Press release: Bingaman talks highway, transit funding bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the highway and transit reauthorization bill the Senate passed last week and about how it will benefit New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman031912m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Moving Ahead for Progress […]

Zias drop twin bill to Adams State

CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa waits for the throw on Adams State sophomore Carly DeLorenzo’s steal of second base during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game at Zia Softball field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team had chances late but came up short in both ends […]

Assisting children starts close to home

In a commentary by Bill Glass, founder of Bill Glass Ministries, he told of an incident at a Seattle Special Olympics event some years ago. Bill Glass has a grandson with Down’s Syndrome. The games had started and the 100-yard dash was the subject of Glass’ story. Nine contestants, all physically or mentally handicapped, lined […]

Press release: Bingaman talks highway bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the Senate’s agenda for the week and addressed budget concerns at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman022712m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate will continue to debate a transportation bill that […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Governor signs hay transport bill

Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill Tuesday evening at the agricultural feed in the senate roundhouse that will allow the transportation of oversized hay loads on state roads. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will help livestock owners deal with ongoing drought conditions in the state that have placed an enormous strain […]

Bill tracker

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Tonjia Rolan Local area legislators have introduced 14 new bills since Jan. 26. The deadline for filing legistlation was Feb. 1. House and Senate bill progress has been updated to reflect information available 5 p.m. Monday.

Press release: Bingaman talks transportation bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the bill currently before the Senate that funds the country’s highway, transit, and safety programs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman021312m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill currently before the Senate that funds the […]

Press release: Bingaman talks FAA reauthorization bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill currently before the Senate to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman020612m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FAA reauthorization bill before the Senate. 02:31 – Bingaman talks about […]

Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]