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    Friday, May 29, 2020
    SANTA FE – New Mexico’s emergency public health order will be extended and amended to permit indoor dining, hair salons, gyms and indoor shopping malls to reopen next week on a limited basis and in accordance with required COVID-Safe Practices, among other changes, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday. Restaurants, which were allowed to offer limited outdoor dining on Wednesday, may ...read more
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    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    During the regular Portales Food Distribution sponsored by Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, La Casa Family Health Center will provide COVID-19 testing while participants are in line for their food box.  Food Distribution is set for Friday, May 29th at 10 a.m. La Casa medical personnel will come by each vehicle and provide COVID-19 testing to those individuals who would like to be tested.  For ...read more
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    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is partnering with Sarah Farms of El Paso, Texas, to bring the USDA’s Farmers to Families Program to Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Through this program, the USDA is partnering with farmers, ranchers, specialty crop producers, food processors and distributors, and non-profit organizations to ensure that all Americans have access to the fresh and ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    May 26, 2020Restaurants may provide outdoor or patio serviceswhere available beginning Wednesday  SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state’s emergency public health order will be amended to permit limited outdoor dine-in services for most of the state beginning Wednesday, May 27.  Dine-in services inside restaurants and bars remain temporarily prohibited. New Mexico ...read more
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    Friday, May 22, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Construction crews at Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, recently topped out the first of 240 Vestas wind turbines that will generate enough electricity to power 194,000 homes annually while saving customers tens of millions of dollars and reducing carbon emissions.   “Our builder, Wanzek Construction, has done a great job staying on track over the past couple ...read more
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    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    The La Casa Summer Food Service Program will begin serving meals in Portales on Tuesday, May 26th at various sites throughout the city of Portales.  It will be a drive-up, grab and go process and we ask that you be patient and work with us as your children will have to be in the vehicle with you the first time you visit one of our sites in order for them to receive their meal.  You will receive a ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    #RecreateResponsibly, New MexicoSANTA FE, N.M. - As outdoor lands and some recreational areas reopen in New Mexico, state officials are reminding residents to be respectful of these places and continue to take precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Restrictions under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s health emergency begin to ease, and that means the phased-in reopening of state parks, trails, ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Operations include hand-delivery of census to households in 16 New Mexico Counties. LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The U.S. Census Bureau has reopened its field office in Las Cruces, paving the way for 56,500 southern New Mexico households to receive hand-delivered materials needed to participate in the census, I Count NM announced Tuesday. The field offices have been deemed essential businesses and, as ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    May 13, 2020  Retailers will soon be permitted to operate at limited capacity; state continuing to move forward safely as virus risk remains high   SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Wednesday announced New Mexico’s emergency public health order, set to expire May 15, will be extended through May 31 and modified to allow most retailers to operate at 25 percent ...read more
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    La Casa Family Health Center is sponsoring the 2020 Clovis/Portales Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) administered by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Family Nutrition Bureau, and the USDA.  This program is designed to fill the gap during the summer months, for children ages 1-18, who normally receive Free meals provided by their school.  La Casa Family Health Center will ...read more
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    Monday, May 11, 2020
    Committed to protecting health and well-being of employees, customers and the communities  May 11, 2020 – Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., (NASDAQ: HTLF) announced the extension of relief and support programs for employees and consumers facing challenges due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.  “We stand with our employees and customers ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is currently seeking PUBLIC MEMBERS for the professional licensing boards listed below.  Interested applicants should keep in mind that a public member cannot have a direct or indirect financial interest in the profession to which they are applying and a public member cannot hold a license in the profession to which they are applying.  The purpose of ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 05, 2020
    NM Farmers, Ranchers Urged to Consider EIDLSANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Small Business Administration opened applications today for agricultural businesses in New Mexico to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today.   The loan program has been closed to agricultural businesses for 30 years, but ...read more
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    Friday, May 01, 2020
    April 30, 2020  The state Economic Recovery Council, a group formed to advise the governor on the recovery of New Mexico’s economy in the wake of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19, voted unanimously this week to endorse a preliminary plan for reopening the New Mexico economy, starting with a preparation phase that begins Friday, May 1.  The council is composed of 15 ...read more
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    Monday, April 20, 2020
