Nov. 28 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Nov. 3 • Shane McNicoll, born in 1980, pled guilty to battery on a household member, with the charged amended down to a misdemeanor and a charge of defective equipment dismissed, as per a plea agreement. McNicoll was sentenced to 39 days in jail […]

Public record — Nov. 21

Cases handled in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Nov. 15 • Charges of aggravated DWI for refusing a sobriety test, open container, stopped vehicle interfering with traffic and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer against Doris Welch were dismissed without prejudice because the prosecutor declined to prosecute. • Anthony Gallegos entered a […]

Sept. 7 Public record

In the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: Aug. 20 • Jeremy Claudio, Y.O.B. 1990, was found guilty of possession of paraphernalia and sentenced to six months in jail and $148 in fines. Charge of possession of marijuana is dismissed per plea agreement. Sentence to run concurrent with district court sentence of six months in prison for […]

ENMU sets record for enrollment

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University set a new record for enrollment this fall. According to a university press release, this semester marks ENMU’s first to enroll more than 5,000 students. Semester credit hours, which affects funding, rose by 7 percent, according to the release. The release says that total enrollment is 5,080 students […]

Public record — Aug. 29

Recent cases before the Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to court documents: July 29 • Valentin Barrientos-Perez, DOB unknown, pleaded guilty of DUI (first), driver must be licensed and child restraint (two counts); sentenced to 90 days in jail, $574 in fines; DWI school within 60 days; alcohol screening within 30 days of release; […]

Portales past: Aug. 25, 1910

Aug. 25, 1910: Roosevelt County Herald ad: 2000 of those special lemonades a week is the record at the Dobbs Confectionery. Better get in for one or more early in the week in order to avoid the rush.

Public record: Aug. 4

In the Portales Magistrate Court: July 12 • Stephanie Brumfield, DOB 1991, found guilty of minor in possession of alcohol and sentenced to one year supervised probation, 40 hours community service, and fined $300. July 15 • Adolfo Alvarez, DOB 1986, found guilty of attempting to bring contraband into place of imprisonment and possession of […]

Public record —

In Portales Magistrate Court: July 8 • Ana Ortega pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced to 364 days supervised probation; must attend ASPEN within 90 days and provide proof to probation office; probation will run concurrent with probation now serving; fined $148. Charge of possession of marijuana under one ounce dismissed per […]

Home construction sets record


Jared Tucker What’s the best way to combat a nationwide economic downturn and a falling housing market? Build new homes and remodel existing ones, according to city and real estate personnel. Portales Planning Director Sammy Standefer said Portales set an all-time record in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for new home construction and for additions and […]

Public record — July 11

The following cases were closed through the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from June 18-23.