Navajos look to invest in grid connection project

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has met with developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation and sees […]

Trainer talks horse ownership

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Christina Calloway Wendy Toombs has been around horses her whole life and that love and knowledge for horses transitioned into adulthood. Owner of Abrazos Adventure, the Horse Connection riding school in Portales, Toombs has researched the cost and care of owning a horse. She gave a presentation to horse owners and prospective horse owners Tuesday […]

Possible breast cancer link to cell phones

Dr. Devra Davis, chairman of the Environmental Health Trust and author, offers this view on a possible connection between cell phones and breast cancer:

It's their business: Sports Connection

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Sports Connection owner Dee Madrid said she offers her merchandise tax-free for military personnel in addition to a military discount as a show of gratitude for their service. Sports Connection • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 1700 N. Prince St., Clovis • Owner: Dee Madrid […]

20-year-old charged in Tucumcari homicide

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Four suspects are charged in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari woman, New Mexico State Police said Monday. Sgt. Tim Johnson said Randall Jones, 20, of Tucumcari was charged Friday with murder in connection to the July 9 homicide of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco. Johnson said Jones was also charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful taking […]

Youth coalition seeks volunteers

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Liliana Castillo The Eastern New Mexico Youth Connection is looking for 1,000 volunteers by the end of July. Some might say that’s a lofty goal and many have expressed that to the chair of the volunteer committee, Christina Martinez-Guajardo, but she’s not phased. “If bigger cities can do it, we can do it. We’re more […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect also wanted in Ohio

Freedom New Mexico A man charged in two recent Tucumcari homicides is also wanted in connection with two homicides in Ohio, according to state police. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” S. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the March 24 shooting deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, […]

Two charged in Muleshoe killing

Freedom New Mexico Two men have been charged in connection with a July 4 killing in Muleshoe but a grand jury has failed to return indictments in another deadly case. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, were indicted Monday by a Bailey County Jury in connection to the death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Both […]

Portales woman charged with child abuse in connection with crash

PNT staff report A Portales woman faces three felony child abuse charges and a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in connection with a crash Sunday in Portales. According to court records, 26-year-old Natalie Soto crashed her Chevrolet Cavalier into a cinderblock fence early Sunday morning in the 1200 block of North Avenue M. Court records indicated […]

Police: Man’s arrest not related to fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A 26-year-old man charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest following a Thursday morning fatality near Dora was a friend of the woman killed. When officers arrived at the crash, they noted in a report, Joshua Robin, “appeared to be looking in the immediate area for any victims of the crash.” […]

Clovis man arrested in connection to drug seizure

Freedom New Mexico A 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with a substantial drug seizure, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Brent Roaf is being held on $16,500 bond, jail officials said. Around 9 p.m. a deputy serving a subpoena at an apartment in the 2900 block of Main Street smelled burning marijuana […]

Office looking at two Internet sex cases

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An Albuquerque man is in jail and a Texas man is facing child solicitation charges in connection with Internet investigations conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Brian Michael Gray, 33, of Albuquerque is charged with three felonies for soliciting a child by electronic device and is being held […]

Police seek homicide suspect

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for Anthony Ray Casillas, charging him with two open counts of murder, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Gary Payne, 52, of Melrose, and Melissa Ward, 36, of Lubbock were shot […]

Home Arts at heart of fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Home Arts Building at the Roosevelt County Fair is the place numerous county residents make their fair connection. The variety of divisions and categories provide opportunities for a wide range of talents from baking and canning to handiwork and woodwork. Even though she’s entered items in the Roosevelt […]

Local Briefs Aug. 13, 2008

Singles adult fellowship lunch set The adult singles of the First United Methodist Church are planning a Dutch treat lunch at noon Sunday at Pizza Hut in Portales, according to a news release. All singles of the area are invited to attend. Child care will not be available. Organizers hope to establish a singles ministry […]

Roosevelt County man indicted in 2005 homicide

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County man was indicted Friday in the 9th Judicial District Court in connection with the 2005 shooting death of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. William “Billy” Joe Watson, 44, is charged with accessory to first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree […]

Meth lab bust charges filed

PNT Staff Report Charges of manufacturing a controlled substance were filed in magistrate court on Wednesday against three subjects arrested in connection with seized meth labs in Portales. “The investigation is still ongoing and there could be additional arrests and charges filed,” Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Deputy Malin Parker said. Manufacturing charges were filed against Cody […]

Police investigate two armed robberies

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning. Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two […]

Police make arrest in pair of robberies

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Lubbock man was arrested in connection with the robbery of two Allsup’s Convenience Stores in Portales early Thursday morning.Police captured Santos Rodriguez, 22, hiding in the attic of residence in an apartment complex at 109 South Avenue I, according to Portales police. He is charged with two felony […]

Workforce Investment Act helps civilians/spouses affected by BRAC

Janet Taylor-Birkey Military spouses and civil service civilians affected by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision, Reduction in Forces Board (RIF), or those spouses who leave their job to accompany their spouse to a new duty station may be eligible for unemployment insurance, continuing education and/or on the job training to assist them in […]