Public Record 9/14

The following divorces were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Tomasa and Joe Montoya were officially divorced on Sept. 8. The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Rojelio O. Orrantia, 24, of Tatum, and Janelle Pacheo, 23, of Cimarron. Juan S. Tovar, 20, and Jessica N. Licano, 20, […]

City looking for new city manager

Mike Linn City officials have already begun the process of searching for a new city manager, of whom they hope to have hired within 30 to 60 days. The beginning stages of the search comes less than 24 hours after the Portales city council fired former city manager Gerald Depo, leaving Public Works Director Tom […]

Coast Guard adventures were less than thrilling

Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know the […]

Public Record 8/31

Recent dispositions from Roosevelt County District Court: Chris Keim, 20, found guilty of receiving or disposing of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will serve 2 1/2 years of supervised probation. Lonnie Colglazier, 45, found guilty of fraud (over $250) and shoplifting (over $100). He will serve 18 months of supervised probation. Recent […]

ENMU campus busy preparing for semester

Tony Parra Students and parents broke the stillness of the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Thursday and it carried into the weekend. Students spent the last few days moving into the dormitories and registering for classes which begin on Monday. ENMU has also added 14 new faculty members. “It’s too early to tell how […]

BBQ and tunes highlight Dawg Days

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Tony Parra The Dog Days of Summer can be a drag. Dawg Days at Eastern New Mexico University are another thing. Dawg Days is the name of four days of freshman orientation that started on Thursday with freshman moving into the dormitories and a barbecue at 5 p.m. at the Dallan Sanders plaza. “This is […]

Public Record Aug. 17

Recent dispositions in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: l Rachelle Vanderdussen, 19, found guilty of driving while intoxicated, first ofense and duty upon striking fixtures upon highway. Sentenced to serve 90 days of supervised probation and pay $588 in fines and court costs plus $20 a month probation fees. l Sergio Navarrette, 45, found guilty of […]

Public Record Aug. 10

Recent dispositions from Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Tony Sexton, 33, found guilty of aggravated driving while intoxicated (second offense) and will serve eight days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center and 356 days of supervised probation. Danny Sanchez, 34, found guilty of abuse of aerosol and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. Scott Garcia, […]

Public record, July 29

Recent dispositions from Roosevelt County district court: Keith Hutchins, 22, found guilty of aggravated battery on a household member and commercial burglary. He will serve five years of supervised probation. Jessica Aguilar, 23, found guilty of violation of probation. Her probation discharge is suspended and she will serve an additional 18 months of supervised probation. […]

No cure for these dog days

By Bob Huber Now in these dog days of summer, folks are looking in a mirror to decide if they ever want to go swimming again in public. Which brings up the subject of dog days, and why we even pay attention to them. Dog days occur from about July 3 to Aug. 11, and […]