New fire protection gear to be purchased for road department

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Road Department will soon be fighting fires in new personal protection gear. The Roosevelt County Commission recently approved funding to purchase 15 wildland suits at about $325 a piece. “These guys go out there and they’re very critical to helping with grass fires, and they’re not very well protected,” Roosevelt […]

Papa Murphy’s owners to purchase Clovis location

Freedom New Mexico The ownership of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza store in Portales has entered into an agreement to purchase the Clovis store, which has been closed since the holiday season. Oma Creighton, co-owner of the Portales location, said the goal is to re-open the location on Prince Street in early March. […]

Scooter sales up with gas price

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico Local retailers say interest in scooters has risen in response to escalating gas prices. Ronnie Jones, general manager of High Desert Honda, said almost every customer who has come to purchase a scooter over the past eight months is not concerned with the price of the scooter, but inquires […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

1/9/08 Floyd News

Birthdays and Anniversaries Belated: Dec. 28 — Kelli Richerson Dec. 29 — Dink and Mitzi Miller Jan. 1 — Kelsi Gray Jan. 2 — Casey Buzard This week: Thursday — Jill Thompson Friday — Char Rector Tuesday — Leon Harvey Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games […]

12-19-07 Floyd news

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Ferrell and Louise Odom Sunday — Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will be Dec. 24 through Jan. 7. […]

12-12-07 Floyd News

Transitions Anniversaries: Monday — Jeff and Jenny Essary (13 years) Upcoming events • This month’s 4-H meeting has been cancelled. • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will begin Dec. 24. […]

November 15, 1996

• Portales Fire Department was in partnership with local entities and communities to raise funds to purchase a Cairns IRIS, a specialized infrared camera that attaches to a fire helmet. Cost of the cameras and training were $25,000 each. • The Portales Lady Rams defeated the Lovington Lady Wildcats in the first round of the state […]

10-25 Local Briefs

Senate passes funding request The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill, which includes a request from Sen. Pete Domenici, R.M., for $1 million in funding for Eastern New Mexico University. The bill will now be sent to a conference committee to reconcile differences between it and […]

October 9, 1958

• Robert Dunn, head of the local New Mexico State Employment office, announced that peanut shockers were in demand for the local area. • An advertisement for Piggly Wiggly announced that customers would receive a free five-pound bag of Pure Cane Sugar with each $10 or more purchase. • “The Fly” was the featured film showing […]