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2008-12-11 09:08:00

Non-Exclusive License to produce up to 250 MW of continuous power CRANBURY, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackLight Power (BLP) Inc. today announced its first commercial license agreement with Estacado Energy Services, Inc. in New Mexico, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative, (Estacado). In a non-exclusive agreement, BLP has licensed Estacado to use the BlackLight Process and certain BLP energy technology for the production of thermal or electric power....

2008-08-02 03:00:26

By Gabriel Monte, Clovis News Journal, N.M. Aug. 2--Eastern New Mexico schools are facing an uphill battle trying to meet the state's adequate yearly progress. Nine Clovis schools and all five Portales schools fell short of AYP this year. The Public Education Department announced Friday results of the AYP report, which is based on the state's standards based assessment test. The report is a No Child Left Behind yardstick used to measure students' reading and math skills. The...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Mickey Winfield, The Portales News-Tribune, N.M. Aug. 1--It may surprise many Portales residents who frequently browse the latest new releases at their favorite local video store, that they can actually rent a movie, or a television show featuring an Eastern New Mexico University theater alumni. But if your local video store of choice is Landall's Box Office, on Portales' South Ave. C, you probably already know of the Portales actor. Last month, the suspense thriller, "The Eye,"...

2008-07-01 12:00:28

By The Portales News-Tribune, N.M. Jul. 1--Eastern New Mexico University at Portales has been awarded almost $960,000 in federal grant money to make technological upgrades to its computer, telecommunications and multi-media classrooms. The $957,967 grant derives from an earmark secured by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, during the FY2008 appropriations process, according to a press release from Domenici's office. According to ENMU President...

2008-06-18 12:00:58

By The Portales News-Tribune, N.M. Jun. 18--Roosevelt General Hospital Director James D'Agostino told board members Tuesday an AreoCare helicopter was now stationed in Clovis to handle emergency patient transfers to Lubbock. Featuring twin engines, the MD 902 helicopter flies at about 145 mph, allowing a patient to be transported to Lubbock in 35 minutes, D'Agostino said. The helicopter also features onboard medical equipment that can be used to monitor and treat patients. "It is...


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