Year in Review: Cannon changes hands

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the biggest stories affecting Roosevelt County in the last quarter of 2007 happened outside its borders. October began with the change of command ceremonies at Cannon Air Force Base, officially marking the base’s change from the 27th Fighter Wing’s ownership to that of the new 27th Special […]

Some residents still recovering from tornado

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — On the 2100 block of South Prince Street lay a tan house surrounded by a tunnel of trees. It served its purpose — helping Jim and Iris Blevins raise their four children and giving them shelter for nearly 30 years. That modest residence is still home to […]

New Year’s hangover remedies vary widely

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said the leftover toxins from the alcohol in […]

Official: Little evidence to support bear rumor

Freedom New Mexico Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]

LCU downs Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior forward Bernardo Rocha scored five points in a 9-0 run that helped Lubbock Christian pull away to a 74-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Rocha shot 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points, leading […]

On the road to recovery

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Ray Paiz is looking forward to the new year a little more than most people. The 35-year-old Portales man said he has a lot to be thankful for today and a lot to look forward to in the new year. Nearly killed in when a tractor ran over him […]

Bond approved to build new elementary school in 2007

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It took Portales Municipal School officials a year of fine-tuning their plans, but once the right plan was presented to Portales voters overwhelmingly approved a school bond to build a new elementary school. In higher education, Eastern New Mexico University celebrated solid enrollment and a new facility as the […]

Minimum wage boost hits Tuesday

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage of […]

12-30-07 Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls to Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 22 • At 12:04 a.m. a caller reported someone peeking into her window on West First Street. • At 2:19 p.m. a caller reported a suspected drunk driver at the drive through window at a restaurant […]

12-30-07 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Guadalupe Granados, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (second offense), speeding, no insurance, expired registration, failure to maintain lane, open container and driving on a suspended/revoked drivers license. […]

12-30-07 Public Record

The following people applied for marriage licenses: • Timothy Conrad Harper, 37, of Billings, Mont., and Sheila M. Allison, 37, of Albuquerque. • Gerald Ray Smith, 48, of Modesto, Calif., and Janice Stockard, 45, of Portales. • Jared L. Shearer, 20, of Clovis and Natasha J. Green, 17, of Portales. • Jeffery Huddleston, 27, of […]

Bhutto assassination will have far-reaching effects in politics

The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who recently returned to an active role in Pakistani politics, is a setback for any hope of democratic reform there. Even more alarming, it is a significant victory for the forces of Islamic extremism — the Taliban, al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and supporters and sympathizers everywhere […]

New Year’s predictions ready to roll

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor It’s time for my favorite annual New Year’s tradition. No, it’s not watching a giant ball drop in Times Square, toasting my friends with champagne, kissing my sweetie at midnight, watching college bowl games until my brain rots or feasting on black-eyed peas. It’s time for me to make […]

New life should always be treasured

By Anita Doberman I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that the baby […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (3-7) at Lubbock Christian (5-4), 1 p.m. (MST) today at Rip Griffin Center, Lubbock. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Greyhounds will have only seven players available today. Coach Shawn Scanlan said 6-foot-6 junior F Travis Cooper will miss a second consecutive game due to a team suspension. […]

Northern neighbors

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of the Plateau Wireless Classic in Clovis, members of both teams gathered for a single group photo. It was an act reminiscent of competitions where squads come from far-off foreign lands and, after making the voyage, even the hosts want a souvenir of their trip. […]

Sorting makes scrapping easier

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making plaster mosaic frames, power sorting, and incorporating dairy products in the diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and designer, Kristin Peck, will show how easy it is to make plaster mosaic frames. She has ideas […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10 at their home. The couple was married Nov. 8, 1942 in Hobart, Okla. He is former Assistant Superintendent of Portales Schools. She is a retired teacher. Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Engagements

Partin/Huddleston Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Partin, of Portales, to Jeffery Huddleston of Clovis. He is the son of Wayne and Dana Huddleston of Katy, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The reception […]