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” […]

Sergeants Association strives to support troops

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — If you’re looking to join an organization that works to get pay raises or addresses matters that affect the entire enlisted force, then the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) offers what you need. AFSA, with a combined total of more […]

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 […]

Panel approves military pay raise

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections 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 […]

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 […]

April 29, 2007 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court. According to the documents: • Lonnie Sue Burton, 33, pleaded no contest to the charges of forgery and theft of identity, was ordered to serve 36 months of probation, pay restitution, and pay court fees and fines. • Paul Gutierrez, 34, pleaded no […]

Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: —Amanda Luna, 18, pleaded no contest to the charge of possession of marijuana, less than one ounce, was ordered to serve 90 days unsupervised probation and pay court fees and fines. —Aimie Constantapoulos, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence […]

Magistrate Court dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the documents: —Amber Gibson, 25, pleaded no contest to the charges of fraudulent use of a debit card and theft of identity, obtaining identity by electronic fraud amended to attempted unauthorized use of debit card and attempted theft of identity, was […]

March 18, 2007 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Sandra Sanchez, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (third offense) and driving while license suspended or revoked, was ordered to serve three years probation, enter into and […]

March 4, 2007 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Pete Apodaca pleaded guilty to the charges of assault against a household member, was ordered to serve 182 days supervised probation, attend ASPEN program, enter into and successfully complete Batterer’s Intervention Program, and pay court fees and fines. • Pete Apodaca pleaded […]