Coast Guard adventures were less than thrilling

Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know the […]

Solving life’s problems one invention at a time

Jim Lee A friend and I were discussing Thomas Edison a few days ago. The conversation brought up the inventor’s reliance on tenacity and trial-and-error. He simply kept at something until he got the desired results. As admirable as that was and as well as it worked out for him, I think there had to […]

Crime Stoppers 8/31

The Portales Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect possibly in his late 20s or early 30s. The suspect robbed the Allsup’s on North Main of $100 on Aug. 15, using a knife or switchblade to commit the crime. Suspect has very short hair, is approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and has a tattoo on […]

Public Record 8/31

Recent dispositions from Roosevelt County District Court: Chris Keim, 20, found guilty of receiving or disposing of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will serve 2 1/2 years of supervised probation. Lonnie Colglazier, 45, found guilty of fraud (over $250) and shoplifting (over $100). He will serve 18 months of supervised probation. Recent […]

Obits 8/31

Frank Davis, 38, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Sammy Sanchez, 47, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating accident at Ute Lake. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler […]

Two from Moriarity being held on drug charges

Tony Parra Two transients who attempted to steal a gallon of iodine from a local feed store were arrested Wednesday for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, among other charges. Clorinda Lopez, 23, and Vincent Duran, 30, both from Moriarity, are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. They are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, […]

Residents kick back, enjoy long weekend

Tony Parra Portales may not be celebrating Labor Day with any official events, but officials said Rotary Park and Portales Municipal Park will be busy this weekend with families barbecuing and enjoying a three-day weekend. Oasis State Park is also expecting crowds and the lake is stocked with trout and catfish. The Department of Transportation […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Rams rain on Dons’ parade

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PNT Staff BLACKWATER DRAW — Friday night’s football opener survived a rainstorm, and the Portales defense made sure it survived a challenge from West Las Vegas on an off-night for the Ram offense. Junior Tyler Rutherford had two of five interceptions for Portales, which earned a 19-7 win over the visiting Dons at Greyhound Stadium. […]

Volleyball tournament features many storylines

By Eric Butler The Clovis Lady Wildcats’ bid to win their own tournament for the first time is one of many storylines heading into this weekend’s seventh annual Lady Wildcats Invitational volleyball tournament. The 16-team tournament begins Friday morning with pool play at the high school and Marshall Junior High, with quarterfinals beginning at 2 […]