Tue. Mar 28th, 2023


During the Roosevelt County commission’s meeting on Tuesday, the Commission unanimously declared the county to be pro-life; and a sanctuary for the unborn. Right to Life volunteer Angie Smith asked commissioners for a formal declaration “in support of life” with Resolution 2021-08.

This resolution does not supersede any state laws covering abortion. Local medical facilities in Roosevelt already do not preform abortions, and it was not discussed if this would lead to additional services for expectant mothers.

The commission also renewed Roosevelt County’s “exceptional drought and fire danger emergency” proclamation, which has been in place since November. This proclamation directly impacts local farmers and ranchers, and will now allow agricultural burning to take place.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 2

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