Water warning lifted

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elida residents have been released from the “boil water alert” issued Jan. 6 by the New Mexico Environmental Department after E. coli bacteria was found during a routine test of the water system. Elida town clerk Sandra Monks said the ban was lifted Thursday afternoon after samples gathered during […]

Jaguars maul Portales boys at Stu Clark

PNT Staff Report LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Portales Ram basketball coach Mark Gallegos has always said the experience his team receives at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas is important. But sometimes the lessons are hard. The Rams (3-3) got one of those lessons here Thursday as they lost to the Santa Fe Capital […]

County commission meets

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the town of Elida Tuesday that will facilitate application for a state Community Block Development Grant that would provide the town with water system improvements. The county approved the agreement on a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Tom Clark voting against the measure. Clark, […]

County fair kicks off new home arts competition

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer A new competition added to the home arts and crafts portion of the Roosevelt County Fair had contestants preparing their baked goods and homemade delicacies in advance. This was the first year for the overall home arts sweepstakes competition. The winner of the competition is based on a points […]

County road dispute finds new life

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A county road dispute one party says was settled years ago in district court found new life at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting. In an agenda item brought by Commissioner Tom Clark, discussion was opened on the status of a one-mile section of Roosevelt Road T between Roosevelt Roads […]

Clark makes his mark at WJHFR

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Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer A 14-year-old Dora student recently returned from competing in the 2006 Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup last week. Dora resident Jesse Clark competed in the ribbon roping, tie-down roping, goat tying and chute dogging. “I did good in the short round (tie-down roping),” Clark said. “But in the […]

County commissioners balk on road access dispute

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners fielded a complaint concerning access along Roosevelt Road T from landowner Charles May at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The discussion ended in a failed split vote on a motion to officially notify adjacent property owner David Stone to remove obstructions from the county roadway. The item came […]

City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been […]

County’s elected officials to receive 15 percent raise

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor After three tries, Roosevelt County commissioners finally passed a 15-percent pay raise for elected county officials Thursday and approved their $8.7 million interim 2006-07 budget. Commissioners convened briefly in a budget public hearing, in which no one spoke out, before taking up the interim budget. On Monday commissioners heard […]

Western Bank looking for new home

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales city councilors approved a resolution which would allow Western Bank officials to demolish apartment buildings in Portales to build a new commercial banking building. The Western Bank officials are purchasing the apartments with the help of the Portales MainStreet Association members and the city of Portales. According to […]

Obituaries for April 1, 2006

Eula Best Bilberry Services: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Eula Best Bilberry, 95, of Portales died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 27, 1910, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Pearl and William Reavis. She married Grady Best on Dec. 20, 1925. They moved to a ranch north of […]

Community concerned about unsolved homicide

Andy Jackson : Freedom Newspapers Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. Residents of the tiny Roosevelt County community — a town of 20 homes — say they’re frustrated and concerned. Police found Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, dead from a single gunshot wound […]

Clovis High School student killed in two-vehicle accident Thursday

By Andy Jackson A Clovis High School senior was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wilhite Road and Curry Road G. Cory Holcomb, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene, New Mexico State Police Officer Jeffrey Telles said. Traveling east in a 1993 Nissan, Holcomb failed to stop at a stop […]

Knudson to serve as county attorney

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners approved to contracting with Randy Knudson to serve as the county attorney until the end of the fiscal year (June 30) despite resistance from county commissioner Tom Clark. Commissioners approved 4-1 to renew the contract for Knudson. Clark voted against the measure because he said is dissatisfied […]

Commissioners name Knudson temporary attorney

By Karl Terry Roosevelt County once again has a county attorney — at least temporarily. County commissioners Tuesday voted 4-1 to hire Portales attorney Randy Knudson as temporary attorney for the county and in the same motion ratified payments for his services they had already approved previously. At their Oct. 18 meeting commissioners discovered that […]

Distribution of road money sparks county contention

By Tony Parra A dispute arose during Tuesday’s county meeting over the issue of how much money should go to each district for road repairs. An issue that Tom Clark, county commissioner, said he was willing to take to court in the form of a lawsuit. The issue at hand is just how much money […]

Oct. 16 Club Notes

East Valley View Homemakers Club East Valley View Club met Oct. 12 at Golden Acres. Leatha Clark and Fern Clark were hostesses. Members brought recipes for the dishes they prepared for a recipe exchange. Rose Johns led the prayer before the meal. Members present were: Fern Clark, Leatha Clark, Margrette Forrest, Rose Johns, Lorraine McAlister, […]

CRP changes affect 45,433 acres in Roosevelt County

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents rely on the agricultural economy and sometimes news from the United States Department of Agriculture means bad news for county farmers with farm land in the Conservation Reserve Program. James Bostwick, chairman of the New Mexico Farm Service Agency committee, said this announcement will hit farmers in eastern New […]

Oct. 2 Organizations

East Valley View Homemakers Club The East Valley View Homemakers Club met Wednesday at Golden Acres. Joy Ruth Bradley and Marie Cates were hostesses. Other members present for the meal and visit were Janie Bartel, Fern Clark, Letha Clark, Rose Johns, Mildred Morgan, Jessie Okusinde, Lou Wayne Rogers, Roberta Payne, Lois Sparks and a visitor, […]

Causey rocked by shooting death

By Marlena Hartz The shooting death of longtime rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn has rocked the eastern New Mexico village of Causey. Chunn, 71, was found dead Friday morning in his home in downtown Causey, a town of about 50 sandwiched between Dora and the Texas state line. He died of a single gunshot wound fired […]