Their view: Default on debt would be catastrophic

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) discusses how a default on the nation’s debt would impact New Mexicans: “Failure to extend the debt ceiling would be a real crisis for our state, with every New Mexican paying the price,” Udall said. If the debt ceiling is not raised before the Aug. 2 deadline, federal officials have […]

Their view: Let’s ditch ‘us vs. them’ mentality

Cannon Connections columnist Loni Newby discusses the animosity between local and military families:

Council discusses future of July 3rd fireworks display

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The annual July 3 fireworks display may end or change vendors because too few donations came in to cover last year’s display, Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King has said. King spoke of the situation during her annual report at the regular Portales City Council meeting […]

School board discusses attendance

By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer Portales school administrators were keenly following district attendance numbers on Tuesday, which also happened to be the day for the school board meeting. The reason: The day marked the 40th of the current school year and it’s one of the benchmarks (along with the 80th and 120th) determining the […]

Udall discusses health care, North Korea at town hall meeting

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says the federal government won’t force people into a national health care plan and the United States won’t go to war with North Korea. Udall led a town hill meeting in a packed room at Eastern New Mexico University on Friday evening. The freshman senator said he wants […]

Governor discusses priorities for federal stimulus money

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Gov. Bill Richardson listened to local officials’ funding priorities Tuesday evening in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, and said he wanted to help with Greyhound Arena air conditioning and moving an indoor arena to the county fairgrounds. Richardson was traveling the state on a “listening tour” to learn about priorities […]

Obama discusses local issues with Freedom New Mexico

Editor’s note: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama telephoned Freedom New Mexico on Thursday as he toured the state. The newspaper will also attempt to conduct a phone interview with Republican candidate John McCain in the coming days. Q: Just wondering. Have you ever been to Clovis, Portales or Tucumcari? A: I have not, but as […]

Udall discusses energy issues in Portales stop

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Democrat U.S. Rep. Tom Udall made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Udall faces U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM in his bid to replace retiring Republican senator Pete Domenici. Speaking to students and […]