Bonds OK’d for wind power plant

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners gave final authorization of bonds for the wind power plant outside of Elida, which will bring electricity to Excel customers in eastern New Mexico, west Texas and Oklahoma. The commissioners unanimously approved the authorization, 5-0, on Tuesday during the county meeting. Construction has already started on […]

Elida has ‘typical first day’

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Anthony Olivas started a routine Monday that will last the next nine months. No more sleeping until 9 a.m. or later like he had during the summer. Instead, the sophomore set his alarm for 6:30 a.m. Monday in preparation of Elida’s first day of school. “It’s been hard,” […]

United Way about halfway to goal

By Kevin Wilson With a little more than two weeks to go in its fund-raising campaign, the Roosevelt County United Way is about halfway to its goal. “We are about at 50 percent in hard fund-raising numbers,” said Erinn Burch, the executive director of the Roosevelt and Curry County branches of the charitable organization. “Our […]

County United Way chapter starts fund-raising

By Kevin Wilson Together in principle, separate in just about everything else. That’s how members of the Curry and Roosevelt County United Way boards might describe their current union, as the Roosevelt County board is now shifting its efforts to its annual fund-raising effort. The Roosevelt board has a goal of raising $60,000 during the […]

Curry County agrees to merge United Way with Roosevelt County

By Jack King After months of planning and years of consideration, the Curry and Roosevelt county United Ways have opted to consolidate. The board of the Curry County United Way approved a merger with the Roosevelt County United Way at their Monday meeting, a decision board members of the Roosevelt County branch approved by an […]

County United Way groups join forces

Mike Linn Board members of the Roosevelt County United Way voted on Thursday to pursue a joint venture with United Way’s Clovis branch, but not without the dissent of a longtime member. Sharon King, who had been a member of the RCUW for eight years, resigned from the board effective immediately after members voted 8 […]

United Way merger draws optimism, concerns

Mike Linn Roosevelt County United Way board members will meet at noon today to discuss joining forces with the Curry County United Way. Many RCUW officials are enthusiastic about the merger. Others are concerned. Board member Leo Lovett of the RCUW said he is for the merger and hopes the board will make a decision […]

United Way chapters may merge

By Mike Linn Officials with the Curry and Roosevelt County United Ways are entertaining the idea of merging the two charitable organizations in the near future. Citing difficulties meeting set goals the last two years, RCUW President Rick Hauptmann said his organization could be more effective and raise more money if the merger took place. […]

Eclectic singer entertains audience

Helena Rodriguez From deeply-moving to toe-tapping to whimsical, Golden-Globe winning songstress Lila Downs charmed a Clovis audience Tuesday night at Marshall Auditorium. Downs’ concert was well-attended, featuring unusual yet captivating numbers that ranged from jazzy to folksy to tropical Latin rhythms. Several items in her repertoire can be heard in motion pictures. The audience of […]

Nonprofit corporations optimistic on tax reform

Darrell Todd Maurina As the largest nonprofit corporation in Clovis, Plains Regional Medical Center might have lost millions of dollars if a state blue ribbon tax reform commission recommendation had gone differently, hospital officials say. Hospital administrator Brian Bentley said he is “cautiously optimistic” that nonprofits won’t face taxation in the final version of new […]