Officials explore possibilities of industrial park

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Alisa Boswell The chairman of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. board envisions broadening the possibilities for the industrial park south of town. Randy Knudson told city councilors at a public meeting Monday the industrial park does not need to be limited to just industries but could possibly include other entities such as the entertainment […]

Community development director resigning

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. will move forward despite losing its community development director of four years, according to community development board member Randy Knudson. RCCDC Director Greg Fisher’s last day on the job will be Feb. 15. Fisher said he accepted a community development job in Los Alamos. Knudson said the […]

Business feature: Firm serves community in variety of ways

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Stephen Doerr and Randy Knudson have been practicing law together nearly 30 years. Doerr grew up in Clovis and Knudson in Portales. Doerr and Knudson played sports against each other, but didn’t strike up a friendship until law school. They met through a Phi Delta Beta fraternity brother at the University of New Mexico. Knudson […]

Attorney wins award

PNT Staff Report Randy Knudson of Doerr & Knudson PA in Portales has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Bar Service Award-Lawyer from the State Bar of New Mexico.The award recognizes valuable service and contributions to the legal profession over a significant period of time, according to a news release from the State Bar. Knudson […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received the Denison Scholarship from Kansas State University for the 2008-2009 academic year. Also, Cory Alexander Young of Clovis was awarded the M.A. Durland, Engineering and Honors scholarships. Caitlyn Marisa Romero of Tucumcari obtained awards from the Agricultural Enhancement Fund and William and Melissa Harold Memorial Scholarship. In […]

11-25 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received a $4,000 Denison Scholarship, according to a press release from Kansas State University where she is a student.

Economic recruiter added for county

PNT Staff Report Members of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board have hired an economic recruiter who will be responsible for recruiting and retaining businesses in Roosevelt County, along with other duties. RCCDC President Randy Knudson said Greg Fisher of Tucson, Ariz., has accepted the position after a nationwide search that started in July […]

Employers seeking students

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Members of the Community Development Corporation Board, in conjunction with Eastern New Mexico University, will hold an Employment Fair to seek students interested in filling area positions. “The whole intent is to find part-time employees,” said Sharon King, interim director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. The fair […]

Economic recruiters being interviewed

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Members of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board say the pieces of a economic development plan are falling in place quickly now and the re-launch of the organization could be complete in a few weeks. The biggest piece of the puzzle is an economic development recruiter, who they […]

County wants to increase efforts in RCCD

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners agreed with Roosevelt County Community Development leadership that striking while the iron is hot is a good economic development strategy. Commissioners voted unanimously to increase the county’s membership in the RCCD to two positions at $15,000 per seat as the group reorganized and hired a recruiter. […]

Fire ban sparks heated debate

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Concerns about a proposed year-round fire ban have apparently been spreading like wildfire since Roosevelt County Commissioners tabled the measure two weeks ago. The ordinance was tabled again Tuesday after rural residents and local fire departments representatives grilled commissioners on the proposal during a public hearing that drew such […]

Prosecutors want testimony excluded

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Prosecutors asked a judge to exclude testimony of a defense psychiatric expert from the murder trial of Jimmy Bentley during a hearing Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court. District Attorney Matt Chandler gave the court several reasons for wanting Dr. Samuel Roll stricken as a witness, including outdated methods, […]

Portales girls finish third, boys fourth at Carlsbad meet

PNT Staff Report CARLSBAD — In a highly competitive meet, the Portales boys and girls had a productive day and qualified for state competition in several events. The boys finished fourth, and the girls third out of five teams in Carlsbad on Thursday. Portales girls coach Ruth Chavez said Kandace Bergsieker, who placed first in […]

Farmington man arraigned in Clovis slaying

The Associated Press CLOVIS — The fatal shooting of a black man at a motel parking lot in Clovis might have been racially motivated, a prosecutor says. The white man accused of the slaying is nicknamed “Lynching Lloyd,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Jimmy Bentley, 71, of Farmington, was arraigned Wednesday on an open count […]

Commissioners name Knudson temporary attorney

By Karl Terry Roosevelt County once again has a county attorney — at least temporarily. County commissioners Tuesday voted 4-1 to hire Portales attorney Randy Knudson as temporary attorney for the county and in the same motion ratified payments for his services they had already approved previously. At their Oct. 18 meeting commissioners discovered that […]

Community pays tribute to late educator

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By Tony Parra Members from the community watched as city and county officials dedicated an aristocrat pear tree in memory of Russell Knudson on Tuesday morning in the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn. The crowd gathered around the south part of the Roosevelt County Courthouse for the dedication of a tree, which is a cousin of […]

Knudson known as friend and educator

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Russell Knudson was a life-long educator and coach. His humorous and kind-hearted nature was infectious to those that knew him. Russell Knudson died on Oct. 11, 2004 at the age of 78. With his refreshing outlook on life, Wilma Knudson, Russell Knudson’s wife, said he was an optimistic person that […]

Oct. 12 Obituaries

Russell Knudson Jr., 78, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1926, in Blanket, Texas, to Russell and Thelma Knudson. He graduated from Farley High School in 1945. He was a bombardier for the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served in the Pacific theater. He returned […]

Rams suffer first district loss

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — It took just one night for the Portales Rams to drop from first to third in the District 4-3A standings. The Rams lost their first district game at Lovington Friday night 71-55, but Portales coach Mark Gallegos felt it was one of the team’s better efforts. “The game was a lot […]

Portales boys look to bounce back

Kevin Wilson It’s not the question of the century for the Ram basketball team. Rather, it’s the question of the half-century mark. Since winning its first two games, Portales has suffered a four-game losing streak. Every team that has beaten the Rams this season has scored at least 50, including Robertson in a 50-49 overtime […]