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    Friday, December 04, 2020
    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) adopted a second emergency amendment to state workplace safety laws that requires employers to report positive COVID-19 cases among employees to NMED within four hours of being notified of the case. This second emergency amendment is necessary as the original emergency amendment expired before a permanent amendment was put in place.   The ...read more
    Categories: Business news, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, December 04, 2020
    PORTALES, N.M. - Roosevelt County has continued to experience increased COVID-19 cases within our communities, and these numbers are expected to continue to be elevated throughout December. In a continued response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Public Health Orders pertaining to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the directive to minimize public health risk, all County Offices will ...read more
    Categories: Community, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, December 03, 2020
     New CARES Act Grants.The NM Finance Authority has announced guidelines pertaining to the Small Business CARES Act grant program that was authorized by the New Mexico Legislature during the second special session of 2020. The guidelines make clear that time is of the essence. Applications will only be accepted until 12:00 noon MST on Friday, Dec. 18. The Finance Authority anticipates opening the ...read more
    Categories: Business news, Press Release
    Saturday, November 28, 2020
    Framework enables counties to reopen further when meeting key health metrics  SANTA FE – In an effort designed to provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities, the state of New Mexico will transition to a tiered county-by-county COVID-19 risk system on Dec. 2, enabling local communities to shed burdensome restrictions as soon as public health data show the virus ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Businesses conducting 100% percent employee testing will not be considered for closure In an effort to increase proactive COVID-19 testing of New Mexico’s workforce and avoid additional temporary restrictions on essential businesses, the New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment have implemented a voluntary surveillance testing and contact tracing agreement to enable businesses to prevent ...read more
    Categories: Business news, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    Portales, November 19, 2020--Over the last 25 years, the Portales Rotary Club has provided decorative building lighting during the holiday season with the support of Portales area businesses and The Little Miss Merry Christmas fundraiser hosted annually by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce.  As we once again approached the 2020 season, the Rotary Club started to make the appropriate plans ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    New Mexicans instructed to shelter in place through Nov. 30  SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Friday announced the state of New Mexico will temporarily re-enact a statewide order closing in-person services for all non-essential activities in order to blunt the unprecedented spike of COVID-19 illnesses and to attempt to relieve dramatically escalating strain on ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Business news
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    In response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Public Health Order issued Nov. 13, 2020 pertaining to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the directive to “reset” in order to minimize public health risk, all County Offices will be closed to the public for in-person services as of 8:00 AM on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 effective until Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. During this time county personnel will ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    PORTALES, NM – The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners declared an extreme drought and fire danger emergency within the unincorporated areas of Roosevelt County during their regular Commission Meeting Nov. 9, 2020. This was based upon current drought indices published by the U.S. Drought Monitor Report, lack of precipitation, low humidity, and abundance of wildland grass and dry, fine fuels ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    PORTALES, NM, November 10, 2020 — City Manager Sammy Standefer has announced that the Portales Public Library will be closed until a date to be determined due to the rapid spread of Covid-19. The library will be closed to attempt to safeguard the public and City staff who provide critical services. Call (575)356-6662, Option 1, #1 for general questions/directions. The Portales Mayor and Council ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    PORTALES, NM, November 10, 2020 — City Manager Sammy Standefer announced the retirement of Police Chief Pat Gallegos from the City of Portales Police Department through the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico effective late November. Applications were solicited, candidates were interviewed, and the results were evaluated and submitted with a recommendation to the City Manager. ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Buy Local Virtually to Support Small Businesses on Nov. 28, 2020 Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) presents an informational webinar on Monday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 pm to help New Mexican business owners learn about the Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday as well as promote virtual sales this holiday shopping season. EDD has partnered with the Office ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, November 05, 2020
    Portales, NM - Roosevelt County has awarded six local businesses through the Roosevelt County Small Business Grant Program. Roosevelt County received federal CARES ACT funding through the State of New Mexico to assist local small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Total grant funds available were $239,625, and one-time grant awards up to $10,000 will continue ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Business news, Press Release
    Thursday, October 08, 2020
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    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Portales, NM - Roosevelt County has received federal CARES ACT funding through the State of New Mexico to assist local small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Total grant funds available are $239,625, and one-time grant awards up to $10,000 will be made based upon funds availability and business/nonprofit eligibility. The County will begin accepting ...read more
    Categories: Business news, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
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    Thursday, June 04, 2020
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    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.   The new guidance includes two new posters, one for federal workers and one for all ...read more
    Categories: Business news, Community, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, February 06, 2020
    Teachers/Coaches/Program Leaders: Leadership Portales is pleased to introduce a new program called Passport Portales targeted at students age 4-17 in Roosevelt County. The purpose is to provide money for registration fees to summer, afterschool and weekend programs including leagues, camp and, classes. We estimate that we’ll have $3,000 enough for at least 30 awardees during this year’s cycle. ...read more
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    Roosevelt County wind farm, New Mexico’s largest,will power up to 194,000 typical homes  PORTALES, New Mexico (Aug. 28, 2019) – Xcel Energy announced today that construction on the 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County will commence in the fourth quarter. Once completed, it will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 typical homes annually, ...read more
    Categories: Business news, General News Article
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