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 […]

Faith even better with bit of a swing

A porch swing is a gift of relaxation. You can swing and read a book, bird watch or just watch the world go by. Sitting in the porch swing with my grandparents in the evening made happy childhood memories for me. Enjoying the night air and relaxing in the stillness of it brought peaceful moments. […]

Area under fire weather watch

PNT staff report The National Weather Service has a fire weather watch in effect this afternoon through this evening and Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. A transmission from the service advises of sustained winds of 20 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 35 mph, with relative humidity in the single digits Tuesday and 10-15 percent […]

My turn: Wait, I can explain

There are a couple of disadvantages to being on a diet and watching what you eat. Other people watch for you. I always watch carefully what I eat, and have pretty much given up all fast food … almost. I did find something that I like, and it is really pretty good for you. It […]

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 […]

Monday morning briefing: A march, a meeting and a defiant death

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Monday morning march Join in or just show up to watch and reflect…the annual Martin Luther King Day march starts 9 a.m. today at Potter Park to 7th & Main Streets. There’s a rally at Legacy Life Church featuring the Rev. B.J. Choice, pastor […]

Meetings watch: New recreation center director introduced at council meeting

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Argen Duncan During the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, councilors: • met new Portales Recreation Center Director Jodi Kibbe. Kibbe has a master’s degree in health and physical education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, both from Eastern New Mexico University. Having started work Monday, she said she plans to […]

Winter storm may bring region’s first snow

Freedom New Mexico A winter storm heading toward eastern New Mexico will likely bring the first snow of the season. National Weather Service meteorologist David Craft in Albuquerque said there is a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday evening through Friday morning. He said the watch means there could be “a few to several […]

Angels sent by God to watch over us

Joan Clayton The approaching holidays remind me of the angels who brought the “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds in the field. (Luke 2:9-13). Many references about angels are found in the Bible. They can be traced from Genesis to Revelation. Angels are supernatural beings sent by God. They are God’s messengers. Psalm […]

Press release: Freeze Watch for Oct. 27-28

FYI All: Lower Rio Grande Valley-Tularosa Valley-Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County- Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chavez County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chavez County Wed, Oct. 27, 2010 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a freeze watch which is in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning. • Temperatures — Lows will […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Oct. 6

During the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday morning at the county courthouse, commissioners: • voted to renew a contract for Stephens Construction and Ready Mix Inc. of Texico to haul road materials for the county. The estimated contract value is $100,000, according to the contract. Stephens is paid per ton and mile, and $67.50 per […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Sept. 21

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday in the county courthouse, commissioners: • recognized Mark Dunlap for 25 years of service with the county Road Department. • approved Sole Community Providers Supplement money for Roosevelt General Hospital. The hospital is receiving almost $453,000 from the state, and county is to provide about $88,400. • heard […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission — Sept. 6

The Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday: • Accepted the Dalley windmill collection, which will be used as a tourist attraction. The county is seeking donations of materials to rebuild and refurbish some of the taller windmills. • Approved a contract for library services between Roosevelt County and the New Mexico State Library. The county budgets […]

My turn: Carp can be hostile to humans

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When I have a chance I usually watch a show called, “River Monsters,” which airs on Animal Planet. The show follows biologist Jeremy Wade across the world as he does extreme fishing for unique fish. During a recent show about Snakehead fish, he talked about the Asian carp. The species of fish is invasive and […]

Cowboys’ hype fun to watch

It’s not easy being a Dallas Cowboys fan. That’s probably because there are so many Dallas Cowboys haters out there. Now, I will not admit to being in either camp though I can certainly empathize with either side. It’s amusing to watch it all play out, especially if you can claim to be a Denver […]

Angels watch over us

Did you know God has angels watching over you? I love to read in Psalm 91:11 that: “He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (NKJV) I shall never forget an experience […]

Meetings watch: RGH board

At the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting Tuesday board members: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the hospital and physicians clinic ended the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a joint profit of $620,000. Stevens said that number is preliminary, but she doesn’t expect significant changes from coming adjustments and auditing. • Heard from […]

Meetings watch: County commission

At the Roosevelt County Commission meeting Tuesday commissioners: • Appointed Chairman David Sanders to the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee. • Voted to form a Dalley Windmill Collection Committee to come up with a cost estimate and plan for moving a windmill collection that Bill and Alta Dalley of Portales have offered to donate […]

Meetings watch: Schools being prepared for merger

During the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, board members: • heard district Director of Maintenance Nat Gomez say his crews had finished moving supplies and playground equipment for the grade levels that are changing schools in the fall with the addition of the new Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Lindsey Elementary School is being demolished, […]

Meetings watch: Portales board of education

During the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the district Administration Building, the board: • heard Portales Junior High School Principal Steve Harris say math and reading scores on Measures of Academic Progress (MAPS) tests had increased slightly over the past school year. • heard Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser say […]