Residents prepare for BRAC hearing

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor At least 16 buses will be on hand June 24 to take Portales residents to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis, according to the Portales “Operation Keep Cannon” committee. Members also discussed Tuesday plans for distributing tickets to the hearing, set for 8:30 a.m. at Marshall […]

Elida pulling together aid for young girl

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Three-year-old Hope Bilbrey, at a young age, is understanding the true meaning of “hope” in a time in which she is battling cancer. Elida residents are putting their efforts together and seeking the help of other Roosevelt County residents in trying to save a three-year-old child with cancer. The […]

Officials believe car fire, house fire are related

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By Kevin Wilson Roosevelt County authorities are searching for a blue 1997 Ford truck in connection with human remains found in a burned car. District Attorney Matthew Chandler said the initial investigation showed two bodies in the trunk of the car, which was found about 8 a.m. Thursday on a dirt road a few miles […]

Overpass idea does little to appease residents

By Rick White While campaigning in the fall, Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, kept hearing the same complaint. Residents south of the railroad tracks felt cut off from Clovis amenities since the Wheaton Street railroad crossing was closed in May 2003. A proposal to build an overpass about two miles west of the Clovis city […]

Residents have varying concerns on expansion

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — There are no major environmental impacts revealed from the Environmental Impact Study of the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Brenda Cook, the project manager for the initiative. Cook and other CAFB officials held a hearing with members of […]

Volunteers bring free meal to Portales

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By Tony Parra Portales residents were out on Thanksgiving Day trying to share the essence of Thanksgiving with the rest of their community at the Memorial Building for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Elvia Garcia of St. Helen’s Church said between 150 to 200 were served when volunteers delivered meals in Roosevelt County from […]

Citizens concerned about county roads

By Tony Parra Not everyone is happy with the amount of rain Roosevelt County has received. The rain, coupled with a heavy amount of traffic on some roads, have caused some roads to be impassable, according to some county residents. County commissioner Tom Clark declared the situation an emergency during Tuesday’s county meeting as a […]

Bingaman makes rounds in Portales

By Tony Parra U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman spoke to a Portales gathering on a few topics residents dealing with health care and wind energy on Friday at noon at Mark’s Eastern Grill, culminating Bingaman’s tour in Portales. Bingaman (D-N.M.) spoke about voters and asked people at the gathering to encourage young people to come out […]

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 […]

Water could cost more than some willing to pay

By Jack King CLOVIS — A 2003 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation economic analysis estimates the Ute Water Project could cost more than residents in many communities would be willing to pay. The study — written in May 2003 by Steven Piper, a BOR resource economist, for use in the project’s conceptual design — states Portales […]