Cigarette tax hike proposed

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Anti-tobacco advocates say they have one way to help the state solve its budget crisis and help prevent smoking: Raise the tobacco tax in the state by $1 a pack. The idea could bring in $29.7 million in the first year. Although a bill has yet to […]

State conducting risk survey

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Health has your number. Now they would like answers to questions about your health. The DOH is making phone calls across the area to gather information. The annual survey, dubbed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, is designed to collect information on behaviors and risk factors for […]

Dec. 16, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that U.S. Geological Survey mapmakers were working extensively to survey and accurately map Roosevelt County. By this time, the northern portion of the county was almost complete, but the Dora-Milnesand area still needed more surveying and research.

Commissioners adopt salary survey results

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday adopting the results of a salary survey that lays out guidelines for new pay scales across every department in the county. Commissioners passed a resolution earlier this spring adopting a pay scale, but rescinded it after learning chief deputy positions were […]

Local students track with state’s rate of risky activity

By Marlena Hartz, Freedom Newspapers Students in Curry and Roosevelt counties are doing drugs, having sex and engaging in other risky activities at rates comparable to students across the state, according to data from a controversial student survey. That isn’t necessarily positive, said Dan Green, a New Mexico Department of Health epidemiologist who visited Clovis […]

ENMU earns ‘A’ from graduating seniors

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University received a good grade from students in its exiting senior satisfaction survey this spring. The results show ENMU ahead of other the state’s five other four-year institutions in three major categories — curriculum, students services and overall assessment. ENMU’s charts compare 2006 data against the […]

Plains Regional receives citations

by Tonya Garner By Tonya Garner CNJ Staff Writer tonya_ garner@link.freedom.com  Plains Regional Medical Center has received 26 citations for violating federal regulations, according to a federal report issued after a May investigation. The extensive investigation was performed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services […]

Students focus on careers

By Mike Linn Lori Noland feels lucky she’s on the verge of landing a job in her field, just three weeks after graduating college. The 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate said she has been through the interviews, and if she gets security clearance, she’ll work as a contracting specialist for the National Security Agency, […]