2008 Basic Allowance for Housing set

By Tom Philpott Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to service members living off base in stateside areas will climb an average of 7.3 percent next month to keep pace with local rental costs. A total of 1.2 million service members will draw BAH in 2008, an increase of 250,000 over 2007, said Susan A. […]

12-16 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Ivan Carrillo, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge of battery upon a peace officer is ordered to serve 18 months by the Department of Corrections to run concurrent with the sentence the defendant is currently serving on a Magistrate Court case and […]

12-16 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Matthew Villalobos, 19, pleaded no contest to the charge of possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and was ordered to pay court fines and fees. • Lalo Aranda pleaded guilty to the charge of public nuisance and was ordered to pay […]

12-2 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Freddie Joe Dominguez, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count I: Aggravated assault (deadly weapon), a fourth-degree felony, Count II: Possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, a fourth degree felony, Count 3: Unlawful carrying of a firearm […]

12-2 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Joe M. Dominguez, 34, pleaded guilty to the charges of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs (1st offense) and stop sign violation, was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend the ASPEN Program, complete 48 hours of […]

11-4 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Wade Mobley, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, enter into substance/alcohol abuse screening, enter into and successfully complete any treatment […]

11-4 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Rudolfo Alaniz, 50, pleaded no contest to the charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), and was ordered to serve eight days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, attend the […]

Proposed tax increase could mean trouble for those in all brackets

Editorial Democrats say it will restore equity and fairness while Republicans say it’s the biggest tax increase in history, $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The brainchild of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would juggle $1 trillion in tax cuts and tax increases to shift burdens and relief. The so-called tax “reform” […]

10-30 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Kevin Gooch, 23, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and was ordered to serve 48 hours of community service, complete ASPEN program, place an ignition interlock device on any vehilce driven for a period of one year, […]

District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in District Court. • Mark Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony. He was ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation and sentencing was deferred for 18 months. He was ordered to pay court fines and fees and perform 50 hours of […]

Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in Magistrate Court. • Kyran D. Studdard, 21, was found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and no license plate light. She was sentenced to three days jail time plus fines and fees of $802, serve supervised probation of one […]

Sometimes, it’s OK to receive

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico I was a little saddened to hear that Father Benedict Begin passed away on Sept. 27. At first the name didn’t ring a bell, but then I thought “Father Ben.” Father Ben had been one of my favorite priests, only I didn’t realize it back then, when he was […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Alfred Tacorante, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and open container, and was ordered to serve 192 consecutive hours in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, […]

Clinton’s proposed health-care plan step backwards

Editorial HillaryCare is back with a promise to make health care more affordable, more available and with more choices for everyone. But if Sen. Hillary Clinton’s health care program financed with $110 billion a year in new taxes becomes law, health care will be substantially more expensive, health insurance will be much less available, and […]

Senate endorses raise for military

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An endorsement from a Senate panel Tuesday could mean a 3.5 percent pay raise for military members and civilian Department of Defense employees. The pay raise exceeds the 3 percent recommended by President Bush. “It’s a very good pay raise considering the circumstances and what’s happening right now,” military spouse […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Lorenzo Jasso, 30, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count 1: Forgery and Count 10: Embezzlement ($2500), was ordered to serve three years supervised probation, and pay restitution. • Alex F. Valdivia, 37, pleaded no contest to the charges of Count 1: driving […]

August 15, 1976

• Members of the Goober Gulch Gabbers CB’ers Club held a get-together at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Booths, bingo, and a mock jail were set-up to entertain the attendees to the gathering. • Roosevelt County received $187,401 in Federal funds to help pay for the education needs of educationally deprived children. The grant for Roosevelt County was […]

Forgetting Paris harder than expected

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’ve been on a mission lately, and I’m sad to say I’ve been failing. On my desk is a copy of the 1987 classic, “Throw Momma From the Train,” starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. I look forward to any awards ceremony, or pretty much any movie with Crystal involved. […]

Commissioners adopt salary survey results

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday adopting the results of a salary survey that lays out guidelines for new pay scales across every department in the county. Commissioners passed a resolution earlier this spring adopting a pay scale, but rescinded it after learning chief deputy positions were […]

May 13, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Ricardo Rivas, 20, pleaded no contest to the charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), speeding and faulty tail lamps, was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN program, complete 24 hours of community service, have […]