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Jennings sponsors 4 health bills

February 18, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A state Senate lawmaker is pushing to help expand clinical cancer treatments in rural parts of New Mexico and level the playing field with certain out of pocket expenses for cancer patients, in multiple pieces of legislation recently introduced. Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, is sponsoring four bills which center on health care [&hellip...

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Nice day to be outside

February 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Construction workers from Van Winkle Roofing Inc., install new steel metal trim on the roof of St Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon. [/auth...

Kintigh’s bill to limit House speaker’s power dies

February 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A state House lawmaker’s attempt to strip Speaker Ben Lujan of nearly all of his authority to craft committee assignments, was stalled Wednesday. House lawmakers voted 10-9 along party lines in the House Rules and Order of Business Committee to table...

Fry confirms Madsen’s firing

February 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

On Wednesday, City Manager Larry Fry confirmed that Sgt. Eric Madsen was not “working for the (police) department any more.” Fry was unwilling to say if Madsen had been terminated, or if he resigned. City records indicate that Madsen’s...

Ponce to retire

February 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A newly elected school board member announced Wednesday that she will resign her teaching job later this month in order to keep her seat on the school board. The announcement came after state Attorney General Gary King advised the school board, the...

Kerr Ranch lease goes to high bidder

February 17, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The City Council voted during a special session to reverse its original decision on the Kerr Ranch lease and awarded the contract to the highest bidder, Wednesday. The 5-1 vote came after at least two councilors told other officials they had changed their...

WPA 'disappointed' in Jennings' childhood ed vote

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Senate Joint Resolution allocating money to early childhood education cleared its first committee in the state Roundhouse Wednesday, but local parents are upset Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, did not support the measure. Members of the...

WPA 'disappointed' in Jennings' childhood ed vote

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Senate Joint Resolution allocating money to early childhood education cleared its first committee in the state Roundhouse Wednesday, but local parents are upset Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, did not support the measure. Members of the...

RFD training session

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Donald Ragsdale of the Roswell Fire Department rappels from the tower at the Louis Jones Training Facility, Tuesday, during an annual ropes training session. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Miss New Mexico advocate for domestic violence awareness

February 16, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Madison Tabet, 19, Miss New Mexico, has put her schooling on hold at Point Park University, to increase domestic violence awareness. This month, Tabet is taking her message and personal story to various places across the state for Teen Dating Awareness Month....