Sept. 30, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Department Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 10:25 a.m., a caller reported a business had been broken onto in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. • At 10:05 p.m., a caller reported kids in a van were driving around and shooting […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Alfred Tacorante, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and open container, and was ordered to serve 192 consecutive hours in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, […]

Internet tax would only slow progress

Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding frenzy […]

Blog: Verb, noun and new territory

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Welcome to my blog. Now that I’ve researched it, I think maybe I can blog. You’ll notice that I’ve used the word blog as both a noun and a verb. Pretty good for a word I couldn’t even find in my dictionary. OK, maybe I should buy a new […]

Iranian president OK, but not ROTC?

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices and all sorts of comments regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of […]

Plant reps testify on location

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Witnesses for ConAgra Foods testified the plant did follow state and federal regulations to notify and have gone above and beyond what was needed to prove its environmental impact. A two-day hearing regarding an air-quality permit for the food company’s ethanol plant concluded Friday. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement […]

Witnesses discuss weapon

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A man originally charged with tampering with evidence in the trial involving the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy testified Friday in the district courtroom in Portales about helping hide a gun and a vehicle, as well as an early morning visit from the defendants in the case. […]

Hay fire erupts at Roosevelt County dairy

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PNT Staff Report Firefighters from multiple area departments were on the scene Friday night fighting a hay fire at Grande Vida Dairy, approximately nine miles east of Portales. As darkness fell flames could be seen by motorists traveling U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis. According to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill his department […]

Goddard thumps Portales 35-0

The Goddard Rockets shutout the Portales Rams (0-5) Friday night at Roswell’s Wool Bowl 35-0. The Rockets led at the half 28-0.

9/28 Friday night football scores

Clovis 38, Rio Rancho 8 Goddard 35, Portales 0 Ft. Sumner 19, Cloudcroft 0 Muleshoe 63, River Road 0 Texico 40, Hagerman 7 Magdalena 66, Clovis Christian 26 Tatum 36, Dora 12 Tucumcari 48, Loving 0 Wellington 15, Bovina 3 Sundown 39, Farwell 0