Roosevelt County rout halted by weather

By Dave Wagner Nothing could stop Roosevelt County Tuesday night, except the weather. The Portales-based squad pounded out five extra-base hits in a six-run first and built a 10-0 lead over Clovis Zia in a District 3 major division tournament first-round game at Rotary Park. The contest was halted in the top of the third […]

Two of three tax increases approved

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners passed two of the three proposed tax increments on Tuesday during the county commission meeting and they will be in place on Jan. 1. Commissioners passed two 1/8 tax increments, which will mean an additional .125 percent on gross receipt taxes beginning Jan. 1. For each tax, there would […]

Plant road could provide bigger slice of money

By Tony Parra If they build it, will new business come? Portales and Roosevelt County officials met Tuesday to discuss the potential economic impact that might follow if Roosevelt County builds a road leading to the new Southwest Cheese Plant near the Curry/Roosevelt County line. “We want to know what the impact is and we […]

Residents have concerns about property plat

By Tony Parra Community residents filled up the Portales city hall on Tuesday at the city council meeting to listen in to the presentation of the subdivision preliminary plat which is planned to go up off of University Drive across from the Eastern New Mexico University baseball field. Ortega said the planning commission will have […]

Project: Reader Reaction, July 7

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “So the transfer of power is complete in Iraq. When will the violence in that country end?” Some responses: “IT IS HARD TO even imagine that the violence will come to an end. True what America did for Iraq was much needed, however the extreme members of the […]

Planet Kevin worth the effort

By Kevin Wilson I was talking with a coworker recently, regarding the Mega Millions lottery that somebody won, and I thought about Planet Kevin. What’s Planet Kevin, you ask? Even if you didn’t ask, you’re about to find out. But I’m getting ahead of myself … back to the lottery story. The news report said […]

July 7 Obituaries

Karen Elrod, 40 Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In 1985, she was […]

July 7 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Not as many showers the past week, so it gave the folk in the area time to prepare for the Milnesand reunion for Sunday. There were 110 people who registered at the reunion in the Community Center at Milnesand. Barbara Teel was in charge of the program and was emcee for the […]

July 7 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays: Toni Whitecotton. Anniversaries: Clifton and Betty Gossett (50 years), Upcoming events • Lion‘s Club will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Community Building. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the school. • City Council will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. From the village […]

July 7 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Things were rather quiet in this part of Roosevelt County over the weekend. There were no clouds for rain but Migdon Cox said one afternoon she looked out and was a regular sandstorm coming in from the north. I think it was just in a small area and did not last long. […]

Fuller, Chavez face off for court spot

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Democrat Edward Chavez, 47, of Albuquerque, and Republican Ned Fuller, 38, of Albuquerque, will face each other in November for a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court.   Q: What experience do you bring to the table? A: Chavez — Before being appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson in March […]

Schools dealing with less money than expected

Staff and Wire Reports School districts across New Mexico say they are making do with less state money than expected this year by cutting positions and dipping into reserves, according to a survey conducted by the Albuquerque Journal. Those cost-cutting measures come during a year in which the state increased its draw from a state […]

Drug bust leads to several arrests

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Sheriff Roger Hatcher and his deputies arrested two Clovis residents Saturday evening in a routine drug bust, but Hatcher said those two arrests multiplied to seven as more people continued to visit the residence to buy drugs. One of those arrested drove from Portales when a deputy set up a drug […]

July 6 Obituaries

Services Pending Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, daughter of Bud and Barbara Miller, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Funerals Today Guy R. Coleman — 2:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Lisa Victor, 1788 CR 3 (off Highway 467 […]

Zias picked third in volleyball poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M may have captured all seven Lone Star Conference South titles since the league went to divisional play in 1997, but the Lady Buffs are expected to have their work cut out trying to extend that streak this fall. WT earned just eight of 17 first-place votes in a poll […]

Howl wins PCC championship

By Kevin Wilson Jason Howl was a man of few words on Monday. He was also a man of few strokes over the weekend, and the result was a seven-stroke victory in the Portales County Club Championship. “It felt good,” Howl said. “It was a good feeling.” Howl, who spent most of his childhood in […]

Roosevelt Co. teams hope for homefield advantage

By Kevin Wilson Heading into this week’s Little League All-Star tournaments, a pair of Roosevelt County teams are hoping there is no place like home. Three different tournaments, sorted by age, will feature teams battling for supremacy in a double-elimination format. Roosevelt and Clovis have representation in each tournament — with Clovis having American and […]

Baseball class will be offered at Eastern

By Rick White Kay Reed loved playing baseball growing up on the West Coast. She remembers sitting on the bench and packing her cheeks full of Big League bubble gum. Her uncle, a former minor league player and coach, would give Reed and his sister tips. She also enjoys watching baseball, especially in person. She’s […]

Hounds fourth in LSC South football poll

By Dave Wagner Jeff Howard admitted he was disappointed but not surprised when Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, released this week by the conference office. “It’s always the same every year,” said Howard, a Portales High grad and third-year starting linebacker […]

Ethanol plant may receive competition

By Tony Parra Construction on a new ethanol plant in Levelland will begin in October or November according to Dave Quinn, director of economic development for Levelland, Texas. Levelland is located 20 miles west of Lubbock and within 90 miles of Portales. Quinn and Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President for Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation, both feel […]