Dec. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Semester ends This week students completed wood projects in Darrell Bollinger’s industrial arts class in addition to projects and tests in other classes. As employees walk the halls, they hear students and teachers reviewing information from the Core Educational Concepts tests to reinforce the required learning in each subject.  Friday found students […]

Spending package has projects for area

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups. Lawmakers approved the measure by a bipartisan 344-51 margin on what might be the last day of […]

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 […]

4-H members prepare for fair

By Tony Parra The time is quickly approaching for 4-H agriculture students and their projects. They will have their craftsmanship on display this week during the fair. Students participating in the 4-H events will have to start entering their horticulture, arts and crafts, sewing and baking projects in on Tuesday between 12 p.m. to 6 […]

ENMU grant aids literacy

By Michelle Seeber Three Eastern New Mexico University graduate students, as part of a class project, spent the last six weeks working with gradeschoolers to improve literacy through reading and doing projects by following directions. The students — Pattie Donovan, Erika Waters and Tammy Riser — taught about five students at James Elementary School that […]

City lobbies for funds

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Tony Parra City officials are hoping road work and construction signs decorate the city of Portales this year. With the help of more than $2 million in funding from the New Mexico State Legislature, city officials may just get their wish. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city officials are requesting $2.42 million in funds for a […]

County needs funds for repairs

Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission is asking the New Mexico Legislature to appropriate almost $1.8 million for road improvements, road equipment and an array of projects to spruce up the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds and its nearby extension office. The first two priorities include requests for $400,000 for two new road maintainers and another $400,000 […]

Smooth Sailing

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Mike Linn A pothole half a foot deep at the intersection of 9th Street and South Globe Avenue harbored about a quart of water Tuesday afternoon. Several feet from the pothole on Globe was a crooked mound that would slightly shake the most sturdy of cars. And on the side of the road a two-inch […]

Portales roads under construction

By Angela Peacock Construction is under way on the first of three City of Portales street maintenance projects. Joe Perry, Portales’ street superintendent, said cost for the projects is $65,000. He said the state pays 75 percent of costs, with the city paying the balance. Road crews are expected to have Avenue E repaved from […]

Grant to send 18 teachers to study in Ghana

By Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock PNT Staff Writer Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com The destination is Wusuta, Africa, for 18 public school teachers who will spend 28 days studying a culture in a place where running water and electricity are considered luxuries. Eastern New Mexico University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department has received a grant from the United […]