Oct. 10 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain, muddy roads and school buses don’t work together very well. Tuesday morning all went well for the early routes gathering up the students, but about the time they all began arriving at school a deluge of rain and hail ushered in by pretty strong wind hit Dora about the same time. […]

Oct. 10 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Sherman Kent, 50, found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, to-wit, methamphetamine and will serve 300 days in the RCDC, followed by five years of supervised probation. • Felipe Padilla, 39, found guilty of aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, […]

Red Cross director ends career

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent She made deliveries during a snowstorm, was often the first volunteer to arrive when disaster struck and juggled a hectic schedule in her 19 years with the Clovis Red Cross. But a personal need of her own has pushed Eloise Edwards, the executive director for the American Red Cross Zia […]

Roosevelt among five counties served by child support center

By David Irvin In 2003, the child support division of the New Mexico Human Services Department collected $3.4 million for families in Curry and Roosevelt counties. With the opening of a regional office in Clovis, state officials are hoping to collect even more. The Clovis child support enforcement office has been operating as a satellite […]

Air Expo set for Saturday in Portales

By Tony Parra This year the Portales Air Expo will no longer be known as an Expo, but rather the Portales Fly-in and it will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Portales Municipal Airport. Ray Pallares, an operation specialist for the Portales Municipal Airport, said the airport doesn’t have permission to do […]

Gomez part of ENMU nominees

PNT Staff After graduating from high school in Bloomfield in 1977, Brenda (Worley) Gomez came across the state to attend Eastern New Mexico University. Basically, she’s never left the area. Gomez, the girls basketball coach at Portales High School since 1985, is one of six individuals scheduled for induction into the ENMU Hall of Honors […]

Ortega urges water board members to work together

By TV Hagenah LOGAN — Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega on Wednesday urged members of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority to work together — not independently — in efforts to negotiate with the Interstate Streams Commission for the region’s future water suppy. Ortega criticized Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose for sending a letter to the […]

Businesses feel different effects from rain

By Tony Parra Businesses and utility companies had opposite situations during the stormy weather on Tuesday and each felt the effects in different ways. Roosevelt County Electric employees were busy repairing power lines and bringing power back to homes during the stormy weather on Tuesday night. “They (workers) had to deal with a lot of […]

As rain passes, city bracing for more storms

By Tony Parra City department employees cleaned up some of the mess made by the storm which left 2.72 inches of rain on Tuesday, but meteorologists say there’s another system on the way on Monday. Jim Kratzer, meteorologist from Cannon Air Force Base, said 2.72 inches of rain was reported at CAFB, but said he […]

Business owner insists on doing things right the first time

By Laurie Stone Editor’s Note: The News-Tribune is doing this story as part of a weekly series on local business owners that have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Businessman Gary Lowman has been serving his community for the past five years by repairing and installing brakes, shocks, struts and mufflers […]