Commissioners OK burn ban

Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a resolution banning open-fire burning for the next 45 days. The resolution puts into effect a standing county fire burn ban. County Manager Charlene Webb said the resolution will ban all open-flamed fires, such as trash, tumbleweed and other debris burns and uncovered fire pits or […]

County burn bans include fireworks

lmlofo-lmlodrfirework.jpg

Sharna Johnson With ongoing drought and high fire risk, only the professionals get to play with fireworks in Eastern New Mexico this year. Burn bans are active in Curry and Roosevelt counties this year with officials going a step further to pass restrictions on the use and sale of fireworks out of fear of fire. […]

Counties placed on fire restrictions

Freedom New Mexico Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties are among 29 in New Mexico placed on restrictions Friday limiting fireworks, smoking, campfire and open fires due to dangerous fire conditions. The restrictions will go into effect 8 a.m. today and remain in effect until further notice. Smoking is only allowed only in enclosed buildings, developed […]

Controlled burns scheduled

The U.S. Air Force 27th Special Operations Wing has scheduled a prescribed burn at Melrose Bombing Range to clear vegetation in targeted areas and help decrease the risk of wildfires, according to a news release from Cannon Air Force Base. The burn is set for Thursday if weather conditions permit. If weather conditions aren’t favorable […]

MSU outlasts Hounds

kwqppa-kwqpn7124enmumidwesternm1.jpg

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Midwestern State had plenty of talent, and speed to burn, and the outmanned Greyhounds couldn’t quite keep up. Speedy guard Chris Hagan scored 15 points to lead a balanced effort, and the No. 11 Mustangs pulled away late after blowing a 16-point cushion to claim a 66-59 victory Saturday […]

Candles make good holiday gifts

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on wallcovering designs and making rubbings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Anne Martin is the spokesperson for The Wallcoverings Association in New York City, and she’s going to show three new design trends in wallpaper: patterns, […]

Burn ban squeaks past county commissioners

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County commissioners narrowly passed a year-round burn ban Tuesday that can be lifted during favorable conditions. The ordinance passed by a 3-2 vote during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. Some concerns were raised during the public hearing portion of the meeting as to the effectiveness […]

Resident fired up over burn ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners tabled a proposed burn ordinance Tuesday following a public hearing in which one resident did a slow burn over the proposed law. The ordinance called for a year-round burn ban that can be lifted by resolution when conditions warrant. Roosevelt County resident Hal Jilek views the […]