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    Friday, July 31, 2020
    SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will extend its emergency public health order and keep intact existing public health restrictions and guidelines while the state continues to combat the spread of COVID-19.    The emergency public health order retains the state’s public health prohibition on mass gatherings and keeps ...read more
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    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    To view and read the August issue of Warm Heart News, the Chamber's monthly newsletter Click Here
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    Monday, July 27, 2020
        Small Business Recovery Loan Fund Webinar Series for Lenders, Intermediaries, and Businesses  July 28-30 at 11 a.m.    The New Mexico Finance Authority is partnering with the New Mexico Economic Development Department to present a series of webinars on the Small Business Recovery Act.   Webinars are ...read more
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    Monday, July 27, 2020
     July 27, 2020$150 million for local governments and small business,$28 million for tribal governments  SANTA FE – The office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced that applications have gone out for $178 million of CARES Act funding for tribal and local governments. $28 million is available for tribal government grants and $150 million is available for city and county grants. These ...read more
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    Friday, July 24, 2020
    Eligibility date for in-person learning postponed through Labor Day; professional development for educators and additional preparation for ‘hybrid model’ encouraged through August  SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Education Department on Thursday announced updates to the state’s plan for the safe and methodical reentry into school for students and educators this fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced today the immediate temporary closure of the Roosevelt County Income Support Division office located at: 1028 Community Way in Portales, N.M. after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Roosevelt County customers who do not have a cell phone or internet access may visit the Curry County Income Support office located at 3316 North ...read more
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    Friday, July 17, 2020
    AMARILLO, Texas (July 17, 2020) – July’s extreme heat has likely led to higher bills for Xcel Energy’s customers in Texas and New Mexico, and the company is urging customers to get in touch with customer agents to discuss options if they’re concerned about having funds to cover summer electricity costs. “Our electricity prices have fallen since last summer, but overall customer bills may wind ...read more
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    Monday, July 13, 2020
    Indoor seating at restaurants, breweries prohibited; state parks accessible only to residents of New Mexico SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced the state of New Mexico will re-enact emergency public health restrictions on high-contact indoor environments where face-coverings are not worn in order to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 across the state. A new emergency ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 08, 2020
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    Thursday, June 04, 2020
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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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    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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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
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    Thursday, March 05, 2020
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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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    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, 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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    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
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