Census: Hispanic population grew 34 percent in Roosevelt County

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Argen Duncan Like the rest of New Mexico, Roosevelt and Curry counties saw a leap in the Hispanic population in the last decade, according to the latest U.S. Census numbers. Roosevelt County’s Hispanic population age 18 and older grew 34.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the census. The county’s adult Anglo population, on […]

Two arrested on jail smuggling charges

PNT Reports Two men have been arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into Roosevelt County Detention Center, and authorities are looking for a woman in the same case, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release: • Justin Husted and Allen Ryen, both 37 and of Portales, were […]

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Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Feb. 16 • Dominique Lucero, born in 1974, pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license as per a plea agreement. Lucero was sentenced to four days in jail, 360 days supervised probation and $475 in fines and fees. Feb. 22 • David […]

County proposing ban on certain incenses

Argen Duncan The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is hoping for a county ban on certain types of incense that are often used to produce a high similar to that of marijuana. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said he supplied the Roosevelt County Commission with a sample ordinance at their meeting Tuesday. The ordinance is being rewritten […]

Plans for second Roosevelt County wind farm taking shape

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Argen Duncan Plans for a proposed new wind farm in Roosevelt County are taking shape. Bill Castor, vice president of development in the Terra-Gen Power LLC office in Denver, said he couldn’t discuss specifics, but his company was contemplating a wind energy project of at least 150 megawatts in Roosevelt County. He would like to […]

Portales past: March 28, 1950

March 28, 1950: The Portales Daily News: The Roosevelt County singing convention will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. April 2 at Floyd in the school auditorium.

Police conduct warrant roundup

PNT staff report The Portales Police Department conducted a warrant roundup Saturday morning, serving 13 warrants for failure to appear in court or for drug-related charges, Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said. The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and Eastern New Mexico University Police Department assisted.

Feb. 27 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents:

Feb. 20 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Feb. 11 • Donald Session, born in 1984, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and negligent use of a firearm. Session was sentenced to 90 days in jail, one year supervised probation, certain alcohol substance restrictions, 24 hours […]

Meetings watch: Portales County Commission

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners: • Approved proceeding with roof repairs at Roosevelt County Detention Center after discussing the roof leak investigation and roof survey. • Approved a loan agreement for $1.6 million between Roosevelt County and New Mexico Finance Authority. The loan is for the reconstruction of […]

Feb. 13 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Jan. 18 • Roberto Lizarraga, born in 1987, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI. Lizarraga was sentenced to 30 days in jail with a pre-sentence confinement of two days, two years of supervised probation, an additional 15 days in jail for […]

Press release: Portales man gets 12 years

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Epigmenio (Pete) Baltazar, age 36, was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in prison for one (1) count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charges stem from July of 2009 when Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office received tips regarding the sale […]

Portales past: Feb. 12, 1952

Feb. 12, 1952: The Portales Daily News: San Andres oil well for Roosevelt County was located in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. The 4,845-foot well, with 2-inch tubing in place, was making an estimated one barrel of oil per hour.

New director chosen for Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce

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Argen Duncan Portales native Karl Terry is the new executive director at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Terry, former Portales News-Tribune managing editor, officially starts work Monday, although outgoing director Sharon King is expected to stay on until the end of February. “Out of all the candidates, Karl had the most overall experience, and […]

Joint Land Use meeting scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a joint meeting of the Joint Land Use Study policy and technical committees 1:30 p.m. March 2 in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The purpose of the public meeting is to review and discuss changes made since the Dec. 20 public meeting. The […]

Minor injuries reported in car wreck

A crash involving a semitrailer and small car totaled both vehicles and resulted in a minor injury about 11 a.m. Monday at N.M. 467 and Roosevelt Road 3. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said it appeared the car struck the semitrailer on the driver’s side. The car became stuck under the semi, causing the […]

Club notes — Jan. 30

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The general meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was held Jan. 19 in the conference room. President Sid Phillips opened the meeting by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes were accepted as read by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave an end -of-the-year treasurer’s report. The annual dues have […]

Agent enjoys helping youth

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Portales resident Melanie Gutierrez has been the 4-H agent in Roosevelt County for three and a half years and deals with anything related to 4-H. That means she spends a lot of time with children and youth and Gutierrez said she enjoys watching the students grow and become people. In the summer, she finds time […]

Jan. 23 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Jan. 14 • Maria Gandara, born in 1971, pleaded not guilty to a first offense of DWI and defective equipment. She was found guilty and sentenced to 364 days supervised probation with costs of $30 per month and $712 in fines and fees.

Clovis man killed, others injured in rollover crash

PNT report A Clovis man died and four other people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Friday morning near Portales. State Police Lt. Cleo Baker said a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 27-year-old Tyrone Phillips of Clovis was east-bound on U.S. 70 when the driver lost control just before 2 a.m. at the […]