Sept. 12 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Patriotic assembly Friday morning found students celebrating their freedom and honoring military, law enforcement officers, and emergency response personnel as they remembered the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Following musical programs from the junior high choir and band, Cindy Wilcox presented a visual program honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating those [...]

Sept. 12 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — John Paul Hernandez was found guilty of probation violation and will serve the continuation of his probation. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Ignacio Cuevas, 34, was found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and [...]

County United Way chapter starts fund-raising

By Kevin Wilson Together in principle, separate in just about everything else. That’s how members of the Curry and Roosevelt County United Way boards might describe their current union, as the Roosevelt County board is now shifting its efforts to its annual fund-raising effort. The Roosevelt board has a goal of raising $60,000 during the [...]

Hotel could be back in business soon

By Tony Parra The Portales Inn may be full of life once again as a prospective contractor, Steve Nishimuta of San Diego, Calif. is in the process of renovating it and having a restaurant on the bottom floor for when it opens. Mayor Orlando Ortega presented an incentive package proposal to city councilors for the [...]

9-11 activities limited to bank ceremony

By Tony Parra The third annual 9-11 memorial commemorating the loss of Americans through a terrorist attack will be held at the Portales National Bank parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. “The biggest reason is to show we will never forget the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks,” Leo [...]

Gamble claims solution to 135-mile rule problem

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said there is a solution for a problem with the 135-mile rule which will help ENMU’s enrollment totals and to better benefit from the program. Gamble disclosed the information at the Board of Regents’ meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the Sandia room in the Campus [...]

Mini bikes ruling the road; authorities work to curb riders

By David Irvin They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on local streets. And at least one retail store owner said last week the mini-motorcycles are not safe in city traffic. Mary Ortiz said pocket bikes are just too small to be seen [...]

Roosevelt sheriff’s office seeking funds to recruit officers

By Tony Parra Discussions over a $3 hour increase in the pay for Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies came to a halt because of a lack of funds. Officials at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department said during Tuesday’s county commission meeting that there is little interest in an opening for a deputy’s position, and the [...]

Land dispute settled at city council meeting

By Tony Parra More than a year-and-a-half after their initial request for a zoning change was denied, Victor and Linda Baca were able to get approval for the Seal Addition Subdivision Development property in Tuesday’s city council meeting. The Bacas’ property is located off of University Drive, across for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball [...]

Cheese plant set to fill vacancies

By Mike Linn Victor Orlowski cut about 60 hours of road time a month off his schedule when he came to Clovis to work at the Southwest Cheese Plant. The plant’s engineer said he doesn’t miss the traffic and long trek involved with his former job at Dean Foods in Los Angeles, and is looking [...]