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Water authority talks pipeline details at meeting

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority learned at its Thursday meeting that securing an easement for a pipeline from Cannon Air Force Base to Portales may prove costly. CAFB...

 

Portales man found guilty of rape

PORTALES — A Portales man on Monday was found guilty of rape and faces up to 53 years in prison. Jurors found Roy Brown, 29, guilty of two counts of criminal sexual penetration resulting in great...

 

Community joins hands in prayer

CLOVIS — People deal with tragedy in a variety of ways, but for several members of Kingswood United Methodist Church, help from a higher power was needed. After two people were killed and four were...

 

Portales line break far from first

PORTALES — A break in a water line that left most of Portales without running water for over 12 hours Saturday isn’t the first of its kind, according to city officials. The break, which...

 

Families, friends gather

A parade that crosses state lines, class reunions, barbecue from the Rotary Club, music in the park, and a feeling of unity could mean only one thing: The return of Border Town Days. The 52nd annual...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    July 12, 2017

Organic certification fees to be restructured

PORTALES — Proposed additions and revisions to two New Mexico Department of Agriculture ordinances were heard Thursday afternoon, with one receiving resounding support from a New Mexico dairy...

 

USDA faces budget cuts

The looming possibility of cuts to the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t what farmers in Eastern New Mexico want to see, but if spending on welfare and food assistance programs share the cuts,...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 21, 2017

Study: Poverty still grips state

A national study of family and child well-being has found that New Mexico ranks second to last behind Mississippi, and Curry and Roosevelt County are not faring much better than the average. Local...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    June 7, 2017

Funding relieves colleges

Funding for higher education in New Mexico has been restored after a brief political battle in Santa Fe, much to the relief of local university administrators. Gov. Susana Martinez on May 26 signed...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 31, 2017

Water authority applies for project funding

ELIDA — The federal government has set aside $46.5 million for rural water projects across the country. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority officials are hoping some of that money will flow...

 

College presidents worry over funding

As the New Mexico Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez battle over the state budget, and funding for higher education is currently at zero, there’s no doubt there is uncertainty — and local...

 

Organizers like expo, but want more turnout

PORTALES — While the educational seminars at this year’s Portales Ag Expo drove much of the attendance over the weekend, organizers said the numbers still could have been better. Roosevelt County...

 

Water authority discusses scenario planning

The strategic utilization of uncertainties about the future was the subject of a presentation at the Tuesday morning Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting at the Memorial Building in...

 

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