Roosevelt County crews help out with Ike’s effects

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Three Roosevelt County emergency medical technicians are scheduled to return soon from aiding in the Hurricane Ike recovery effort.

Blaring complaint addressed by officials

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Concerns and questions were raised about the location of one of four new emergency siren during a Portales City Council meeting. The last item of business discussed during Tuesday’s meeting was the siren that was installed near the intersection of North Avenue O and Spruce Street. Both council members […]

Events Calendar July 9, 2008

TodaySkyWarn class/ emergency management seminar — 1:30 p.m. Becky Sharp Auditorium, College of Business, Eastern New Mexico University. ThursdayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. Corner of West First Street and Avenue B. Star Party/presentation — 7:30 p.m. Oasis State Park, Group Shelter. Information: 356-5331. Monday High Plains Junior Rodeo finals — 6 p.m., Curry County […]

Prepared for emergencies

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Emergency Management staff is close to completing the installation of four new sirens and a reverse 911 calling system to contact Roosevelt County residents. The Roosevelt Emergency Management staff plans to test a siren today on U.S. Highway 70. The four new sirens and the reverse 911 […]

Radio club to host Sky Warn class

PNT Staff Report The Greyhound Amateur Radio Club will co-sponsor a SKY WARN class and Emergency Management seminar July 9 at

County’s first responders get bee training

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Thomas Garcia Roosevelt County law enforcement and emergency personnel have a new worry when responding to area homes — Africanized honey bees. Dealing with the aggressive and potentially deadly insects, which have been reported in the area since 2005, was the subject of a first responders seminar Thursday at Jake Lopez Community Center. Fire department […]

Portales Fire Department open house set for Saturday

The Portales Fire Department will host an open house at 301 S. Ave. C from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week, said Fire Chief Jon Bridges. The open house will include equipment displays and demonstrations. Demonstrations include:10:30 a.m. — Hazardous materials11:30 a.m. — Vehicle extraction12:30 p.m. — Tours of the fire […]

ENMU security at new levels

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Students, faculty, administrators and campus police at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are more aware and better prepared for an emergency than they were a year ago, officials say. One year ago today, a student at Virginia Tech University shot 32 students and faculty members, then himself. Students […]

Smoke clears county courthouse

PNT Staff The Roosevelt County Courthouse has been closed after smoke was seen coming out the top of the building. Lance Hill, a battalion chief with the Portales Fire Department, said officials believe a burned motor in the air conditioning unit caused the smoke.Hill said the courthouse will reopen later today, once the smoke is […]

Winter weather arrives in area

The Associated Press SANTA FE — With more winterlike weather expected to arrive this weekend, state officials are urging residents to be prepared. When storms dumped more than three feet of snow across northern New Mexico last winter, a lot of residents weren’t. No snow shovels. No food stored away. No way to get to […]