Clovis still waiting on MVD expansion

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico residents waiting for a new, expanded motor vehicle department in Clovis, touted by state officials two years ago, are going to have to resort to a standard MVD tradition. They’ll have to wait. S.U. Mahesh, a spokesperson for the state Taxation and Revenue Department, said the expansion to a 4,000-square-foot […]

Compensation for vets expanded

More than 84,000 Vietnam veterans afflicted with heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia are drawing disability compensation today thanks to a decision by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to expand the list of ailments presumed caused by exposure to herbicides, including Agent Orange, used during that war. Another 74,000 veterans have claims pending, […]

Food at the speed of life: Food column now features online show

My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and in a quarterly newspaper section. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also filmed demos […]

My turn: Food columnist delves into videos

Argen Duncan My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and as a magazine, The ParentHOOD. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also […]

Year in review: Transportation industry expanded in Portales

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PNT Staff Reports In 2010, growth in the local trucking business promised about 100 new jobs for the Portales area, on top of other advances in the local business scene. In February, Greatwide Logistics Inc. began to operate in Portales after winning a countywide milk-hauling contract with Dairy Farmers of America. The company hired dozens […]

Hiring authority expanded to certain cybersecurity jobs

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force managers hiring civilian federal employees for certain cybersecurity positions have been authorized to use the streamlined Schedule A hiring authority to help expeditiously fill more than 680 positions. The Department of Defense grants the use of Schedule A in specific […]

Expanded digital access uses same common sense

By Master Sgt. Keith Houin: U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Social networking sites are open to Air Force servicemembers and employees in the workplace. This change to policy has raised many questions about using social media officially and personally in the workplace. When you get right down to […]

TRICARE enhances autism services coverage

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Active duty military families now have access to expanded services for autistic children under TRICARE. A new set of behavioral and educational benefits — the Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration benefit — allows eligible beneficiaries to see a new category of providers as part of the Extended Care […]

Salmonella investigation expanded

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]