County hospital district reports profit

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District reported a profit of $346,690

Wing commander reports on Cannon’s transformation

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USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz New sliding exit doors arrived at the commisary this month for installation. The doors were just part of an overall upgrade made to the Cannon Air Force Base facility, which included new shelving and plumbing. By Col. Timothy Leahy The thunderous roar of fighter aircraft overhead is a […]

Dora School News May 4

Progress reports Teachers will be issuing reports of academic progress Monday to all students to take home. The reports will reflect progress the first half of the final grading period. BPA Nationals Sponsors Colleen Tollett and Cherry Tivis have gone with 13 Dora students, to compete at this year’s Business Professionals of America national conference. […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 16, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: • Elias Calderon, 22, pleaded no contest to charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense). He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended. He was also sentenced to 364 days of supervised […]

Police Blotter March 16, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: March 8• A caller reported several cows on the roadway near N.M. 114, near the first curve near Dora.• A caller reported that three juveniles had entered the old Yam Theater on South Main Street. March […]

Police Blotter March 9, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: Friday• A caller reported that someone broke into his house on West 15th Lane while he was gone. • A caller said someone broke into his house on East Danube while gone. A garage door sustained […]

2-10-08 PJHS News

Progress reports coming out Veronica Pena, junior high secretary, will print progress reports for all students this week. This is essentially a report card for all classes and shows students and their parents how each child is progressing so far this quarter. Principal Steve Harris states that this allows students the opportunity to get work […]

Invading Iraq may haunt world for years to come

The bombings last week in Algiers, at a United Nations compound and the Algerian Supreme Court, have prompted news reports suggesting the group that claimed responsibility, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), has “matured in its ability to conduct terror attacks that could destabilize the Algerian government.” The bombings killed at least 34 people, and […]

Burglary mars Peanut Valley Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Sheriff: Progress slow in child death investigation

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said Tuesday no arrests have been made in the Sept. 6 death of a 9-month-old and the investigation is close to a standstill with reports pending. “We’re still waiting on some stuff from the Office of the Medical Examiner,” Hooker said. Hooker would not comment on what […]

9-23 Dora School News

Athletic schedule Thursday — Dora volleyball hosts House at 5 p.m. Friday — Dora varsity volleyball tournament at Portales; Dora football at Tatum (junior high 4 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.) Progress reports coming out Now that Elida schools have completed week six of the first nine-week grading period, teachers will be handing out progress reports […]

Politicians’ children not campaign issue

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I couldn’t possibly have accurate numbers on this, but I’m confident thousands of 17-year-olds are holding out hope that in 2008 they’ll cast their first presidential votes for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. As I found out Monday morning, one of those is Caroline Giuliani. As online magazine Slate reported, the […]

Official: Tornado didn’t materialize

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County spent several hours early Friday evening under a tornado warning and eventually a tornado watch, according to National Weather Service. While the storm with hail and strong winds jangled residents nerves, no major damage was reported. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, branches were down in […]

Optimism overshadowed reports concerning Iraq

Editorial There’s a certain air of second-guessing from people who, quite frankly, are not in a strong position to be able to say “I told you so” in the 229-page report released Friday by the Senate Intelligence Committee on pre-Iraq war intelligence assessments made in January 2003. Only a few critics outside the political class […]

Winter weather leads to slippery roads

PNT Staff Report The recent snowfall impacted driving in Roosevelt County but no serious accidents were reported. According to Portales Police dispatcher logs there were about 10 accidents in a 24-hour span. “I assume that the accidents are weather-related since the number of accidents that we have had is a little unusual,” said Sgt. Brack […]

Local dentist charged with murder

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Forensic evidence led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a local dentist with Portales ties suspected of killing Clovis resident Laura McNaughton. Police said James Smith, 36, of Clovis, is charged with an open count of murder. McNaughton, 30, was fatally strangled, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. […]

Portales police investigating Monday assault

From staff reports Portales police are investigating three assaults that have occurred since late August that they suspect may have been committed by the same person, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry. In all three cases, a man is accused of tearing a woman’s shirt. “We just wanted to warn people this is out there,” Berry […]

Portales Police investigating another rape

PNT Staff Portales police are investigating a second sexual assault in just over a month. According to police reports, at 12:47 p.m. last Wednesday an 18-year-old Eastern New Mexico University female student went to the police department to report a sexual assault that occurred at 1 a.m. that morning. According to the report, police interviewed […]

Dec. 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Cold, breezy and nice harvesting days all last week. If it stays that way all this week, the farmers should be getting in good shape as far as gathering it all in is concerned. Now it’s time to see if the wet season did any damage to the quality of the product […]

Nov. 7 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The school board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the main office. The public is welcome to attend any School Board meeting. • Standards assessments for all Juniors are Nov. 16 and 17. • Thanksgiving Holidays will be Nov. 24-28. School will resume Nov. 29. Athletics • The […]