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 […]

New star shines in command at Cannon

27th Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark stands next to his wife Victoria as he is sworn into office by Col. Jeff Harrell, 27th Fighter Wing vice commander. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals There is a new star on Cannon Air Force Base and Chief Master Sgt. Ray Clark received that star when he […]

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 […]

6/26 Honors, organizations

Honors Clark Kassandra Clark of Dora is a recipient of the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. Clark plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University, where she will major in pre-medicine. Clark is a 2005 graduate of Dora High School. While at DHS, Clark was a member of National Honor Society, 4-H, student council, Business Professionals of […]

County says no to 20-year deputy retirement plan

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer In a meeting Tuesday morning, the Roosevelt County Commissioners did not pass a motion for a 20-year retirement plan for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies. Instead the deputies will still have a 25-year retirement plan. County Commissioner Dennis Lopez made a motion to grant the sheriff’s department a […]

Commission joins mutual aid agreement

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners are in, making it all four government entities in Curry and Roosevelt County which are donating money for the lobbying efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Commissioners approved to donate $50,000 fro the county’s general fund into the funding for the cost of the […]

4/21 Obituaries

C.M. Baker, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay […]

Cross country team signs 12

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University announced the signings of 12 cross country athletes, including two from Clovis. The Zias received letters-of-intent from Melissa Clark and current Clovis senior Megan Willis. Clark, who was CHS’s most valuable runner in 2003, will be a sophomore next year, but a redshirt freshman athletically. “Signing Melissa to our […]

ENMU adds trio of football players

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of three freshmen to national letters of intent. The signees include Jason Behler, a free safety from Brownwood (Texas) High School; Clark Hanley, a tight end and deep snapper from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, and Randall Hutchinson, a […]