It’s Their Job: John Bridges

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Name: John Bridges Job: Director of Cardiopulmonary at Roosevelt General Hospital EMS Division Chief at Portales Fire Department Current acting Fire Chief Time on the job: PFD: 19 years Background: Since 1983, Bridges has been involved in the medical field, starting out at the old Roosevelt General Hospital. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. […]

Train company helps celebrate centennial

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers It’s been an adventurous month for Leo Delaloye, a chef with 17 years experience from Kansas. He has spent his time cooking in a kitchen zooming by the country at 45 to 65 mph. Delaloye joined BNSF Railway about a month ago to work as a chef in the railway’s […]

Hospital shocked to learn of lawsuit for contract physician

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multi-million dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Roosevelt General Hospital, administrator James D’Agostino said on Monday. Dr. Theodore Collins worked “a couple of shifts” in RGH’s ER as a contract physician until the administration became aware of the lawsuit, D’Agostino […]

Fire chief candidates to interview Friday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Interviews for the position of Portales Fire Chief will take place on Friday in Portales. According to Portales City Manager Debi Lee, the position for fire chief became available after the former chief, Raul Muniz left Portales to move to Arizona to further pursue his education. Retired from the […]

Roosevelt drops Carlsbad American

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer TAOS — The Roosevelt County 10-and-11 year-old Little League All-Stars have extended their summer vacation in Taos by beating Carlsbad American 8-6 Monday afternoon. In the process, the Roosevelt County boys advanced in the state tournament and avenged their season-ending loss a year ago. In last year’s 9-and-10 year-old […]

Baskett readies for camp

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his Philadelphia Eagles teammates in Bethlehem, Pa., for the start of preseason drills. Rookies report on Friday while the veterans are scheduled to start on Monday. He caught 21 passes […]

Roosevelt County drops state tourney opener

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer TAOS — Head coach Sammy Villanueva was worried about his kids freezing up at the plate at the 10-and-11 year-old Little League state tournament in Taos. As it turned out — his kids hit the ball just fine, but came up a little short. Tied after four innings, Albuquerque […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo closes

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By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — Figuring out the overall champ for the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association season can be quite a chore — even after all the competition is over. That was especially true for the boys in Saturday’s short-go of the 13-15 calf roping at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. The […]

Elida High student returns from Swedish sabbatical

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Like any true New Mexican, 18-year-old Shawn Bird said the thing she missed most about home during a one-year stay in Sweden was good Mexican food. But the Kenna resident worked through her craving and went on to have a very special experience, she says. “It was wonderful,” Bird […]

Large pot bust made during saturation patrol Friday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Nine and one-half pounds of marijuana were recovered after two Portales residents were arrested on Friday evening during a criminal interdiction patrol that took place in Roosevelt County for the first time, according to a press release issued by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Patricia Villanueva, 26, was arrested […]

B&B honors legacy of entertaining

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Built on a dream and completed in 1947, Casa del Sol has remained a structure of prominence within the city of Portales. Now it’s welcoming guests as a bed and breakfast. Designed by John Gaw Meem, a notable New Mexico architect, the home was built by Bartlett and Evelyn Dewey […]

Quick start helps Tularosa competitor

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The first one out of the chute may be the victim of some nerves, but there are advantages to that, too. On Friday afternoon, Tularosa’s Lon Danley was the first to go in the 9-12 steer riding competition. Danley had one thing in mind as his steer, with […]

Stout to coach Lady Rams

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Less than a month after the resignation of longtime coach Brenda Gomez, the Portales girls basketball program has its new leader. Clay Stout, basketball athletic director and girls assistant basketball coach at Class 2A state champion Texico last year after a long tenure at Sudan, Texas, was named the […]

Harry situation

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By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw parties Friday night to mark the launch of J.K. Rowling’s seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter book series, with many residents anxiously awaiting its release. Managers of Hastings in Clovis and Barnes and Noble in Portales invited local fans to wait with […]

Clovis teen charged with shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis grand jury indicted a Clovis teen Friday on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Albert Ramirez, 18, is also charged with three counts of tampering with evidence. Eladio Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical Center […]

New Portales girls basketball coach announced

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PNT Staff Report Clay Stout has been hired to replace Brenda Gomez as the Portales girls basketball head coach. Stout has 30 years experience in coaching high school basketball and was the basketball athletic director at Texico last year, as well as an assistant with the Lady Wolverines basketball team.

Calendar week of July 21-27

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 – […]

Texico youth turning heads in barrel racing

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent CLOVIS — It’s a long way from the 8-and-under category at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals to the upper echelon of the rodeo profession. And, as Audrey Wren’s mom pointed out to one flatterer, there are little things like junior high, high school and college to consider. But […]

All-Stars head to state tourney

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Little League coach Sammy Villanueva is taking his fourth consecutive Roosevelt County All-Star team to the New Mexico state tournament. This year, he’s taking the 10-and-11 year-olds to Taos. As the District 3 champions, the Roosevelt County boys will play Albuquerque Mile High in the first round Saturday morning […]

Area prepares for upcoming school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Area schools will soon be filled with students as officials prepare for the start of the upcoming school year. As August approaches several activities will take place in preparation of the new school year. La Casa Family Health Centers will be offering backpacks filled with school supplies to area students. […]