Feb. 13 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Jose Guerra, 33, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated and no license and will serve two days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Ruben Sosa, 33, was found guilty of battery on a household member and was ordered to serve 70 […]

Deputy shortage causes sheriff’s department to close some nights

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said because of a depleted staff there have been nights recently in which there have not been any deputies on patrol. Gossett blames low salaries for the deputy shortage and the inability to hire replacements. He said he has five deputies currently on staff now and another […]

Local man customizes career

By Tony Parra Homegrown in Portales, Ron Knowles has returned to his roots and planted a new vehicle custom-designing shop for enthusiasts. Ron Knowles, who has lived most of his life in Portales and has custom designed vehicles since the mid-1980s, opened his new shop, After Flash Custom Trucks, in early February. “I started when […]

Jewelry store set for golden anniversary

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of stories about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. The owners of Woody’s Jewelry, Danny and Chris Woodward, will be celebrating their business’s 50th anniversary in March. The Woodwards have brought eloquence to […]

Scouts celebrate anniversary

By Kevin Wilson More than 500 boys and girls in Curry and Roosevelt County celebrated a birthday on Tuesday, and the celebration is set to continue the rest of the month. Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of Cub Scouts, one of three scouting organizations of the El Llano Grande district, which incorporates the counties of […]

Bumper stickers at center of controversy

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — Stickers on a Clovis man’s car portray cartoon images of bare-breasted female devils in sexually compromising positions. And the images have caught the attention of Clovis police. Officials have charged 31-year-old Dean Young, the owner of a yellow Ford Focus displaying the images, with distribution of sexually oriented materials to […]

Officials monitoring pneumonia cases

Freedom Newspapers State health officials are monitoring three cases of pneumonia in the Eastern New Mexico area to see if each illness was spawned by influenza. “It’s not abnormally high (number of cases) … (but) the reason we’re monitoring it is because it’s related to the lung and there may be a viral connection and […]

Judge declines request to reopen public records case

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A state district court judge on Tuesday denied a Clovis News Journal request to reconsider a public records case against Curry County ruled on last year. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Joe Parker ruled he had no jurisdiction in the case because the CNJ’s motion to reconsider was not heard within […]

Feb. 9 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Javin Chandler (5), Linda Essary. Anniversaries: Leon and Waynell Nall Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • No school Friday for Parent/Teacher conferences. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. Lions club • The Floyd Lions Club is sponsoring an Essay Contest for […]

New law would limit alcohol purchase for convicted drunken drivers

By Kevin Wilson New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. “I think this is something that will have a real effect on DWI in New Mexico,” Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, said Tuesday at a news conference. The […]