National debate no substitute in Senate race

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Since last November, both Tom Udall and Steve Pearce have been racing toward this November, and the election for the Senate seat left vacant by Pete Domenici’s retirement. They’ve disagreed on many issues as they’ve met people across New Mexico, and they’re set to disagree on “Meet the Press.” […]

Udall staffer to hold office hours

A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress or the federal government is […]

Local Briefs July 6

PNT Staff Reports Udall staffer to visit Clovis, Portales A staff member for Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Clovis and Portales this week, according to a news release.Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by […]

Events Calendar June 4, 2008

TodayUdall aide Christopher Neubauer office hours — 1-2 p.m. Portales City Hall ThursdayENMU Choir Camp concert — 2 p.m. Buchanan Hall at the Music Building SaturdayHabitat for Humanity Workday Saturday — 8 a.m., Construction trailer and Restore, 308 N. Main, PortalesSummer Reading Program kick-off — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Portales Public LibraryOasis Interpretive events, […]

Udall talks education, economy

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Rep. Tom Udall addressed the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday during a visit to the area. Udall, D-N.M., touched on legislative appropriations that would help eastern New Mexico, noting he serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is serving his fifth term in Congress. Pauline […]

Udall requests aircraft for Cannon

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., has requested five CV-22 Ospreys and four MC-130J be designated for Air Force Special Operations Command in order to speed up Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a special operation’s wing. Udall requested the funding be included in a supplemental funding bill currently being drafted by […]

Udall stumps in Clovis

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon Air Force Base keeps its new mission if he is elected to the Senate. He said the Special Operations mission will help fight new conflicts and would make sure Cannon has all the facilities needed to support it. […]

Udall formally enters race for Senate

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will seek the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. “I have not been aiming for this job, but I am aiming for a better New Mexico and a better America,” he said. After Domenici announced he […]

Aide: Udall’s in race for Senate

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall has decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici, according to an aide. “He’s definitely running,” Tom Nagle, Udall’s chief of staff told The Associated Press. The congressman will make a formal announcement when he’s back […]

Wild animals must be managed

Editorial Leave it to career bureaucrats to make a federal case out of a little wildlife problem. The federal government’s answer to an exploding elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park is typically complicated and unnecessarily expensive, with the Park Service planning to hire specialized sharpshooters, at undoubtedly inflated rates, to cull the herd gradually […]

Udall talks wages, health care in town hall

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Minimum wage and health care were the dominant topics Monday during U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s Town Hall Meeting at Portales City Hall. The wide-ranging discussion also covered topics from student loans to the Iraq War. It was Udall’s first meeting in Portales since Democrats took control of the U.S. […]

Udall vows to continue conservation program

By Tonya Garner Congressman Tom Udall is concerned about the USDA’s plan to dramatically reduce participation in the Conservation Reserve Program. According to Udall, D-N.M., 1,664 farmers and ranchers in New Mexico are currently enrolled in the CRP program. This keeps 596,624 acres of environmentally sensitive land out of crop production. The bulk of this […]

9-15 Local Briefs

Udall aide to hold office hours A staff member of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Portales next week. Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents at Portales City Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may call 763-7616. Anyone […]

City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and […]

Udall pays visit to local Democrats

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., told members of a largely Democratic audience that the Republicans in Washington are not doing enough to help Americans, but also said Democrats need to do more if they hope to change that. Udall was the guest during a luncheon organized by Friends of […]

Base supporters view enclave as a positive

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Members of a Cannon Air Force Base advocate group urged the public Tuesday morning to regard the federal decision to enclave the base as positive. “Now we have a definite opportunity. I don’t feel like we are in limbo. I feel like we have a known,” said Clovis banker and […]

State, community leaders focus on defending Cannon

By Mary Perea: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say they will arm themselves with data and lead the charge to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said the staffs of the congressional delegation have worked with all the bases, but now it’s time to […]

Bill to provide job protection for family members

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers It was a ladder and a light bulb that most recently reminded Bethany Hiller of the man who is missing in her life — her husband, a Cannon Air Force Base senior airman deployed Kyrgzstan in central Asia. “It’s the little things that you take for granted,” said 22-year-old Hiller, […]

Supporters: Cannon will survive BRAC

By David Irvin Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation, local supporters of Cannon Air Force Base and even some independent analysts agree Cannon has strong military value and should survive this year’s Base Realignment and Closure process. But the looming questions are whether BRAC commissioners will focus on military value — and what is military […]