Roosevelt pitcher dominates

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — It wasn’t long into the game before the Clovis American players realized that Louis Ortiz was something different than they were used to. Ortiz, a right-handed pitcher for Roosevelt County, struck out 16 batters to pitch his team to a 4-1 win in an 11-12-year-old District 3 game […]

Clovis American beats Roosevelt in 10-11 division

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clovis American didn’t get much in the way of offense during the 10 and 11-year-old all-star district tournament Friday in Portales, but the squad got what little it did need from Lorenzo Calemenero. American wrapped up the two-team tournament with its second win in two days over Roosevelt County, […]

Fire destroys building in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Fire destroyed a shop building on South Globe in Portales early Friday morning, sending thick clouds of black smoke rolling across the city. Total damage caused by the fire, including the shop and its contents and two RVs parked inside was estimated at $650,000, according to fire officials. Portales […]

Former deputy gets five years on sex charge

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Portales News-Tribune does not routinely name victims of sexual assault. In this case, the victim has agreed to be publicly identified. CLOVIS — A former Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy will spend five years in prison for having sex with a female inmate. Ninth Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley […]

Teens’ summer work spruces up city

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer For the next six weeks the streets of Portales will have young teens with orange vests floating around picking up trash and painting over graffiti as part of a city summer work program. “I enjoy working with people I know,” Andrew Seales, 14, of Portales, said. “I took this […]

City OKs bonds for $84 million

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Two major million-dollar projects regarding a new housing development for Eastern New Mexico University and expansion of the DairiConcepts plant took center stage at Thursday’s city meeting. Portales city councilors authorized the issuance of student housing revenue bonds in the amount of $14 million to finance the project. The […]

Roosevelt shuts out American

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Thursday night’s Little League game between the Roosevelt County All-stars and the Clovis American all-stars ended with a mercy rule call in Roosevelt’s favor, 10-0. The game kept even at no-score for the first two innings. Roosevelt pulled ahead in the third, scoring seven. They scored three in the […]

Officials from 16th Special Operations Wing to visit

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A cross section of individuals from the Air Force 16th Special Operations Wing will visit eastern New Mexico in late July, chiefly to experience the resources of the region, according to local officials. Twenty to 30 members of the 16th Wing will visit with area officials July 20-21, according […]

ENMU prof pens ghost stories

By Ezra Paul Mann: ENMU Communication Services Some of the best stories come about when they are left to write themselves, according to Stephen King, one of the most successful horror writers of all time. Antony Oldknow, professor of English at Eastern New Mexico University, has the same belief. He hopes that the method will […]

Bringing live music to eastern New Mexico

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Located between Clovis and Portales, The Hole is a small music venue for high school- and college-age students to hear local and out-of-state bands. Promoter Jonathan LeBlanc said being compelled to provide live rock music is why he helped create The Hole, celebrating its first anniversary at its current location […]