Let’s subject CEOs to drug testing, too

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps we should test welfare recipients for drugs. Heck, do it for the economy. Much of what distorts markets, and runs our economy into the ground, is welfare. Since July, Florida has used a new tactic in its war on welfare. It enforces a law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott in June, […]

Membership drives help fund KENW

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Argen Duncan With music, comedy, health and how-to programs, KENW-TV is seeking to raise money with its next membership drive in August. The KENW Fall Festival is one of four annual membership drives, three of which have existed since 1975. “The donations that were received are important to help pay for the cost of programming,” […]

City seeking input with online quality of life survey

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Alisa Boswell A new Quality of Life Survey on the city’s website, asking Portales citizens to respond questions about activities and entertainment in Portales. Chris Taylor, Quality of Life Committee member, said the board was started last fall with the intention of coming up with ways to improve life in Portales. “As we all started […]

ENMU to interview five for women’s coaching position

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is planning five on-campus interviews seeking to fill its women’s basketball coaching position following the resignation of Linden Weese last month. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are Texas Woman’s assistant coach Michael Madrid, La Cueva girls basketball coach Abbie Carlson, Texas-Arlington women’s assistant […]

Intervention in Libya should be kept short

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama, seeking to control what’s happening in Libya, tried at least to control the message. The president said during his speech at the National Defense University that U.S. intervention, which began March 19, stopped a massacre, denied Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi access to billions in assets, assisted Libyan rebels […]

Non-profits still seeking donations

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Liliana Castillo Need rises around Christmas, but it doesn’t go away after the twinkle lights are taken down and the presents are opened. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the non-profit doesn’t directly provide for the needy around the holidays. The United Way of Eastern New Mexico funds as many local programs as it […]

Scholarships for Military Children Program seeking applicants

By Tammy L. Reed: Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Scholarship applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program are now available in commissaries worldwide and online at www.militaryscholar.org by clicking the “News & Info” tab and then the “Scholarship Info” tab. Since the program was announced in 2000, it has awarded $8.3 […]

City seeking movie theater

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Argen Duncan A movie theater in Portales again — that’s a new priority for Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. Portales has been without a movie theater since Tower Twin Theatre closed in June 2009 because the air conditioning system stopped working and the replacement cost was about half of the building’s value. The City of […]

Area 4-H clubs seeking members

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Jared Tucker October is here, which means Curry and Roosevelt County 4-H Clubs are looking for new members to learn leadership, agriculture and life skills through an array of 200 projects. Both county 4-H programs are seeking new members through Jan. 1, when current members will be required to re-register. Melanie Gutierrez, the Roosevelt County […]

Public input sought on LATN training

By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The Air Force is seeking input from Clovis, Portales and other local communities about a proposed training area that will be used for low-altitude training flights. Officials say communities shouldn’t be dramatically affected. The training is vital for the Air Force, especially in mountainous terrain, because it supports the development […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

ENMU seeking to establish solar array

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With a possible new solar array, Eastern New Mexico University is looking to benefit the environment and save money on electricity. Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Smart said he has put out a request for proposals to construct a solar array on vacant land on Cherry Street near […]

Southwestern Public Service Company seeking Texas rate increase

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy’s Texas-based operating company, Southwestern Public Service Company, is seeking a 7 percent overall retail rate increase in Texas to recover recent investments in the power lines, substations and workforce. Riley Hill, president and CEO of SPS, said the increase in rates is needed because the regional economy is changing and […]

Officials still seeking those impacted by stop-loss

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — More than 2,600 current and former airmen have been approved for retroactive stop-loss special pay since Air Force Personnel Center officials here began accepting claims in September. Officials continue to seek airmen who were involuntarily held on active […]

My Turn: State seeking hunting input

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officials are conducting public meetings to request input from hunters and maybe trappers about several changes to the state’s big-game hunting rules. The comments and the proposed changes will be presented to the state Game Commission in June. The changes will be […]

Candidate profiles: Roosevelt County Commission — District 5

The following candidates are seeking their political party’s nomination for the Roosevelt County District 5 Commission seat. District 5 covers the panhandle of Roosevelt County and the Floyd area to the west edge of Portales. Each of the candidates was asked the same set of questions.

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

Police seeking younger recruits

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer It’s no secret that the Portales Police Department, like many city police departments, struggles with the recruitment and retention of new officers. One possible solution in Portales is likely to be implemented in the next couple of weeks. “We’re doing the job descriptions right now, just getting started on […]

Sept. 5, 1954

The city of Portales contended that city records showed no instances, with one minor exception, of any drainage project constructed in the city that would cause the surplus waters of the city to flow toward the former W.S. Vinsant farm, according to the Portales Tribune. Vinsant was seeking $100,000 damages from the city for losses […]