Ripple effect varies for businesses around collapsed building

By Tony Parra Downtown business owners are adjusting to the ripple effect of the collapse of the Prestige Carpets wall on Wednesday. The wall above the Prestige Carpets store was taken down on Wednesday with a controlled fall when a separation was noticed in between the word ‘Prestige’ and ‘Carpets’ mid-day. Danny Heflin of Danny […]

Rodgers arraigned on probation violation

By Tony Parra A former Eastern New Mexico University student, convicted of vehicular homicide last year, was back in court on Wednesday. This time, Tiffany Rodgers is accused of violating terms of her probation. Rodgers, 21, was convicted last summer in connection with the death of 15-year-old Matt Foley. She was sentenced to six months […]

Christian music concert set for Wednesday

By Tony Parra The Christian Music Show on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fair will give musicians an opportunity to fine-tune their skills year-round. The Christian Music Show will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the concrete slab, before D. J. Chaser is scheduled to play music at 8 p.m. Steve Davis, the […]

Guardsmen come to aid of infant

Freedom Newspapers Two Army National Guardsmen may have saved a baby’s life after she stopped breathing on Tuesday night. Spc. Gabino Barreras and Sgt. Billy Gonzales, with the 27th Security Forces Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, were honored Wednesday by security forces leadership for their heroics in resuscitating the 8-month-old girl. Barreras said the […]

Strike harms state officers

Staff and wire reports PORTALES — New Mexico State Police Officers Lance Bateman and Clint Varnell had just finished helping two women and three small children from a vehicle in a flooded ditch. “I heard a loud crack and felt the pain on my head then went down,” Bateman said Wednesday from his bed at […]

May 23 Floyd School news

Upcoming Events Last day of school is Wednesday! School will let out early on this day. Elementary Awards Assembly will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday is a teacher in-service day. Report cards will be mailed on Friday. Library Books Please return any library books to the library ASAP. If books are not returned […]

Portales teen arrested on murder charge

By Kevin Wilson A Portales teenager was charged with murder on Wednesday. Richard Baca, who turned 18 on May 2, is accused of killing Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales. Robinson’s body was discovered fully intact Friday afternoon, buried in the back yard of a residence at 717 N. Ave. J, where Baca lives. Portales Police […]

April 21 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers are starting planting some corn now. There were some fields completed last week and others will be soon. All these showers have sure inspired those with dry land farms. It looks better for them than has in some time. Brisket Dinner There will be a brisket dinner served by the […]

Obits April 1

Melton Chambers, 72 Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Vandals damage school

PNT Staff Vandals broke into Broad Horizons either Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, causing $700 in damage to glass windows and a glass door, police said Wednesday. The individual or individuals broke three 3-by-5 windows on the west side of the school building and a glass door which led to a classroom. At this […]

Garvey employee injured in fall

PNT Staff A Garvey Processing employee who fell 47 feet from a ladder onto a catwalk at work on Monday is bedside in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, hospital officials said Wednesday. Matt Jackson fell from the ladder and shattered his vertebrae and pelvis and could be permanently paralyzed, […]

Tucumcari grieves death of mayor

TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — The mayor of Tucumcari, Calvin Litchfield, 60, died at home early Wednesday morning. Tucumcari Emergency Medical personnel responded to a call from the Litchfield residence on Sixth Street at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday for an individual apparently suffering from a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital […]

ENMU signs nine to squad

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott announced the signing of nine players to national letters of intent on Wednesday, including possibly the team’s quarterback of the future. Anthony Carter led Class 2A Jacksboro (Texas) High School to a 20-4 record over the past two seasons, and Elliott believes he could […]

Clovis man may have suffered a heart attack

Jack King The Clovis man who was declared dead twice on Wednesday became ill at home early in the day and was transported to the hospital by ambulance, his son said Thursday. Felipe Padilla, 94, was first declared dead at Plains Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning and his body was taken to Muffley Funeral […]

Obits 11-6

Joyce Wilson, 76 Joyce Wilson, 76, of Portales, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Roswell man’s arraignment rescheduled for Monday

PNT staff The arraignment of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of a two-week-old baby was postponed Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict. Brian Moshier, 40, is charged with homicide by vehicle involving driving while intoxicated, knowingly leaving the scene of an accident result in death, and tampering with […]

Obituaries, August 1

Services Pending Isabel Guerra, 41, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Obits 7/4

James Wood, 75 James “Jimmy” Wood, 75, of Portales, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, west of Muleshoe. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Funeral Home of Portales.

County recovers from severe weather

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Mike Linn Despite warnings of incoming severe weather, Thursday night storms fizzled out before reaching the area. “The closer it got to Clovis the weaker the system got,” said Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. “I know a lot of people who saw the system said it looked really bad.” By the […]

Obituaries, May 29

Ruth Crume, 89, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.