Wind ranch in final negotiation phase

The Roosevelt Wind Ranch, to be built between Elida and Dora, is approaching the final stages for project negotiations. The vice-president of development for Terra-Gen Power, Bill Castor, told Roosevelt County commissioners at a special meeting Wednesday in the county courthouse that his company is in its final stages of planning with only a Power […]

Firefighters investigating cause of three grass fires in Roosevelt County

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PNT Reports Three grass fires burned about 2,500 acres of land along U.S. 70 at Midway in Roosevelt County Tuesday afternoon. The state forest service said the blazes ignited a fourth fire in Curry County that was quickly extinguished. Portales Battalion Chief Lance Hill said no one was injured and no structures burned, but telephone […]

On the grow: Clinic expanding hours, recruiting medical personnel

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Argen Duncan Leaders at the Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic are working toward increased hours. Earlier this year, the clinic expanded its hours to include five full days instead of four days and a half day on Friday. “The community definitely needs the clinic five days a week,” said hospital CEO Larry Leaming. Clinic Administrator […]

County commission to decide on road closure

Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Commissioners will be asked Tuesday to close a road. The reason for this road closure is cattle rustlers and quail poachers. But unlike cowboys from fictional westerns, Roosevelt County resident Leroy Redcliff’s battle with trouble makers has been very real. “The road is being closed down for the simple reason that […]

Portales man gets eight-year sentence for burglaries

A 26-year-old Portales man received an eight-year sentence Tuesday for burglarizing two businesses and damaging property at the Roosevelt County jail. Nasario Maldonado was arrested in November 2010 after he was identified by officers watching surveillance footage of a burglary to Robert’s TV and Appliance in Portales, according to a release from the district attorney’s […]

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.

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

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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 […]

Day trip: Roosevelt County Museum

Courtesy photo The Roosevelt County Museum is located in Portales. Roosevelt County Museum • Location: 1500 South Avenue K in Portales • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Founded in 1940, the Roosevelt County Museum is located on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. All displays have been donated by county residents. […]

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 […]

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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 […]