Natural gas outages affecting portions of New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico Rolling black outs in west Texas and other problems are hampering the delivery of natural gas from New Mexico Gas Company, according to a release Thursday from the company. Although New Mexico Gas Company serves Clovis and Portales, neither community is included in its list of interrupted service. Affected communities listed include: […]

Officials at odds over lack of new businesses

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Argen Duncan The national credit crunch is affecting Portales, although opinions differ on how. Several local businesses — Papa Murphy’s, Movie Gallery and La Hacienda — have closed their doors for different reasons during what Roosevelt County Community Development Director Greg Fisher calls a tough time for retail. In addition, Fisher believes strict credit requirements […]

Economic downturn affecting local dairies

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Six months after the drop in milk prices, Roosevelt and Curry county dairy owners are still trying to wait out the slump. In January, milk prices dropped to half of the prediction from six months before. On top of that, many dairymen are locked into high-priced feed contracts. “I […]

‘Pay and benefit’ stocking stuffers

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Readers familiar with this column know it typically focuses on a single news development affecting a lot of military people or veterans. The strength of that approach is that a critical issue can be covered pretty well. Sometimes, however, there are waves of news requiring a roundup approach. In the […]

Fair revenues slightly up for 2008

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Early fears of a poor economy affecting Roosevelt County Fair revenues and attendance were silenced with an increase in earnings. “I was a little worried that our attendance and earning would suffer like other county fairs,” board president Tim Alison said. This year’s gate totals was $54,500 an increase […]