Inmate may face additional charges after escape attempt

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PNT staff report A Roosevelt County Detention Center inmate who tried to escape whille seeking medical treatment will most likely face additional charges, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Cody Chandler, 22, of Washington, attempted to escape Saturday from custody while being treated for illness at Roosevelt General Hospital. Parker said [...]

Military increasing awareness of benefits

milupdate@aol.com Despite billions of additional dollars pumped into veterans’ benefits in recent years, many military personnel still leave service unaware of their VA benefits or of programs set up to help them transition to civilian life, a senior Defense official and veteran advocates testified Wednesday. Noel C. Koch, deputy under secretary of defense for wounded [...]

State police close I-40

New Mexico State Police have closed 1-40 eastbound from Tucumcari to the Texas state line. Police also closed U.S. 54 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line due to the snow storm. I-40 east and west bound out of Amarillo has been closed. I-40 westbound from Tucumcari to Santa Rosa is still open. Additional closures [...]

Troop surge won’t bring end to war

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama officially took personal possession of the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, announcing that 30,000 additional U.S. troops will be hustled into Afghanistan over the next six months. He’s hoping for another 10,000 or so from other NATO countries. The president said his first objective is not setting up [...]

More parking available at Curry County Fair

Freedom New Mexico Fair-goers are being encouraged to use additional parking at the Special Events Center. County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday there is parking available on the east side of the fairgrounds, as well as at the events center, with ticket booths and entrances at both sides of the fairgrounds. People attending concerts at [...]

Press release: Additional road closure planned for Sunland expansion

One additional road closure has been scheduled for the Sunland Expansion on Thursday, August 6, 2009. This will be at the same location as was before between Spruce Street and the traffic light at Kilgore Avenue and Hwy 70. Crews need to close this portion of the road for at least half the day to [...]

County receives additional PILT funds

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico’s U.S. Senators announced last week that additional PILT funding has been released to New Mexico counties. Roosevelt County will receive $9,186, in addition to $15,139 received in June. According to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., this is the first time Payment in Lieu of [...]

Oct. 22, 2008 Briefs

Education retirees to meet The Roosevelt County Association of Education Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Several members will be reporting on the State Convention for Education Retirees. Delman Shirley will speak about legislative decisions. County to receive additional funds Roosevelt County will receive an [...]

Air Force confirms Cannon to get Predator squadron

Freedom New Mexico The Air Force Special Operations Command confirmed Thursday the 3rd Special Operations Squadron will move to Cannon Air Force Base from its current home at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The squadron flies MQ-1 Predators, which are unmanned aerial vehicles. The move will bring an additional 84 officers and 155 enlisted [...]

Councilors approve raise for city employees

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors approved expansion of the Yam renovation project and OK’d a 3 percent raise for city employees following a positive report as they made their mid-year budget adjustments Tuesday during their regular meeting. “Basically we’re very strong and healthy,” City Manager Debi Lee said. “We got our [...]