7/3 Engagements

Morris/Roberts Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy Morris of Logan, to Clay Roberts, of Logan son of Ralph (Chief) and Peggy Roberts of Logan. The couple will exchange vows July 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park, in Clovis with the reception there […]

Bumper stickers at center of controversy

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — Stickers on a Clovis man’s car portray cartoon images of bare-breasted female devils in sexually compromising positions. And the images have caught the attention of Clovis police. Officials have charged 31-year-old Dean Young, the owner of a yellow Ford Focus displaying the images, with distribution of sexually oriented materials to […]

Oct. 12 Obituaries

Russell Knudson Jr., 78, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1926, in Blanket, Texas, to Russell and Thelma Knudson. He graduated from Farley High School in 1945. He was a bombardier for the U.S. Navy Air Corps and served in the Pacific theater. He returned […]

Sept. 10 Obituaries

Marvin Craig, 60 Mr. Marvin Craig, 60, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 17, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill., to Edith L. and Richard A. Craig. He spent his early childhood in Illinois and lived for a short time in Arizona before coming to Portales as a […]

Students do double duty during fair week

High school students from throughout Roosevelt County will be busy with classes, books and homework assignments next week. Some will also have another item to worry about — having their livestock animals in top condition for the livestock junior shows at the Roosevelt County Fair, which begins on Wednesday. For Portales students, school begins on […]

Farmers’ water usage a concern

By Darrell Todd Maurina The Ute Water project wasn’t the only local water issue to come before last week’s meeting of a legislative interim committee. On Thursday morning, two state representatives spoke to the Water and Natural Resources Committee at Clovis Community College to explain the concerns of local residents over the consequences of unregulated […]

Gardner breaks Roberts’ streak in District 66

By Tony Parra Keith Gardner said New Mexico needs new blood in District 66. He’s got his wish. Voters elected Gardner into the position on Tuesday. Gardner received 976 of the votes in Roosevelt, Chavez, Eddy and Lea counties, with only the early voting left in Lea County. A Lea County official said the early […]

Letter calls Roberts ‘out of touch’

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent A letter written by a Roswell lawmaker says veteran House member Earlene Roberts’ vote supporting ignition interlock systems during the 2004 session shows she’s “out of touch with southeastern New Mexico.” Sen. Rod Adair, R-Roswell, wrote the letter, which was sent to thousands of voters in the area. Roberts, R-Lovington, […]

Roberts believes she has another term in her

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent One of the state’s longest-serving lawmakers believes she still has a little more in the tank. For Earlene Roberts, it’s just not time to call it quits. The Lovington Republican has decided to run again for a seat in the House because she says she’s not completely comfortable with the […]

Mayor sticking to local politics — for now

Mike Linn For the next two years the only offices Mayor Orlando Ortega will hold will be in his hometown of Portales. The Democrat on Tuesday made public his decision to not seek the District 66 position with the New Mexico House of Representatives. But Ortega said he plans on running for the position when […]

Mayor Ortega considers state politics

Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to run, […]

Clovis senior is first signee for ENMU men’s soccer

By Rick White Dewayne Roberts has only scratched the surface of his potential as a goalkeeper, according to Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle. Roberts, who didn’t play organized soccer until this year, signed a national letter of intent with Eastern on Wednesday, one of at least 10 players expected to sign with […]

Obits 12-02

Lloyd A. Hitt, 75 Lloyd A. Hitt, 75, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003. He was born on Aug. 11, 1928, in Rogers, to Hobert and Ione Hitt He graduated from Dora High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ethel Shearer on April 14, 1951. He pursued a […]

Sex molestation ring busted in Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Police say a Clovis home was used as a sex club between adults and at least 18 preteen girls, and reports show the case came to their attention after a 9-year-old girl confided in her teacher. Although dirty and vacant, the house at 700 East 10th Street appeared to have had children […]

Obits 8/28

Lynn Roberts, 59 Lynn Roberts, 59, of Artesia, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Las Cruces Nursing Center. She was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Fresno, Calif., to Vernon and Wanda Hyatt. She went to elementary school in Portales and graduated from high school in Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her […]

A day at the ‘playground’

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — The announcer at the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals bellowed to the crowd that they were at the “world’s most dangerous playground” to start Wednesday night’s festivities. While that may or may not be true, there’s a reason Carmen Roberts showed up at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena […]

Weddings

Lovorn/Bettmann Ashley J. Lovorn and Greg T. Bettmann were joined in marriage June 7 at Meson de Mesilla in Mesilla. The Rev. Betty Ferguson-Garcia performed the traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna LaRose of Las Cruces and the late Wayland Lovorn of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Bobbie Roberts […]