It’s their job: Vicki Aguilar

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Name: Vicki Aguilar Job: Roosevelt County indigent administrator and loss prevention coordinator Background: Aguilar grew up all over New Mexico and graduated from Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Time on job: 22 years What does your job entail?: I help individuals out with their […]

County commission to vote on gross receipt tax increase

By Argen Duncan The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposed new gross receipts tax at its meeting at 9 a.m. today in the County Courthouse. At the Jan. 6 commission meeting, County Manager Charlene Hardin brought the matter before the commissioners. If passed, the tax of one sixteenth of 1 percent […]

Indigent care demands jump

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Demand for indigent care has jumped almost 40 percent at one local hospital and increased four-fold at area clinics for the poor and under-insured. Administrators at Plains Regional Medical Center and La Casa Family Health Centers in Clovis and Portales say they believe the reason for such huge increases […]

County approves RGH sole provider funds

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in their regular meeting, to approve the supplemental sole community fund request for Roosevelt General Hospital. Over $96,000 was approved, and with a federal match, the hospital will receive nearly $335,000 in mid-October to help with Medicaid, Medicare and indigent patients. “The federal […]

Counties fight for funding

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Commissioners extend fire ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners decided to err on the side of caution where the fire ban is concerned as they voted to leave in place the ban that was passed by proclamation in January. “We’re in no better situation than when we enacted the ban,” Commissioner Tom Clark said in […]

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 […]