Oct. 20, 1936

Republican candidate for State Land Commissioner H. L. Kent was to speak at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, discussing problems “concerning the farmer, the stockman, the schools and our natural resources,” according to an ad for the event in the Portales Daily News.

Dec. 6 obituaries

Nell Miller Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Nell Miller, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence in Portales. She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Silverton, Texas, to Edna and Bill Miller. She grew up in Silverton where she attended school. She then moved to Pitchfork […]

Cannon called ideal for Joint Striker Fighter jet

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A beacon, for some base supporters, shone through in the early morning hours Thursday when BRAC Commission Chairman Anthony Principi asked if Cannon Air Force Base could house the Joint Strike Fighter, jet of the future. The jet will initially need a sea-level training center, but Cannon, said BRAC Commissioner […]

Car versus train, no injuries

Freedom Newspapers A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Jan. 23 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Thomas Covington, 37, pled guilty to battery on a household member and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Patrick McMillan, 46, Burneyville, Okla. and Patsy McMillan, 46, of Portales. […]

Fair teaches life lessons for entrants

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By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair is underway as entrants make their last-minute preparations. This year’s fair has undergone a few changes which opens the door to a wider variety of participants. “From our livestock, entertainment, vendors and carnival, we have the best fair around,” said Kent Best, president of the Roosevelt County Fairboard. […]

Aug. 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays August 8-13 Adam Anthony, Opal Gilmore, Charlie Taylor, Clay Good, Larry Perkins, D’Shawn Pettigrew, Jim Fuller, Hallie Rene Rains, Monica Baca, Dorothy Chandler, Mary Radcliff and Kent Winders. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalo Carrasco, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Dauer, Mr. and Mrs. Justin Rains and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Winders. Pot […]

Officials rail road crossings

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Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner perturbed with slowed efforts to fix two Portales railroad crossings is spearheading a petition to expedite the repair process. Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez distributed petitions to the Portales City Council at Tuesday’s meeting seeking assistance on repairs from the New Mexico Department of Transportation and Burlington Northern Santa […]