Art committee meeting set

PNT staff The New Mexico Arts Local Selection Committee of the Art in Public Places program is scheduled to meet for finalist presentations tor the commission at Eastern New Mexico University’s Science Building. The public meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Science Building, Room 231. An executive session is […]

Congressman addresses military issues

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Golden Library Web site recognized

PNT Staff Report The Golden Library Web site at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been selected as the College Library Website of the Month for August 2008 by the Communications Committee of Academic College and Research Libraries, according to a press release. Once selected, the sites are listed on the College Libraries Section’s […]

Senate committee OKs Cannon funding

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that includes authorizing about $26.4 million for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The bill, which approves about $119 billion to fund military construction projects, will be introduced to the full senate for consideration, […]

Ag appropriations pass committee

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — A bill that would help fund a new dairy consortium and other agriculture initiatives affecting New Mexico was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, according to press releases from the offices of Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The measure is now ready for consideration by […]

Mental trauma not included in casualty count

By Tom Philpott Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, charged Bush administration officials Wednesday with continuing to downplay the mental trauma and brain injuries suffered by veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Filner said an April RAND Corp. study — “Invisible Wounds of War — Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, […]

Committee approves Ute project

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON — The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would authorize the federal government to build a pipeline that will carry water to several communities in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties, according to a news release. The bill, which now heads to the full House, would authorize the U.S. […]

Senate committee passes CAFB funding

Freedom New Mexico WASHINGTON – A supplemental spending package that includes funding for special operations aircraft tied to Cannon Air Force Base was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which is primarily designed to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, also incorporates FY2009 supplemental “bridge” funding for combat operations. The […]

Club Notes May 11, 2008

United Daughtersof the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for a luncheon for its May meeting. The program committee, with Jan Ross and Janelle Foster, served as hostesses. Debi Lee, Nicole Wilkening and Mayor Orlando Ortega were guests. Ortega talked to the group about future projects. Jane […]

Ute pipeline bill moves forward in Washington

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Legislation authorizing the Ute Water Project cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Authorization Act, can now be considered by the full Senate, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the committee’s chair. The would authorize the U.S. Bureau […]

Mayor testifies about need for Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega spent Thursday in Washington, D.C., with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He told a Water and Power Subcommittee he believed the Ute Water Project is a necessary answer to water concerns in eastern New Mexico, and that enough studying has been done to […]

Growth committee told base personnel numbers have bottomed out

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Local Growth Management Committee learned Wednesday that personnel levels at Cannon Air Force Base have bottomed out and numbers will begin to increase. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas said he learned from base officials during a Clovis Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday that the trough in personnel […]

United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

Stuart Ingle announces he will seek re-election

PNT Staff Report Veteran state senator Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced he will seek re-election to his District 27 Senate seat, according to a press release. “It is very rewarding to serve the rural character of the people of Chaves, Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties. It is a tremendous honor and privilege,” Ingle said. “I hope […]

12-9 Club Notes

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the Gift shop at Heartland Nursing Home Nov. 28. President Sid Phillips presided. The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as amended by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave her report, reporting all bills are paid with a few orders not received. The Auxiliary […]

10-24 Local Briefs

Committee plans Friday meeting The Roosevelt County Democratic Party Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the meeting room of the Memorial Building. Agenda items will include planning for the Democratic Presidential Caucuses on Feb. 5. All Democrats are invited to attend.

City councilors officially adopt transportation committee’s study

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council officially adopted the year-long study that has produced the Portales Transportation Plan along with its recommendations. Work on the plan, done by a citizen and stakeholder group called the Portales Transportation Planning Committee, was directed by G.C. Engineering. It is wide-ranging, from a recommended northwest alignment […]

Transportation Steering Committee names relief route

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Representatives from the Transportation Steering Committee have selected a northwest relief route along an all new alignment as their preferred alternative if a relief route is pursued. Representatives of the group met Tuesday in a work session with Portales City Councilors to present their initial evaluation of alternatives. For […]

Floyd plans community, school reunion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Committee members are preparing to host the 10th quinquennial Floyd School and Community Reunion that will be held on Saturday. According to committee member Jackie Clark, the reunion started in 1962 and is held every five years. The reunion will be held on the grounds of the Floyd Municipal […]

Local Growth Committee OKs consultant search

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Local Growth Management Committee members say they’re impressed with the efficiency of their sister organization, the Local Growth Management Organization. They say planning for the transition at Cannon Air Force Base to Special Operations is falling in place right on cue. “It’s amazing the people they have surrounded themselves […]