Governor hopeful testing waters

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Allen Weh said Tuesday he’s not officially running for governor yet. But he also said he’s made his first campaign promise, and he’s running his exploratory campaign as if he is a candidate — and people can draw their own conclusions. “We’re doing this in a campaign mode,” said […]

Jan. 30 Cannon Community

College testing put on hold — The Base Education Center is suspending CLEP and DANTES testing for approximately three weeks so it can load the software to open up the new National Test Center site. Med Group closes for readiness training — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group will close Monday for Wing Readiness Training. […]

RGH testing for MRSA

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Events Calendar Oct. 3

Today Voting Machine Testing — 9 a.m. Courthouse basement. Saturday Blessing of the Animals — 2 p.m. First United Methodist Church, corner of Avenue C and Second Street. Sunday Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union ballroom. Free and open to the public. Information: Kathy Fraze, 562-2377. Monday-Friday WPA Art […]

TB testing expected for state’s cattle

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom Newspapers By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing is expected to be extended to the whole state starting next week, according to the state veterinarian and officials of the New Mexico Livestock Board. New Mexico is expected to be added to a list of states that have been […]

Crews to smoke test sewer system

By Ben Latino Jr. : URS Group CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Air Combat Command and Cannon Air Force Base will be smoke-testing base sewers and manholes beginning Tuesday throughout the base except for military family housing. The testing is expected to last until Jan. 25. The URS Group and ADS Environmental Services contractors, will […]

Baseball ’roids report may demonize unfairly

Editorial The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players […]

State requests help with TB problem

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici has asked Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns for help as New Mexico grapples with the containment of bovine tuberculosis cases discovered in eastern counties of the state, according to a press release from the senator’s office. Domenici, R-N.M., asked Johanns in a letter Tuesday to work with New […]

Bovine TB confirmed in Eddy County

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A confirmed case of bovine tuberculosis has been reported in Eddy County, according to officials from the New Mexico Livestock Board. An investigation is being conducted by the New Mexico Livestock Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to state veterinarian Dave Fly. The infected dairy cow was […]

Informational TB meeting scheduled

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Representatives from the New Mexico Livestock Board and U.S. departments of Agriculture and Veterinary Services will host an informational meeting on cattle tuberculosis testing in Roosevelt and Curry counties today at the Memorial Building. Since 2003, area dairy and cattle producers have been required by the federal government to […]

Lights, camera, action

2nd Lt. Courtney Bullock 27th CMS Airmen put procedure to video for Air Force-wide viewing Across the Air Force, Airmen are required to stay up to date on the latest procedures and techniques related to their jobs. Soon, a new training video starring a group of Cannon Airmen will provide guidance and instruction on a […]

Counties would remain under restrictions

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to lift restrictions on interstate movement of cattle for most of New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. “This move is very good news for the livestock industry in New Mexico. The control of diseases that could devastate herds is very […]

Crane relies on diversified experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fifth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales schools’ superintendent position. Officials are expected to name a new superintendent on Monday: Bobby Crane is a science teacher at Muleshoe High School. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent […]

Steroids not a problem yet in area

By Dave Wagner With steroids becoming a bigger problem at the professional sports level, the NCAA is trying to take more preventative measures to head off potential problems. Ed Kabrick, athletic trainer at Eastern New Mexico University, said that as of the 2004-05 school year the NCAA randomly tests athletes for the use of “performance-enhancing” […]

In education, all parties need to be accountable

By Kevin Wilson It was probably troubling to Portales citizens to find out that all of the public schools in the Portales district failed to meet adequate yearly progress from the state’s perspective. After all, it was troubling to me, and I don’t have a kid in the school systems. School officials have told us […]

School board concerned over test scores

By Tony Parra The results of reading and math proficiency tests from the New Mexico state Public Education Department, which were released on Friday and in Sunday’s News-Tribune, were still on the minds of school board members during a school board meeting on Monday night. There were 158 Portales High School 11th graders tested and […]

Officials support voluntary drug testing

By David Arkin Most elected officials in eastern New Mexico say they want to learn more, but they support proposed legislation that calls for voluntary drug testing for all elected officials in the state. Sen. Steve Komadina, R-Corrales, introduced the legislation on Wednesday and said results from the voluntary drug tests would be sent to […]