Heavy rains pound Portales area

Freedom Newspapers Parts of Roosevelt County received up to 4 inches of rain Tuesday night, weather officials estimated, closing roads and leaving drivers with near zero visiblity at times. A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said no injuries were reported. But officials said parts of State Highways 88 and 206 south of Portales were closed and […]

Martha Stewart’s sentence light, still not right

Freedom Editorial The sentence was mild compared to what some legal experts had predicted; Martha-watchers had thought one year in prison would be the penalty. But Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday to serve five months in prison, five months of house arrest and two years of probation, and given a $30,000 fine. We’ve always thought […]

Nothing changes in the NEA

By Neal McCluskey For an instant, the National Education Association (NEA) seemed poised to turn a corner. “Let me send my kids to the schools where yours go,” NEA president Reg Weaver exhorted a Florida crowd in May, sparking hope that the leader of the nation’s largest teachers union was about to demand school choice. No […]

July 20, 2004

Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92 Mrs. Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92, of Elida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 17, 1911, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Bama and Rev. R W. Bynum. Her family moved from Hamilton County, Texas, to the Elida community when she was 12. […]

Fire officials set for investigation at China Star

By Darrell Todd Maurina: Freedom Newspapers Clovis firefighters have secured the premises of the China Star restaurant, which burned Sunday morning, and don’t plan to do further investigation until Wednesday pending arrival of investigators from the restaurant’s insurance company. Ray Westerman, assistant chief of the Clovis Fire Department, said it’s common practice for fire department […]

Portales youth needs top agenda at summit

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern Area Youth Summit has a simple mission for its two-day program this week: Determine the most important needs for Portales youth. Annemarie McCracken of the School and Main Institute will facilitate the two-day program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. […]

Roosevelt forfeits to Clovis

Dave Wagner CLOVIS — After thoroughly dominating the game, the Roosevelt County 9-10-year-old All-Stars were foiled by Little League rules Monday night. Roosevelt County beat Clovis American 11-1 in the championship game of the double-elimination District 3 tournament at Beachum Field in a game called after 3 1/2 innings by the 10-run rule. But American […]

Clovis AAU squad hammers Florida Green Wave

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After four close games, the Clovis Lady Wildcats closed out pool play in the AAU national girls 15-and-under tournament on Monday with a 66-36 rout of the Florida Green Wave. The Lady Wildcats finished in a three-way tie for first place in their pool at 4-1. They advanced to bracket play as […]

Roosevelt County slips by Clovis

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got off to an early lead and rode solid pitching to beat Clovis 5-3 on Sunday night for the District 3 Juniors division tournament championship game at Brady Field. Roosevelt built leads of 3-0 and 5-2 early in the game and held on behind the combined pitching […]

Roosevelt wins tournament against American

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — The Roosevelt County All-Stars rode strong pitching and just enough hitting Saturday night to a 5-3 win over Clovis American in the championship game of the District 3 major bracket Little League tournament at Beachum Field. Third baseman Chet Chenault drove in three runs with a first-inning single and a […]

Rodeo a family affair for Sant siblings

By Kevin Wilson Rodeo has always been a family event for the Sant family. This week, they’ll have a chance to create the same atmosphere for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Dustan and Jaci Sant are two of the three members competing this week in Gillette, Wyo., site of the annual NHSFR. Dustan and […]

Athletes get ready for world stage

By Kevin Wilson Taekwon-do is generally an individual sport, but members of a local martial arts chapter are making a team effort to ensure representation on the world’s highest stage. Three members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do are spending the next few months getting ready physically, mentally and financially for the International Taekwon-Do Federation World […]

Market not great for renters in area

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent When it comes to evaluating the current real estate market in eastern New Mexico, it all comes down to a matter of perspective — especially when the issue of rental houses comes up. Many searching for homes to rent are having difficulty. The realators, however, are living large. “It’s a […]

Soldier who died in Iraq tied to locals

By Mike Linn Linda Hernandez has three e-mails from her cousin to which she’ll never get the chance to respond. The Clovis resident saw the messages after she returned from vacation Sunday — the day she found out her cousin, Sgt. 1st Class Linda Ann Tarango-Griess, 33, of Sutton, Neb., died when a roadside bomb […]

State takeover unrelated to volunteer’s actions

By Darrell Todd Maurina Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who propositioned Buena Vista employees for sex, an attorney for the state said Saturday. District Judge Stephen Quinn didn’t make a final ruling Saturday but […]

Television has just gotten too commercial

By Jim Lee How many of us remember “pay TV?” Probably the closest ancestor to cable service, the concept of pay TV was simple: Subscribe for a small monthly fee to improve reception and get rid of commercials, maybe even get an uninterrupted movie now and then. The best part of it was getting rid […]

Vocabulary is fun and fundamental

By Bob Huber A few weeks ago the Washington Post published its annual Pulitzer Prize winning list of wacky word definitions. It was a slow news week. But I enjoy lists like that. This particular file was sent my way by Maurice and Ethel Trimmer of Santa Fe, because as old friends they knew I […]

July 18 Public Record

The following divorces were recently filed in Roosevelt County District Court: • Katherine and Christopher Combs. • Ramona and Nathaniel Freeman. • Cindy and Marty Gonzales. • Constance and Milton Sawyer. The following marriage certificates were issued in Roosevelt County District Court: • Kevin Beimer, 40, and Janice Tackett, 42, both of Portales. • Wayne […]

Goslin had love for country, pets

By Kevin Wilson Stanley Goslin’s love for his country was unsurpassed. Except when it came to love for his pets. “He loved pets more than anybody I’d ever known,” said Millie Goslin, his wife of nearly nine years. “They slept on the bed every night. The cats had a can of tuna every night. The […]

Kryden enjoys life of books

What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales. That’s why I came back, for family and also Portales has always been my hometown.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Getting up and sitting in the backyard. Being able to sit down and paint. Other than that, traveling. I love to travel.” What is […]