Two teens, adult charged with murder in Portales killing (Updated)

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Argen Duncan For the second time in less than a year Roosevelt County teenagers are being charged with murder. Portales police on Wednesday arrested 16-year-old Erick Pina from Arch, 21-year-old Alonso Quinonez of Portales and 17-year-old Alberto Ramirez of Portales in Sunday’s shooting death of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya. Police said Pina and others […]

Portales past: Feb. 7, 1952

Feb. 7, 1952: The Portales Daily News: From the “All Around Arch” column: The Youth Rally met at the Baptist Church Saturday evening with 143 in attendance. Rev. Charles Clair brought the message.

Portales past: Sept. 5, 1945

Sept. 5, 1945 Portales Daily News: The community cannery for Arch reopened under the supervision of the Portales High School Vocational Agriculture Department, according to Flowell Payton, agriculture teacher.

Portales Past: July 12, 1955

July 12, 1955: A California woman visiting relatives near Arch was killed when she lost control of her vehicle 12 miles southwest of Portales. The Portales Valley News reported the traffic death was the sixth in Roosevelt County this year — “more than any recent year, and probably an all-time tragic record.”

Portales Past: July 8, 1941

July 8, 1941: Lee Trammel, a rancher in the Arch community, reported he’d lost four yearlings so far this year to lightning strikes.

Construction on four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 begins Thursday

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer Beginning Thursday, crews from the New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction on a four-mile stretch of N.M. 88 between Arch and Portales. Residents in Arch have been pushing for the total reconstruction of N.M. 88 for several years, calling the road’s current condition a safety hazard. Residents […]

Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced together 28 quilts for her 28 great grandchildren since January 2008. With another great grandchild on the way, she says she’ll have to make another quilt. Hardin is one of the more than 50 quilters and quilting groups displaying and competing with about […]

Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

Intense storm hits near Arch

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PNT Staff Report A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left one Portales family believing they had a close encounter with a twister Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service staff in Albuquerque said they tracked what was a pretty impressive storm near Arch around 7 p.m. Wednesday, but they never got any firm indication of a […]

Pheasant frenzy hits local area

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The four-day […]

Local News Briefs (Nov. 13)

AARP to meet Wednesday The Roosevelt County chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at Golden Acres. The meeting is open to the public. This will be an important business meeting, according to organizer Mercedes Agogino. A board meeting will precede the business meeting […]

Feb. 20 Obituaries

Lucretia Jones, 84 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arch Baptist Church. Mrs. Lucretia “Teresia” Jones, 84, of Arch, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 29, 1920, in Laurel County, Ky., to Augusta and Leonard W. Johnson. She lived her entire childhood in a log home in Laurel […]

Dec. 9 Obituaries

Kenneth Cooper, 71 Kenneth “K.C.” Cooper, 71, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Curry County. He was born Nov. 23, 1933, to Elmer P. and Ella F. Long Cooper in Hugo, Okla. He married Laura Ebeltoft on Aug. 6, 1996, in Clovis. He was a carpenter, and family members said he enjoyed hunting […]