Sheriff finishes training with FBI Academy

By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker was one of 266 law enforcement officers to graduate from the FBI National Academy Program last month. Hooker, who returned from training just before Christmas, said he is ready to put into action what he learned while at the academy in Quantico, Va. “The […]

County Commission applies for law enforcement grant

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Commission is moving forward with a COPS grant, which gives the sheriff money to hire a new deputy. Sheriff Darren Hooker said with all the stimulus money coming out of Washington, D.C., the money is filtering down for grants. “This is a grant that will let […]

Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is […]

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Alva C. Carter Sr., 68, president of Eastern New Mexico University’s board of regents, was killed in an automobile accident early this morning in Roosevelt County. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said his department was called to the accident scene on N.M. 202 (Cacahuate Road), about five miles from […]

Sheriff proposes overtime pay changes

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker is proposing the county change the overtime policy regarding sheriff’s office personnel working in narcotics. Under the proposed change, a sheriff’s deputy would be eligible for