Commission agrees to terms for wind farm bonds

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County commissioners on Tuesday approved to go into negotiations with Padoma Wind and Power on land use in Roosevelt County to build a wind farm and a resolution for the issuance of industrial revenue bonds. County attorney Randy Knudson said he has been in consultations with Mike Groshek, an industrial […]

City council recognizes police for accreditation

By Tony Parra Portales city officials took the time during Tuesday night’s city meeting to recognize the Portales Police Department for becoming the first New Mexico accredited Police Department. The accreditation meant the Portales Police Department was the first to achieve successful completion of a process in October that has taken more than 2 1/2 […]

Dec. 8 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Nall; Louise Odom; Sheri Chenualt Upcoming events • School Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the school Monday night. • City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Music concert This Sunday, the Floyd Methodist […]

Dec. 8 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Harvest By this time, most of the peanuts are taken care of. Some have been able to get quiet a lot of cotton in modules the past week. Now if this spell is just short and sweet they should get most of the milo finished also. Roads improved The country dirt roads […]

It’s time to help out neighbors in need

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal of $60,000. Helping does not require individuals to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Portales, pledges from Southwest Canners, Eastern New Mexico University, the […]

Some holiday hits are worth watching

By Kevin Wilson Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. Some enjoy the time with family, while others look forward to eggnog, mistletoe and presents. I look forward to most Christmas things as well, like the 24-hour broadcast of “A Christmas Story” or the annual repackaging of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” […]

United Way about halfway to goal

By Kevin Wilson With a little more than two weeks to go in its fund-raising campaign, the Roosevelt County United Way is about halfway to its goal. “We are about at 50 percent in hard fund-raising numbers,” said Erinn Burch, the executive director of the Roosevelt and Curry County branches of the charitable organization. “Our […]

Alleged dumping results in charges

By David Irvin An investigation involving several state agencies including the attorney general’s office led to charges against a Melrose man accused of illegally dumping a contaminated byproduct from ethanol production into a roadside ditch in 2002. Wendell Bostwick, 58, agreed to plead guilty on Thursday to disposing of a solid waste in a place […]

Identity theft a concern during shopping season

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent On the day that Scott Davis went to buy a car at a dealership in the city he lived in at the time, he thought about the car he’d be getting. Instead, he was presented with an unexpected credit check failure. “When they ran my credit report at the dealership, […]

Portales teams prepare

By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team ends its busy season-opening stretch tonight with a 7 p.m. clash against Roswell High in the Rams’ home opener at the PHS gym. Portales is playing its fifth game in eight nights after going 2-2 in Texas last week, including a fourth-place finish in the Shallowater […]