Portales resident has 32 years of volunteer service

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Sidney Phillips has been a resident of Portales for 32 years and is president of the auxiliary at Roosevelt General Hospital. What other volunteering work have you done? This is a long time ago, but I used to work for the Chamber of Commerce, and we would always do a trash walk. I’ve lived here […]

Chief: Fire caused by electrical problem

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Inspectors have determined that electrical problems started the fire that consumed Dollar General Store and a hardware warehouse March 27. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting in City Hall, Portales Fire Chief John Bridges said the insurance company inspector and investigator completed the final inspection for a preliminary report that […]

Officials investigating cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

March 21, 1965

The New Mexico Legislature set the tuition fees to be charged by New Mexico colleges for the first time ever with the General Appropriations Act. Eastern New Mexico University’s tuition was raised $10 to $120 per year.

March 17, 1970

Police Chief Pete Heisch announced that Lt. Huey King, chief of the detective division of the Portales Police Department, was promoted to assistant chief as part of a general reorganization of the force brought about by the resignation of two men and the addition of two new officers.

March 14, 1964

A petition was in circulation around Portales for a local option election on legalizing package stores in Roosevelt County. Haskel Doyle, one of the coordinators of the petition, hoped to have enough signatures to be able to have the option included in the upcoming city election on April 7. If they were unable to obtain […]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The first meeting of 2009 for the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met in the home of President Sid Phillips Jan. 21 at 9:30 a.m., for a social meeting prior to the general meeting at 10 a.m. Vice President Linda Uttaro assisted Phillips with the fresh fruits and rolls served tot he […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Attorney general won’t push to open key meetings

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican When several reform-minded legislators were elected last year — and several old-guard lawmakers lost — many open-government advocates thought there was a good chance of finally opening up what has been called the “last bastion of secrecy” in the Legislature: conference committees. The public has long been barred from […]

Technology cuts costs for RGH

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico By getting rid of some of the pictures, Roosevelt General Hospital is hoping for a better financial picture. Staff members showed the hospital board the first stages of the hospital’s Picture Archiving Communication System, or PACS, at the conclusion of Tuesday’s regular meeting. Rocky Houston, director of radiology at […]

RGH board eligibility questioned

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors is considering a policy that would prohibit hospital employees from running for election to the board. James D’Agostino, hospital administrator, said during Tuesday’s meeting that other public entities in the county do not allow employees to run for board positions. The proposed […]

County officials: Election ran smoothly

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The election process and totals processing for the 2008 general election ran smoothly in Roosevelt County, according to county officials. “This election went a lot smoother than what I expected,” said Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins. Unofficially, 64 percent of Roosevelt County turned out for a historic election with […]

Alexander wins hospital board race

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Obstetrician/gynecologist Lonnie Alexander has defeated cardiac rehabilitation nurse Bill Rice in the Roosevelt General Hospital board election. Alexander had 56.8 percent, or 660 votes, and Rice received 501 votes, or 43.2 percent. Election results are not official until the New Mexico Secretary of State confirms them on Friday. “I’m […]

Residents identify election issues

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With just three days left until the general election, some Portales residents are sharpening their opinions and focusing on the issues they care about most. Dusty McKee cited the war on terror and the economy as the two biggest issues important to him. McKee and his family are visiting […]

Club Notes Nov. 2

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met Sept. 14 at Golden Acres with 36 members attending. Steve North from the District Attorney’s office spoke about the Newman Project. Some members signed up to have their homes evaluated for safety.Hour bars were presented to Mary Kay Kalin for 100 hours; to Carl Britton Sr., Billie […]

Oct. 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Library friend seeks support for general obligation bond On behalf of the Friends of the Portales Public Library, this letter is to urge everyone to support Library General Obligation Bond B in the upcoming general election. Library GO Bond B will bring nearly $200,000 to Roosevelt County, benefiting the Portales Public Library as well as […]

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]

District 5 hospital board candidates share their views

PNT Staff Report The Portales News-Tribune asked the candidates for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors to respond to the following questions. Lonnie Alexander 1. Briefly describe your professional background and volunteer service. I have been a practicing physician since 1985, in Portales since 1986. I’ve always been active as ENMU’s team physician, provided […]

RGH testing for MRSA

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

Hospital hosts poster contest

PNT staff Roosevelt General Hospital is hosting a poster contest for the sixth-grade fine arts classes at Lindsey Elementary School. The posters will be used to provide awareness of the importance of hand hygiene during Infection Control Week. The winner will be notified Oct. 27 and a pizza party will be provided for the winning […]