Roosevelt County Electric Coop to hike rates

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Rising costs for oil and gas as well as wood and steel are forcing Roosevelt County Electric Coop to raise rates for their more than 6,000 customers for the first time in more than 22 years. In a letter mailed to all members earlier this month, the Coop announced [...]

Residents warned on asbestos risk

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An advocate for asbestos education said Friday eastern New Mexico residents should protect themselves against a cancer-causing material, asbestos, that could be released in the demolition of homes destroyed by tornadoes. “It’s important for people to understand when asbestos is disturbed … it becomes dangerous,” said Charles Perea, president and [...]

Board approves new books, materials

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A months-long process of evaluating new text books and materials for math and fine arts in Portales Municipal Schools came to an end Monday as the school board approved the selections. The process involved a wide range of faculty and staff as well as parents in making the evaluation [...]