Advocates push for more child abuse awareness

By William Thompson An official with the Curry and Roosevelt County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children told commissioners there are currently “more than 44 children” placed in foster care who have been neglected or abused by their parents or primary caregivers in Roosevelt County. Marsha Gilliland, executive director for the Ninth Judicial District’s [...]

City council approves pay raises

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales city councilors approved pay increases for city personnel during Tuesday’s city meeting, which for some city employees will be reflected in their next paycheck. City councilors approved the increase of the salary of the municipal judge from $15,500 a year to $20,000 a year effective on March [...]

Two ENMU rodeoers in top 10

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Brittany Bennett and senior James Gilliland were both in the top 10 in their events after Monday’s first go in the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Bennett, the day’s first competitor at 7 a.m., posted a time of 14.69 seconds in [...]

CASA seeks help

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Court Appointed Special Advocates from Clovis and Portales are trying to combat the child abuse in Roosevelt County with the help of volunteers. April is considered National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. There are more than 380 children abused or neglected in Curry and Roosevelt Counties. Workers and [...]