    ​FLOYD MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS High School Teacher “Endorsement in HS History and Physical Education preferred” with Coaching Opportunities 2020-2021 Applicant must: 1) Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and be eligible for or have obtained proper PED License 2) Willingness to Coach various sports 3) Be able to pass an employment verification check; 4) Have knowledge/experience/commitment to ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
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    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    PORTALES, NM – The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) is pleased to announce that it has hired Jim Lucero of Portales, New Mexico as the new Executive Director for the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC). Board President Randy Knudson stated: “Our Board recently learned that our current Executive Director William (Bill) Hendrickson was returning back ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    March 27, 2020  Governor: K-12 school closings must continueto prevent potential spread of COVID-19   SANTA FE – New Mexico public education will shift to a learn-at-home model as schools remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state education and child care officials announced Friday.​   The decision is part of a two-pronged plan to protect New Mexicans ...read more
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
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    Friday, March 27, 2020
    STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENTUSDA Rural Development Launches COVID-19 Resource Webpage WASHINGTON, March 27, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. ...read more
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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
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed  IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020  WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.  Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April ...read more
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    Monday, March 23, 2020
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all New Mexico small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today.   SBA disaster assistance is now available to all counties within the state of New Mexico and the ...read more
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    Friday, March 13, 2020
    New Mexico Offers New Loan Program, Priority Assistance to Virus-Impacted Businesses    SANTA FE, N.M. – The state of New Mexico is adjusting its business loan guarantee programs in order to make capital available to business owners whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced ...read more
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
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    Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    Roosevelt General Hospital (RGH) is taking precautions to safeguard patients, visitors and staff against COVID-19, known as Coronavirus-19. Currently in the United States, there are 13 states with 80 cases and nine confirmed coronavirus deaths.  “Although at this time, there are not any confirmed cases in New Mexico, it’s important for RGH to plan and prepare for the worst case scenario,” said ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 26, 2020  Budget Celebrated, BemoanedThe $7.6 billion state budget passed by the legislature and awaiting Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's signature is an increase of over 7 percent. Democrats celebrated the money it provides for education and early childhood programs as well as pay increases for state workers. Republicans worry that the spending ...read more
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    Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 20, 2020  Legislature Adjourns/Budget Sent To GovernorThe NM Legislature ended its 30-day session in its normal fashion with a flurry at the end that included a late night on Wednesday in order to get a budget to the Governor's desk. They accomplished that in the wee hours of Thursday morning passing a $7.6 billion budget. The budget would provide ...read more
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    Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 12, 2020  Gasoline Tax BlockedA measure that sought to raise the state gasoline tax from 17 cents to 47 cents over several steps was tabled in the House Appropriations & Finance Committee on Monday. The measure, which was opposed by many business organizations was tabled on a resounding 14-1 vote. While the tax had not been increased since the ...read more
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    Friday, February 07, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportCorrection/Additions for Feb. 5, 2020  Clarification on SB110In reading your legislative update I just wanted to clarify SB110 would likely remove local labor boards, not local unions.    It authorizes arbitrators to ignore public employers appropriations when deciding bargaining impasse cases and will likely require counties to reappropriate funds to ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportFeb. 5, 2020  Legislative Appreciation a SuccessThe Chamber officers and staff were in "The City Different" Monday and Tuesday to offer our support and appreciation to our area legislators and spread the news about Portales through peanut diplomacy. Our annual Appreciation Dinner that we co-sponsor with the Clovis/Curry Chamber was possibly the ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020
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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 28, 2020   Early Childhood Fund Gets HearingThe Senate Education Committee moved SB 3 forward on Monday after tagging it with an amendment that makes the idea a little more palatable. The bill seeks to establish an endowment fund for use on early childhood programs while the state is swimming in revenue from the oil and gas business. We would ...read more
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    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    Roosevelt County Chamber'sLegislative ReportJan. 22, 2020  Session is Out of the GatesGov. Michelle Lujan Grisham got things started with the 54th New Mexico Legislature yesterday at noon with her State of the State address. In a short 30-day session where many thought the Governor's biggest problem would be not wanting to leave anything out, she surprised some with what she did leave out of ...read more
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    Monday, January 06, 2020
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    Thursday, December 12, 2019
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    Thursday, October 31, 2019
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