Melrose students earn national honor

Freedom Newspapers A group of students from Melrose finished third at the Business Professionals of America high school conference in Cincinnati in early May. The six-person team grabbed the award in a 26-team parliamentary procedure event. Each team member was asked 50 questions before the schools were assigned a problem to be solved during a […]

Cannon captain to receive national award

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Christina Hopper has weathered some storms in her life. One of them — when lightning struck the F-16 fighter jet she was flying in the early days of the Iraq war — has helped bring her national accolades. Hopper is one of nine women who on Wednesday will receive awards […]

Three ENMU rodeoers going to national finals

By Kevin Wilson Even with two-third of his qualifiers going to the College National Finals Rodeo for the first time, Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach David Browder doesn’t think his team will be intimidated. “These guys have been to big rodeos,” Browder said. “It’s not going to blow these guys out of the water.” […]

South wins easily in North-South 1A/2A baseball game

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Maybe it was because their teams either didn’t make the postseason or didn’t fare too well once getting there, but four small school baseballers from the east side of the state got off to a bit of a slow start compared to their all-star counterparts in the New […]

Local people remember Reagan in respectful manner

By Ryan Lengerich Mary Lewis said she never missed a Ronald Reagan movie. The 77-year-old Texico resident praised the former president. “I just loved him, he was just so handsome and such a good actor,” she said. “He was a wonderful president and a loving husband.” Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died Saturday at age […]

Commission plans second phase of tax implementation

By Tony Parra County commissioners made the second step towards the implementation of additional gross receipt taxes on Friday during the Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said the announcement was made of the intent to adopt the ordinance. There will be a special session for the members of the public to […]

County residents not taking help

By Tony Parra Help is out there for people in need of income support. Many people are just not aware of it or are too shy to ask for it, according to Pamela Hyde, Secretary of the Human Services Department for New Mexico. “It’s important to us to make everyone aware of the problem,” Hyde […]

Man arrested for murder in Fort Sumner

By Ryan Lengerich A Fort Sumner man was charged Friday with an open count of murder in the death of his wife, then attempted suicide while in police custody, New Mexico State Police officials said. Jose Garcia, 48, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center in Tucumcari in connection with the killing of […]

June 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of probation violation and will serve 60 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of two counts of felony and will serve 60 days in the RCDC. • Larry Fitzgerald, […]

June 6 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting is June 14th at 7 p.m. Floyd Elementary Awards These are awards for the second semester. Perfect Attendance: Martyn Mendoza, Juan Pablo Navaro, Alfonso Villanueva, Garrett Evans, Perla Rascon, Jose Mendoza, Tessa Nall, Jesus Rascon, Margarita Rascon, Rigoberto Navarro, Marily Varela. Outstanding Character: Ryann Privett, David Delgado, […]