Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

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 […]

County treasurer accused of tampering with public records

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout was indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, a fourth-degree felony, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Bookout surrendered to law enforcement following the indictment. She was released on a $5,000 appearance bond around 3 p.m., jail officials said. If convicted, […]

United Way looking for help to meet goal

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico needs the community’s help to reach this year’s campaign goal of $565,000. The campaign is $73,000 short of its goal and the drive ends Friday, said Christina Martinez, assistant director for the United Way. Of that money, about $61,000 is designated for […]

Attorney looking into fair funds

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday. Pyle said he would not comment on any other aspect of the investigation, including whether or not there is money missing. He referred all inquiries to Doerr, who did […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Blessing tree event set for Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can […]

November 18, 1993

• Local restaurant teamed up with the United Way to raise funds for the final portion of the United Way fundraising drive. A portion of the profits from soda sales during the day would be donated to United Way. The 1993 fund drive was at 80 percent with two days left to go to raise […]

August 31, 1976

• The Governer’s Office announced that Portales had been granted $16,000 by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds to improve city parks, with an additional $6,000 of state funds for the improvements. • Shari Killeen, of Las Cruces, was hired by the Portales Police Department to work as a patrolman. A certified police officer, Killeen was […]

June 24, 1981

• Two juvenile boys escaped from the jail that was housed on the third floor of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. It appeared that the juveniles used sheets and blankets to form a rope that allowed them to climb from the window to the ground. • Four Portales men completed 123 holes of golf and four […]

Fallen Tiger inspires new baseball field

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Nearly a year after his death, friends and family of Oscar Acosta hope the memory of the former major and minor league coach will manifest into a new baseball field that bears his name. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rod Adair, R-Roswell, secured $125,000 in capital outlay funds last […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Killing unnecessary kilowatts a quality of life issue

Janet-Taylor Birkey One of the “bennies” of living in base housing is that Airmen don’t see utility bills in their mailbox or deduct them from their bank accounts. So why should Airmen care what it costs to cool, heat and light their homes? Why should Cannon’s annual $6.2 million utility bill even faze them? Simply […]

Senate OKs key piece of spaceport plan

By Deborah Baker SANTA FE — A key element of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan for a spaceport in southern New Mexico won overwhelming support from the Senate on Saturday. By a vote of 36-2, lawmakers approved a measure that authorizes cities and counties to increase gross receipts taxes — with voter approval — to finace […]

Funding bill comes out of committee

Freedom Newspapers A spending measure that passed the committee level Thursday contains funding for Eastern New Mexico University and an economic development project in Portales. Tthe Senate Appropriations Committee that Thursday passed the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary and Housing and Urban Development (TTHUD) Appropriations Bill. The measure, which provides $620,000 for science and technology […]

State gets funding to help job transitions

Staff and Wire Reports The U.S. Department of Labor has decided to award the state $1 million in job transition funds since it could be affected by the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base and transfer jobs from White Sands Missile Range. The funds would be used in eastern New Mexico to support […]

Bingaman seeks funds for Cannon

PNT Staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today outlined his fiscal year 2006 spending priorities for military construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base. In a letter to top Senate appropriators, Bingaman requested $5.5 million to upgrade the Munitions Storage Area at Cannon Air Force Base. The current munitions maintenance facility, which provide for […]

Colleges to receive funds

Freedom Newspapers Thirteen New Mexico colleges and universities, including Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, have been awarded federal funds to support low-income students, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. CCC will receive $235,689 and ENMU will receive $336,121, the release said. The funds, which come through the U.S. […]

Sustaining budget a big priority

By David Irvin Sustaining the state budget will be a central topic when the New Mexico Legislature convenes for its 60-day session Tuesday. Local legislators said inflating health care costs and problems with financing Medicaid have become an increased burden to the state and its budget. The question of whether the budget and future budgets […]

County could profit from proposed bill

David Arkin If the House’s support is any indication, Roosevelt County’s wallet will be a little greener. A bill that amends part of the Small County’s Assistant Act passed the House late last week. If the bill holds up in the Senate and the governor approves it, Roosevelt County will see a benefit in the […]