DoD disability board understaffed

A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael F. LoGrande, president of the […]

Santa Fe depot, Harvey House oldest buildings in Clovis

By Don McAlavy I n 1908, Burns Agency was started in back of the old Citizens Bank on Grand Ave. It was an insurance and real estate business, but moved several times. It’s now at 5th and Mitchell streets. It was started by Frank Burns, but ran many years by a son, the late Jim […]

Greyhounds add special teamer to roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added punter/placekicker Michael Cottingham of Hutto, Texas, for the 2010 football season. Cottingham punted 23 times an average of 33.5 yards last season for the Hippos, and also kicked 25 extra points and three field goals. He was voted second-team All-District 25 4-A last fall. The Greyhounds […]

Conflicted over modern technology

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist At times I’m a little conflicted over technology. I love it for the most part but there are downsides. Let’s take cell phones for instance. My contract is up and I’m thinking real hard about upgrading to a new model. Music and e-mail in my phone sound like handy things […]

Bill would seek more scrutiny on public contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to […]

Business feature: Funeral director switched career path from medicine

ku1zg1-123bizfeatwheelerweb.jpg

Freedom New Mexico Scott Reeves planned to be a doctor but feels he answered a higher calling. Reeves owns Wheeler Mortuary. The business has been around since 1924 and has been helping families through difficult times. Reeves and his wife Debbie run the business. “I felt it was better to become a funeral director rather […]

Oct. 5, 1970

The Portales News-Tribune reported that a crashing thunderstorm at about 2 a.m. the day before showered Portales with 0.18 inch of good rain, then hedge hopped around the area between Portales and Floyd with a checkerboard pattern of scattered showers. The shower was welcome, but farmers were nervous about the possibility of a wet harvest […]

Oct. 2, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, blocking back Harold Shackelford’s work in the past Friday’s Portales-Friona game had just earned him recognition from Portales news media members as Ram of the Week. Shackelford, who runs fullback in Portales’ modified wing T offense but in reality rarely carries the ball, was “hitting on almost every offensive play,” […]

Commission approves hospital money

PNT Staff Reports Roosevelt County Commissioners approved supplemental funding for the Roosevelt General Hospital during a special meeting Wednesday at the county courthouse. RGH Administrator James D’Agostino said with the supplemental sole community provider program, the county sends money to the state, which handles the paperwork, and the federal government provides a match.