May 17 —

BPA ntionals results Congratulations to Colleen Tollett, Business Professionals of America sponsor, and the Dora BPA teams who placed at the recent national competition held in Washington, D.C. Our Parliamentary Procedure Team (Katie Bickley, Arlem Villegas, Ashley Kanmore, Averi Skelley, Aubrey Butler and Ashley Butler) won second place, and the Website Team (Savannah Dimas, Adrian […]

May 15 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of North Abilene to handle a report of larceny. A 52-year-old woman said her $300 laptop was taken from her home while she was running errands. The investigation was ongoing, and police had […]

Their view: Lyons proposes cost-cutting measures

Patrick H. Lyons is chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. He represents District 2, which includes Roosevelt and Curry counties. In a recent news release, he touched on money-saving initiatives undertaken by the NMPRC under his leadership.

Revelry at bin Laden death vulgar

I feel somewhat isolated in my disapproval of the recent reaction to the claim of the killing of Osama bin Laden. I was reminded of the jubilant crowds we were shown in the Middle East after the 9/11 terrorists attacks by seeing the eerily similar jubilant crowds in America upon the announcement of bin Laden’s […]

Police blotter — May 11

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Sunday • Officers were sent to the 1200 block of North Abilene Street about 2:45 a.m. in reference to a residential burglary that occurred in the 700 block of South Avenue B. One officer met with a man and a woman, residents of […]

May 8 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

Police blotter — May 4

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer was sent to Portales Recreation Center about 4:35 p.m. in reference to larceny. A 24-year-old woman said money was missing from the center coin bag. She said money was taken April 20 and then she again noticed at least […]

May 1 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 21 • JD Zepeda-Rosas, born in 1971, pleaded guilty to a first offense of DWI and not maintaining lanes. Zepeda-Rosas was sentenced to 364 days of supervised probation and $612 in fines and fees. • Florencio Meza, born in 1983, pleaded guilty to […]

May 1 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer was dispatched to the area of City Park about 11:55 a.m. in reference to two girls fighting. He was told they were on Ninth Street. The officer located the two 17-year-old girls and took a report. Wednesday • About […]

Police blotter — April 27

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of South Main Street about 9:05 p.m. in reference to an auto burglary. A man reported someone had stolen a car stereo, an XM Sirius radio and two car chargers from a Mitsubishi. […]

April 24 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: April 5 • Brian Raulie, born in 1989, was found guilty by a jury of a first offense of DWI and to open container. Raulie was found not guilty of racing on the highway. Raulie was sentenced to one day in jail, 364 days […]

April 24 —

Recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Wednesday • About 3 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a narcotics discovery in the 400 block of North Avenue B. A 19-year-old man said he and his girlfriend broke up and she asked him to pack her belongings and clean the house […]

Police blotter — April 20

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • Officers were dispatched to a store in the 1800 block of South Avenue I about 10:50 p.m. in reference to a panic alarm. Upon arrival, two officers checked the doors, which were locked, and saw an employee walk from the back […]

April 17 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 7:50 a.m., an officer was sent to the 900 block of South Avenue B for a report of criminal damage. When he arrived, he saw a gold Chevrolet sedan with the back window damaged by a brick. The 23-year-old man […]

Police blotter — April 13

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Friday • An officer responded to an auto burglary incident in the 1200 block of Hickory at 8:47 a.m. where he made contact with a man who said someone had gained unauthorized access to his vehicle between the hours of 8:30 p.m. on […]

Their view: Be careful with what you post online

Loni Newby is a Clovis mom, married to the Air Force, who writes for our Cannon Connections publication. This is her most recent effort on social networking:

April 10 —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday: • While on patrol in the 1700 block of east Third Street about 1:15 a.m., an officer checked the exterior of a church and observed a broken glass door. The scene was secured, and a church representative was called. • An officer […]

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, […]

Police blotter — April 6

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Sunday • An officer was sent to the 500 block of South Avenue D about 8:25 a.m. in reference to a juvenile runaway. A 64-year-old woman said when she went to bed about 9 a.m. the night before, her 16-year-old granddaughter said she […]

April 3 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to commercial property on U.S. 70 for a report of a burglary. He spoke with the property owner, who said the business had been closed for a long time and there was nothing of value in the burglarized […]