Sheriff’s department adds deputy

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff Department Sergeant Rick Short announced during Tuesday’s county commission meeting that the department will be adding another deputy, leaving only one vacancy. Sheriff Tom Gossett has previously said that a fully-staffed sheriff’s department would have 10 deputies, Gossett and Short. Short said there have been times in which the […]

Commission opts against horse racing ban

By Tony Parra Rick Short, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant, said the department has been busy working on drug bust operations and answering calls to disturbances from horse races on private property. “We’ve been very busy in the month of March,” Short said. “We (Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department) were involved in […]

ENMU women finish fifth, men share seventh in rodeo

PNT Staff SNYDER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University finished fifth in women’s competition and tied for seventh on the men’s side over the weekend in the West Texas College Rodeo. The Zias tallied 85 points while the Greyhounds finished with 50. Tarleton State swept to both team championships. “Both teams are doing very well,” […]

ENMU men win rodeo in Texas

PNT Staff WEATHERFORD, Texas — Senior Dusty Higgins won bull riding and was named All-Around Cowboy as he led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo squad to the team championship March 10-12 at the Weatherford College Rodeo. The Eastern men scored 235 points, 120 from Higgins, to edge Texas Tech (220 points) for the […]

Deputy situation updated at county meeting

PNT Staff Law enforcement updated county commissioners on the inmate counts and continued search of deputies during Tuesday’s meeting. County Sheriff Sergeant Rick Short said the department is operating shorthanded and continues to search for deputies to fill the vacancies. Short said he has 10 applicants and is setting up a test date for them, […]

Roosevelt sheriff’s office seeking funds to recruit officers

By Tony Parra Discussions over a $3 hour increase in the pay for Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies came to a halt because of a lack of funds. Officials at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department said during Tuesday’s county commission meeting that there is little interest in an opening for a deputy’s position, and the […]

Checkpoints coming this month

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short updated the Roosevelt County commissioners about cracking down on drunk drivers in the late part of August and into September in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. It’s part of a national crackdown campaign on drunk driving which is called “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”, according […]

Rash of robberies hits county

By Tony Parra A rash of robberies in Roosevelt County involving televisions, VCRs and, in one robbery, guns, have tainted the summer for county residents. Richard Short of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department said the related robberies happen within the span of June and July. He said there have been nine related robberies similar to […]

Lady Rams rely on Self to defend title

ALBUQERUQUE — Things didn’t look good for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday morning. But it’s amazing how a prayer can turn things around. Portales’ Rachelle Self had just dropped the second set — a set she could have won — to Sandia Prep’s Kathryn Short during the 1A-3A girls tennis team championships at […]

Standing up for the vertically challenged

By Helena Rodriguez “Hellooooooo!” “Down here!” “Excuse me sir, but …” “I … I … ouch! You stepped on my toe!” “What? Not even an ‘Excuse me, ma’am?” It’s like I’m not there at all. If you’re vertically challenged like me, this is a typical day shopping. You know what I’m talking about. Being shoved […]