Police charge suspects in home invasions

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Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe there are more suspects at large who were involved in the recent home invasions and advised residents to remain vigilant and cautious as […]

New movie features ficticious Texico

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico The movie “Swing Vote,” a movie about a loveable loser named Bud Johnson in a fictitious Texico, New Mexico, who ends up being the deciding voter in the presidential election, is scheduled for release Friday. In the PG-13 movie, politicians invade the town and its unwitting inhabitants, waging war […]

Sports Briefs July 31, 2008

Freedom New Mexico ENMU football to host clinics Eastern New Mexico University’s football coaches will host a coaching clinic and a women’s “football tutorial” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 2 of Greyhound Arena. The coaching clinic is open to football coaches at all levels, while the women’s program is for women 18 years old […]

ENMU athletes ready for lift

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Members of the athletic staff at Eastern New Mexico University think a new weight room facility will provide a major boost to the school’s overall athletic program. Funding for the facility was approved last week, and the hope is it will be ready for the start of the 2009-10 […]

Clovis’ Hull Street bridge ordered closed indefinitely

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until it’s rebuilt, replaced or removed. A state engineer “strongly recommended” closing the bridge after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. “(The […]

Local Briefs July 31, 2008

Municipal court closed for trainingThe Portales Municipal Court will be closed today through Aug. 8 to allow staff to attend training, according to a press release from the court. Persons with a court appearance scheduled during this time will not be penalized. Court will reopen on Aug. 11 and those who miss a date should […]

Events Calendar July 31, 2008

TodayPortales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., First and Avenue B FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067.First Friday — 5-8 p.m., The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Information: 784-2853.State 42 Warm-Up Tournament — 5 p.m. Sign in, 7 p.m. play begins. Texico Community Center, 215 N. Griffin. Fees or information: 218-2321.

Home invasion investigation continues

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Five Clovis males have been arrested in connection with the most recent in a string of home invasions spanning the last two weeks. Police said they believe there are more suspects at large who were involved in the recent home invasions and advised residents to remain vigilant and cautious […]

Suspects in recent home invasions captured

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Clovis police were in the process of arresting five suspects Tuesday night in connection with a series of armed home invasions in the Clovis and Portales area, according to a CPD press release. The suspects — two male adults and three male juveniles — were taken into custody Tuesday […]

Salmonella investigation expanded

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]

Portales man assaulted, hospitalized

PNT Staff Report A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to his […]

Floyd News July 30, 2008

Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays and anniversariesSaturday — Tina LeeSunday — Mary Lou KroppMonday — Crystal SmithTuesday — Mitzi Miller; Clovis and Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lion’s Club will […]

Local Briefs July 30, 2008

Bank receives MainStreet award First Community Bank of Portales received a community award from the New Mexico MainStreet program at its annual awards program Saturday in Raton, according to a press release. First Community Bank is among 12 statewide recipients of the award. The program serves 21 affiliated communities in New Mexico. Open meetings/records seminar […]

Events Calendar July 30, 2008

FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SaturdayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SundayOld Lincoln Days — 3 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item call 356-4481, ext. 33 […]

Easing government regulation is best medicine for trade

Editorial With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how he or […]

Politics, football and monopoly mulled

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Just a few ramblings while I wonder if I should see “The Dark Knight” for a fourth time or “Hellboy 2” for the first: l I sent a postcard to a friend the other day, and I’ve come to realize there’s no better thing to write than, “I’ll e-mail […]

Rules relaxed for combat-related disability

By Tom New groups of disabled retirees will be able this year to draw Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or higher amounts of Concurrent Retired Disability Payments (CRDP) under legislation passed in January. Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials explained in an interview how they are implementing the changes. Again it will involve DFAS and the […]

Ram soccer goes camping

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer With a new head coach at the helm, and one year of competition under their belts, the Portales High School soccer team hopes to build on their surprising start last season, and they’ve begun that challenge with an off-season camp this week. First-year Ram head coach Jonathan Smith and […]

Strong quake shakes Southern California

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude […]

Clovis police investigating another home invasion

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Freedom New Mexico staff Clovis police are investigating an early Tuesday morning home invasion, according to department officials.