Officials eye legislative funding

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Local governmental officials say the signals from Santa Fe indicate another flush budget like last year. They also know from experience the competition for those dollars will be fierce. “It never fails — the more money there is the more competitive everything gets,” Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin said. […]

Residents brace for more ice

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County residents were caught up in winter’s icy grip Tuesday with icy roads and sidewalks and temperatures that didn’t climb much above freezing. Residents were bracing for another day of bad weather today. Forecasts were for increased precipitation Tuesday night and warmer and wetter conditions today. Up to […]

Q&A with Charles Bennett

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Charles Bennett, Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Republican candidate Bill Cathey. in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Cathey appeared in Wednesday’s issue of the PNT. Name: Charles Bennett Age: 54 Family: Beverly […]

County commission assembles project list

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners pulled together their list of capital project priorities to be submitted to the 2007 New Mexico State Legislature at Tuesday’s board meeting. Roads were the top priority, as they have been in years past, and at County Administrator Charlene Hardin’s request, commissioners said they would work […]

City tackles traffic

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Objectives and goals are being established by a steering committee to resolve traffic issues in the Portales area and the public input phase should begin soon, say city officials. “We’re in the study and analysis stage right now, said Portales City Manager Debi Lee. Of primary concern is the […]

Aug. 24 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora has received several inches of rain but nobody is complaining about the muddy roads or “lakes” in yards or anywhere else. Because of it, we get to see green grass and big milo heads in local grain fields. Bad roads This is only a temporary condition due to so much rain […]

County approves gross receipts tax increase

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will see an additional tax on their gross receipts beginning Jan. 1 after county commissioners approved a 1/16 gross receipts tax ordinance on Tuesday. Commissioners held a public hearing for the ordinance on June 7 and no members of the public appeared. The gross receipts tax […]

Dec. 8 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Harvest By this time, most of the peanuts are taken care of. Some have been able to get quiet a lot of cotton in modules the past week. Now if this spell is just short and sweet they should get most of the milo finished also. Roads improved The country dirt roads […]

Dec. 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers were thankful for a few days of sunshine last week so they could do a little more in harvesting. Some of the peanut farmers were able to work a couple days getting some out that had been dug for several weeks. Some farmers have hundreds of acres of hay swathed […]

Citizens concerned about county roads

By Tony Parra Not everyone is happy with the amount of rain Roosevelt County has received. The rain, coupled with a heavy amount of traffic on some roads, have caused some roads to be impassable, according to some county residents. County commissioner Tom Clark declared the situation an emergency during Tuesday’s county meeting as a […]

Commissioners agree: Roads top priority for area

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute which is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 commissioner […]

Commission makes roads top priority

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute what is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Commissioner Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 […]

Oct. 10 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain, muddy roads and school buses don’t work together very well. Tuesday morning all went well for the early routes gathering up the students, but about the time they all began arriving at school a deluge of rain and hail ushered in by pretty strong wind hit Dora about the same time. […]

Rain affects residents throughout day

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By Laurie Stone The rain filled several of Portales’ streets from curb to curb, closed down roads and slowed down traffic, but many Portales citizens treasured the rain the community received throughout the day and night. As of 7 p.m., the rain total for the day was at 2.25 inches, according to estimates from the […]

Sept. 29 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain and more rain the past week. There are signs on the road north of Dora, 2 to 4 miles that warns of water on the highway. The fields look water soaked in the area. All of the area west of Donald Massey’s home looks like a big lake. Still don’t hear […]

Aug. 25 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Boy, muddy roads are still staying muddy with rains again, even Saturday night over an inch of rain fell in the Pep area. I don’t know just how much area has received more this past week. Some people had a little problems getting out for church services in the area Sunday, but […]

The chicken has new reasons to cross now

By Bob Huber Here at the Institute for Nitty-Gritty we raised our scholarly sights recently to delve into that age old conundrum, “Why does a chicken cross the road?” From a variety of sources we found answers from celebrities, some of them dead and rightfully so. Simply precede each quote with the question. • Ernest […]

Aug. 15 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael School at Dora opened all “avenues” of entrance wide on Thursday morning for grades 1-12. There were many happy smiles and excited students, most ready to tackle this year positively. Teachers and staff All are on hand and ready to get to work. I understand the new principal, Mr. Barron, is still […]

Storm rips area

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers An army of rain marched through eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Tuesday night, bringing big grins to those who work in agriculture and big frowns from motorists traveling through some of the more waterlogged areas. Portions of three major highways — State Highways 206 and 88 and the […]

Talking trash: May wants new plan

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series about candidates for the upcoming Roosevelt County Commission District 2 primary election. Charles May wants to be a Roosevelt County Commissioner. But he’s not ready just yet to throw his two cents in on what the commission needs to do […]