Massey retires after 40 years

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By Kevin Wilson When Donnie Massey joined the Roosevelt County Telephone Cooperative as a lineman at the age of 19, he never counted on this. “It was just a job,” Massey said. “I figured I’d move on when I found something better.” When Massey found jobs he liked better, they were within the cooperative, and […]

Buffalo soldiers honored at historic hill

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By Kevin Wilson LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just a few seconds to realize he’d come to the right place. The mile marker is in southern Roosevelt County, about 18 miles west of Morton, Texas, and parallel to a […]

Chavez makes return trip to Portales

By Tony Parra Edward Chavez, a member of the New Mexico supreme court, visited Portales on Friday, a place he once called home. Chavez was touring the eastern part of New Mexico and visited with other people from the community at the Stephen Doerr/Randy Knudson law firm, midday Friday. Chavez was born in Santa Fe, […]

June 27 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Javier Sanchez, 21, and Heather Green, 23, both of Portales. • Roberto Valdez Jr., 24, and Carrie Gonzales, 23, both of Portales. • Dane Womble, 22, and Karen Davis, 23, both of Portales. • Clint Massey, 23 of Portales and Jennifer […]

More sun brings more risk for cancer

By Tony Parra With the start of summer comes the start of concerns over skin cancer. More than 1 million new cases of skin cancer are treated in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Web site. “Most family practitioners can check for it,” Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino […]

Cheese plant construction on schedule

By Jack King Five new raw milk silos, each 75 feet tall, have been erected at Southwest Cheeses’ site on Curry County Road 4, said Maurice Keane, the company’s president and chief executive officer. Keane said the 54-acre, $190 million project is on schedule, with plans to begin production sometime in October 2005. Four of […]

County unemployment rates drop

By Mike Linn The parking lot of the state labor department’s Clovis branch was virtually empty Thursday afternoon. Inside the building, Bethany Hanner — a 20-year-old who lost her job on Tuesday — searched the labor department’s online database for work. “This place has been helpful,” she said. She was the only one there looking […]

Nonagenarians celebrate long life

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson in a proclamation said people over the age of 90 from New Mexico are one of our greatest treasures and those from Roosevelt County were honored in the Sixth Annual Roosevelt County nonagenarian tea party which took place on Wednesday afternoon. The event was created to honor residents of […]

Commissioners take next step for tax increase

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Commissioners held a special session on Tuesday to take another step for what commissioner Gene Creighton said, “None of the commissioners wanted to do”. Raise taxes. Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday afternoon to receive input from Roosevelt County residents on the adoption of two gross receipt tax increments and […]

Elida mayor looking to change fund usage

By Tony Parra Elida Mayor Gerald Lee addressed the county commissioners on a couple of issues — deferring money to fund dispatch services and a vehicle for the Roosevelt County Detention Center to use to transport inmates. Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said Elida officials are trying to figure out a way to make up […]