Roosevelt County, NM

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Roosevelt County Summer Internship Program Seeking Student Applicants & Update on Work Permits

Portales, NM – Roosevelt County is hosting a Summer Internship Program for local high school students in partnership with the NM Public Education Dept. All NM Counties were afforded the opportunity to apply for funding through this new program, and Roosevelt County was excited to receive an award. Roosevelt County is seeking student applicants. Candidates for the grant funded internship must be 16-18 years old and residents of Roosevelt County (or 15 years old who have a valid work permit). These interns will be employed 20 hours per week at $10.50 per hour for six (6) weeks.
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Curry County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Counties likely to remain in turquoise

The state will reveal its latest report for its “Red to Green” reopening Wednesday, but there has been no indication from the state any county will fall out of the turquoise designation. Every two weeks, the state measures counties based on meeting the metrics of full vaccination rate (55% this...
Albuquerque, NMEastern New Mexico News

Pages past, June 16: Eight pack bags for Girls State

1966: Eight Roosevelt County girls were packing their suitcases for New Mexico Girls State, set to open later in the week on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dora School’s representative was Nicky Gresham, while Causey School was represented by Ramona Casey. Elida School’s candidate was...
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Local DWI Program Receives Funding

Portales, NM — The New Mexico State DWI Grant Council allocated Local DWI Grant Program funds for the fiscal year 2022. Roosevelt County was given an estimated amount of $126,821.00 in Local DWI distribution funds and awarded $55,000.00 in Local DWI competitive grant funds for a total of $181,821.00. “Local...
Roosevelt County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Man arrested on sex charges

PORTALES — A Rogers man was arrested Friday on allegations he possessed child pornography and pressured two students who rode his school bus to send him explicit photos. Jason Mapp, 40, was booked into the Roosevelt County Detention Center Friday on charges of sexual exploitation of children and child solicitation by electronic communication device.
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Roosevelt County seeking 40 interns for paid summer program

ROOSEVELT COUNTY, N.M. (KFDA) - Roosevelt County is looking to hire up to 40 students as part of their summer internship program. The internship is open to local high school students in partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department. Thanks to grant funding, the county is offering $10.50 per...
Roosevelt County, NMtherooseveltreview.com

Roosevelt County Summer Internship Program Seeking Student Applicants

Portales, NM – Roosevelt County is hosting a Summer Internship Program for local high school students in partnership with the NM Public Education Dept. All NM Counties were afforded the opportunity to apply for funding through this new program, and Roosevelt County was excited to receive an award. Roosevelt County is seeking student applicants. Candidates for the grant funded internship must be 16-18 years old and residents of Roosevelt County (or 15 years old who have a valid work permit). These interns will be employed 20 hours per week at $10.50 per hour for six (6) weeks.
Roosevelt County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Intersection closing for upgrades

PORTALES — Roosevelt County will close the intersection of South Roosevelt Roads 7 and S, beginning June 21, for upgrades. The work, which will include concrete pouring, is anticipated to run through June 30. Detours will be in place to allow the concrete to properly cure, and motorists are asked to abide by all signage at the site. The county is contacting residents and businesses who would be most impacted by the work.
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Officials lift status of drought

PORTALES — Recent rains have caused plenty of inconveniences lately, including the postponement of one high school graduation and countless flood claims by private citizens, businesses and government entities alike. But there are several obvious benefits to the recent moisture, with optimism a notable one at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission...
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Public Notice – Road Work and Temporary Road Closure

Roosevelt County will be closing the intersection of South Roosevelt Road 7 and South Roosevelt Road S, starting June 21 and extending through June 30, 2021. The County is enhancing this intersection due to high heavy traffic volume, and will be pouring concrete beginning Monday, June 21, weather permitting. Please...
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Meetings calendar - June 6

• Roosevelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Jake Lopez Building, Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, 705 E. Lime, Portales. Public access limited to those on the agenda. Livestream available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1bHckYttNQnmm6ymJhWaXQ and a recording of the meeting will be saved as a public video and linked from the county website, https://www.rooseveltcounty.com, following the public meeting. Information: 575-356-5307.
Dora, NMEastern New Mexico News

Tigers outlast Coyotes in eight

DORA — Elida appeared to be cruising to a win over District 2-1A and Roosevelt County rival Dora on Thursday, leading 4-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh. The Coyotes, though, had other ideas. With the bases loaded and two out, Gavin Martin’s infield bloop fell in for an RBI single, and the tying runs scored on the play when the Tigers committed a pair of errors.
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Historic governor's home demolished

PORTALES - In all kinds of weather - through ice storms, violent dust storms, heavy rains - Zach Jones remembers the home always felt "quiet and safe." "Like a ship carrying its passengers across the High Plains," is the way Jones described it. That north Portales home, built in 1900...
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Memorial Day remembrance to be held

After a year off due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Roosevelt County will once again host a Memorial Day remembrance on Monday. Randy Dunson, commander of American Legion Post 31, said the program would be held at the Portales Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free lunch at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515. He anticipates a 45-minute event, between its annual tributes to fallen veterans and Gold Star Mothers, along with a dedication of a new grandstand at the cemetery.
Curry County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Brief storm pummels counties

Eastern New Mexico certainly got a May shower Friday, as a brief storm pummeled both Curry and Roosevelt counties with rain and hail. Though the storm only lasted a few hours, a great deal of rain and hail found its way to residents. Local stations with Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) reported over a 24-hour period as high as 1.35 inches of rain in Curry County and 1.1 inches in Roosevelt County.
Roosevelt County, NMEastern New Mexico News

PHS graduation rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday

Portales High has rescheduled its commencement for 10 a.m. Saturday. The ceremony will still be held at Greyhound Stadium. Superintendent Johnnie Cain, in a letter to parents and students, said the move is "due to the high probability of thunderstorms this evening in Roosevelt County ... We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause. However, we prefer to ensure that our seniors will have the graduation they deserve without the fear of rain or lightning canceling the event while in progress."
Roosevelt County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Business digest - May 26

The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendors for its June 16 job fair, according to a chamber release. The fair will be held 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. The event is free for chamber members, with registration available online at portales.com/events/details/portales-job-fair-4746. Other businesses can inquire by calling the chamber at 575-356-8541. The registration deadline is June 9.
Roosevelt County, NMEastern New Mexico News

Roosevelt officials welcome new engineer

PORTALES — Roosevelt County commissioners welcomed the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s new district engineer, and hoped to continue a spirit of communication fostered by the previous engineer. Francisco Sanchez, the engineer for DOT’s District Two, said he wanted to continue the relationship predecessor Tim Parker had with Roosevelt and...
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Heavy rains flood Portales

After months with little more than sprinkles, most of the region has welcomed significant rainfall the past few days — and more may be on the way. Portales and Roosevelt County had the greatest blessings/curses, especially mid-afternoon on Saturday when a slow-moving storm dumped more than 2 inches on everything in site. Some rural areas reported more than 4 inches of rain, a lot of it coming in less than an hour, flooding streets and washing cars away. Marble-size hail destroyed gardens and flower beds getting an early start on the summer.
Portales, NMEastern New Mexico News

Records: Argument preceded Friday shooting

An argument preceded a gunshot Friday that left a Portales woman dead, court records show. Shona Williams, who friends and family identified as Quintasha Harris’ girlfriend, was arrested Monday for an open count of murder and tampering with evidence in connection with Harris’ death. Williams, 34, on Tuesday remained in...