12-30-07 Magistrate Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court recently. According to the documents: • Guadalupe Granados, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (second offense), speeding, no insurance, expired registration, failure to maintain lane, open container and driving on a suspended/revoked drivers license. […]

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 […]

12-16 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Matthew Villalobos, 19, pleaded no contest to the charge of possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and was ordered to pay court fines and fees. • Lalo Aranda pleaded guilty to the charge of public nuisance and was ordered to pay […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Anthony Duarte, 32, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (1st), stop sign violation and speed regulation, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, attend ASPEN Program, complete DWI School, complete […]

Nov. 11, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Manual Gallegos, 34, pleaded not guilty and was found guilty by a jury of the aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), open container, driving while license suspended or revoked, and was ordered to serve 14 […]

Library Books

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 […]

DWI charges can stick, even if you’re not driving

By Capt. Rob Palmer According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one in every three Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile crash at some point in their lives. In 2005, the most recent year for which MADD and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have compiled statistics, there were 189 alcohol-related traffic deaths […]

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 […]

Don’t let 4th fun blow up in your face

Richard Peterson Independence holiday second most dangerous The Fourth of July weekend brings cherished memories of family gatherings and picnics with the traditional grilled summer foods, hamburgers and hot dogs. Friends enjoy games of softball, volleyball or throwing a Frisbee around while waiting for the evening’s spectacular fireworks celebrations. Spending the Fourth with family and […]

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 […]

America teams up to defeat deadly crime

Airman Thomas Trower Impaired driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. Nationally, more than 17,000 people died in alcohol-related highway crashes during 2003. Every 30 minutes, nearly 50 times a day, someone in America dies in an alcohol-related crash. Hundreds of thousands more are injured each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]