Commission returns to parking issue

Freedom New Mexico The sometimes contentious issue of courthouse parking is set for another discussion Tuesday by Roosevelt County Commission. Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the courthouse. The parking lot was recently remodeled, but not all landscaping has been completed. Some business owners have asked for the Second Street side of the lot […]

Hounds open at CSU-Pueblo

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Colorado State-Pueblo is a new program. Eastern New Mexico just feels like one. Both the Thunderwolves and the Greyhounds are hoping to build on rough 2008 campaigns when they meet Saturday in Pueblo, Colo. For Eastern, it’s the second year of the spread offense after years of a triple […]

Six Portales schools fail to meet AYP standards

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As was the case statewide, the majority of public schools in Clovis and Portales did not meet the state standards for the annual Adequate Yearly Progress report. Nine of the 15 Clovis schools tested — the high school, both middle schools and six elementary schools — were among the […]

Kiwanis to host swim meet

PNT Staff Report The Kiwanis annual swim meet is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Portales City Pool, 320 E. Seventh St. Anyone ages 10-16 is eligible. All participants get ribbons, and money prizes are available in the diving competition. The meet is open to the public with no fee to participate or watch. No pre-registration […]

School board to meet

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is set to have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The agenda includes a technology plan addendum, the personnel report and budget adjustment and cash transfer requests.

Portales principals confident schools will meet Yearly Progress standards

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser and Portales Junior High School Principal Steve Harris have expressed confidence that this year their schools will meet the Adequate Yearly Progress standards mandated by both the state and federal government. Both men gave lengthy presentations to the Portales Municipal Schools Board of […]

City councilors meet tonight

PNT staff Portales city councilors will meet with members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority in a workshop at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. The primary emphasis of the meeting, according to Mayor Orlando Ortega, is the proposed expansion of regulatory powers by the water authority. Ortega said Portales city representatives don’t […]

ENMU squads sixth in LSC track meet

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior Jeremy Thompson finished third in the 400 in 49.29 seconds Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a sixth-place finish in the Lone Star Conference track championships. The Greyhounds finished with 24 points in the seven-team competition. Abilene Christian ran away with team honors with 238 points, […]

Press release: NMAA Board to meet in emergency session

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department announced that school closures in New Mexico are no longer necessary for health reasons.

Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Finance comittee to meet

PNT Staff Report The Finance/Administration Committee of the Portales City Council is set to meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in City Hall. The agenda includes discussion of changes to policy and a fee increase for the Memorial Building, a salary increase for the municipal judge, discussion of senior and Portales Area Transit transportation and recreation […]

Child predators can lurk anywhere

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I try not to judge someone when I first meet them, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this man at my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday party. He looked scary. The neighbor introduced him as an ‘uncle.’ He had long white hair in a pony tail, blue eyes and a […]

Commissioners to meet Tuesday

The Roosevelt County Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday in the County Courthouse. The agenda includes recommendations from the Tomorrow’s Leaders Youth Town Hall Forum, an application for a COPS grant and budget adjustments for an increase in the clerk user fee and allocation of sheriff’s seizure funds.

Students prepare for state tests

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales teachers and students have been preparing for state academic proficiency testing, which begins this week. The standardized tests given in third through eighth grade and 11th grade determine whether the schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards. “I have high expectations for what our students will do on the […]

Commissioners will meet Tuesday

Roosevelt County Commissioners meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse. The agenda includes a request by Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. to locate a “Salute to the State of New Mexico” Memorial. There is also a request by Capt. Rick Short to approve an Alcohol Literacy Challenge Grant. Commissioners will consider a resolution authorizing […]

County Commission to meet

Roosevelt County Commissioners are to meet at 9 a.m. today at the County Courthouse. The agenda includes a request from the City of Portales to locate a monument, a presentation by Larry Lundberg of Wells Fargo Brokerage and approval of changes to the county personnel policy.

County Commission meets Tuesday

The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. today in the commission room at the County Courthouse. The agenda includes appointment of the county Board of Registration, budget adjustments and a request for a loss-prevention picnic and gas giveaway for employees in July. Commissioners are also to vote on a resolution certifying […]

City council to meet in executive session

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Eight-team playoff system flawed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Oklahoma and Florida meet Thursday night. One will be college football’s champion, with an imperfect 13-1 record. The other