Recent calls to Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Saturday • At 3:36 p.m., a caller in the Tinsley Crossing area reported two subjects taking gravel. • At 4:17 p.m., a caller in the area of N.M. 467 reported a 10-year-old girl passed out. Sunday • At 2:30 p.m., a caller in the 300 […]
Bake sale fundraiser set Marissa Hyde is organizing a bake sale June 19 during Heritage Days Celebration to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Hyde is looking for volunteers to donate goods for the […]
June 7, 1941: Roosevelt County, promoting itself as the “biggest producer of dairy products in New Mexico,” declared June as National Dairy Month.
June 6, 1955: Dean’s Automotive Service at 105 S. Abilene invited customers to take the new Packard “with torsion-level ride” for a spin. “Let the ride decide,” a newspaper ad urged.
June 5, 1950: New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled the Roosevelt County school board and state board of education had the power to consolidate the Hiway and Dora school districts. W.A. Strawn of Hiway had brought suit hoping to stop the consolidation, concerned that some students would be traveling 80 miles to classes.
June 4, 1941: Heavy rains, some estimated at 8 to 10 inches, left dozens of Roosevelt County homes and roads flooded. C.A. Franklin, who lived 5 miles north and 2 miles east of Portales, reported water standing 3 feet deep in his chicken house and all his chickens drowned.
June 3, 1941: The Portales Daily News reported that Will Bates of Pep had become a father — for the 19th time. Lloyd Travis Bates was born May 26.
June 2, 1955: Area farmers formed groups to begin battling a grasshopper invasion. About 90,000 acres of croplands were in danger, officials said, with cost to poison the hoppers estimated at 20 cents per acre.
Bess Jones of Portales said she’s not angry, just hurt by the recent theft of a small guardian angel statue from her husband’s gravesite. “It had a beautiful expression, just looking down on him, taking care of him,” she said. “It gave me a lot of comfort.” She did not call police, but wanted to […]
By Tom Philpott: Military Update Like thousands of American homeowners, John and Susan, a Coast Guard couple, were slammed financially by the real estate crisis. They saw the value of the $150,000 house they bought in Texas in March 2006 plummet, starting in 2007. This month they will sell it for $125,000, well below the […]
Freedom New Mexico A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be […]
By David Stevens: FNM EDITOR Tuesday night’s blog reported at least four New Mexico attorneys general have come from Clovis. Longtime attorney Lynell Skarda adds one more name to the list: Clovis’ Fred Standley — “a good friend of mine,” Skarda said — was AG in 1957 and 1958. • • • Incumbent probate judge […]
By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base held its first Media Day last week and personnel were candid about their jobs and living in eastern New Mexico. Eleven members of the media toured Cannon’s mission, aircraft, growth and construction. Capt. Eric Bowman, 32, said his job […]
By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Nine years of my life gone, but no regrets. Last week I watched the finale of Fox’s serial drama “24” about agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). I loved all eight seasons and the made-for-TV movie that bridged the gap created by a writer’s strike. I’m sure I will enjoy […]
By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My uncle Ignacio passed away recently. Like many Hispanics with the same name, Ignacio was nicknamed “Nacho.” After moving to San Angelo, Texas, though, he suddenly became “Nash.” That was the name embroidered on his shirt. I laughed, but Uncle Nacho was serious. His co-workers called him Nash, and so […]
Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, Saturday, June 5, is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico — no license required. June 5, 2010, is National Fishing Day, and to […]
Roosevelt County (21 of 21 precints reporting) Magistrate judge Democrat • Charles R. Perez — 390 Republican • Linda J. Short — 1,146