Press release: Bingaman says president’s budget proposal invests in NM. military bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he believes President Obama’s budget proposal for next year makes the right investments in New Mexico’s military installations. The president today unveiled his 2011 budget, which Congress will use as a blueprint for the spending bills it will pass later this year to fund the federal government. [...]

RGH meeting canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting set for Tuesday night was canceled since the board finished interviewing administrator candidates ahead of schedule. The board wrapped up interviews Monday with RGH Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens and health care administrator Richard Smith of Clovis after candidate Jeff Comer Jr. of Arizona called to [...]

ENMU regents OK revise for technology building proposal

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University Regents have approved revised language in a previously passed proposal for a $9 million renovation to the university’s Technology Building. Regent Marshall Stinnett was at the regular meeting Tuesday in person, while Regents Pauline Ponce and Chad Lydick were on the phone to constitute a quorum to vote [...]

Lawmaker pulling dangerous dog proposal

Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson A state lawmaker is pulling a proposal to classify all pit bulls and rottweilers as dangerous dogs. State Rep. John Heaton said Friday he’s been persuaded by negative public reaction. Heaton said he will offer a substitute bill, minus the breed specification, when the bill is scheduled for a House [...]

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved [...]

Jan. 8, 1951

The Portales Daily News reported that the local Junior Chamber of Commerce adopted a proposal to lower the voting age in New Mexico to 18, on the grounds that “persons old enough to be inducted into the armed forces should be given a voice in their government.”

Clovis City Commissioners, BNSF reach Hull demolition agreement

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis City Commission approved a $500,000 contract with the BNSF Railway to remove the top structure of the Hull Street overpass despite the strong objections of Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and several citizens. The commission approved the proposal 6-1 during a special meeting Friday, with Sandoval casting the dissenting [...]

Housing unit estimates too pricey for councilors’ comfort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors are concerned pricing estimates for putting together an affordable workforce housing project may not be affordable enough. Councilors met in a special meeting Tuesday morning to revisit the project, which has been under study for several months by UniDev of Bethesda, Md. on the city’s behalf. [...]

Statement studies proposals’ effects

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Environmental Impact Statement is based on a three-prong proposal by Air Force Special Operations Command. The EIS studies the effect of those proposals on the surrounding environment, scrutinizing everything from air, noise and water impact to potential socioeconomic outcomes. Two of the proposals offer variations of restructuring scenarios for [...]

City, county complete emergency plan

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local officials have finished updating an emergency operations plan that will provide guidelines to follow in the event a natural or other disaster should occur. Though a plan was approved in 1995, issues such as Sept. 11 and changes within law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services have caused it [...]