Local people remember Reagan in respectful manner

By Ryan Lengerich Mary Lewis said she never missed a Ronald Reagan movie. The 77-year-old Texico resident praised the former president. “I just loved him, he was just so handsome and such a good actor,” she said. “He was a wonderful president and a loving husband.” Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died Saturday at age […]

Commission plans second phase of tax implementation

By Tony Parra County commissioners made the second step towards the implementation of additional gross receipt taxes on Friday during the Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said the announcement was made of the intent to adopt the ordinance. There will be a special session for the members of the public to […]

County residents not taking help

By Tony Parra Help is out there for people in need of income support. Many people are just not aware of it or are too shy to ask for it, according to Pamela Hyde, Secretary of the Human Services Department for New Mexico. “It’s important to us to make everyone aware of the problem,” Hyde […]

Man arrested for murder in Fort Sumner

By Ryan Lengerich A Fort Sumner man was charged Friday with an open count of murder in the death of his wife, then attempted suicide while in police custody, New Mexico State Police officials said. Jose Garcia, 48, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center in Tucumcari in connection with the killing of […]

June 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of probation violation and will serve 60 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of two counts of felony and will serve 60 days in the RCDC. • Larry Fitzgerald, […]

June 6 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting is June 14th at 7 p.m. Floyd Elementary Awards These are awards for the second semester. Perfect Attendance: Martyn Mendoza, Juan Pablo Navaro, Alfonso Villanueva, Garrett Evans, Perla Rascon, Jose Mendoza, Tessa Nall, Jesus Rascon, Margarita Rascon, Rigoberto Navarro, Marily Varela. Outstanding Character: Ryann Privett, David Delgado, […]

Reagan dies at 93

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was “morning again in America,” died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93. The family had turned to […]

Hospital education program aimed at ministers

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By Darrell Todd Maurina, Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center is offering an intensive training program to assist local pastors in doing hospital ministry. Chaplain Susan Thornton, pastoral community education coordinator at PRMC’s parent corporation, Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, said she’s been assigned to help strengthen pastoral care at the outlying hospitals of the […]

ENMU student reins in rodeo queen crown

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By Mike Linn, Freedom Newspapers Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often trumps rivalry and competitors can be like brothers and sisters. The 19-year-old from Portales will carry that belief with her when she begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico in January. “(Rodeos are) just such a […]

Teen indicted in slaying

PNT staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Portales teenager on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. […]