County commissioners mull building court complex

PNT staff report The Roosevelt County Commission met in a work session Wednesday in the county courthouse to discuss the possibility of building a new Magistrate Court complex. Judge Linda Short and Ruth Dygert of Magistrate Court were present at the meeting. County Clerk Janet Collins said the county would pay for the building and […]

Portales past: Dec. 25, 1983

Dec. 25, 1983: Portales News-Tribune: Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a good Christmas and a happy new year! I wont a remote control car and a soccer ball. Your friend, Denver Collins

Portales couple raising longhorns

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Clerk E. Janet Collins and her husband, Steve, are bringing a bit of old west nostalgia to their ranch with a herd of Texas longhorns. The Collins have had their herd for a little over a year now, and already have two calves. Another heifer is ready […]

County profile: County clerk has Portales roots

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Editor’s note: The PNT is running periodic profiles on city and county workers. Janet Collins of Portales has worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office for 16 years. She is running unopposed in her re-election bid for county clerk in the Nov. 4 election. Just a hometown gal: Collins has spent her entire life as […]

Engagement: Collins/Legleiter

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Don and Sandra Collins of Sundown, Texas, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Collins of Portales to Lonnie Legleiter of Portales, son of Mack and Marjorie Legleiter of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. June 28, 2008, at Emmanual Baptist Church in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of […]

Collins unopposed for clerk

The following is the first in a series of profiles on candidates in the June Primary. Name: Janet CollinsAge: 54

Under construction

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The $8.5 million remodel at the Eastern New Mexico University Science Building is more than halfway complete and on schedule, according to university officials. ENMU staff and administrators toured the building Tuesday, including the remodeled portions of the original building, which was gutted, and the new wing on the […]

Hospital board election today

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elections for Roosevelt General Hospital board members will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, according to officials with the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office. “It is for those persons in hospital District 3 and 4,” said Janet Collins, Roosevelt County Clerk. Running in District 3, which encompasses […]

Bond’s fate in voters’ hands

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With early voting closed and the election slated for today, residents will soon know the outcome of the proposed bond for the Portales Municipal School District. Voters are being asked whether $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds will be issued to help construct a new school facility to replace […]

Hospital shocked to learn of lawsuit for contract physician

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multi-million dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Roosevelt General Hospital, administrator James D’Agostino said on Monday. Dr. Theodore Collins worked “a couple of shifts” in RGH’s ER as a contract physician until the administration became aware of the lawsuit, D’Agostino […]

Cathey elected county commissioner

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Republican candidate Billy Cathey captured the only contested seat in Roosevelt County’s general election Tuesday garnering 57 percent of the vote over Democrat Charles Bennett in the District 3 Roosevelt County Commissioner’s race. Cathey tallied 548 votes to Bennett’s 405 (43 percent). Those results are unofficial until the returns […]

Just one county race up for voters

By Ashley Lee and Karl Terry: PNT staff In a general election that is heated nationally, Roosevelt County residents have little to get excited about with just one contested race locally. Despite that fact, the turnout for early voting seems to be strong, according to County Clerk Janet Collins. Early voting ended at 6 p.m. […]

Precincts gear up for general election

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Gearing up for the general election, precinct workers have been brushing up on rules and regulations at an election school that was held on Wednesday and Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. During the school, precinct workers are briefed on laws, and what is to be done on election […]

New voting machines ready

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County voters will have the opportunity to try out the new federally-funded voting machines in the upcoming General Election Nov. 7. According to Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins, the machines have been provided to the county through the federal Help America Vote Act. The state legislature also passed […]

Early voting becoming preferred option

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County is following the national trend of more and more voters taking advantage of early voting in elections. “We see more early voters than we do actual voters,” said Beth Burns of the Roosevelt County clerk’s office. Early voting for the Nov. 7, election starts today at the […]

Local voter turnout is low

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election, less than 20 percent of the registered county voters turned out to vote. The latest updated reports from the county clerk’s office showed that there are 11,229 registered voters. The total unofficial number of people who voted in Tuesday’s election was […]

Early voter turnout judged as favorable

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Early voting results for today’s primary elections are in, and County Clerk Janet Collins said Monday it was a good turnout considering the circumstances. The county clerk’s office received 556 early votes, and the alternate early voting site at the Portales Public Library received 111. “I am very pleased […]

Tuesday’s primaries hold two races of local interest

Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer On Tuesday, Roosevelt County voters will cast their votes in the primary elections. County Clerk Janet Collins said the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Collins said that voters will not need to show voter identification cards, but will need to provide their date of birth […]

Sheriff’s race to be decided in June

By Tony Parra With the June primaries coming up some Roosevelt County residents may not realize that unless they are registered Republicans they will not be able to make a choice for county sheriff. The race for the sheriff’s position is between two Republicans, incumbent sheriff Tom Gossett and sheriff’s deputy Darren Hooker. The primary […]

Collins had great physical and emotional strength

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Collins was the type of woman that was known for her physical, mental and emotional strength but to those that knew her well, she was a great mystery because she lived life by her own design. According to Lou Blevins, Dorothy’s younger sister of 16 years, Dorothy believed that […]