Town set for military boost

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers For the mountain community of Colorado Springs, Colo., change is certain. In the next few years, the size of nearby Fort Carson will more than double. As overseas assignments in Germany, Europe and Asia shrink to create a more mobile military, more than 10,000 troops will be assigned to the […]

Feb. 5, 2006 Letters to the Editor

All of us eligible for Part D Medicare have known for many months the choice was ours. Part D has 17 certified and approved providers in New Mexico. Each one of them has one or more plans; in fact there are 42 plans. We can no longer run to the doctor, get prescriptions, then run […]

Commission to visit Eastern’s campus

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will be getting a visit on March of 2007, but the importance of the visit is signified by the more than two years of preparation by university officials for the visit. The Higher Learning Commission members of the North Central Association will be touring the campus […]

Portales city council sets sights on U.S. 70 project

Tony Parra Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors have U.S. Highway 70 listed as their top construction priority for funding from the New Mexico State Department of Transportation during Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. The money would be requested through Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership program to improve state highways during the 2006 legislative session. […]

Man returns lost Bible to rightful owner

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Frank Buckley was running errands with his sister Tuesday when he noticed the black, leather-bound book on the side of the road on Prince Street. “I immediately knew it was a Bible,” Buckley said. “I asked my sister to turn around.” Buckley said his sister was hesitant to execute a U-turn […]

Deputy situation updated at county meeting

PNT Staff Law enforcement updated county commissioners on the inmate counts and continued search of deputies during Tuesday’s meeting. County Sheriff Sergeant Rick Short said the department is operating shorthanded and continues to search for deputies to fill the vacancies. Short said he has 10 applicants and is setting up a test date for them, […]

Study approved for cheese plant road

By Kevin Wilson The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday allowed $70,000 in capital outlay to be available for a feasibility study on a road in Roosevelt County leading to the Glanbia cheese plant near the Roosevelt-Curry County border. The measure, which passed by a 3-0 vote, will keep the commission as the fiscal agent for […]

Students unite for bible study

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By Laurie Stone Four students affiliated with The Thomas Moore Outreach Ministry on Campus at Eastern New Mexico University have stepped into a place of leadership to unite people for God in a nondenominational Bible study. Rev. Tobin Hitt encouraged Rodrick Chambers of Victory Life Church, Lucero Tirado and Fide Davalos of St. Helen’s Catholic […]

Sept. 29 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 1-8: Rocky Burris, Tim Bob Wilson, Anna Fay Lee, Shalie Anthony, Cindy Hendershot, Shane Ferguson, Troy Fine, Florine West, Caleb Widner, Durwood Dixon, Benny Jenkins and Verna Widner. Movie Debby and Burton Smith have recently bought the Charlie Neeley two-story house in Elida. The film group of a movie […]

Water study lacking

By Jack King Studies of the financial capacities of members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority to pay for the project remain incomplete, consultants said Wednesday, at the authority’s meeting in Clovis. The incomplete reports drew a sharp expression of impatience from at least one board member. Jason Bass, an economic consultant from […]

Water could cost more than some willing to pay

By Jack King CLOVIS — A 2003 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation economic analysis estimates the Ute Water Project could cost more than residents in many communities would be willing to pay. The study — written in May 2003 by Steven Piper, a BOR resource economist, for use in the project’s conceptual design — states Portales […]

Water board hires help for financial studies

Jack King Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to let the Albuquerque securities firm Dain Rauscher do a study of the authority members’ financing capacity, while awaiting the completion of a second, related, study. Kevin Powers, a vice president of Dain Rauscher’s municipal fixed income division, said company personnel will visit […]

Economy at risk if Cannon goes down

By Darrell Todd Maurina Shutting down Cannon Air Force Base would cost the state of New Mexico at least $122 million each year in value-added income, according to a new study by a research team at New Mexico State University — and that’s on top of $111 million in lost payroll from Cannon and $52 […]

Officials want to raise minimum water level for Ute

Jack King Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to recommend raising the minimum water level to which Ute Lake will be allowed to fall. Officials said raising the level — called the “minimum pool level” — will give additional protection to recreation and tourism in Ute Lake, but will slightly reduce […]

Proposed bill would help fund transporting inmates

David Arkin By David Arkin PNT Correspondent A bill introduced on Wednesday by a local lawmaker could provide $2 million for the transportation of parole violators. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, said from his Santa Fe office that he introduced SB 90, legislation that would appropriate funds to the state’s Corrections Department to reimburse counties for […]