Investigator dissects eight crime scenes

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE – A state police investigator spent Tuesday mapping out the night Odis and Doris Newman were killed in 2005. Kevin Massis, who has spent the last six of his 11 1/2 years with the New Mexico State Police in Hobbs as a crime scene investigator, testified at Albuquerque’s District […]

Portales track ready for state

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Following Saturday night’s District 4-3A track meet in Ruidoso, Ram coach Glenn Johnson and Lady Ram coach Ruth Chavez were both pleased by the growth of their teams this season, and as the state meet looms, several Portales athletes aren’t done yet. The Rams, with 80 points, placed third […]

Zias split twin-bill with West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — Freshman catcher Michelle Anderson belted a grand slam Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University routed West Texas A&M 12-1 to gain a split of its Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. Freshman right-hander Kristen Cruickshank blanked the Lady Buffs until the bottom of the fifth, allowing six singles and […]

Zia softball sweeps OPSU

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Nicole Dickson pitched her third shutout of the season in the nightcap and freshman catcher Michelle Anderson homered in each game as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled to a 9-4, 14-0 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State on Tuesday. The Zias (17-16) moved over .500 by winning their […]

Keeping Cannon tale all about persistence

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Dressed in cowboy boots and blue jeans, a man from Clovis appeared on a doorstep to see the commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Michael Wooley. His name was Randy Harris. The story of his resolve to secure a mission for Cannon Air Force Base was told […]

Obituaries for June 18, 2006

Steven Lynn Horton Services: Have been held. Steven Lynn Horton, 59, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Friday, June 9, 2006, in Houston after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 2, 1947, in Portales, he graduated from Clovis High School in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from […]

Cannon AFB receiving contradicting reports

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A candidate mission for Cannon Air Force Base has not been identified, despite contrary indications, a newly appointed Air Force assistant secretary said Wednesday. “When there is an emotional issue, as this is, people often times read into statements,” William Anderson said Wednesday before he toured Cannon. Local Cannon supporters […]

Air Force official to tour Cannon early next month

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A high-ranking Air Force official is to visit the region next week, according to Air Force officials. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics William Anderson will tour Cannon and the surrounding area on Jan. 4, said Air Force spokeswoman Shirley Curry. It will be his […]

Starting over at Christmas time

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Fires have destroyed their homes but not their spirits as two Roosevelt County families start from scratch this holiday season with an optimistic attitude. L.A. Davis and his family of Floyd will spend their first Christmas without a home after the Floyd fire on Nov. 30 burned everything to the […]

Local News Briefs (Dec. 15)

Commodities distributed today Commodity distributions are from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Memorial Building in Portales. Residents asked to help fire victim Portales resident Donald “Andy” Anderson lost his home to a fire on Saturday and everything inside was destroyed. Anderson is staying with family while he looks for a new home. A […]