Cannon doing its part to conserve fuel

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Most drivers remember the first time filling up their vehicle cost $50. Drivers of larger vehicles wince when the price at the pump breaks $100. Now imagine filling your tank takes $12.7 billion. That’s what Defense Energy Support Center statistics say the U.S. military spent on fuel costs in 2007, […]

Holiday cookout could cost more

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The overall price of groceries is up, but careful shoppers can still find bargains for that Memorial Day weekend barbecue. The Associated Press reports that the price of an average barbecue could cost 6 percent more than last year. Tim Russell, the manager of Russell’s Super Save, estimates that […]

Taxation unfairly characterized as cost of rights

Freedom New Mexico Given the emphasis placed on education in this country, we’re particularly chagrined to see the heights a person can reach despite an apparent misunderstanding of basic American history. How high, exactly? Try the U.S. Justice Department. A recent Associated Press story reported on efforts to target businesses that advise people how to […]

Passage of bond equals small cost

What if you were told you won $12 million in the lottery and all it cost you to collect your prize was $2.50 a month? Most of us with common sense would not pass up an offer like that. This is basically what the Portales community has been blessed with by the state of New […]

Local lawmakers wary of Richardson health care plan

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson plans to call a special session to deal with health care — his top issue for the legislative session that ended Thursday. “We will pass health care reform,” he said. He did not specify a time for the special session. Local lawmakers, like others around the […]

City backs down from workforce housing proposal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales backed away from the table Tuesday where they had been studying the feasiblility of workforce housing. In a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Portales city councilors decided to withdraw from a program that would have built 150 units of workforce housing on city-owned land […]

Fuel prices drive up trucking costs

By Casey Peacock The rising cost of fuel prices are cause for concern with local trucking companies, industries and agriculture producers. With 18 trucks in their fleet that travel across the country delivering goods, WTI in Portales is facing the rising costs of fuel. Each truck carries an average 300 gallons and at the average […]

Voting machines cause of concern

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S sold the secretary of state machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now a […]

ENMU natatorium renovation costs surpass regent-approved funding

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Regents learned Monday that the cost of renovating the natatorium will likely cost more than what was OK’d at an October regents meeting. Meeting in a special session with the natatorium as the only business item on the agenda, regents gave the OK for the administration to request […]

November 15, 1996

• Portales Fire Department was in partnership with local entities and communities to raise funds to purchase a Cairns IRIS, a specialized infrared camera that attaches to a fire helmet. Cost of the cameras and training were $25,000 each. • The Portales Lady Rams defeated the Lovington Lady Wildcats in the first round of the state […]

11-2 Sports Shorts

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Cost is $2 per game. Cosmic Bowling — 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Cost is $2.75 per game. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Chicago Dogfight Tournament — 8 a.m. Saturday. Every player receives a turkey. Senior Golf League — 8 a.m. Tuesday. Players must be 50 years […]

Cost of home heating on rise

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The cost of heating your home will likely rise this year. But unless you’re using propane, eastern New Mexico residents may avoid the huge increases predicted in some parts of the country. According to PNM officials, the cost of natural gas is likely to be close to the same […]

Briefs

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. Friday. Cost is $15 for two hours of bowling, shoes and a pitcher of soda. Lanes are assigned between 5-7 p.m. Up to six family members can play on one lane. Family Fun NIght — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Cost is $2 per game. Cannon Lanes […]

City youth football, flag football and adult volleyball registrations taking place

PNT Staff Report Football Tryouts City League football tryouts are being held Saturday at Portales’ City Park. Third and fourth graders will take the field at 9 a.m. followed by fifth graders and sixth graders at 1 p.m. The cost is $60 per child and players can register at the Portales Recreation Center through Friday […]

Frivolous lawsuits cost everyone

Editorial Washington, D.C., administrative law judge Roy Pearson last week lost his $54 million case against his drycleaners for losing a pair of his pants. Fifty-four million dollars. Over a pair of pants. Thankfully, he lost the case, but why was such an absurd lawsuit even allowed to get that far? Not surprisingly, the wrangling […]

Board pushes plans ahead

PNT Staff Report The Portales school board will go before a state committee Tuesday with a proposal for assistance in building a new elementary school, and now they have an architect attached to the project. The school board announced in a special meeting Tuesday night that Greer Stafford, an architecture firm from Albuquerque, scored highest […]

City Council accepts housing study recommendations

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor City Council accepted the workforce housing study recommendations Tuesday, agreeing to move forward with a plan to build affordable housing on city-owned land. The next step in the process, according to City Manager Debi Lee, is to proceed with an appraisal of the land, just east of the municipal […]

Kindergarten enrollment fair starts Monday at Brown

PNT Staff Report Early registrations for kindergarten as well as an expanded state health care coverage plan for children will begin Monday at Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales. The enrollment fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the school, located at 520 W. Fifth St. Screening of […]

Formal dresses don’t have to become dust rags

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, $322 sounds about right to me. Return on […]

President signs disaster declaration

Staff and Wire Reports President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]