March 22, 1954

The father of a 30-year-old man who was arrested after being accused of firing a .22 rifle at a passing car and hitting a 3-year-old

Excise fee increase would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Woman arrested in hit-and-run

PNT staff A 29-year-old Roosevelt County woman was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of hitting a 12-year-old girl with her car and leaving the scene, said Portales Police Detective Todd Moore. A white, four-door luxury car struck the girl about 4 p.m. Monday on North Avenue J. Moore said the girl had no major injuries. […]

Business feature: Business hardly ‘in dark’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Jeremy Southern has a list of reasons why a car should have tinted windows. Of course, he owns J’s Auto Tint, so many people might expect that. “Not only does it block 99 percent of (ultraviolet) rays, but it also blocks 50 percent of the heat that comes into […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, was airlifted […]

Portales police car in crash

PNT Staff Report A Portales police car was involved in an accident Sunday evening. Capt. Lonnie Berry said Officer Lee Ferguson had turned on his lights and siren in pursuit of a vehicle that ran a red light in front of him at the intersection of First and Main streets. Ferguson was headed north on […]

Sept. 22, 1970

Portales News-Tribune reported that a 16-year-old was arrested after being seen driving a stolen car. A police officer followed the car, and after the driver did not respond when the he signaled to pull over, the officer headed him off at the ENMU campus.

Alleged Clovis shoplifter run over by her getaway car

Freedom New Mexico Staff A woman trying to steal liquor was run over by her getaway car on Wednesday afternoon, according to Clovis police. A woman ran from a North Prince Street store with several bottles of liquor and a security guard on her heels, Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said.Another woman police believe was her […]

One injured in county rollover

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One person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital following a single car rollover on South Roosevelt Road 6, Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said. The driver of a Ford Explorer driving west on Roosevelt Road 6 lost control jumped the embankment and rolled four times.

Anybody seen my car?

My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my car, even […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]

Positive attitude has its rewards

By Anita Doberman I know that everything that happens in my life is easier if I have a positive attitude. On occasions, my oldest daughter, age 7, seems emotional and overwhelmed by some of her problems at school or on her sport team. This is of course completely normal, but I thought that trying to […]

Positive attitude key to working through trouble

By Anita Doberman I know that everything that happens in my life is easier if I have a positive attitude. On occasions, my oldest daughter, age seven, seems emotional and overwhelmed by some of her problems at school or on her sport team. This is of course completely normal, but I thought that trying to […]

2-3-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 2:47 a.m. a caller stated that he shot his neighbor’s dog. • At 4:38 p.m. a caller reported a silver vehicle parked on the street by his garage for the past four […]

1-25-08 It’s Their Job

Name: Rusty Radloff Job: Automotive Sales Representative, Big Valley Time on the job: One year Background: I was a jet mechanic in the military for four years. The Air Force that gave me the stepping-stone I needed. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. It begins with helping customers find a vehicle of their choice, […]

Couple named ‘Good Samericans’

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition […]

Clovis couple wins inaugural Samerican award

By Gabriel Monte Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition Thursday from Clovis […]

Journey through life internal trip

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to […]

12-2 Letter to the Editor

I have been traveling on U.S. 70 through Portales since 1999. I continue to enjoy the welcoming sign, particularly the “12,000 friendly people, except for 3 or 4 old grouches.” I’ve had the opportunity to get acquainted with some of the staff at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. And more recently, I had the […]

Stuffed solution given for car

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to get attention. He did it for his wife. “My wife is exactly 5 feet tall,” he said, explaining she always complained she couldn’t find […]