Lab technicians handle blood work

Alisa Boswell Editor’s note: This report is part of weekly series in March on the medical community. Not just anyone can walk off the street and be a medical laboratory technician, according to Roosevelt General Hospital Lab Director Bobbi Lyons, who said a common misconception with people is that anyone can be a lab tech, […]

Mexico native sentenced to 27 years

Freedom New Mexico A man found guilty of kidnapping and raping a Clovis woman in 2010 was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday, according to a news release from the office of Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Jesus Oscar Dominguez, 22, a native of Mexico, was convicted by a Curry County jury in […]

Scientists monitor air as fire burns near N.M. lab

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — As crews fight to keep a New Mexico wildfire from reaching the nation’s premier nuclear-weapons laboratory and the surrounding community, scientists are busy sampling the air for chemicals and radiological materials. Their effort includes dozens of fixed-air monitors on the ground, as well as a “flying laboratory” dispatched by […]

Friday morning briefing: Graffiti, “Saturday Night Lab” and vanity on trial

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.

ENMU briefs — March 31

Saturday Lab set Eastern New Mexico University will show the second installment of its Saturday Night Lab theater performances 7 p.m. Saturday in the University Theatre Center on the Portales campus. The three, 45-minute performances are completely student-run from selecting the script, editing, auditioning and other elements of creating a play for each student director. […]

Ticket feature: ENMU’s Saturday Night Lab series features student-directed plays

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University starts its Saturday Night Lab series, featuring student directed plays. There are three 45-minute plays — “Poe Poe Poe,” “Copenhagen” and “Gildenstern and Rosencrantz are Dead”. Students are given 45 minute time limits in which to present a self-directed adaptation of plays they have selected, editing the […]

State Police look for meth lab

Freedom New Mexico State Police searched unsuccessfully for a methamphetamine lab on North Main Street Tuesday night. Capt. Jimmy Glasscock said officers received information about a meth lab during an investigation. However, when they executed a search warrant at the residence, they found no lab, he said.

It’s Their Job: Janice Stockard

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Janice Stockard Job: Lab supervisor at the University Computer Center at Eastern New Mexico University Background: Stockard grew up and attended high school in Denver City, Texas.

One arrested, one sought in meth lab bust

Freedom New Mexico One Clovis man is under arrest and a warrant has been issued for another in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a city hotel by police earlier this week. Christopher “Jason” Kidd, 31, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $33,500 bond, jail officials said. He is […]

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 […]

Portales High School Counselors March 23, 2008

Credit recovery lab openThe Portales High School Credit Recovery Lab will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and

Program offers chance at diploma

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Single mom Lorena Tarango, 27, is taking steps to provide a better future for her and her children through the General Education Development Preparation lab located in the Roosevelt County Enterprise Center. For the past three months, Tarango has been working on a series of tests that will prepare […]

Meth lab found at empty Melrose house

Freedom New Mexico Area law enforcement discovered a methamphetamine lab in the late stages of construction Thursday while serving a search warrant at a Melrose house, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said the house, located at 623 Third Street, was not occupied at the time the warrant was served. Arrest warrants are […]

Pararescue one of Special Ops assignments

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Skinny tubes of blue neon their only source of light, John’s rescuers insert an air tube into his mouth. The sounds of war are deafening: Gunfire ricochets, tanks rumble. But John’s saviors are not on a battlefield. Though his chest moves up and down and his eyes blink, he is […]

Gilpin tells his side in bomb scare case

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By Marlena Hartz Joshua Gilpin turned his Portales kitchen into a makeshift laboratory last November. The Eastern New Mexico University graduate student took three chemical solvents from the university lab, driven by a yen to complete his thesis. The chemistry student wanted to clone a protein, he said. Aware taking chemicals from the lab was […]

Meth lab speech set for Thursday

By Tony Parra New Mexico State Police officials will be presenting a drug awarness seminar 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales High School Auditorium to discuss the health and law problems that come with methamphetamine labs. Officials are hoping to have Roosevelt County students as well as their parents attend the seminar to help in […]

Chandler: Kids affected too many times by meth labs

By David Irvin Yellow space suits, high-powered rifles and your parents screaming as some stranger drags them away. The methamphetamine bust as seen by the child on the inside, officials say, is a frightening thing. But according to statistics from the New Mexico State Police, this unfortunate drama is fairly common. When a methamphetamine lab […]