Two of three tax increases approved

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners passed two of the three proposed tax increments on Tuesday during the county commission meeting and they will be in place on Jan. 1. Commissioners passed two 1/8 tax increments, which will mean an additional .125 percent on gross receipt taxes beginning Jan. 1. For each tax, there would […]

Plant road could provide bigger slice of money

By Tony Parra If they build it, will new business come? Portales and Roosevelt County officials met Tuesday to discuss the potential economic impact that might follow if Roosevelt County builds a road leading to the new Southwest Cheese Plant near the Curry/Roosevelt County line. “We want to know what the impact is and we […]

Residents have concerns about property plat

By Tony Parra Community residents filled up the Portales city hall on Tuesday at the city council meeting to listen in to the presentation of the subdivision preliminary plat which is planned to go up off of University Drive across from the Eastern New Mexico University baseball field. Ortega said the planning commission will have […]

July 7 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Not as many showers the past week, so it gave the folk in the area time to prepare for the Milnesand reunion for Sunday. There were 110 people who registered at the reunion in the Community Center at Milnesand. Barbara Teel was in charge of the program and was emcee for the […]

July 7 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays: Toni Whitecotton. Anniversaries: Clifton and Betty Gossett (50 years), Upcoming events • Lion‘s Club will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Community Building. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the school. • City Council will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. From the village […]

July 7 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Things were rather quiet in this part of Roosevelt County over the weekend. There were no clouds for rain but Migdon Cox said one afternoon she looked out and was a regular sandstorm coming in from the north. I think it was just in a small area and did not last long. […]

Fuller, Chavez face off for court spot

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Democrat Edward Chavez, 47, of Albuquerque, and Republican Ned Fuller, 38, of Albuquerque, will face each other in November for a seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court.   Q: What experience do you bring to the table? A: Chavez — Before being appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson in March […]

Schools dealing with less money than expected

Staff and Wire Reports School districts across New Mexico say they are making do with less state money than expected this year by cutting positions and dipping into reserves, according to a survey conducted by the Albuquerque Journal. Those cost-cutting measures come during a year in which the state increased its draw from a state […]

Drug bust leads to several arrests

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Sheriff Roger Hatcher and his deputies arrested two Clovis residents Saturday evening in a routine drug bust, but Hatcher said those two arrests multiplied to seven as more people continued to visit the residence to buy drugs. One of those arrested drove from Portales when a deputy set up a drug […]

Ethanol plant may receive competition

By Tony Parra Construction on a new ethanol plant in Levelland will begin in October or November according to Dave Quinn, director of economic development for Levelland, Texas. Levelland is located 20 miles west of Lubbock and within 90 miles of Portales. Quinn and Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President for Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation, both feel […]