Musicians helping each other follow dreams

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News Tribune
Amauris Lopez, 23, also known as Teddy P., plays a song in his studio in Portales. Lopez is a native of New York City and goes to school at Eastern New Mexico University. In his free time, he works on his music.

Editor’s note: This profile is the first in a weekly series this month about the world of music.   By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Inside of a makeshift studio in a commercial building in west Portales, dreams are being pursued and skills are being crafted. Amauris Lopez, 23, created this haven of […]

Lindsey-Steiner spirited bunch

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Lindsey-Steiner Elementary students show their school spirit on Pink Day in support of breast cancer.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Spirits are high this week at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary as students celebrate the tradition of homecoming. Student council members made up of representatives from every class voted on dress-up themes for Spirit Week, which coincides with homecoming week for Eastern New Mexico University. “We’ve always do a Spirit […]

Goddard outlasts Lady Rams in five

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CMI staff Portales High and Roswell Goddard went back-and-forth for four sets Tuesday night before the Lady Rockets pulled away in the tie-breaker set for a 25-23, 24-26, 30-28, 24-26, 15-11 win at the Ram Athletic Center. The win was the first this season in three tries for the Lady Rockets (10-4) against PHS (8-2). […]

Inmate captured in Salt Lake City

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PNT staff Roosevelt County jail escapee Robert Claudio was captured without incident Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Claudio, 31, who was being held on an aggravated battery charge, escaped late Friday night with two other men. Claudio was also on parole for a homicide committed as a […]

Q&A: Fiddlin’ student has eyes on fame

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Coby Carter, a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, may be headed for the big time as a member of StateLine, a country music band from Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. The youngest member and only Portales native has been playing the fiddle for the group […]

Students: Stadium election about giving back

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Students will vote whether to support this proposed Eastern New Mexico University football stadium from Wednesday to Friday. Students are being asked to pay half of the $8 million cost.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Full-time Eastern New Mexico University students planning to vote in favor of a proposed $8 million football stadium say it’s about giving something to the community that will go beyond benefiting them. The election will be held online Wednesday to Friday. “It would attract more of an on-campus […]

Three men escaped from the Roosevelt County Jail

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CMI Staff Report One man accused of a violent crime remained at large and two others were captured early this morning in the second escape from the Roosevelt County jail in three months. All three men escaped from the Roosevelt County jail late Friday, according to Sheriff Darren Hooker said. Robert Claudio, 31, of Portales, […]

Kinetic founder Kelsey Prince says group trying to give back to community

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kelsey Prince’s hopes to make her city better, especially the parks she grew up playing in, turned out to be more than a pipe dream. The 19-year-old Portales native said she was hanging with her friends at the city’s skate park, bouncing ideas off one another on ways […]

Airman enjoys laid-back feel of Portales

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Editor’s note: This is the thirdmonthly series of profiles Portales transplants. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Senior Airman Nate Lunders chose Portales over Clovis when he was first stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. “I like the mentality here. It’s a little more relaxed than Clovis. It’s real laid back,” said Lunders, […]

Police raid businesses

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Deputy TJ Gibson wraps glass pipes in newspaper that were confiscated as evidence from a Portales smoke shop on Wednesday.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Hundreds of bags of organic herbal potpourri were confiscated from two Portales smoke shops Wednesday by local law enforcement executing search warrants. The search warrants, based on information from a police informant, said police had probable cause to search the smoke shops because they believe the potpourri was […]