Youth shelter to be completed in January

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The new Roosevelt County Youth Shelter should be complete in January, filling what some say is a dire need, for a place to house displaced children and teens. The Teambuilders counselors will use the shelter as a place to help Roosevelt County youth with any problems they may have. Teambuilders, […]

9-15 Obituaries

R.B. Hardin Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mr. R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns […]

Portales peanut farmer back on national board

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer R. Wayne Hardin, a local peanut grower, was appointed to his second six-year term by the United States Department of Agriculture to the 18-member Peanut Standards Board. When Hardin was originally appointed to the position the New Mexico Peanut Growers recommended him for the appointment. His term will end on […]

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 […]

Women’s event set for weekend

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Women will find plenty of activities to do in Portales on Saturday during the First annual Women’s Day Out in the College of Business on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. There will be more than 60 seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the categories of home […]

Commission approves land for housing

By Tony Parra County commissioners approved a preliminary plat of territorial estates for the development of a housing development in the southeast part of Portales. The proposed development will be located on the eastern side of Kilgore Avenue alongside East University Drive, according to Chad Lydick, surveyor for Lydick Engineers and Surveyors of Clovis. Lydick […]

Commissioners stress importance of working together

By Tony Parra County commissioners voiced their displeasure during Tuesday’s county meeting with recent comments made by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department officials regarding their deputy shortage. “It bothers me that people say it’s our fault (deputy shortage),” Dennis Lopez, county commissioner, said. “We’re doing what we can in Santa Fe (to get money from capital […]

Hot 3-point shooting lifts Angelo State past Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Dustin Patton kept Angelo State in the game in the first half. When Eastern New Mexico University finally locked down on him, Kenny Smith took over for the Rams. Patton and Smith combined for 11 3-pointers and Angelo State led the entire second half in turning back the Greyhounds 80-76 Saturday night […]

Deputy situation updated at county meeting

PNT Staff Law enforcement updated county commissioners on the inmate counts and continued search of deputies during Tuesday’s meeting. County Sheriff Sergeant Rick Short said the department is operating shorthanded and continues to search for deputies to fill the vacancies. Short said he has 10 applicants and is setting up a test date for them, […]

Floyd man recovers from Thursday accident

By Tony Parra A Floyd man is trying to recover from a fractured pelvis in the Laurel Plains Healthcare Rehabilitation center in Clovis after a cattle guard landed on him in an accident on Thursday, according to Charlene Hardin, Roosevelt County Administrator. Ronny Tipton, 51, a Roosevelt County road department employee, was injured when he […]

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 […]

Local pilot’s tales retold in book

By Tony Parra Stanley Hardin’s memoirs of his time as a pilot were written down and created into a book, but only one that close relatives and friends had copies of. Twenty-two years after his death, the book has been published and now anyone can purchase a copy and experience the tales and adventures of […]

Commissioners start trimming for 2004-05 budget

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners and county officials began trimming the proposed 2004-2005 budget on Tuesday in the regular commission meeting to make ends meet. The revenue money Roosevelt County has is not generating enough interest to offset its expenses, Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said. Hardin said the amount for revenue was $2.8 […]

Commissioners want to look into cheese plant road options

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners want money allocated for a cheese plant road to go towards the maintenance and upgrades of the county roads leading to the cheese plant, and not towards creating a new asphalt road. Commissioners decided that $170,000 allocated from capital outlay would not be enough for a quality paved […]

County officials looking into portable jails

Tony Parra The reality of a portable detention facility will be researched from May 11-13 by Roosevelt County Commission officials and Roosevelt County Detention Administrator Jesse Luera when they tour a facility in use. The Roosevelt County commissioners originally scheduled to fly to New Orleans to research the facilities in late April, but Roosevelt County […]

Zia tennis team drops pair over weekend

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team took a pair of losses against quality competition over the weekend, losing to Abilene Christian 9-0 on Friday and to Hardin-Simmons 7-2 on Saturday. Both opponents are nationally ranked — ACU is 13th in NCAA Division II while Hardin-Simmons is 23rd in […]

Lopez named new county chairman

Tony Parra A move at the top of the board, the purchase of a 2003 Chevy Blazer and $150,000 for small-county assistance were among the top issues discussed in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. During the beginning of the meeting there was a change at the top when Dennis Lopez was chosen as the new […]

County may give Portales Ute water

Mike Linn Roosevelt County officials are discussing the possibility of bowing out of the Ute Water pipeline project and allowing Portales to obtain its water rights — along with the hefty tab that follows. County Administrator Charline Hardin told commissioners at Tuesday’s county meeting it would cost $72,000 annually for the county if and when […]

Committee to lobby for fairground funds

Mike Linn County officials and residents have formed a committee to lobby for federal funding to revamp the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Roosevelt County Ag. Extension Agent Floyd McAlister presented a case for pursuing funds to the Roosevelt County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting, stating increased capacity would make the Fairgrounds more attractive to exhibitors at the […]

County approves new attorney

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Mike Linn The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday voted to accept a bid for services from local attorney Randy Knudson, who just happens to be representing a resident suing the county over a road right-of-way. Moreover, Knudson also represents the city of Portales, with which the county has entered into legal issues in the past. […]