Darren Hooker runs for county sheriff

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Editor’s note: Darren Hooker is seeking the Republican nomination for Roosevelt County Sheriff in the June 6 primary. He is running against Tom Gossett. Darren Hooker Age: 37 Wife: Cecily Background: Served as a military police officer from 1986 to 1996 and became certified in Santa Fe in 1996 for law enforcement in New Mexico. […]

Reports detail deficiencies at PRMC

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center officials breached federal regulations regarding administering drugs, disposal of medical waste and documenting quality control, according to a federal report issued after a February inspection of the hospital. The Clovis hospital was found to be deficient in 13 federal requirements for hospitals, according to the […]

Obituaries for May 25, 2006

Ronald James Hammar Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Ronald James Hammar, 58, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Southwest Regional Medical Complex in Lubbock. Born Aug. 7, 1947, in Clovis to Arnold and Beverly Ann Hammar, he married Carla Blair on Oct. 28, 1995, in Clovis. He was a member […]

Stage in the sky

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Flying an airplane is a demanding sport, if your name is Tim Weber. The Phoenix resident peddled his bicycle to a nearby flight school as a teenager and traded manual labor for flying lessons. Today, he is one of a small group of aerobatics pilots who earn a living […]

School days over for now in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff L.L. Brown kindergarten teacher Lynne Walker has mixed feelings about the end of the school year. “It’s exciting, being relieved of some pressure, but then it is also sad to lose our little special ones,” Walker said. “We have a very close-knit family here, and our kiddos showed great growth […]

Gossett seeks re-election as sheriff

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Editor’s note: Tom Gossett is running against Darren Hooker for the Republican nomination for Roosevelt County Sheriff in the June 6 primary. Tom Gossett Age: 61 Wife: Sue Background: Has been in law enforcement since 1968. Served in the Navy from 1961 to 1967. Served as a police officer for the Clovis Police Department from […]

ENMU football players lend hand

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer It has been head coach Mark Ribaudo’s mission to strengthen ties between Eastern New Mexico University football players and the community. During the spring semester, ENMU players totaled more than 5,000 hours of community service in the Portales/Clovis area. Community projects included helping kindergartners at Brown Elementary in Portales […]

Obituaries for May 24, 2006

Lori Dawn Taylor Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Lori Dawn Taylor, 40, of Texico, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1966, in Clovis to Tom and Stephanie Cox. She married Leonard F. Taylor on Feb. 4, 1988. Family members said she was a loving wife, mother, […]

Utah case expands police powers for entering a home

Editorial It is said that hard cases make bad law, and that seems to be the case with Brigham City v. Stuart, in which a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it a little easier for police officers to enter a home without a warrant or without knocking and announcing themselves. In July 2000, police […]

Kabrick, Kemp receive highest PHS athletic honors

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Megan Kabrick and Robert Kemp received the top athletic honor at Portales High School earlier this month. Limited to seniors, the “Greatest Ram” award is based on academics, amount of years played in sports, ability, leadership skills and attitude. Kabrick was a star on the basketball and volleyball teams […]

Letter to the Editor May 14

Attempts to remove Tucker from ballot is ugly politics What is troubling New Mexico House (District 66) Rep. Keith Gardner and the Chaves County Republican Party bosses? Could it be they are fearful of losing to Rep. Gardner’s primary election opponent Lucille Tucker, a retired Roswell school teacher? Obviously, they are if their legal wrangling […]

Dora grads say goodbye to home

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Seniors at Dora High School’s commencement Sunday were reminded by more than one speaker that they would always be able to call Dora High School home. With that promise, 15 graduates received their diplomas and embarked on their next life journey — away from the halls of DHS. “Remember […]

County filled with fires Sunday

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Lightning strikes caused havoc Sunday, starting more than 12 fires in Roosevelt County that burned more than 24,000 acres, according to local firefighters. There were no injuries or damaged structures reported because of the grass fires that occurred near Elida, Floyd, Arch, Milnesand, Highway and Crossroads. Firefighters from Roosevelt […]

ENMU great Boit keynotes 40th anniversary

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent A trip back to the states for one of Eastern New Mexico University’s all-time greats gave ENMU cross country coach Joel McMullen the chance to tie the past to the present. And that he did through a 40-year celebration of Eastern’s program Saturday night at Cannon AFB’s The Landing. While […]

Rural letter carrier saves Portales woman’s life

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By Karl Terry: PNT Staff Writer A Portales rural letter carrier is being credited with helping to save the life of an elderly Roosevelt County woman two weeks ago after she fell at home. According to co-workers at the Portales post office, Charles “Chuck” Jones was the first to notice something was wrong at the […]

Class of 2006 graduates at Floyd

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An emotionally charged commencement ceremony filled with moments of saddness and moments of joy took place Saturday at Floyd High School. The group of students came together one last time as the senior class of FHS to receive their diplomas and the right to be called a high school graduate. […]

Portales economy on mend

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Community leaders say they feel there are good signs of economic growth in Portales after the first five months of 2006. Despite the continued uncertainty of a mission for Cannon Air Force Base, those leaders are optimistic. Debi Lee, city manager, said a positive sign of growth is the […]

Obituaries for May 21

Jack Lancaster Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church. Jack Lancaster, 82, of Clovis died Friday, May 19, 2006, at his home. Born June 2, 1923, in Georgina, Ala., to M.L. and Eva Maston Lancaster, he worked in the shipyards in Mobile, Ala., from 1939 to December 1942. He served in the U.S. Air […]

Actually, we think Moussaoui lost, and America won

Editorial It is always wise to be cautious in commenting on a trial one has not attended. But from everything we have heard and read, the federal jury in Alexandria, Va., acted appropriately earlier this month when it decided that Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker, should spend his life in prison rather than be […]

A tale of two Web sites is spun

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers This is a story of two sites — Web Site A and Web Site B. I’m not going to identify A or B, because I’m guessing there are a lot of Site As and Site Bs on this particular topic. Site A, updated by somebody I would consider a friend, […]