Business feature: Cell service providers, phone contracts under review

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Federal regulators are beginning to take a look at business relationships between cellular phone providers and manufacturers. And regional providers like Plateau Wireless in Clovis say they are certainly glad for the inquiry. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate commerce subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet will address the […]

State officials address residents’ water concerns

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The Northeast New Mexico water region has two issues to balance — a growing population and a shrinking base of local water to satisfy that population, state officials said at a Tuesday night meeting. Representatives from the Interstate Stream Commission and the Office of the State Engineer […]

March 1, 1940

Fire Chief James Kiker cruised down Colorado Street, asking people in each house the location of a reported fire. The child who had telephoned to report the fire had hung up before giving the address. Fortunately, the fire was found before it caused much damage.

Richardson won’t address grand jury investigation

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The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson held a brief news conference Monday about his decision to withdraw his nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary but refused to answer questions about a federal investigation into how his political donors landed lucrative transportation contracts. Richardson read from a prepared statement and answered a few questions […]

Prompt action needed to address Illinois scandal

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Board to address truancy

PNT Staff Report

1-13-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales police dispatchers over the past week. According to the reports: Jan. 4 • At 4:20 p.m. deputies were called to an address on U.S. 70 to investigate a report of a possible sexual assault. • At 8:39 p.m. a Clovis dispatcher reported an accident near […]

Bovine TB outbreak funding OK’d

The Associated Press After pushing the Bush administration to release millions of dollars to address the latest cattle tuberc ulosis outbreak in eastern New Mexico, the state’s two U.S. senators announced Tuesday that federal officials will make $37 million available. The funding will be provided through the Commodity Credit Corporation and would allow the U.S. […]

Checks may be thing of the past

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’m terrible when it comes to my health, but it’s mainly a personal failing of negating positive efforts. I have a multi-vitamin every day, for instance, but neglect to wash it down with water because I’ve still got a Dr Pepper in the fridge. I’m not the same way with […]

House OKs stiffer domestic violence penalties

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Repeat domestic violence offenders would face tougher, mandatory penalties under legislation unanimously approved by the House on Thursday. The measure would require a minimum of 48 hours in jail for a second conviction, 30 days for a third, and six months for a fourth or subsequent conviction, which would […]