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The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the soil — human, female, and according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner, Maura Isle, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless […]

July 26,1960

• Portales farmer Bob White received a shock while working in one of his fields. While driving in his tractor, the front end suddenly fell several feet down. It was discovered that the tractor feel into an old well located in the field that was there long before White began farming the field. • A […]

Driving history details life changes

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer I have a checkered driving history, which reveals more than my driving habits over the past two decades. It speaks volumes about each three-year increment, the time my insurance company goes back to count tickets. My friend Bernard says I’m a crazy driver, usually while telling me to slow […]

March 18, 2007 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Sandra Sanchez, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (third offense) and driving while license suspended or revoked, was ordered to serve three years probation, enter into and […]

Mother’s message carries session

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Using a sophisticated machine that makes an experience seem real is one way to teach a hard lesson. But sometimes the best way to communicate the message is on a personal level from the heart. That was the case Friday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union […]

College implements safe ride program

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University has implemented a Safe Ride program in an attempt to curtail students from driving under the influence of alcohol. A student-run transportation program, the service is available 24 hours a day seven days a week to students, student body president Steven Frost said. There are […]

Program aims to curb DWIs for Cannon

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers With the holidays in full swing, an organization at Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up to curb drinking and driving. By offering free rides without consequences to airmen who have been drinking, members hope to keep partiers from getting behind the wheel. Airmen Against Drunk Driving works to save […]

Cars: Necessity, status symbol or addiction

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers What is it about guys and cars? Perhaps us women will never understand. As I mentioned in a previous column, my friend Bernard Polaco is into “Chevy porn.” When he goes to Wal-Mart, he can’t bypass the magazine aisle. He spends hours on Chevy porn Web sites and affectionately calls his […]

Truck driver cited in fatal wreck

Freedom Newspapers The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

63-year-old man killed in motorcycle accident

CNJ staff A 63-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was killed and his wife injured Friday morning in a motorcycle accident about 13 miles east of Fort Sumner, according to a State Police press release. John McQuillen was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Judith McQuillen, 62, was transported to Plains Regional Medical […]

Teen driver’s permit changes everything

By Helena Rodriquez What kind of a sick, twisted, teenager would voluntarily go to school at 7 a.m. every morning? Now change the question. How far will a teen go to get a driver’s license? The things teens will do these days just to get behind the wheel of a car are interesting. My 15-year-old […]

Public Record, Police Blotter (Dec. 18)

Public Record The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Phillip Encinias, 25, pleaded no contest to aggravated driving while under the influence, concealing identity, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, no insurance and open container and is ordered to serve a 365-day sentence (364 days suspended) and two years probation, attend the ASPEN […]

Phoning while driving invites more accidents

Editorial For some time now, we’ve been beset with electronic governors, disembodied digitized voices telling us to do what we ought or should have realized. Now there are cellular phones that will do for us what we should be doing ourselves regarding driving and phone use. It seems Motorola is developing a cell phone that […]

6/19 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Judicial Court: l Ivey L. Lesley, 45, was found guilty of violating conditions of probation and is ordered to serve 2 years imprisonment with no parole. l Isiah Kazeem Waiters, 25, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving […]

6/5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Judicial Court: • Pedro Chavez, 56, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, driving while license revoked and is ordered to serve 30 days incarceration followed by 364 days supervised probation, place an ignition lock on any vehicles driven […]

May 8 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Enrique Gutierrez, 31, pleaded guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, driving left of center and is ordered to serve 90 days supervised probation, attend DWI school and attend the Aspen program. • Benito Nunez, 21, pleaded guilty to […]

3/27 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Donavan Wagner, 21, pled guilty to public affray and will serve five days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Octavio Vicuna, 33, pled guilty on driving while intoxicated (first offense), driving left of center and speeding and was ordered to serve 90 […]

March 13 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Luis Perez, 25, was found guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (first offense) and driving on roadways laned for traffic and was ordered to serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Stanley Salczynski, 46, pled no contest aggravated driving […]

March 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Benny Preston, 23, pled guilty to issuance of worthless checks and is ordered to pay fines. • Brandy LaFerriere, 23, pled guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to continue probation. • Juan Rodriguez, 34, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, […]

New law would limit alcohol purchase for convicted drunken drivers

By Kevin Wilson New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. “I think this is something that will have a real effect on DWI in New Mexico,” Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, said Tuesday at a news conference. The […]