Sept. 19 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Chad Vaden, 28, and Wendie Fajardo, 25, both of Portales. • Dennis Naranjo Jr., 22, and Tara Candice Schroeder, 21, both of Elida. • J.D. Mead Jr., 22, and Shana Price, 19, both of Portales. The following divorces were recently filed in […]

Voters to choose fate on beer, wine licenses

By Tony Parra Portales residents will weigh in on whether beer and wine will be flowing through many restaurants in Portales in the near future when they go to the polls on Sept. 21. If the vote is passed, the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department can begin to […]

July 4 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Steve Raiche, 30, found guilty of battery against a household member and will serve 100 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center and 264 days of supervised probation. — J.B. Kinser, 32, found guilty of possession of a controlled substance, driving […]

Administrator sees problems ahead

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The administrator of a Clovis senior care center says a decision to relicense the facility by the state’s health department will create serious staffing and housing-cost issues. Mary Weigl, who oversees the Senior Citizen Resident Center, said the health department will no longer license the center as an independent living […]

New Mexico county clerk grant same-sex marriage licenses

David Arkin County clerks in eastern New Mexico were surprised by a Sandoval County clerk’s decision to grant gay and lesbian couples marriage licenses. On Friday, Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap recorded 26 licenses for gay and lesbian couples, which Attorney General Patricia Madrid quickly declared invalid. There was another 40 other couples who had […]

Talking spirits

Mike Linn Portales voters in the March general election may have an opportunity to decide whether local restaurant owners can serve beer and wine with food. City Council member Gary Watkins said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that local restaurant owners have asked him why the city offers liquor licenses — which are far […]