County meeting watch

Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Highlights from Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting: • Commissioner Tom Clark requested any changes to the county personnel policy be brought before the commission for approval. Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin sent out an e-mail asking if anyone working for the county would volunteer to be on a committee a […]

County commissioners look to trim budgett numbers

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County commissioners’ first budget hearing brought about the news that commissioners must try to find a way to cut $1.4 million from the requested amount to balance the budget. The hearing on Tuesday was the first step in putting together a budget for the fiscal year which runs from July […]

Checkpoints coming this month

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short updated the Roosevelt County commissioners about cracking down on drunk drivers in the late part of August and into September in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. It’s part of a national crackdown campaign on drunk driving which is called “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”, according […]

Judge refuses Moshier’s release request

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker denied Brian Moshier’s request for release from incarceration to house arrest on Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Moshier’s attorney, Gary Mitchell, presented a motion to amend conditions of Moshier’s release because of Moshier’s medical conditions. Mitchell said his client is suffering from lung problems, due […]

Commissioners discuss overcrowded jails

Tony Parra The ongoing issue with overcrowding at the Roosevelt County Detention Center took precedence in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. The commissioners viewed a four-minute presentation from General Marine Leasing on the portable inmate facilities which could be used for the RCDC. In November, Luera said the number of inmates was fluctuating from 11 […]

Curry County commissioners request funds for cheese plant

Jack King Curry County Commissioners approved a request from the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Tuesday to transfer $300,000 from the county’s environmental fund to the city of Clovis to help pay for a wastewater treatment system for the Southwest Cheese plant. But they said the money will not be transferred until other types of funding […]

Detainees accuse jailer of sex-crimes

Ryan Lengerich l Check of one alleged victim’s past shows no history of false allegations By Ryan Lengerich Freedom Newspapers Ryan_Lengerich@link.freedom.com TUCUMCARI — A Quay County Juvenile Detention Center officer was arrested Monday and charged with sex-related crimes against three juvenile detainees, police said. Robert Gonzales, 27, of Tucumcari was arrested and charged with two […]

County talks taxes for jail space

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commission at Tuesday’s meeting discussed the probability of raising taxes to fund additional space for the county detention center. The cost would run between $3.6 to $5.2 million depending on size. A couple of the options discussed to foot the bill would either be an increase of a gross receipt […]

Overcrowded county jail forced to transfer imates

Tony Parra If three is a crowd then what does 76 mean? Unfortunately that number means overcrowding for the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The facility has a 58-person capacity, so currently many of the 76 inmates are crammed three to a cell and some are having to sleep on the floor, county officials said. “We’ve […]

County makes deal to ease crowded jail

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commission approved a temporary solution to jail overcrowding during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The commission approved a joint agreement with the Dickens County detention center east of Lubbock to house some the Roosevelt County prisoners. The cost to Roosevelt County $38 per day, according to Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator Jesse […]