Clovis, CAFB join forces on clean energy plan

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The state, the U.S. Air Force and three New Mexico cities agreed Wednesday to pursue solar, wind and “cow power” projects with the aim of increasing the use of clean energy. The potential projects include a wind electricity generation facility and a plant to produce energy from dairy […]

SUV, pickup sales feel affects of gas crunch

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter The rise in the price of oil and gas has had mixed effects on the sales of full-size pickups and sport utility vehicles, according to Clovis and Portales dealerships. “With the rise in gas prices we’ve seen an increased interest in fuel efficient cars and pickups with smaller engines,” […]

Events Calendar July 24, 2008

ThursdaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. FridaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.Oasis State Park Interpretive series — 7 p.m., group shelter at the park, this week natural history exhibits including, skulls, furs, tracks and insects will be on display. SaturdayWomens breakfast […]

ENMU professor examines unique ‘Roswell Rock’

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter An Eastern New Mexico University’s professor doesn’t believe a mysterious rock discussed recently on a nationally syndicated radio program that features programming related to UFOs and conspiracy theories is extraterrestial. ENMU professor of geology James Constantopoulos examined what is known as the Roswell Rock Circle earlier this month at […]

‘Superbug’ infections tracking higher at RGH

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt General Hospital staff members are increasingly concerned about the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections, at the hospital. Director of Patient Care Gayle Richerson told RGH board members Tuesday at their regular meeting that the percentage of staph infections that turn out to be the MRSA […]

Tucumcari civic leaders ready to make their pitch for racino

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

Xcel: Controlled outages possible

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy officials said Tuesday controlled power outages in the Texas-New Mexico region are a possibility if generators at two area coal burning plants remain off-line. In the meantime, customers are being asked to continue to reduce electricity demand in light of the unplanned repairs and expected high demand due to heat. […]

Floyd News July 23, 2008

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesSaturday — Jared LeeMonday — Betty Gossett, Chance SmithTuesday — Tammy Chandler

Fire department collecting toys

The Portales Fire Department and Movie Gallery are teaming up on Saturday for “Christmas in July.” People are asked to bring gently used or new toys to the Movie Gallery at 1031 W. Second St. The fire department mascot Sparky will be on location. The toys will be donated to the fire department’s annual refurbished […]

Events Calendar July 23, 2008

TodaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.Children, Youth and Families Department’s ice cream social promoting foster and adoptive parenting — 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CYFD office 221 W. Llano Estacado in Clovis. Information: 624-6071, ext. 124.Lt. Gov. Diane Denish visit — 1 p.m. in front of Memorial BuildingKiwanis Swim meet […]

All-Stars continue to roll at state tourney

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars will take to the field once again against Carlsbad for a chance to advance in the state 10-11 Little League Championships. The All-Stars defeated Deming 13-0 Tuesday night in the fourth due to the run rule, said All-Star coach Sammy Villanueva.“We took the wind out of them early, […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to continue power conservation

FNM Staff Persisting maintenance issues with two generators in coal-fire power plants in Muleshoe and Amarillo has affected electricity production, according to an Xcel Energy press release. Xcel Energy officials are asking customers in West Texas and eastern New Mexico to continue to turn off unnecessary appliances and lights until 7 p.m. today, according to […]

Xcel Energy upgrades Energy Alert; asks for further reductions in demand

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KENW-TV goes live, digital

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer The first live, digital and high definition program was broadcast Monday at Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW Broadcast Center. The hour-long program that ran from 8-9 p.m. featured information about the upcoming conversion of analog television to digital television. “The purpose of the program is to clear up the […]

Bees set up shop at clinic

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A portion of the Portales Medical Clinic at 320 South Ave. — including the main entrance — was closed about 8 a.m. Monday after a colony of bees was discovered, according to officials. Officials were concerned the insects could be Africanized honey bees, although that has not been confirmed, […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to limit electricity use today

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy officials are asking customers to limit power use today as expected electricity demands could outweigh production. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company shut down two generators Monday in coal-fire power plants in Muleshoe and Amarillo after discovering tubes in the boilers were leaking. Reeves said the generators would […]

It’s Their Job: Gaynelle Thomas

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Name: Gaynelle Thomas Job: President of the Portales Woman’s Club, organized in 1903. Thomas has been in the club for the past 20 years. The Woman’s Club meeting house is a historic site located in downtown Portales. Background: Thomas is co-owner of the Print Shop and has also worked for the New Mexico Christian Children’s […]

Events Calendar July 22, 2008

TodayRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30 a.m., RGH conference room.Summer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. WednesdaySummer VBS — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.Children, Youth and Families Department’s ice cream social promoting foster and adoptive parenting — 5:30-6:30 p.m., at CYFD office 221 […]

All-Stars advance with Monday win

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-4 win over Raton at the 10-11 year-old Little League All-State state tournament. Roosevelt found itself in a pitching war of attrition Monday against Raton, a team it had dispatched easily 18-2 on Saturday. Portales was sent to the […]

Roosevelt County eliminates Raton at state tourney

PNT Staff Report DEMING — Roosevelt County’s All-Stars got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-4 win over Raton at the 10-11 Little League state championships. Roosevelt found themselves in a pitching war of attrition Monday against Raton, who they had dispatched easily 18-2 on Saturday. Roosevelt got three innings out of Anthony […]