Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

Angelo State turns back Zias 1-0

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Brandie DeBacker scored with less than 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation on Sunday, and Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. With the loss, in their home finale, the Zias (8-9, 3-6 LSC) were all but […]

It’s their job: Area native turns hobby into career

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Donita Privett has worked as a professional photographer for 10 years, and bought Times Remembered Photography Studio nine years ago. Privett is from Portales and attended elementary and high school in Dora. She earned a degree in agriculture economics with a minor in journalism from New Mexico State University. Every quarter, Privett takes professional photography […]

Shakedown turns up illegal items

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Program turns parents into grads

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales High School’s Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills program had 73 percent graduation rate among eligible seniors and no repeat pregnancies last year, director Laura Adkins said. Adkins gave an update on the GRADS program during the school board meeting Monday in the district’s Administration Building. Mothers in the […]

Business feature: Portales woman turns love of horses into business

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Wendy Toombs has been sharing her love of horses by teaching people to ride for the last nine years. “Working with horses, kids and the outdoors, it can’t get much better than this,” said Toombs, who with her husband operate Abrazos Adventure horse riding school in Roosevelt County. Saddling […]

Livestock Sale turns 20

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Democratic National Convention may have a bigger balloon drop later this week but it’s doubtful they’ll be having any more fun than the young people who participated in the 20th annual Roosevelt County Livestock Sale Saturday. The sale marked a milestone complete with a balloon drop and party […]

Angelo State turns back Zias in series opener

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Kari Galm scattered eight hits and shortstop Macy Baker homered, leading the Rambelles to a 4-1 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Zia Softball Field. Galm (10-1) lost her bid for a shutout in the bottom of the sixth when ENMU’s Haley Hays singled, […]