Press release: Roch bill gives tax break to retired military

Military retirees in living in New Mexico may see their state income tax burden reduced under a bill introduced this week in the State House by Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico). House Bill 162 proposes to exempt twenty-five percent of a retiree’s military pension income from the state’s personal income tax, with that percentage increasing to […]

Lawmaker briefs residents on legislative session

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Freedom New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch, a Republican from Texico, met with 50 Tucumcari residents on Sunday to answer questions about the 90-day legislative session, which ended on Saturday. Roch said the budget, which passed on a 35-34 vote in the house, was not popular. Roch voted against it. “The state is expecting $5.4 […]

State Rep. Roch visiting area

Freedom New Mexico District 67 State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, plans a visit to eastern New Mexico this week. His itinerary Thursday includes: • a 10 a.m. stop at Portales High School to visit students in the “Prep Me” program; • a noon speaking engagement at the High Plains Patriots’ Tea Party event in front […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Dennis Lopez

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Name: Dennis Lopez Birth date: Oct. 12, 1968 Profession: Mental Health Resources program director for supported employment Years in Portales: 35 If you’d like to ask him some questions: 607-6615 and lopezdennis2001@yahoo.com

Former county commissioner announces bid for mayor

Freedom New Mexico Former Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez announced Thursday he plans to run for mayor of Portales. Lopez said he wants to get a jump on his competition by announcing his intentions early for the 2010 election. Current Mayor Orlando Ortega said he has decided not to pursue another term. Lopez served two […]

Roch goes distance for vote

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dennis Roch won more than one race this election season. Roch, who will represent Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties as the new District 67 representative, was challenged to a foot race while campaigning in Portales. Roch was knocking on voters doors on East Amazon Street in Portales. “I introduced […]

County roadwork slated through October

Freedom New Mexico Curry County will be chip sealing Curry Road H between Curry Roads 13 and 14 and streets in the J.R. Shumate subdivision through the end of October, according to a press release from the county road department. The work zone lies between Curry roads 13 and 14, H and I, Road Superintendent […]

Engagement: Luce/Parsons

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Dennis and Donna Luce of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, De’Ann Luce of Portales, to Chance Parsons of Portales, son of Curtis and Sandra Parsons. The couple will exchange vows July 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Portales. A reception will follow at the Portales Country Club. The […]

10-28 Weddings

Hales/Gurule Jessica Hales, of Portales, and Joseph Gurule, of Portales, were joined in marriage Oct. 20, 2007 at a Portales residence. The Rev. Donald Hay performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Pamela Hales of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Danny and Ludell Heflin.

June 13, 1969

• Dennis and Pearl Diana Carlton were sentenced to the full term of 10 to 50 years in the state penitentiary for the murder of B & J pharmacist Elbert Muncy. • Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau starred in “The Odd Couple” showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. Admission was $1 for adults and children were […]

Feb. 4 Obituaries

Dennis Dayhoff, 81 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Dennis Dayhoff, 81, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 28, 1924, in Detroit, Kan., to Aaron and Bertha Hoover Dayhoff. He graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. He married […]

Reagan memory endures for Edwards

By Kevin Wilson For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in Portales. “I […]

Roswell to take over Big Brothers/Big Sisters branch

By Ryan Lengerich The Big Brother Big Sister program of Curry and Roosevelt counties has become a branch of the agency based in Roswell, an organization’s official said. Jill Dennis, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pecos Valley, said she hopes to have a program coordinator in Clovis by the middle of June. […]

Family believes mold led to Portales man’s death

By Kevin Wilson Marcelino Garcia died in May of 2001. Nearly two years and two months later, his surviving family is still seeking a resolution. Garcia, a longtime Portales resident, died less than two days after a visiting his son at the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, and the family has filed a claim […]