Fort Sumner man’s body found in lake

Freedom New Mexico State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon’s body surfaced about 600 yards from shore in roughly the same spot in which he disappeared Saturday evening while jet skiing, […]

Sumner Lake site of search

Freedom New Mexico Divers were searching Sumner Lake in De Baca County on Monday for the body of a man they believe drowned Sunday while jet skiing, according to a New Mexico State Police spokesperson. Sgt. Andy Tingwell said witnesses told police a man appeared to be having trouble with his jet ski around midday […]

Fort Sumner man accused of having sexual relations with minor

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Fort Sumner gas station employee is accused of having sexual relations with several underage girls over the last year, according to a New Mexico State Police press release. Phillip Delgadillo is charged with 13 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, attempted sexual penetration of a minor, enticement of a […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]

Portales Springs important water source on trail

By Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. The trail going past Portales Springs, commonly known as “The Portales Road” or the “Fort Sumner Trail,” followed an old Indian trail that […]

Fort Sumner beats Elida for district championship

Freedom New Mexico FORT SUMNER — Junior Bree Lucero had 17 kills and seven blocks while junior Racheal Chavez added 13 kills and 12 digs Saturday, helping top-seeded Fort Sumner post a 25-22, 25-9, 25-21 victory over Elida in the finals of the District 3-1A volleyball tournament. The Vixens (17-4), the defending Class 1A state […]

Lady Tigers edge Vixens in five games

PNT Staff Report ELIDA — The District 3-1A volleyball season is at the midway point, and if Thursday night’s Elida-Fort Sumner match is any indication, it may be a wild finish. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early two-game lead, but the Vixens rallied to force a fifth game before Elida won 25-21, 25-15, […]

Area prep scores

Freedom Newspapers Clovis 33, Palo Duro, TX 0 Slaton, TX 21, Portales 6 Texico 44, Loving 0 New Deal 10, Bovina 0 Smyer 28, Farwell 14 Fort Sumner 27, Capitan 14 Dora 52, Foothill 6 Tucumcari 39, Estancia 6 Menaul 38, Clovis Christian 28

Fort Sumner man found guilty

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Quay County jury found a Fort Sumner man guilty Thursday of killing his wife three years ago outside their home. The jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Jose Garcia, 42, guilty of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence and using a firearm in […]

Vaughan pipeline delivers water for first time

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — With a hay ride and buckets, the Interstate Stream Commission celebrated the first water delivered through the Vaughan Pipeline on Wednesday. The pipeline, named for the third-generation Fort Sumner family that sold water rights for the project, is the first project completed through the ISC’s Strategic Water […]

Billy the Kid remembered in museum

For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who ruled the West with […]

Police department break-in remains unsolved

By Freedom Newspapers New Mexico State Police officials will not release details about their continuing investigation of the break-in Thursday night of the Fort Sumner Police Department’s evidence room except to say no cases would be compromised. “No cases will be jeopardized based on what was taken,” said state police spokesman Lt. Rick Anglada. Anglada […]

1A Track Results

Wire Reports At Albuquerque The Associated Press Class 1A boys Team standings: 1. Carrizozo 89; 2. Hagerman 56; 3. Fort Sumner 55 1/2; 4. Gallup Catholic 51; 5. San Jon 39; 6. Springer 19; 7. Mountainair 17; 8. (tie) Clovis Christian and Melrose 16; 10. Cimarron 15 1/2; 11. Magdalena 15; 12. (tie) Cliff and […]

Fort Sumner greets Air Force officials

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor FORT SUMNER — Air Force Special Operations Command personnel were in Fort Sumner Wednesday for an encore presentation of its public hearing on the Draft Environmental Statement for its proposed move to Cannon Air Force Base. With residents in the Fort Sumner vicinity impacted by changes in the use […]

April 13, 1970

The Portales Rams track team participated in the 34th annual Fox Relays held in Ft. Sumner. The team scored 90 points, thus earning them the championship victory. The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds baseball team won both games in a doubleheader against the Adams State University Indians. The scores were 11-3 and 11-6. A one […]

Elida marches past Magdalena

Staff and wire reports RIO RANCHO — Lindsey Bob Smith scored 14 points and eighth-grader Reavis Best supplied clutch free-throw shooting Tuesday to lead Elida to a 45-33 victory over Magdalena in the girls Class 1A quarterfinals. “I felt the team had some first-game jitters,” Elida coach Dan Howard said. “It wasn’t pretty, but we […]

Tuesday’s Class 1A girls capsules

Class 1A Girls Quarterfinals No. 6 Fort Sumner vs. No. 3 Hagerman When: 5 p.m. today. Where: Rio Rancho High School Records: Fort Sumner 18-8, Hagerman 24-4. How they got here: Fort Sumner beat Temple Baptist 58-29. Hagerman beat Carrizozo 75-47. Last state title: Fort Sumner won the Class 1A title in 2005. Hagerman has […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill into law

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 for […]

Vixens work OT to get past Elida in district finals

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer ELIDA — The Fort Sumner Vixens led nearly the entire game Friday night, but needed clutch free-throw shooting to beat Elida 60-58 in overtime in the District 3-1A tournament championship. “Any time you play Elida and a Dan Howard team, and you come out of an Elida gym (with […]