Los Alamos evacuation ordered because of wildfire

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — Authorities ordered Los Alamos evacuated Monday as a fast-growing and unpredictable wildfire bore down on the northern New Mexico town and its sprawling nuclear laboratory. The blaze that began Sunday already had destroyed a number of homes south of the town, which is home to some 12,000 residents. It [...]

Mandatory water restrictions ordered

Mandatory water restrictions were ordered Thursday for residents of Portales, according to a press release. Due to drought weather conditions and until further notice, odd numbered addresses are allowed to water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Even numbered addresses are allowed to water only on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. No watering is allowed between [...]

Governor orders state offices closed

Freedom New Mexico Citing critical supplies for natural gas and power services caused by inclement weather, Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered non-critical state operations to close Friday to decrease the drain on energy supplies throughout New Mexico. “Due to statewide natural gas shortages, I have ordered all government agencies that do not provide essential services [...]

Clovis’ Hull Street bridge ordered closed indefinitely

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until it’s rebuilt, replaced or removed. A state engineer “strongly recommended” closing the bridge after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. “(The [...]

Magistrate Court Dispositions, March 30, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: Kaleb Aguirre, 19, pleaded guilty to charges of minor in possession of alcohol. He was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines with $900 suspended, as well as court costs, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and to perform 30 [...]

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us [...]

2-17-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County’s Ninth Judicial Court recently. According to the documents: • Jason Chatterton, 32, was convicted of the charge of automobile burglary, a fourth-degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation with conditions and ordered to pay all court fines and fees. • Randy McBrewer, [...]

2-17-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate court recently. According to the documents: • Arnoldo Ontiveroz, 42, pleaded no contest to the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and improper backing and is ordered to serve two years of supervised probation with conditions and is ordered to [...]

2-10-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Sirron Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge of shoplifting and was ordered to serve six months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • David Vega, 20, pleaded no contest to the charge of [...]

2-3-08 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 30, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), leaving the scene of an accident with injury/death and driving while license suspended/revoked and was ordered to [...]