United Way looking for help to meet goal

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico needs the community’s help to reach this year’s campaign goal of $565,000. The campaign is $73,000 short of its goal and the drive ends Friday, said Christina Martinez, assistant director for the United Way. Of that money, about $61,000 is designated for […]

Attorney looking into fair funds

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday. Pyle said he would not comment on any other aspect of the investigation, including whether or not there is money missing. He referred all inquiries to Doerr, who did […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Blessing tree event set for Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Roosevelt County blessing treet, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A donation will put an ornament and a personalized Christmas wish on the tree. Funds will go towards United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fund-raising campaign for Roosevelt County. Donations can […]

November 18, 1993

• Local restaurant teamed up with the United Way to raise funds for the final portion of the United Way fundraising drive. A portion of the profits from soda sales during the day would be donated to United Way. The 1993 fund drive was at 80 percent with two days left to go to raise […]

August 31, 1976

• The Governer’s Office announced that Portales had been granted $16,000 by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds to improve city parks, with an additional $6,000 of state funds for the improvements. • Shari Killeen, of Las Cruces, was hired by the Portales Police Department to work as a patrolman. A certified police officer, Killeen was […]

June 24, 1981

• Two juvenile boys escaped from the jail that was housed on the third floor of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. It appeared that the juveniles used sheets and blankets to form a rope that allowed them to climb from the window to the ground. • Four Portales men completed 123 holes of golf and four […]

Fallen Tiger inspires new baseball field

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Nearly a year after his death, friends and family of Oscar Acosta hope the memory of the former major and minor league coach will manifest into a new baseball field that bears his name. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rod Adair, R-Roswell, secured $125,000 in capital outlay funds last […]

Cannon granted fuel facility funds

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, — The Pentagon on Friday released $13.2 million for Cannon Air Force Base in southeastern New Mexico, the state’s congressional delegation says. The delegation in November asked the Pentagon to release the funds for a fuel storage and distribution system at the base near Clovis. “Along with […]

Senate OKs key piece of spaceport plan

By Deborah Baker SANTA FE — A key element of Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan for a spaceport in southern New Mexico won overwhelming support from the Senate on Saturday. By a vote of 36-2, lawmakers approved a measure that authorizes cities and counties to increase gross receipts taxes — with voter approval — to finace […]