April 30, 1955

John Burroughs was named Roosevelt County Democratic chairman after former chairman John Joe Wilkinson was appointed assistant to state Democratic chairman Tom Brown of Artesia. During Brown’s illness, Wilkinson would be in charge of the party’s state affairs.

Local Brief Dec. 16

PNT staff ENMU professor to head Ag Expo Terry Ervin, Eastern New Mexico University professor and chairman of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, has been selected to serve a second term as chairman of the New Mexico Ag Expo. Ervin’s plans for next year’s Ag Expo include increasing the number of […]

Congressman addresses military issues

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

Musician/congressman moves disability bill forward

By Tom Philpott Disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs would reach veterans sooner, and with special swiftness for severely wounded veterans and their families, under legislation to upgrade the VA disability rating process unanimously passed by the House on July 30. The Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act (HR 5892) is the first […]

Curry County manager resigns

Freedom Newspapers Staff Curry County manager Dick Smith has resigned, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed this morning. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday, who said Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Sandoval said he had no additional information. Attemps to contact Albin Smith and Dick […]

Senators to hold Ute Water field hearing in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Mayor David Lansford calls the Ute Water Project the largest, and most important, operation eastern New Mexico has undertaken. The next three days could be the most important in the project’s more-than-40-year lifespan. “I think that is a good characterization of the position we’re at at this point in […]

Colon to visit Portales today

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This story was edited for clarity, length and style. Brian Colon was elected in April as the new chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. An attorney in Albuquerque, he will be in Portales at 4:30 p.m.today at the home of Dr. Jim Le, 2111 Boxwood Street. The event is […]

Feb. 20, 1969

Fred Hensley, chairman for the Chmaber of Commerce membership drive now in progress said this morning that a round-up report from all team captains showed good support on the part of the workers and excellent response from the prospects contacted. “It looks good to me,” Hensley said. Chamber manager Ray Franz said $12,835.42 had been […]

Officials reorganize office

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Reorganization was the task of the day at the regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. The board accomplished it quickly, approving budget changes in the sheriff’s office and electing Paul Grider as chairman. The commission passed without discussion a resolution adjusting the budget for the sheriff’s office by […]

Roosevelt County enacts burn ban

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County commissioners, during a county meeting on Tuesday, approved a proclamation prohibiting burning within the county. The commissioners received the request from Portales Fire Department officials. The commissioners prohibited burning due to the lack of precipitation, high winds and low humidity, wildland grasses and fuels in all of Roosevelt County are […]

Local people remember Reagan in respectful manner

By Ryan Lengerich Mary Lewis said she never missed a Ronald Reagan movie. The 77-year-old Texico resident praised the former president. “I just loved him, he was just so handsome and such a good actor,” she said. “He was a wonderful president and a loving husband.” Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died Saturday at age […]

Lawmaker: Gorham situation ‘disappointing’

David Arkin An eastern New Mexico lawmaker said in-party GOP fighting that led to the resignation of the party’s leader is disappointing. State Sen. Ramsay Gorham on Wednesday resigned as chairwoman of the state Republican Party. She doesn’t plan to seek re-election to her Senate seat. Gorham has been under fire from some party members […]

Lopez named new county chairman

Tony Parra A move at the top of the board, the purchase of a 2003 Chevy Blazer and $150,000 for small-county assistance were among the top issues discussed in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. During the beginning of the meeting there was a change at the top when Dennis Lopez was chosen as the new […]