Thursday school closings, delays

Some area schools have announced plans to start late Thursday due to inclement weather.

District Attorney Matt Chandler mulls attorney general run

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico District Attorney Matt Chandler says he plans to decide this week if he will be a candidate for New Mexico Attorney General. Chandler, 34, a Republican in his second term as the 9th Judicial District Attorney, said he is going over the decision with his family. “Over the past […]

Organizer plans for ‘raw’ Black History Month celebration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Black History Month events at Eastern New Mexico University Black History Month will be a little raw, said African-American Affairs Director Jordan Anderson. “This is the first year that I’ve had control of all the events,” Anderson said. “I really wanted to make it pretty straight forward. I didn’t […]

Lottery celebration planned

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Lottery plans to christen an Elida Allsup’s store a “Lucky Landmark” Tuesday to celebrate the $1.1 million Hot Lotto prize won by Elida resident Aurbra King in November. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 Clark, the store, where King purchased the Hot Lotto […]

Ethics issues surface for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., appears to have gained an unfair advantage in competing for TRICARE’s North Region support contract, valued at $16.7 billion, by hiring a former chief of staff at TRICARE headquarters to help the company draft its winning proposal. The Government Accountability Office, auditing arm […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

City Council selects interim fire chief

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales has selected an interim fire chief to step up when the current chief retires. At the City Council meeting Tuesday, City Manager Tom Howell announced his plans to appoint Portales Battalion Chief and Emergency Medical Services Director Gary Nuckols to serve as interim chief after the Nov. 27 […]

No plans proposed for Portales’ tallest building

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer It’s well known the tallest building in Clovis, Hotel Clovis, was once used as sleeping quarters for many but is now unoccupied. The same is true for the tallest building in Portales. Unlike the Hotel Clovis, however, no plans have been drawn up to revive the seven-story Lincoln Hall […]

Clovis builders update Cannon officials on housing plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Cannon Air Force Base wing commander said more airmen than usual are seeking to live on base here, and builders and developers explained their plans for more housing during a meeting Tuesday. Col. Stephen Clark and about 80 real estate agents, builders, developers and Clovis city and school […]

Clovis Builders update Cannon officials on housing plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

RGH administrator announces plans to retire

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino has announced that he will retire on Jan. 2, 2010, so he and his wife can spend more time with their grandchildren. The RGH board met Wednesday after a meeting two weeks ago was re-scheduled. During the meeting, Chairman Terry Cone read D’Agostino’s […]

Former Clovis mayor plans public address

Freedom New Mexico Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford will address the community 10 a.m. Satuday at the south entrance of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said he plans to discuss local, state and federal policy, and ask for support from local citizens on matters related to Constitutional rights and desired actions by elected officials. He […]

GOP candidate plans 2010 run for 3rd Congressional District seat

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Adam Kokesh believes a revolution is needed to return America to its constitutional principles — and there’s an easy way or a hard way to do it. “The good way,” Kokesh said, “is to elect candidates who know the Constitution and will uphold democracy and its principles.” He is […]

Water commission considers conservation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Ute Reservoir Water Commission plans to consider different approaches to conserving water in droughts to keep Ute Lake’s water level from dropping to the point communities are no longer allowed to withdraw water. After discussing the value of planning for droughts at their meeting Thursday in Portales, commissioners […]

Defense Department plans morale, welfare, recreation survey

By Samantha L. Quigley: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials are preparing to conduct the first militarywide survey to assess morale, welfare and recreation programs. “We’ve established standards for all the services,” Arthur Myers, acting deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, said. “Now we want to get feedback […]

New commander: Base plans won't change

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark has been active duty military for 22 years. He was the Speical Operations Support Team Chief at the National Counter Terrorism Center in Washington D.C. before being reassigned as commander of Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The new commander of Cannon Air Force […]

New commander: Base plans won’t change

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The new commander of Cannon Air Force Base says plans won’t change under his new command, but the mission will grow. Col. Stephen A. Clark said the mission would include more people, deployments and weapons. He intends to give airmen the leadership and training they need to do their […]

MVD looking online for better customer service

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By Argen Duncan: PNT staff writer Long waits and frustrating automated call systems with the state Motor Vehicle Division could be on their way out, according to the state official overseeing the division. Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department Rick Homans was in Portales on Wednesday to explain plans to put many MVD functions […]

Resident requesting anti-littering measure

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Roosevelt County resident plans to ask the County Commission to put up one “no littering” sign and publicize the state public nuisance law. The request is among agenda items for the commission meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the District Courthouse. Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, […]

May 2, 1976

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of the City of Portales in a rezoning case brought before them by Meb Bolin, who was leading a group of Portales residents in protest against the city’s plans to rezone a block on 18th Street from residential to commercial.