State takeover unrelated to volunteer’s actions

By Darrell Todd Maurina Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who propositioned Buena Vista employees for sex, an attorney for the state said Saturday. District Judge Stephen Quinn didn’t make a final ruling Saturday but […]

July 18 Public Record

The following divorces were recently filed in Roosevelt County District Court: • Katherine and Christopher Combs. • Ramona and Nathaniel Freeman. • Cindy and Marty Gonzales. • Constance and Milton Sawyer. The following marriage certificates were issued in Roosevelt County District Court: • Kevin Beimer, 40, and Janice Tackett, 42, both of Portales. • Wayne […]

Retired cop turns to new life of service

By Darrell Todd Maurina On Sunday, Clovis resident and retired state police Capt. Alan Brockmeier exchanged his police uniform to become a man of the cloth with a different color — the black cassock and white collar of an ordained Episcopal priest. Raised in a small German denomination that merged with the United Methodists in […]

Fair week could get boost from ENMU

By Tony Parra Hotel managers in Portales may be salivating once they see the schedule of events planned for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. The hard-hitting opening of the football season for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds and the soft cotton candy at the Roosevelt County Fair are just a few of the treats for […]

Cookie handout turns into legal battle

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis native who now serves on a California city council is embroiled in a lawsuit that has already cost her city more than $538,000 in lawyer’s fees. According to Julie Ruiz Raber, the case revolves around her decision to hand out cinnamon snickerdoodle cookies to poll workers in 24 of […]

Saga will continue … as clothing store

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega called the Saga Motel, located on Ave. D near Family Dollar, an “eyesore.” By the end of the year the new owner hopes to change that. Suzi Webb purchased the property where the Saga Motel is located and will begin a new children’s clothing store and hopes to have […]

July 14 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mike Lee. Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building. Commodities Commodities will be given out Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact Audrilla […]

July 14 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There were a few light showers again this week in the area and were all the way from Portales on to the Lea County line that I have had reports. All the way up to an inch in some locations. Hays Ivy Hays had a daughter and grand-daughter visit Saturday night and […]

July 14 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 17-23: Sharon Gilmore, Donald Creighton, Ronald Anthony, Angela Sims, Meranda Ryann Welch, Charles Howard, Melody Lee and Bill Bumguardner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Aubra King, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Merrick and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Chenualt. Reminder The Homemakers will meet at the Senior […]

Professor wants to document female farmers

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of […]