Museum offers free visits

Residents of Roosevelt, Curry and Lea counties receive free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque during February. Proof of residency is required. Also, on Feb. 10, everyone is admitted free of charge. Admission to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater and Planetarium costs the regular amount in both of the […]

Candidates sign up for school board elections

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer There are two contested races for February’s Roosevelt County school board elections — both in Elida. Dora and Floyd each have three candidates running unopposed, while Portales has two incumbents running unopposed, board president Alan Garrett and David Brooks. In Elida, incumbent Scott Burton faces a challenge for his […]

Oasis will remain dry until February

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer New Mexico State Parks officials hope to have the fishing pond at Oasis State Park fixed by early next year. The three-acre pond has been closed since February when park officials drained it after discovering a leak, according to Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary. The state parks department […]

Looking back

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer EDITOR’S NOTE — The following is the first in a three-part series taking a look at major stories that shaped news in Roosevelt County in 2006. This first installment looks at January, February, March and April. In 2006, news in Roosevelt County was shaped by a bursting dairy industry, […]

Plans moving forward for February bond election

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District is moving forward with plans to hold a bond election in February. The plan is to keep the rate as close as possible to the current rate while extending the district’s bond payout period, according to Superintendent Randy Fowler. At Monday’s school board meeting, members […]

Reports detail deficiencies at PRMC

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center officials breached federal regulations regarding administering drugs, disposal of medical waste and documenting quality control, according to a federal report issued after a February inspection of the hospital. The Clovis hospital was found to be deficient in 13 federal requirements for hospitals, according to the […]

Cheese plant, Cannon expansion and Ute Water Project are big stories early in year

Editor’s note: The following is a brief look at the stories that made news locally in 2006. The PNT will run the year-in-review in each of the coming issues through at least Jan. 1. January 2, 2005 • Bradley sees big things for cheese plant — Former Lt. Gov. and Clovis native Walter Bradley was […]

Feb. 10 Obituaries

Robert W. Brown, 86 Robert W. Brown, 86, of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Portales, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Stockton. He was born February 11, 1918 in Oklahoma to the home of Ora and Paul W. Brown and was the husband of Kathleen (Owen) Brown, who survives […]

Black history deserves more than February

Jim Lee Since Saturday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring (according to the calendar anyway), I have an easy choice for a topic this week. Of course, as we all know by now, that means I’ll go on and on about something totally unrelated to that. I neglected to write about the […]

Yes, there are reasons for having a leap year

Jim Lee Another leap year has leapt upon us. As always, the occasion causes me to scratch my rapidly graying cranium in profound confusion. I have a difficult time struggling to understand calendar stuff. Why do we need an extra day in February every few years, and why is February shorter than the other months […]