By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission has declined to accept ownership of the Milnesand Community Center. Commissioners voted unanimously on the issue at their meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Members of the Milnesand community had asked the county to take ownership of the center so the county would pay […]
Freedom New Mexico Four-time world champion bull rider Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis Saturday night. Cinch Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Curry County Special Events Center. This event is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding and is a Horizon Series Event. Horizon Series competitors compete at more than […]
By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican With the halfway point of the legislative session coming Wednesday — and with nearly 500 bills in the hopper — lawmakers have passed only one bill. But a couple of tax increase bills that would raise sales tax for everyone and impose a surtax on upper income New Mexicans […]
By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Residents who want to know more about state government’s pocketbook, its power players and public meetings would have an easier time accessing information online under a series of measures introduced so far this session. Ideas advancing their way through the process include expanding webcasting in the House […]
The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 16
Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners will consider a franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service during their meeting Tuesday. Also the commissioners will hear from department heads and consider a budget adjustment for Milnesand Fire Department.
Freedom New Mexico Portales City Council will consider declaring Friday TRIO Day in Portales. The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. The proclamation — an annual one — is meant to draw attention to three programs at Eastern New Mexico University: Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search and College Success programs.
Sigma Chi wins Santa Cop challenge Sigma Chi Fraternity won a challenge to contribute the most food, money or toys to Operation: Santa Cop. The group topped competitors, other Greek organizations on campus, in all three categories. In early December, Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage and ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin issued the challenge. On […]
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]
By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For area schools, new ways of communicating now mean just a few keystrokes can open the door to reaching the community. Floyd Municipal Schools is one example of schools changing the way they inform faculty, staff, parents and students when school is closed or delayed, as was the case […]
Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Joking around: What makes Lady Gaga mad? Video game of the week Game: Mass Effect 2 Genre: Action RPG System: PC, 360 What is it? A diverse cast of characters helps bring personality to this action RPG sequel. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://masseffect.bioware.com Question […]
By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When asked who would be the toughest Lone Star Conference challenges for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball squad, senior Alex Mayo Otis started the list, but paused after the first three. “Pretty much, I could name all of them,” said Mayo Otis, a three-time All-LSC South Division selection. “There […]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he believes President Obama’s budget proposal for next year makes the right investments in New Mexico’s military installations. The president today unveiled his 2011 budget, which Congress will use as a blueprint for the spending bills it will pass later this year to fund the federal government. […]
PORTALES, N.M.—The Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams continued their LSC South schedules last week, with both the Zias and Greyhounds dropping last-minute heartbreakers to Angelo State. Reggie Nelson (Jr., G, Tyler, Texas/Tyler JC) recorded the Greyhounds’ first 30-point game since Justin Redman Trotter accomplished the feat two seasons ago at West Texas A&M. He […]
Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.