U.S. 70 reconstruction to begin soon

Christina Calloway The New Mexico Department of Transportation has made a preliminary award of contract to a company out of Carlsbad for the reconstruction of U.S. 70. The reconstruction will take place from Avenue K to Bryan Street,which will replace the existing asphalt with concrete pavement. The work is expected to begin in late March […]

Births —

Calderon Derek Roberto Calderon was born Aug. 30, 2011, to Fernando Jr. and Roberta Calderon of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. He has one brother, Reyes Calderon, 3, and one sister, Julissa Garcia, 13. Grandparents: Fernando and Yolanda Calderon of Portales and Maria E. Garcia and […]

Birthdays —

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Laccur [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ilario Laccur of Clovis celebrated his first birthday Aug. 17. The celebration was hosted by his mom Naomi Garcia, sister Lynnea Olivas, grandpa Joe Bullet, step-grandma Debbie Garcia, grandma Vickey Garcia and great-grandparents Jake and Trini Garcia. Ilario was born Aug. 17, 2010, in Clovis.

Their view: Graduate shows hard work pays off

Thomas Garcia, a reporter for Freedom New Mexico, shares his memories of Eastern New Mexico University’s commencement ceremony.

Man charged in Tucumcari deaths linked to other slayings

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police said Friday that a man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel is also a suspect in two Ohio slayings.Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33 of Chicago, is awaiting extradition from Conroe, Texas. He is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the […]

Country club cited for gambling

Freedom New Mexico State officials have cited the Portales County Club for gambling and a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Wednesday that investigators plan to meet with the district attorney to determine if criminal charges will be filed. State Police Lt. Eric Garcia said a DPS Special Investigations Division agent issued the citation after […]

Restaurant preps for annual community dinner

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The Garcia family starts planning a year in advance for the annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant. Co-owner Joe Garcia said every year he starts preparation for the next Christmas dinner the day after the big event, using the latest head count and factoring in other projections to ensure there is plenty of […]

Dec. 19 — Public record

Argen Duncan Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Dec. 8 Lucia Garcia, born in 1983, pleaded not guilty to a first offense of DWI, not maintaining traffic lanes and failure to produce a valid drivers license upon demand. Garcia was found guilty and sentenced to one year of supervised probation with […]

Community Thanksgiving dinner keeps growing

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By Alisa Bowell: PNT staff writer Elvia Garcia started the Portales community Thanksgiving dinner almost 10 years ago with help from her family and community volunteers. The dinner Thursday at the Memorial Building is free. “My husband and I decided that we needed to do something for the community as a family,” Garcia said. “It […]

Weddings — Nov. 21

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Reyes Elizabeth Alonzo of Bovina and Daniel Reyes of Clovis were married Nov. 6, 2010, at Rose Garden Pavilion in Clovis. The ceremony was attended by family and friends. The bride is the daughrter of the late Ron Coffey and Josefina Alonzo-Coffey of Bovina. She is the granddaughter of the late Bernabe Alonzo and Anita […]

It’s their job: Jerry Garcia

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Jerry Garcia of Portales said he enjoys working as a cook at Roosevelt General Hospital.

Press release: Portales man sentenced to 12 years for sex offenses

Portales, NM: Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Derek Garcia, age 27, was convicted by a Portales jury for two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under the Age of 13, second degree felonies. Garcia was sentenced by the Court to serve 12-years in prison for his crimes. The case stems […]

Honors — Aug. 15

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Garica [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Air Force Airman Erica E. Garcia, daughter of Elvia Garcia of Portales, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and […]

Engagement — July 25

Ortiz-Garcia Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception […]

Our people: Heart of the city

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Isidro Garcia, 80, has been an active resident in Clovis for more than 50 years. He served as Clovis City Commissioner for six terms.

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

Police: No charges planned in fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric Garcia said Thursday that police are not planning to file charges in Tuesday’s fatal wreck on N.M. 267. Joseph R. Ulibarri, 46, of Portales, was killed in the accident. Ulibarri wasn’t wearing a helmet and was near the center of the road in an unlit […]

Cyclist killed in collision

PNT Staff Report A male cyclist died after being struck by a pickup on N.M. 267 Tuesday night, according to New Mexico State Police. According to an e-mail release from State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Eric F. Garcia, a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by 18-year-old Jesus Davalos of Portales was traveling west when it […]

Business feature: Duo teams up to offer horse training

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A farmer and horse trainer are teaming up to offer a nearby option to have horses trained. Neighbors Rocky Garcia and Butch Russell, who met years ago, have started Midway Training Stable on Garcia’s farm. “It’s harder training cut horses than anything else, but I like to train them,” […]

EPCOG dismisses executive director

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will […]