July 4 closures

The following offices will be closed in Roosevelt County and Portales for the holiday until Monday: District Court District Attorney’s Office Magistrate Court Post Office County Clerk City Hall County Manager New Mexico Bank and Trust The Portales National Bank First Financial Credit Union Western Bank Wells Fargo

Cosner to run for rep

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Freedom New Mexico A longtime Tucumcari resident Craig Cosner has announced he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Democrat Cosner is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek re-election. “I recognize the importance of education, health care, fiscal […]

Nov. 22, 1960

• H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” was showing at the Varsity Drive-In. • A furnished three-bedroom apartment was listed in classifieds as renting for $45 a month. • Season tickets for Greyhound basketball were on sale. Prices for tickets to the 11 home games were $10 for adults.

City, county complete emergency plan

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local officials have finished updating an emergency operations plan that will provide guidelines to follow in the event a natural or other disaster should occur. Though a plan was approved in 1995, issues such as Sept. 11 and changes within law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services have caused it […]

Roosevelt County Literacy Council undergoes changes

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Providing a foundation for learning, the Roosevelt County Literacy Council has undergone some recent changes to provide more accessibility of its programs to Portales and surrounding communities. Restructuring and revitalizing the program is what new executive director Pete Martinez has been doing since taking the post a little over […]

Local oil wells reactivated

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Orbit Petroleum recently activated seven more oil and gas wells in the southern tip of Roosevelt County, bringing their total number of active wells to 35, according to a company press release. The Oklahoma City-based company has plans to re-activate an additional 25 wells in what is known as […]

9-15 Local Briefs

Udall aide to hold office hours A staff member of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours in Portales next week. Peter Wells will be available to meet with area residents at Portales City Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may call 763-7616. Anyone […]

Long, Ruiz named six-man All-Americans

By Dave Wagner Melrose’s Carlos Ruiz and Floyd’s Jerrod Long are known as two of the best six-man football players in the state. Now they’ll be known as two of the best six-man players in the country. Six-Man Illustrated, a publication dedicated to six-man football based out of Big Spring (Texas), named Ruiz and Long […]

Aug. 5 Obituaries

Andrea Chavez, 49 Andrea Faye Chavez, 49, of Mineral Wells, Texas, died on Saturday, July 31, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1955, in Portales, to Clark and Ann Yandell Terry Rains. She married Alfred Chavez on July 14, 1973, in Oxnard, Calif. She was a regional manager for Safeway Grocery […]

Council wishing for more wells

By Tony Parra City councilors selected Smith Engineering Company from Roswell to provide construction services for Blackwater well improvement on Tuesday. The contract agreement calls for installing pumps into existing irrigation wells and installing water pipelines from the wells to the existing water mains, known as Black Water Well Field Improvements. It is a step […]