Commission set to vote on downtown parking

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to consider replacing parking spaces along Second Street again, as well as to vote on a Memorandum of Agreement that allows for a new public health office building. The commission meeting is set for 9 a.m. today. “They are still talking about ripping […]

Board of education to meet Monday

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at administration building, 501 Abilene. The board will hear from professional and student organizations, the superintendent and consider budget adjustment requests. The professional and student organization report from Dr. Theresa Teti concerns the tobacco control program. Superintendent Randy Fowler will report […]

Annexation up for city council discussion

The Portales City Council is set to consider an increase in the municipal judge’s salary and a notice of intent dealing with the Stratton Annexation. The council meets 7 p.m. today at City Hall. The agenda also includes a notice of intent to change the zoning of annexation to R-2, a contract for banking services […]

Policy on press coverage of military deaths should consider families

Anita Tedaldi If my husband died in combat, would I want the media to photograph his coffin as his body came home to me? I can’t help getting choked up thinking about this grim scenario. I don’t even want to consider the possibility, let alone worry about whether I would want the press to be […]

Panel to consider zone system for developments

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A measure before the House Taxation and Revenue Committee today would allow the creation of “infrastructure development zones” that could issue bonds and have the power of eminent domain. Each zone would have a board, and the boards would be able to impose special assessments and fees, […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Commission to consider new Legislature policy

PNT Staff Report At their meeting today, Roosevelt County Commissioners are scheduled to consider a policy requiring capital outlay requests to the Legislature to come before the commission in advance if the county might need to act as fiscal agent in the project. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. in the Roosevelt County Courthouse […]

Consider issues before casting vote on Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico It’s not difficult to find someone willing to tell you who to vote for. Just step a few feet outside your home. Check the mailbox. Answer the phone. Attempt to walk to your voting precinct without someone trying to provide instructions. You won’t hear that from us today. We wouldn’t presume to […]

ENMU regents consider further infrastructure improvement

Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Reporter Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents voted Friday to seek general obligation bonds to complete $11 million in infrastructure repairs. Scott Smart, ENMU vice president for business affairs, described the repairs as “very urgent projects” as he reported the university’s five-year capital projects list. “Each of these infrastructure needs […]

Firefighters brace for bad fire season

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Reporter Area fire departments are preparing for what they consider the height of fire season. High winds and low precipitation are the culprits that fire officials say are contributing to the high fire danger in Roosevelt and Curry counties. “The elements for a bad wildfire are present for the surrounding […]