Wildfire burns almost 25,000 acres

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Alisa Boswell A fire, which broke out nearly 10 miles west of Crossroads on Saturday afternoon, burned nearly 25,000 acres of land. Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon said the fire, aided by winds of 45 to 55 miles per hour, jumped Highway 258, came close to Highway 206 and missed Milnesand by about one […]

Grass fire burns over 3,000 acres

Thirty fire department units, and 60 personnel, responded to a grass fire 20 miles south of Elida and 15 miles west of Milnesand on Sunday morning. According to Elida Fire Department Chief Rusty Cater and Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon, fire units from Arch, Milnesand, Elida, Causey, Dora, Floyd, Portales, Melrose and Tatum responded […]

Aug. 24 —

Preschool begins Patty Mohon, early childhood teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are ready for a great year for their preschool classes. The Monday/Wednesday group started Monday; and today is the first day for the Tuesday/Thursday group.

Determination leads to development

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With determination and money from his own pocket, Elton Parkinson set out in 1979 to establish and build a fire department for the Milnesand community. “We were so far down here we were kind of unprotected,” Parkinson said of the decision to start the department. Since the inception of the […]

Burn ban squeaks past county commissioners

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners narrowly passed a year-round burn ban Tuesday that can be lifted during favorable conditions. The ordinance passed by a 3-2 vote during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. Some concerns were raised during the public hearing portion of the meeting as to the effectiveness […]

Engagement, Wedding, Honors (1-1)

Engagement Trujillo/Jones Dolores J. Trujillo of Portales and Richard K. Jones of San Diego, Calif. will be joined in marriage Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at Cannon Air Force Base Chapel. The Rev. Hugh Cottrell will perform the ceremony. The bride-elect is the daughter of Reyes and Gloria Trujillo of Springer. The prospective bridegroom is the […]

Festival attracts U.S. bird watchers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers MILNESAND — More than 100 people flocked from as far as Massachusetts and as close as Portales this weekend to attend the fourth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. The highlight of the weekend is the lesser prairie chicken’s mating ritual. Right before the springtime sunrise, male prairie chickens congregate […]

Traffic accident claims life of former local pastor

By Tony Parra A former Dora Baptist church pastor died after he was struck by a vehicle in Wolfforth, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Phillip Shelton, 63, was struck by a 2003 Cadillac Escalade at 5:33 p.m. on Wednesday on U.S. Highway 62-82 and was transferred to University […]