Legislature tidbits, Jan. 28

Santa Fe New Mexico staff Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a […]

United Way short of fund goals

Freedom New Mexico With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used […]

Portales woman has long history in singing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer From the Democratic National Convention to a retirement home, and from fourth grade to age 96, a Portales woman has kept singing. Emily D’Agostino sang “La Golondrina” or “The Swallow” in Spanish on Wednesday evening at Beehive Homes, a Portales retirement center where she lives. The song recalled her […]

Business feature: Man finds creative outlet through work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Take a look around, and you may see Seth Pritchett’s creativity and fine arts degree at work. Pritchett owns Bobo Signs. Moving on up: Pritchett bought Bobo Signs from Gaylon Bobo this January. He was employed with Bobo for three years while he was going to school at Eastern […]

ENMU Wednesday Capsules

MenTexas A&M-Kingsville (12-6, 2-1)at ENMU (4-14, 0-3)When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.On the Net: www.enmusports.comNotes: Kingsville, just 6-5 this season at home, is 6-1 on the road. … The Greyhounds have lost five in a row since beating Cameron at home on Jan. 3. […]

While law debated, drillers seek deep water

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Handbell soloist to perform

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Gallery hosts musician

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Trees and shrubs ready to order

PNT staff

ENMU features operetta

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Church hires youth minister

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Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer

Former Cannon airman pulls truck driver from overturned vehicle

Freedom New Mexico

1/28 Floyd news

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesThursday—Eddie and Janice LeeFriday—Don Essary; Linda WestSunday—Bobbie Nall; Kathy Duncan Upcoming Events

Air Force veteran reflects on 22-year career

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]