Carter to change sides in courtroom

Freedom Newspapers istrict Attorney Brett Carter has spent 18 years in Roosevelt and Curry County courtrooms working to ensure felons face justice. In about a month he’ll be an adversary to prosecutors. Carter will take over as head of the 9th Judicial District public defender’s office next month, replacing long-time district defender Calvin Neumann, who […]

Deputies receive pay increase

By Tony Parra Despite a budget crunch, Roosevelt County Commissioners relented on Tuesday and agreed to a hourly pay increase of $2 for certified Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department deputies. The starting pay of $10.82 for deputies will increase to $12.82, effective as of the start of the next pay period on Oct. 12. Non-certified deputy […]

Elida receives building for community center

By Laurie Stone By Laurie Stone PNT Staff Writer Laurie_Stone@link.freedom.com The Elida Masonic Lodge is donating its building on South Main to the town of Elida, requesting that the citizens of Elida use it as a community center. A decision was recently made to consolidate Elida’s Lodge members with the Portales Masonic Lodge due to […]

City council discusses legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors met on Tuesday an hour before the city meeting to have their legislative priorities in order for Gov. Bill Richardson. They met and agreed the top priority is street improvements, followed by the purchase of equipment. The third priority is concrete approaches’ improvements. City Manager Debi […]

Residents required for movie scene

By Mike Linn With locks stretching like cotton candy over their beady heads, a group of female customers at a local salon joke they resemble their mothers. Their hair sticks to the tops of cars, is held to together with a lacquer-like hair spray and can’t be washed. Not until filming is over, at least. […]

Oct. 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It’s still wet in South County too and pasture lakes are all pretty full. The cattle must be enjoying all the fresh tender lades of grass and weeds. They even drink out of those muddy looking water puddles all over. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher did the preaching for the church Sunday in […]

Oct. 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I just don’t know how it’s possible the dry land milo and hay crops are changing so fast. Just last weekend the milo heads were barely turning a little colored and now some of the fields are so reddish and all is maturing so fast. The hay fields are so thick and […]

Oct. 6 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays Oct. 9-16 T. J. Good, Carolyn Holms, Joan Nuckoles, Stub Nuckoles, Megan Bumguardner, Sandy Anthony, Brianna Bargas, Montie Cochrain, Jamie Fine, Harold Kirkpatrick and Andy Husted. Treats The Elida Branding Iron Cafe will be offering hamburgers at half price on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and share […]

Oct. 6 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week. If you have a birthday or anniversary, please let me know. Upcoming events • Lions will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Floyd Senior Citizens will meet Thursday evening at the Senior Citizen Building for fellowship and games. • […]

Rain affects residents throughout day

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By Laurie Stone The rain filled several of Portales’ streets from curb to curb, closed down roads and slowed down traffic, but many Portales citizens treasured the rain the community received throughout the day and night. As of 7 p.m., the rain total for the day was at 2.25 inches, according to estimates from the […]