One dead in Clovis shooting

Jack King A 47-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday night following a shooting on Sunrise Street in south Clovis. Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. Tuesday inside a trailer at 1013 Sunrise by a deputy investigator of the Office of the Medical Investigator. Police said they couldn’t release further details of the incident, […]

Lady Rams lose third to Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. Sophomore guard Tori Quintana had a game-high 16 points and seven assists, and the Lady ‘Cats took advantage of poor Portales shooting in the […]

Clovis boys blast Rams 65-44

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Despite the difference in records, Clovis High’s boys weren’t about to take Portales for granted. Senior point guard Bud Willis scored 16 points and senior forward Justin Pinckney added 15 for the Wildcats, who rode a 13-0 first-half run to a 65-44 win over the Rams Tuesday at Rock Staubus […]

Zias drop to 1-1 in LSC South play

Freedom Newspapers ANYON — Carlie Howard hit back-to-back 3-pointers in an 11-0 run midway through the second half as West Texas A&M beat turnover-prone Eastern New Mexico 80-73 in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball game Tuesday at the WT Event Center. Celeste Stevenson finished with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds […]

Dora girls defeat Eunice again

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored nine of her 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Dora Lady Coyotes continued a statistical oddity with a 44-26 victory Tuesday over Eunice. Dora improved to 4-7 with the win, and has two of its victories over the Lady Cardinals. Eunice lost to Dora in the season […]

We must accept the truth of the Scriptures

Shirley Rollinson I read with interest your articles on the courses on homosexuality offered by the Llano Estacado Church in Portales (PNT Jan. 2). To present the biased view that Christianity is a repressive, anti-feminine, anti-homosexual man-made program — as seems to be the teaching of the leaders of the Llano Estacado Church — is […]

Don’t go around Fred’s place at night

Don McAlavy “Old Fred Pair was a ring-tail tooter, “A cane raiser, and an out-house shooter. “He stood outside his kitchen door “And plugged that privy with a forty-four.” The time was 12:30 on the afternoon of Sept. 5, 1945, and the place was the little town of Morton, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of […]

Obits Jan. 14

Honey Ruth Sturgeon Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1718 N. Atkinson Street in Roswell. Honey Ruth Sturgeon, 55, of Roswell died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at a health care facility in Roswell. She was born on March 8, 1948, on a ranch near Tucumcari to David H. and Verna […]

City granted development certification

Tony Parra After failing on its first application, the city of Portales gained economic development certification from the New Mexico Economic Development Department on Monday. The benefits of being a certified community include funding up to $5,000 per year for two years for special projects; state promotion of certified communities at economic development trade shows […]

Housing developer targets Portales

Mike Linn On the day Portales received approval from the state as a community prepared for economic development, city officials confirmed that recognition by selling land to an Albuquerque developer who plans on constructing a housing complex near the southwest corner of town. During a special meeting Tuesday night, the Portales City Council sold over […]

Local broadcast to hear from viewers

Freedom Newspapers Two televised shows this week on the local KENW-TV broadcast network will allow viewers to speak with experts on issues regarding the area’s water supply and with senators on the upcoming Legislative Session. Panelists from local and state agencies will be on hand to answer questions about water issues when KENW-TV broadcasts “Just […]

Counties ready for junior livestock shows

Michell Seeber This week will start a string of junior livestock shows, beginning with Bailey County on Thursday and concluding with Curry and Quay counties in August, county extension agents recently said. In between will be shows for Parmer and Roosevelt counties. The Bailey County Junior Livestock Show will start at 10 a.m. Thursday at […]

Portales teams look for wins at Clovis

By Kevin Wilson Clovis coach Miles Watters thinks that the Lady ‘Cats blowout over Portales two weeks ago, albeit a great win, was an anomaly in the normally competitive series between the neighboring schools. Portales coach Brenda Gomez is hopeful her team can prove it tonight in Clovis. The last time Portales (11-3) was on […]

Scanlan disappointed with Hounds’ effort

By Dave Wagner The Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams were on their way to a perfect weekend in Oklahoma, but Southwestern Oklahoma’s Cer Edwards spoiled the party. Edwards drained a 3-pointer with four seconds left on Saturday, giving SWOSU a 51-49 win over the Greyhounds in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The […]

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers would like to offer a reward for information on the recent vandalism to several mail boxes in Roosevelt County. Several county residents have had their mail boxes damaged in the last several weeks and the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crimes. If any one has information on this crime, please call […]

City seeks state funds

Mike Linn Community leaders are seeking financial assistance from the State Legislature for a variety of projects including implementation of a 1 1/2-mile access road to the cheese plant and a proposed $7 million new science center at Eastern New Mexico University. County, city, ENMU and economic development officials met with Sen. Gay Kernan on […]

Car dealers discuss new law

Jack King Area used-car dealers had varying reactions to the state’s new lemon law, which went into effect on Jan. 1. “We’re going to have to be very careful about disclosures, telling where (the vehicle) came from and what we did to it. We’re also going to have to be careful about trade-in’s, because if […]

Lemon law helps used-car buyers in New Mexico

Jack King By Jack King Freedom Newspapers Jack_King@link.freedom.com Clovis used-car dealer Benny Pacheco said there used to be a saying among some used-car dealers: “If a customer buys a car and it breaks in half, the customer owns both halves.” A lemon law, passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 2003 nullifies that piece of […]

Senator Kernan wants to reform education

Michelle Sebber By Michelle Seeber Freedom Newspapers Michelle_Seeber@link.freedom.com Sen. Gay G. Kernan, R-Hobbs, is a school teacher who favors higher pay for teachers. But she disagrees with one provision of new legislation aimed at achieving that goal. Kernan was in Clovis and Portales on Monday, announcing her plans to seek election to the District 42 […]

School officials discuss expanding L.L. Brown

Mike Linn An architect firm in Albuquerque will begin negotiating with Portales school officials on an expansion project at Brown Early Childhood Center. The project is slated to do away with Brown’s five portable classrooms in favor of 12 additional classrooms with an additional wing to the kindergarten school. In addition, the project will include […]