Fire near Milnesand contained

PNT staff report Fire burned an estimated 2,596 acres Sunday afternoon at Roosevelt Road 35 and Highway 206 near Milnesand, but was contained on Roosevelt Road 35 within half a mile of Roosevelt Road M. “Our main concern was keeping it from Road 33 because there were two structures over there,” said Milnesand Fire Chief […]

May 22 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court records: May 12 • Joe Sanchez, born in 1977, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI and charges of defective equipment and no insurance were dismissed as per a plea agreement. Sanchez was sentenced to 364 days in jail with 158 days […]

New tax assessor named

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Argen Duncan The Roosevelt County Commission appointed Evelyn Ledbetter of Z-7 Farms Inc. as county assessor Thursday, but not everyone is happy with the decision. The commission voted unanimously on the matter during a special session at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. County Assessor Tex Belcher, who was re-elected in 2010, is retiring May 31, and […]

Ledbetter is new assessor

The Roosevelt County Commission has appointed Evelyn Ledbetter of Z-7 Farms Inc. as county assessor. The commission voted unanimously on the matter Thursday during a special session at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. County Assessor Tex Belcher, who was re-elected in 2010, is retiring May 31, and Ledbetter is to complete his term, which runs through […]

Inmates complete parenting course

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Alisa Boswell Emotions ran high in the Roosevelt County Detention Center Tuesday as 14 inmates, two with tears in their eyes, accepted certificates of completion for the parenting class they had just completed. “I learned how to be a mom,” said Rosenda Martinez, beginning to cry. “I know I’ve grown because me and my daughter […]

Firefighters contain grassfire

A grassfire burned about 1,000 acres three miles west of Floyd Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Floyd, Elida and Melrose fire departments responded with 12 units. According to Floyd Fire Chief Allen Deen, the fire started when a trailer carrying hay caught fire. The fire was fully contained at 7:20 p.m. Deen said no structure […]

Club notes — May 8

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The April 20 Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary executive committee meeting was called to order by President Sid Phillips by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as read by Secretary Adele Breech. Peggy Jones, substitute treasurer presented the treasurer’s report. In keeping with the economy and […]

Former Dora coached charged for sexual misconduct

PNT Reports A former Dora Consolidated School coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a student athlete, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Amber Shaw, 28, is charged with criminal sexual penetration and criminal sexual contact with a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said several years ago, while Shaw […]

May 1 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 21 • JD Zepeda-Rosas, born in 1971, pleaded guilty to a first offense of DWI and not maintaining lanes. Zepeda-Rosas was sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation and $612 in fines and fees. • Florencio Meza, born in 1983, pleaded guilty to […]

Fire damage estimate climbs to 71,000 acres

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By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson Approximately 71,000 acres burned in Curry and Roosevelt counties in a massive grass fire April 17 — more than four times initial estimates, making the fire the area’s largest in more than 30 years. Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said last week he drove the fire line to survey […]

Reader-submitted content: Residents warned of fraudulent ad sales

A company by the name of Communities Unlimited is making calls in Roosevelt County soliciting ads on a magnetic emergency numbers promotional piece. This company has not contacted the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce about their product and is not publishing on our behalf. Another company called Totes to Go, that is soliciting advertising on […]

April 24 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 5 • Brian Raulie, born in 1989, was found guilty by a jury of a first offense of DWI and to open container. Raulie was found not guilty of racing on the highway. Raulie was sentenced to one day in jail, 364 days […]

Extension office plans meeting on wildfire losses

Freedom New Mexico Agricultural producers in Curry and Roosevelt counties who experienced losses in the wildfire Sunday can get information at a meeting next week, according to a news release from the counties’ Cooperative Extension Service. The meeting is set to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Extension Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, […]

Sheriff agrees to emergency proposal

Alisa Boswell A new agreement allows the state Department of Health to store emergency medical relief and disaster supplies at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department. A memorandum of understanding between the Department of Health and Roosevelt County was signed last week. It also allows the department to use portions of the sheriff’s office as an […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County commisison

At the Roosevelt County commission meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners: • Heard an informational presentation regarding land issues from Kendall Terry. Terry said a wheat field near his home on Roosevelt Road P off of U.S. 70 has been blowing dust and other matter onto the property of surrounding homes due to the […]

Press release: Evacuations ordered

According to State EOC, the evacuations are for homes along Highway 467 atthe Roosevelt County Line.

April 10 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: March 8 • Joey Pena, no birth date available, pleaded no contest to minor in possession of alcohol. Pena’s sentence was deferred for 90 days with 30 hours of community service and $73 in fines and fees. • John W. Chavez, born in 1952, […]

Our people: Jackie Clark has helped organize the Roosevelt County fair for more than 20 years

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Roosevelt County resident Jackie Clark helped organize the Roosevelt County Fair for more than 20 years. She began volunteering at the fair 1974. She said she enjoyed seeing 4-H and Future Farmers of America students work hard on their projects each year. “The county fairs were always enjoyable because you were able to see and […]

Roosevelt General Hospital turns loss into small profit

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Argen Duncan Roosevelt General Hospital administrators attribute the hospital’s recent financial turnaround to growth and good business practices. RGH has turned around a $1.3 million operating loss in 2009 to a $1,234 positive operating margin in 2010, CEO Larry Leaming said. The operating margin is the difference between the hospital’s income and operational costs. “Basically, […]