Police arrest six for fake money

Darrell Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he gave a […]

Not showing at a theater near you

Mike Linn The holiday season usually brings with it a barrage of new movies, from suspense thrillers to dramas. Here are a few movies I’d like to see come to the area: Title: Good ’Till The Last Drop Plot: Set in the year 2035 with a population dwindled to only a handful of residents, a […]

Obits 9-26

Bill Shipp, 77 Mr. Bill Shipp, 77, of Cheshire, Ore., died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Cheshire, Ore. He was born on May 19, 1926, in Portales, to Madora and Joseph H. Shipp. He grew up in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Ysletta Griffin on Aug. 12, […]

Roosevelt twin called ‘good ole boy’

By Tony Parra Charley Elbert “Dude” Hill was a “good ole boy,” according to his twin brother and friend, Harley Delbert “Pug” Hill of Portales. Charley and Harley lived in the Roosevelt County community for 74 years. They worked together on the farm, driving tractors and established a dirt moving and land leveling business. It […]

Commission accepts resolution opposing gender identity bill

Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission adopted a resolution on Tuesday opposing Senate Bill 28, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution also states that the commission is in support of a referendum to appeal the bill. The commission voted to accept the resolution by a 4-1 vote with commissioner […]

Change on horizon for ethanol plant

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Kevin Wilson The Portales business known until recently as High Plains Ethanol could be expanding due to a government proposal and future probability. High Plains Ethanol was renamed Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation in April, one of many changes that should be coming to the company over the next few years. The government proposal, a provision of […]

Commissioner opposes new senate bill

Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner is seeking signatures from county residents to help halt a Senate bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The law applies to both private and public businesses. At Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting, Commissioner Gene Creighton spoke adamantly against Senate Bill 28 — signed this year […]

Military report urges benefits to go most deserving

By Tom Philpott Why do the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs conduct separate, duplicative physical exams of veterans, one before and one after discharge? Why do these government health programs have separate purchasing systems when medical supply needs are nearly identical? Why are their medical record systems incompatible when the populations served overlap? […]

Stipulation in bill could cost county $100,000

By Mike Linn A minor stipulation in a bill that unanimously cleared the legislative process may cost Roosevelt County a hardy chunk of cash. House Bill 229, drafted to increase cash allocations to small counties in the state, requires that counties with a property value over $200 million must have three general gross receipts taxes […]