Monday morning briefing: Rain facts, road priorities and a deadly standoff

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast weather facts Clovis recorded three years — 1917, 1943 and 1945 — with less than 10 inches of moisture. The city also saw 5.26 inches of rain in a 24-hour period in 1957. Road priorities The Roosevelt County Commission is holding a workshop […]

Area lawmakers plan budget priorities

New Mexicans can’t expect smart budget building without smart prioritization. With that in mind, Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis asked, what’s our No. 1 priority? Education, one voice said. Job creation, a few seconds later. Don’t raise taxes on small businesses. Health care, too. With that, the last 20 seconds of Thursday’s legislative breakfast summed up […]

Hindu dairymen have different priorities

Baxter Black Editor’s note: Baxter Black normally runs in Sunday editions of the News-Tribune. This column was inadvertently omitted from Sunday’s edition.

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

City officials name top priorities for 2010

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As priorities in 2010, the Portales city manager includes current and future improvement projects such as opening the Yam Movie Palace and working on street drainage. “First on the list is a new ambulance to provide emergency care for the community,” City Manager Tom Howell said. Howell said a […]

Governor hopeful says unraveling corruption high on priorities

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Allen Weh said unraveling corruption and doing away with unnecessary or irrational regulations are top priorities for him if he should become governor. Weh spoke to a group of more than 75 during a meeting of the High Plains Patriots Thursday night at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. A […]

Governor discusses education, public safety agendas in Clovis

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico With the state facing a $384 million shortfall this year, Gov. Bill Richardson said he plans to save $400 million by slashing state agency budgets. Richardson was in Clovis Thursday outlining his priorities for next week’s legislative session, part of a two-day, six stop-tour across the state that started […]

County commission assembles project list

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners pulled together their list of capital project priorities to be submitted to the 2007 New Mexico State Legislature at Tuesday’s board meeting. Roads were the top priority, as they have been in years past, and at County Administrator Charlene Hardin’s request, commissioners said they would work […]

Area Democrats hold luncheon

All Democrats are invited to have lunch with Roosevelt County Democratic Women at noon on Monday in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital. The topic of the meeting will be New Mexico legislative priorities. Officers for 2006 will be elected at this meeting. Those who attend can serve themselves in the hospital cafeteria and […]

Commissioners agree: Roads top priority for area

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute which is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 commissioner […]

Commission makes roads top priority

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute what is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Commissioner Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 […]

Roads, housing cited as top economic concerns

By Tony Parra City and county officials from southeastern New Mexico pleaded their cases for funding on Thursday with a focus on roads, correctional facilities and water projects. New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee members met with officials from several counties and cities to discuss their legislative priorities and needs in the Sandia Room of […]

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 […]

Commissioner critical of county lobbyists

Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner is disgruntled with two lobbyists the commission hired last year to seek state funding for county projects. Commissioner Tom Clark said one of the lobbyists failed to keep a promise they would only lobby for Roosevelt County. Moreover, Clark said the lobbyists, Portales City Councilman Mike Miller and Arch […]