Local landowners agree to sell land for base expansion

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Property owners near Cannon Air Force Base have agreed to sell land to enable the base to nearly double in size — an effort aimed at keeping the Pentagon from shutting it down. Gov. Bill Richardson and Clovis Mayor David Lansford announced the agreement Friday, and were faxing a letter […]

Principi letter questions BRAC choices

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — A letter from the military base closing commission chairman to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asks whether the Pentagon considered a plan that would keep Cannon Air Force Base open. In the letter, Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asks whether Rumsfeld considered moving the assets […]

In letter to Rumsfeld, BRAC chairman questions Cannon

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — A letter from the military base closing commission chairman to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asks whether the Pentagon considered a plan that would keep Cannon Air Force Base open. In the letter, Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asks whether Rumsfeld considered moving the assets […]

Area hopeful letters help stop closure

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Kenneth Realty Inc. agent Maureen Burns said she hunched over mounds of letters for three consecutive days last week. She wrote the names of the nine Base Realignment and Closure commissioners in blue ink over countless envelopes, addressing letters written by fellow community members to the Virginia-based Commission that will […]

ENMU succeeds with letter campaign

By Kevin Wilson Like others in the enrollment office, Christina Gregg-Cherry spends most days at Eastern New Mexico University trying to recruit students to come to the college. A two-day effort last week saw Gregg-Cherry and other employees of ENMU recruiting letter-writers for the purpose of keeping Cannon Air Force Base, along with the economic […]

5/22 Local Briefs

Campos holding town hall in Clovis On Monday at 6:30 p.m., the Curry Democratic Party will be hosting a town hall meeting for Representative Jose Campos. The meeting will take place at the Carver Library; located at 701 N. Main, in the North Annex. Swimming pool opens Thursday The city swimming pool will open beginning […]

City promotes letter campaign to keep Cannon

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer In these days of fast e-mails which are only a click away, Kim Huffman said that nobody ever throws away hand-written letters. According to Huffman, the community development director and executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, a letter-writing campaign that is being launched by the City […]

Food drive comes

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales letter carriers will have a heavier load to pick up on their mail routes this Saturday as part of the 13th Annual National Food Drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers is working in conjunction with the United States Postal Service to collect canned food items such as […]

Marine visits letter-writing students

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By Tony Parra Valencia Elementary fifth-graders received a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when one of their letter-buddies serving in Iraq greeted them in the elementary gym. Larry Long, staff sergeant of the 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines, answered questions from a group of fifth-graders eager to ask about his experiences in […]

It’s time for the annual Christmas letter

By Helena Rodriguez Hola dear family, friends and readers of this column. Whether you’re a devoted reader or you stumbled onto this page while hunting for the sports section, season’s greetings to all. It’s time for my annual Christmas letter. Wait. I’ve never written a Christmas letter. What the heck, there’s a first time for […]

Spelling test one of many “triumfs”

By Bob Huber Each fall I’m reminded of my heroic attempts to pass the spelling test at the University of Colorado. I’m legend in the faculty lounge at Boulder where they say, “Do you remember that rocket scientist who couldn’t spell CAT?” Back then, CU believed in an 11th Commandment that said students couldn’t become […]

Commissioners get second chance

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Commissioners are reconsidering last month’s decision in which they declined to send a list of legislative priorities to Gov. Bill Richardson. Commissioners voted 4-to-1 against sending a letter to the governor listing the county’s top three legislative priorities. Commission Chairman Dennis Lopez was the only commissioner who voted in favor […]

Commissioners consider shift on legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners may reconsider a decision they made in regards to not sending a letter with their legislative priorities to Gov. Bill Richardson and the Department of Finance and Administration after the Roosevelt County Commission meeting on Tuesday. The commissioners have decided to investigate their decision a little further after they […]

City, county hold different views on legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson sent a letter of request to local government entities for their legislative priorities, but received a mixed response from city and county officials in Roosevelt County and legislators representing Roosevelt County. Richardson sent out a letter requesting legislative priorities from government entities to counties, municipalities and other entities. James […]

Ortega urges water board members to work together

By TV Hagenah LOGAN — Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega on Wednesday urged members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority to work together — not independently — in efforts to negotiate with the Interstate Streams Commission for the region’s future water suppy. Ortega criticized Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the […]

Letter calls Roberts ‘out of touch’

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent A letter written by a Roswell lawmaker says veteran House member Earlene Roberts’ vote supporting ignition interlock systems during the 2004 session shows she’s “out of touch with southeastern New Mexico.” Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, wrote the letter, which was sent to thousands of voters in the area. Roberts, R-Lovington, […]

Postal employees prepare for food drive

By Michelle Seeber The National Association of Letter Carriers in Portales is working with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent hunger among the needy. Letter carriers in the community on May 8 will collect canned and packaged food left in or near mail boxes and give it to the Community Services Center in Portales. Portales […]