Clovis school board meeting in executive session

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom. The board will meet in executive session to discuss limited personnel matters related to the position of superintendent and threatened litigation. The meeting is closed to the public. An agenda for the meeting […]

Candidate profiles: County Commissioner — District 4

Three Republicans are seeking the nomination for the Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in the June 1 primary election. District 4 covers Elida up to Eastern New Mexico University, state roads and a small area near Avenue I and 14th through 16th streets. The following profiles are part of a series on […]

Meetings watch: Hospital board

During the Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting on Tuesday, the board: • Heard the financial report from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens. The hospital showed a revenue increase of $150,000 for inpatient care in March, but bad debt and accounts receivable also increased. • Approved J.W. Anderson and Associates of Lubbock for a one-year contract […]

Clovis school board meets Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s board room. The board will meet in executive session to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent. The meeting is closed. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s […]

Meetings watch: School board

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education met Monday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The board: • approved a joint use agreement with the city of Portales for the Portales High School Baseball Field, Wheeler Park Girls Softball Field and Bill Wahlman Tennis Courts. The board approves such an agreement each year to […]

Clovis superintendent candidates complete interviews

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday with the three finalists for the position of superintendent. The finalists, Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller, Douglas (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit, and Clovis Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, interviewed with the school board, […]

DoD disability board understaffed

A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael F. LoGrande, president of the […]

Select committees have openings

Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales is looking for people to serve on its committees: Public Safety Committee; Recreational Advisory Board; Cultural Affairs Committee; Finance/Administration Committee; Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board; Public Works Committee; and Economic Development Finance Review Committee. Submit letters of interest by April 6 to Mayor Sharon King, City Hall, 100 W. […]

Clovis school superintendent candidate withdraws

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Freedom New Mexico Texico school superintendent R.L. Richards has withdrawn his name from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent. A news release from Clovis Municipal Schools said Richards withdrew on Friday in a letter to CMS board members. The news release did not provide a reason for Richards’ decision. Rhonda Seidenwurm announced earlier this year she […]

Yam Theater nears completion

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer After a long period of vacancy and renovations, The Yam Theater is nearing its re-opening day. Stephen Doerr, board member of Portales MainStreet, which owns The Yam, said he expected sub-contractors to finish their work in three weeks. Volunteers are to complete tasks that don’t require licensed professionals, such […]

Meetings watch: ENMU board of regents

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents met Friday at the ENMU-Ruidoso campus. According to ENMU President Steven Gamble, the board: • Elected new officers. Regent Marshall Stinnett is president, Regent Chad Lydick is vice president and Student Regent Robert Wachter is secretary/treasurer. • Approved administrator emeritus status for Dwight Rogers […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt General Hospital Board

During the Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting on Thursday at RGH, the board: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the clinic revenue was up and expenses for the month were normal. Under its hospital-based rural health clinic designation, the clinic is able to bill Medicaid for about $60,000, the expected amount, Stevens […]

3-11 Events calendar

Today Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 5:30 p.m. RGH conference room. The agenda includes the CEO employment agreement, home health and a Covenant Health System-RGH affiliation agreement. ENMU Jazz Fest — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Saxophone player and composer Bobby Watson is the featured guest artist and is to collaborate with other […]

Elida news

Events Tuesday: School Board Meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday: Staff meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the high school library. 4-H meeting at 5 p.m. in Mrs. Criswell’s classroom. Thursday: Parent/Teacher Conferences. Buses will run at 1 p.m. March 15: Lake Arthur @ Elida – V – Double header @ 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. March […]

Meetings watch: Hospital waits on rate approval to bill Medicaid

Roosevelt General Hospital Board has been approved but have to wait a little longer before it can bill Medicaid as a rural health clinic on a cost basis. Hospital Administrator Larry Leaming said the hospital can start implementing systems to bill Medicare and Medicaid for rural health clinic visits. Leaming said he is just waiting […]

Surveys presented to school board

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Steiner and James elementary school principals presented data on their strengths and weaknesses, as indicated by surveys parents, teachers and students completed, at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday. The surveys look at the overall performance of the school. Steiner Principal Sharon Epps said there is […]

State investment case costs rise to $517,000

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican The state has spent $177,211.56 on legal fees since July 2009 in an alleged pay-to-play case involving the State Investment Office and the Educational Retirement Board, according to records obtained by The New Mexican. The total spent so far is $517,014. The biggest chunk of the legal […]

Hospital board to vote on quarterly budget

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Board is schedule to vote on the hospital’s quarterly budget and hear an audit report by J.W. Anderson Representatives during their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital. In addition, the board is to hear from new Administrator Larry Leaming for the CEO’s report and discussion […]

Superintendent’s contract renewed

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education renewed Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract during their regular meeting Monday in the district Administration Building. The board voted to give Fowler another year on his three-year contract, so he will continue to serve in the 2012-2013 school year. Fowler is receiving no […]

Regulations won’t advance U.S. recovery

Freedom New Mexico Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech to the American Economic Association on Sunday, has acted as you might expect a custodian of the institution he heads to act — defensively. He downplayed the role the Fed’s loose monetary policy from late 2001 through much of 2005 played in creating […]