March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate […]

ENMU hosts comment session

The public is invited to comment on a draft feasibility study evaluating possible long-term partnerships between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks at the Blackwater Draw site. A meeting to allow the public to ask questions and provide input is set for 6 p.m. today in the Sandia Room of the ENMU […]

Study: Campaign bucks oil policy wheels

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Political contributions from the oil and gas industry might translate into friendly legislation for that industry, according to a new study by Common Cause New Mexico. The report, titled “Connecting the Dots: The Oil and Gas Industry’s Influence on New Mexico Politics,” says oil and gas interests have contributed […]

Jan. 13 ENMU Briefs

Spring semster upcoming The spring semester begins Jan. 20. Study: ENMU has low tuiton According to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Eastern New Mexico University has the fourth-lowest annual tuition and fees among 81 senior public colleges in the Southwest. ENMU’s tuition and fees is listed at $3,342. Soccer program needs donations […]

New study will focus on Cannon’s growth

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the lead in a Joint Land Use Study into expansion and a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base. As community sponsors, the county will act as the lead, local agency and partner with the Office of Economic Adjustment in obtaining grant […]

Clovis Mayor Pro-Tem holding study session

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Volunteers will test new retirement plan

By Tom Philpott A Pentagon study recommends a complex four-part retirement plan be tested on a few thousand military volunteers to verify it would be a more equitable, flexible and efficient system than the prized 20-year benefit used by the military since the end of World War II. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Jan “Denny” […]

ENMU Briefs July 15, 2008

Alumni/Employee BriefsTwo former employees recently died. John (Josh) Burdine and Maria Enriquez. Both worked with the physical plant.ENMU marketing graduate Katherine Kirkes, 27, was killed Saturday morning in a car crash south of Carlsbad. She participated in rodeo at Eastern. College of Fine Arts relocatedDue to the music building renovation, the dean’s office for the […]

Participants wanted for local cancer study

By Rick White, Cannon Connections Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to find a cure for cancer. President of the Cannon Spouses Club, Bailey lost her grandmother to cancer about 15 years ago. She doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey plans […]

Cancer study seeks local participants

Volunteers are needed to participate in a long-term Cancer Prevention Study 3 through the American Cancer Society. The study enrollment initially will be conducted from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 2, during the first night of the Clovis/ Curry County Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The Cancer Prevention Study 3 at the local […]

Cancer study seeks participants

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to find a cure for cancer. President of the Cannon Spouses Club, Bailey lost her grandmother to cancer about 15 years ago and doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey […]

Religion Digest April 4, 2008

Bible study begins tonight A new Sabbath Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. today at the Wesley Foundation across from the Eastern New Mexico University campus.The Sabbath Bible Study will be taught every other Friday by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo, who is a Messianic Jew. A light meal also will be served. Admission is free. The […]

Study: No gap between military and civilian pay

By Tom Philpott A new Department of Defense study of military compensation finds no pay gap exists today between service members and civilian peers. But the study, conducted over the last two years, advises Defense leaders to adopt a new tool for comparing military and private sector compensation so that service members learn to appreciate […]

Hospital board obstetrics measure fails on technicality

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A resolution presented and tabled at January’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors meeting that sought to authorize a study on adding obstetrics at the hospital died on a procedural error at the February meeting held Tuesday. After a contentious debate involving board members, staff, residents and others, a […]

2-20-08 Floyd News

Upcoming Events • Women’s Bible Study will meet tonight at Debi Moore’s, 6:30 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m. School News Floyd School’s Love Soup Extravaganza will be Monday at 6 p.m. Students will perform […]

Bill seeks to bolster ENMU, parks partnership

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Senate memorial bill passed late last week seeks to build on a partnership between Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico State Parks Division in operating the Blackwater Draw Archaeological site north of Portales. The bill, which was approved unanimously by the Senate and has been signed by […]

City backs down from workforce housing proposal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The city of Portales backed away from the table Tuesday where they had been studying the feasiblility of workforce housing. In a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Portales city councilors decided to withdraw from a program that would have built 150 units of workforce housing on city-owned land […]

2-6-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Thursday — Arthur Rowland; Kenny and Kelli Richerson Sunday — Javin Chandler Upcoming events • Women’s Bible Study will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Debi Moore’s. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at […]

Hospital board ties feasibility study vote

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With the reorganization of the board at Roosevelt General Hospital an old argument reared its head Tuesday — the merits of offering obstetric services at the hospital. In the end, a discussion of more than two hours came down to a tie vote over whether to spend $28,000 on […]

Nov. 18 Honors

Marks Seaman Apprentice Maurice G. Marks completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2006 graduate of Rio Rancho High School. He is the brother of Anthony R. Garcia of Portales. During the eight-week program included classroom study and practical study on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water […]