RCDC addition will cost $2.6 million

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners were told Tuesday it would cost an estimated $2.6 million to build a 72-bed addition to the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The proposed addition to the current 83-bed facility would be funded in part by a gross receipts tax increase of 1/16th of a cent that went into effect […]

Government works best with its citizens involved

By Jim Lee A few months ago, four Portales people started talking about how they thought life could be made better for Americans if they could get people involved in the political processes of our republic, get people to think for themselves, and contribute to the preservation of our constitutional rights. Among the questions they […]

RGH employees pick new health plan

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County General Hospital Board members decided to go in a new direction for a health care plan for employees during Thursday’s board meeting. Members decided in favor of changing to a risk management plan similar to the health care plan state policemen, school employees and employees for Roosevelt County have, according […]

Personalities Plus: Lori Bohm

Information compiled by Laurie Stone Name: Lori Bohm Age: 45 November 15, 1958 Hometown: Albuquerque, NM Occupation: Mulit-line Career Agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services & Associate Real Estate Broker with Buena Vista Reality Family: Husband John Bohm; step-son, Jon Bohm; daughter, Kristi Headley; step-daughters, Diane Escalante and Debbie Dicus. Hobbies and group involvement: I […]

ENMU students debate platforms

By Tony Parra There were no video cameras, no crowd of reporters, no analysts, however, debaters argued for President George W. Bush and presidential candidate John Kerry on Monday in the Becky Sharp Auditorium on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. College Republicans and Democrats of ENMU weighed in on the issues and tried […]

Sept 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More wonderful rain fell Sunday and Monday in the area and was a great boost to crops, grass, gardens and weeds. I hear there is a little cotton with some boles beginning to open. There are some of the largest milo heads this year that I’ve ever seen. We need more time […]

Sept. 2 Obituaries

Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89 Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for over 70 years. […]

Administrator sees problems ahead

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The administrator of a Clovis senior care center says a decision to relicense the facility by the state’s health department will create serious staffing and housing-cost issues. Mary Weigl, who oversees the Senior Citizen Resident Center, said the health department will no longer license the center as an independent living […]

Nurses provide valuable service

By Jim Lee About two weeks ago, I attended the nurses’ pinning at Eastern New Mexico University. I had the honor of witnessing a ceremony rewarding hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. A few weeks before the event, Ellen Bral invited me to attend. I have great respect for Bral and her dedication to the health-care […]

State, local officials against base closings

David Arkin New Mexico military bases, including Cannon Air Force Base, received the support of the state’s top boss on Wednesday to develop projects that would help keep the bases thriving. Lawmakers from across the state and local leaders also pitched their support for plans to improve roads and projects at the Clovis base. The […]