Floyd grad starts mission to help needy with transportation

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A Floyd High graduate has started a ministry to help needy families better navigate their lives. Noel Hunt, a wife and mother of one, started Wheels of Love, a program that provides vehicles to families who need transportation but can’t afford it. Hunt, who now lives in Farwell, said she got the idea after placing […]

Press Release: Greatwide adding 75 new jobs

The Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) announced today that they are working with Greatwide Logistics Inc. of Dallas, Texas to provide support for their expanding dairy transportation business based at the Portales Industrial Park. Greatwide recently won a countywide milk hauling contract with the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and is establishing operations at […]

Growth plan highlights housing, mental health challenges

CNJ staff Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon Air […]

Road work to start

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin pavement rehabilitation work on U.S. 70 west of Portales on Monday.

Commission declines to apply for project

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Commissioners declined to apply for a state highway improvement project. The commissioners motioned and voted against applying for the New Mexico Department of Transportation Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for N.M. 88. To fix N.M. 88 properly, the entire road would have to be torn apart and widened, […]

Road project ongoing

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) continues the reconstruction of N.M. 206 south of Portales. Only one lane will be open to traffic while work is taking place, and motorists are advised to take extra time when planning. The project is between mile marker 67 near Dora and mile marker 82.49 […]

Reconstruction of Dora Highway set

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Construction on N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora is scheduled to begin in August. The construction will last three months and have a cost of $5 million, said New Mexico Department of Transportation spokesperson Manon Arnett. The funding for the project is $4 million. Arnett said the overbid will […]

Bike shop sees growing interest in two-wheel transportation

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer More people are showing an interest in bicycles as a primary form of transportation with gas approaching $4 a gallon, according to the owner of the local bike shop. Roger Rehder, owner of Bicycles Sales and Service, said the bicycle business is seasonal, usually running from March through September. […]

Events Calendar, April 17, 2008

TodayN.M. Dept. of Transportation meeting — 8:30 a.m., Zia Room of the Campus Union Building at ENMU in Portales.Girls softball coaches meeting — 6 p.m., Portales Recreation Center FridayMelrose Schools Child Find/Screenings — 9 a.m. to noon, Melrose Schools, ages birth to 5.Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., cafeteria conference room, Roosevelt […]

Events Calendar, April 16, 2008

ThursdayN.M. Dept. of Transportation meeting — 8:30 a.m., Zia Room of the Campus Union Building at ENMU in Portales.Girls softball coaches meeting — 6 p.m., Portales Recreation Center FridayMelrose Schools Child Find/Screenings — 9 a.m. to noon, Melrose Schools, ages birth to 5.Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., cafeteria conference room, Roosevelt […]