Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

LSC releases fall preseason polls

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s football and volleyball teams have strong seasons in 2009, it will come as a surprise to most of those voting in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason polls. ENMU, which hasn’t won a division game since 2006, was picked for seventh in the seven-team LSC […]

Governor discusses priorities for federal stimulus money

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Gov. Bill Richardson listened to local officials’ funding priorities Tuesday evening in the Roosevelt County Courthouse, and said he wanted to help with Greyhound Arena air conditioning and moving an indoor arena to the county fairgrounds. Richardson was traveling the state on a “listening tour” to learn about priorities […]

Richardson to visit eastern New Mexico

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is visiting eastern New Mexico today as part of his statewide listening tour. Alarie Ray Garcia, Richardson’s deputy communications director, said the tour has a stop in each New Mexico county. She said it’s an opportunity for invited leaders and lawmakers to address projects that may […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex […]

Counties await Richardson’s signature for capital outlay projects

Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa. In Curry County, the funds to […]

State legislature adjourns

What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty: HB285 repeals the death penalty and establishes life in prison without parole as the state’s maximum sentence. It was signed into law by the governor. * Open conference committees: HB393 opens to the public conference committees — meetings in which […]

Long day, night at Roundhouse

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican In any other year, three days out from the Legislature’s adjournment, the Roundhouse hallways by 9:30 a.m. can be frenetic with lawmakers and lobbyists pondering the fate of their bills. Instead, the halls are mostly quiet, and the coffee maker of the Society of Association Executives is just rumbling […]

March 17, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: four Electronic medical records bill heads to governor The House has approved a measure that would allow patients and doctors to chose to use electronic medical records. Under the measure (SB 278), which is now headed to Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, patients would re-consent annually to have their information available electronically. […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring […]

Prayer breakfast hosts AF Chief of Chaplains

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, speaks to Cannon personnel and community members at the Landing on Feb. 19. Chaplain Richardson stressed the importance of faith and prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]

Regents present Richardson with ENMU letterman jacket

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University Regents Chad Lydick and Randy Harris and President Steven Gamble recently presented New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with a personalized ENMU letter jacket in his Santa Fe office. “We wanted to thank the governor for all he has done for Eastern,” said Chad Lydick, member of the ENMU Board […]

Hounds picked eighth in conference baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of […]

LSC to add Incarnate Word in 2010

LSC Sports Information RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will expand to 16 teams in July 2010 when the league adds San Antonio-based University of Incarnate Word. The LSC Council of Presidents voted unanimously to extend the invitation to Incarnate Word at its annual winter meeting Jan. 16 at the NCAA convention in Washington, […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Far from galas, Richardson opens session

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican He had dreamed of being the one up on the inauguration platform in Washington, D.C. Instead, Gov. Bill Richardson remains in Santa Fe today, his presidential hopes long gone and his nomination to a cabinet post having soured in the face of a federal grand jury investigation. While Barack […]

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 […]

Richardson to visit Clovis, Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will be in parts of eastern New Mexico Thursday to highlight his legislative priorities and unveil his public safety and education agendas. Richardson will be in Clovis 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Jackson Family Center and in Tucumcari 11:30 a.m. at the high school auditorium.

Richardson won’t address grand jury investigation

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The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson held a brief news conference Monday about his decision to withdraw his nomination as U.S. Commerce Secretary but refused to answer questions about a federal investigation into how his political donors landed lucrative transportation contracts. Richardson read from a prepared statement and answered a few questions […]

Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Sunday announced that he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama’s commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract. Richardson’s withdrawal was the first disruption of Obama’s Cabinet process and the second “pay-to-play” […]