G.I. Bill benefits transfer now easier

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Service members nearing the end of their careers will find it easier than first thought to transfer new Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to their spouse or children, under Department of Defense regulations. And service members who elect to transfer GI Bill benefits will be allowed to modify or revoke […]

Severe weather training set

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service is scheduled to conduct a free training for people who want to volunteer to call in severe weather. The 2 1/2- to three-hour training is set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building. Instructors are expected to teach attendees to spot severe weather and alert […]

April 3, 1945

The Portales High School band, directed by Vernon Allen, was awarded a distinguished service citation by the Music War Council of America in recognition of its “patriotic and inspiring use of music to aid the national war effort,” according to the Portales Daily News.

Government offers conservation help

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is taking sign-ups until April 3 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for financial and technical assistance with conservation improvements on agricultural land. EQIP offers contracts with a minimum term that ends one year after the implementation of the last scheduled practices and a maximum term of 10 years

It’s Their Job: Crisanta Armijo

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Name: Crisanta Armijo Job: Service center employee at Russell’s Super Save Background: Armijo is a lifelong Portales resident and attended Clovis Community College for a year. Time on job: One year What does your job entail?: Armijo sends Western Union money transfers, cashes checks, processes and takes payments on utility bills and serves as a […]

Federally funded PBS show biased

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often I check out newscasts from several sources, not just in print and on the Internet but also on radio and TV. One place I check regularly is Public Broadcasting Service TV’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” mainly because I am curious how a program funded to a considerable […]

Cut fiber in Lubbock halts Yucca Internet

Yucca Telecom Internet service was restored to Roosevelt County residents just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after a cut cable in Lubbock in the morning caused more than 3,000 customers to lose their Internet service, according to technician Bob Turnbough.Turnbough said there could be flickers of service, “but if there is they should be short-lived.”The outage […]

Bidding begins for air service contract

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The city’s air service provider will be bidding for another two-year contract, according to Great Lakes Airlines spokeswoman Monica Taylor. The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting bids for a two-year contract for commercial air service to Albuquerque from Clovis and Silver City, according to a news release from […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Honors

Young The Conquistador Council of Boys Scouts of America presented the Silver Beaver Award, the highest of volunteer leader recognition, to Doyle Young of Melrose. For more than 20 years, Young has been a volunteer leader, serving as scoutmaster of Troop 45 in Roswell, and as cubmaster, varsity team coach, Webelos Den Leader, and on […]

Pipes, pets need extra care in cold weather

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures below freezing the next several nights in Portales and Clovis, pipes and pets need a little extra care. The weather service was predicting thermometers could dip as low as 18 degrees Saturday night and 16 degrees Sunday night. Veterinarian Kathryn Bartlett of […]

Increased BAH rates announced

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 6.9 percent in January to keep pace with local rental costs. The new BAH rates will pump an additional $1 billion into service member paychecks in 2009, raising total BAH […]

It’s their job: Nicole Tivis

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Name: Nicole Tivis Job: Customer service clerk at A & S Microworks Background: Tivis, though originally from Portales, attended a number of different schools because her family moved frequently when she was a child. She graduated from Valentine High School in Texas. Time on job: Six years. What does your job entail? Everything from working […]

Nov. 19, 1953

Bill Foster of New Mexico Employment Service reported that plenty of cotton pickers available. Three or four crews of up to 20 workers who did not find work the night before.

Code names don’t tell real story

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sanity is why I want to be in the White House. Monday afternoon, I found out the Secret Service has tagged the family of President-elect Barack Obama with codenames, all beginning with “R.” I don’t think I particularly like Barack Obama’s actual codename of “Renegade.” If you take […]

Elida School News Nov. 9

Upcoming Events All veterans and their spouses are invited to a Veterans Day lunch in the school cafeteria at noon Tuesday. Veterans will be recognized and honored for their service to our country. School picture retakes will on Nov. 18.

Ambulance fees to increase

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PNT Staff Report

District 5 hospital board candidates share their views

PNT Staff Report The Portales News-Tribune asked the candidates for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors to respond to the following questions. Lonnie Alexander 1. Briefly describe your professional background and volunteer service. I have been a practicing physician since 1985, in Portales since 1986. I’ve always been active as ENMU’s team physician, provided […]

Banker had eye on community service

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Ken Huey was a friend worth having, but even better to have when it came to public service. The former president and CEO of First Bank in Clovis died Monday of progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative brain disease. He was 64 years old. Born Sept. 20, 1944, in Pampa, […]

Education feature: ENMU offering online tutoring service

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Students at Eastern New Mexico University will soon be able to get help solving probability problems while in their pajamas or get busy with biology while biting into a burger through a new online tutoring service. Instead of having to coordinate a busy school schedule with that of a […]

Local Briefs Sept. 25

PNT Staff Reports National Day of Action slated The city of Portales is encouraging citizens and local groups particpate in community service projects for National Day of Action on Saturday.