Big government leads to abuse of political funds

Freedom New Mexico The freedom to influence and support political candidates by contributing money in election campaigns is under attack. Many, including the Freedom New Mexico, are bothered, and should be, by the disproportionate influence of big money in political campaigns. The problem spans the political spectrum. But the solution isn’t to infringe on constitutional […]

Troops, families have new advocate

By Tom Philpott: Military update James Webb (D-Va.), a take-charge senator who in just his second year conceived and negotiated passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, made clear Wednesday he will continue to influence issues that impact on the lives of service members, retirees, reservists and their families. Webb has more leverage now as new […]

Sentenced with separation

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer While the state works to study and counter the effects of incarceration on families and children, jails and correctional facilities face the daily battles of housing the accused and the convicted. Their focus is on keeping facilities safe and secure. Caught in between are children who are growing, developing, […]

People must stand strong

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Several years ago I planted holly hock flower seeds. They never came up and I thought “so much for holly hocks. The abundance of rain this spring and summer has brought a vigorous growth to our yard. Imagine my surprise when I discovered holly hocks growing profusely. Not only that, they […]

May 9, 1960

• North by Northwest and Girls Town were playing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • Three area residents had their driver’s licenses revoked for one year for the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. • Campbell’s Mobile Service Station was offering a 99 cent car wash with an oil change and […]

College implements safe ride program

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University has implemented a Safe Ride program in an attempt to curtail students from driving under the influence of alcohol. A student-run transportation program, the service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week to students, student body president Steven Frost said. There are […]

Jan. 9 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Larry Taylor, 35, pled guilty to driving with a suspended driver’s license and will serve 364 days of unsupervised probation. — Dusti Pergeson, 34, pled guilty of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense), no insurance and […]

Sept. 26 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Richard Lee Tomlison, 27, and Jacquelyn Gardiner, 20, both of Portales. — Ronald Pace, 34, and Amanda Mosqueda, 28, both of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Joseph Ornelas, 23, found guilty of […]

Sept. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Michael Quintero, 38, found guilty of distribution to controlled substance, methamphetamine and will be on supervised probation for three years. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Janet Urioste, 19, found guilty of probation violation and […]

Public Record 9-21

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Rex A. Maggard, 38, and Mary E. Garcia, 40, both of Portales. The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Wanda Holguin, 43, found guilty of issuance of worthless checks and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. Martin Vicuna, 36, […]

Public Record July 13

Recent dispositions from Roosevelt County District Court: • Jesse D. Kibbe, 22, found guilty of assault on a peace officer, driving under the influence, criminal damage to property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will serve 993 days of supervised probation. • Kevin Hodges, 22, found guilty of tampering with evidence, attempted […]