Maez-Gibson, communications director for the Center for Civic Policy, responds to an article in Wednesday’s PNT: In a recent piece Paul Gessing gets it wrong when he states that New Mexico public services can continue to be slashed. Our teachers are already forced to purchase their own school [...]

Clovis One-Stop Career Center renegotiationg services, lease

Argen Duncan Representatives of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board are negotiating a contract for fiscal and administrative services, and renegotiating the lease for the Clovis One-Stop Career Center, according to information from the board’s meeting Tuesday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. The board previously put out a request for proposals [...]

Their view: Taxes necessary to maintain public services

Taxes necessary to maintain public services I can sympathize with Kent McManigal’s anti-government stance in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune, but in the case of the Hotel Clovis there was no other entity that could keep the structure from continued deterioration. Prospective owners, especially those who envision public housing or a nonprofit use for the facility are [...]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 10

Graduate student presents video game thesis Graduate student Robin Haislett attended and presented her thesis on “The Video Game Final Fantasy VII and Feminist Themes” at the International Graduate Student Research Conference at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, Nov. 4. Health services offering flu shot Today through Friday ENMU Health Services will provide [...]