My turn: Pioneers journey inspires awe

I have followed the progress this week of a couple of 21st century-pioneers, my cousin and her husband, who are relocating to our area from 1,200 miles away. My cousin and I share the same set of grandparents, a hardy couple who came to Roosevelt County 97 years ago. It is impossible to not compare […]

Bill tracker: New bills introduced

Tonjia Rolan Local area legislators have introduced 14 new bills since Jan. 26. The deadline for filing legistlation was Feb. 1. House and Senate bill progress has been updated to reflect information available 5 p.m. Monday.

My turn: Old hermit’s treasure was hidden

Robbery was immediately suspected as the motive for the 1951 slaying of Old Josh Blocher. The hermit who started the community of Progress, located between Muleshoe and Farwell, had long been rumored to have money hidden away somewhere. He owned the land where he lived and for decades peddled the lots in hopes Progress could […]

Dora news —

Progress reports sent home Teachers will issue progress reports to students to take home today. These reports show academic progress for the first three weeks of the third grading period, which ends March 8.

My turn: Progress hermit was a character

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Old Josh Blocher had a problem with Muleshoe. He said its residents were thieves, stealing the Bailey County seat that belonged to the community Blocher created seven miles to the west, called Progress. Blocher had no love for Farwell residents either. He called them devils. He said they claimed Lariat was the only stop between […]

Sept. 20 — Dora news

Progress reports sent home Progress reports will be handed out to students today to take home to parents. These reports reflect student academic progress through the first six weeks of the first grading period.

DOD makes progress in civilian hiring reform

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Until recently, applying for a civilian job at the Defense Department was an exercise in navigating through a byzantine federal hiring process and amassing thick application packets, with applicants sometimes waiting up to a year for any word on their applications. Pasquale M. Tamburrino Jr., the […]

Feb. 15 — Dora news

NAEP testing All Dora students in eighth grade will be taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress 10 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Assessments will be conducted in math, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and United States history. NAEP testing is done periodically, in order to provide a picture of academic […]

Press release: ENMU athletics announces progress of “Win for Wallis” campaign

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that supporters of the “Win for Wallis” Campaign have combined to pledge $10.03 per point that the Greyhound Football team scores this season. The initiative was designed to raise money for Greyhound defensive coordinator Todd Wallis’ daughter, Lauren, who was born on […]

Their view: Congressman delighted by progress in district

This letter to the editor comes from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and […]

Hounds, Zias look for more progress

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams made their best showings ever in the Lone Star Conference meet last fall. Fourth-year coach Eric Boll is optimistic they can improve on it this season. The Greyhounds, picked for ninth, finished third in the LSC meet last fall and then stunned traditional conference power […]

Their view: Open government progress in New Mexico

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a portion of a recent column he wrote on open-government initiatives: In recent years, there has been a big push for transparency in government throughout New Mexico. The Rio Grande Foundation and the Foundation for […]

No Portales schools meet AYP standards

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Argen Duncan All seven Portales schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, according to test results the state Public Education Department released Monday. Statewide, 644 schools, or 77.9 percent, didn’t reach the goals for “adequate yearly progress,” or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That’s up from 560 schools, or […]

Press release: Cannon funding makes progress in Congress

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act by a vote of 411 to 6. The legislation provides a 7.4 percent funding increase for veterans’ health care and benefits, including funding for more than 4,000 additional permanent claims processors. The legislation strengthens the […]

Press release: Cannon funding makes progress in Congress

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act by a vote of 411 to 6. The legislation provides a 7.4 percent funding increase for veterans’ health care and benefits, including funding for more than 4,000 additional permanent claims processors. The legislation strengthens the […]

Administrators praise AYP progress

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Board members and administrators spent much of their time at the Portales Municipal Schools regular board meeting Monday discussing last school year’s Adequate Yearly Progress test scores. Although six of the seven Portales schools tested in March ‘09 did not meet standards established by the State of New Mexico, […]

Economic development director sees progress in local economies

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Although Roosevelt County felt national economic problems, the local economy also saw progress in the past year, said the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation director. Director Greg Fisher told commissioners Tuesday that Portales, Clovis, Lubbock and Amarillo have some of the strongest economic indicators in the nation and show […]

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 […]

April 19, 2009 Dora school news

Report cards out Monday Teachers will issue Progress Reports for students to take home Monday. The reports will reflect students’ academic progress so far during the fourth nine-week grading period. Sports • Tuesday – Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m./5:30 p.m.; Junior High EPAC Track • Thursday – Varsity EPAC Track at Fort Sumner • Friday […]

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 […]