Portales Junior High news — April 13

NMSBA testing ends Students finished the writing and science part of their state-mandated testing last week. They will have MAPS testing later this month. Data from the MAPS tests gives educators and students alike a look at their learning progress through the year. Money raised for cancer research During the week of March 15-19, students […]

Elida school news — April 13

Monday-Wednesday: Standards Based Assessment testing for grades 3-6 Tuesday: Baseball at Portales JV, V, JV – 3 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday: 4-H meeting in Waverly Criswell’s room at 5 p.m. Thursday: Varsity track meet at Melrose Friday: Baseball at Texico – V, JV – 3 p.m. doubleheader. Saturday: Varsity track meet – Fort Sumner Saturday: State […]

City uncertain when Greene Acres Lake will reopen

Freedom New Mexico Greene Acres Lake continues to be closed to the public and city officials are unsure of when it will reopen. Interim Parks and Recreation Director and Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the lake is being tested regularly for elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria. High levels of the bacteria were discovered […]

Governor hopeful testing waters

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Allen Weh said Tuesday he’s not officially running for governor yet. But he also said he’s made his first campaign promise, and he’s running his exploratory campaign as if he is a candidate — and people can draw their own conclusions. “We’re doing this in a campaign mode,” said […]

RGH testing for MRSA

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Freedom New Mexico

Events Calendar Oct. 3

Today Voting Machine Testing — 9 a.m. Courthouse basement. Saturday Blessing of the Animals — 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, corner of Avenue C and Second Street. Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. Monday-Friday WPA Art […]

TB testing expected for state’s cattle

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom Newspapers By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing is expected to be extended to the whole state starting next week, according to the state veterinarian and officials of the New Mexico Livestock Board. New Mexico is expected to be added to a list of states that have been […]

Baseball ’roids report may demonize unfairly

Editorial The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players […]

State requests help with TB problem

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici has asked Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns for help as New Mexico grapples with the containment of bovine tuberculosis cases discovered in eastern counties of the state, according to a press release from the senator’s office. Domenici, R-N.M., asked Johanns in a letter Tuesday to work with New […]