Year in Review: Cannon changes hands

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the biggest stories affecting Roosevelt County in the last quarter of 2007 happened outside its borders. October began with the change of command ceremonies at Cannon Air Force Base, officially marking the base’s change from the 27th Fighter Wing’s ownership to that of the new 27th Special […]

Some residents still recovering from tornado

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — On the 2100 block of South Prince Street lay a tan house surrounded by a tunnel of trees. It served its purpose — helping Jim and Iris Blevins raise their four children and giving them shelter for nearly 30 years. That modest residence is still home to […]

New Year’s hangover remedies vary widely

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said the leftover toxins from the alcohol in […]

Official: Little evidence to support bear rumor

Freedom New Mexico Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication […]

2007 was a big year in local sports

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 2007 brought with it a Portales state championship as well as the departure of a fixture in Portales High School sports. The year also witnessed the birth of two new local high school sports programs, but also heartbreak with the death of a beloved Portales native. The year began […]

LCU downs Hounds

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior forward Bernardo Rocha scored five points in a 9-0 run that helped Lubbock Christian pull away to a 74-60 victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Rocha shot 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line en route to a game-high 18 points, leading […]

On the road to recovery

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Ray Paiz is looking forward to the new year a little more than most people. The 35-year-old Portales man said he has a lot to be thankful for today and a lot to look forward to in the new year. Nearly killed in when a tractor ran over him […]

Bond approved to build new elementary school in 2007

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It took Portales Municipal School officials a year of fine-tuning their plans, but once the right plan was presented to Portales voters overwhelmingly approved a school bond to build a new elementary school. In higher education, Eastern New Mexico University celebrated solid enrollment and a new facility as the […]

Minimum wage boost hits Tuesday

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage of […]

12-30-07 Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls to Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 22 • At 12:04 a.m. a caller reported someone peeking into her window on West First Street. • At 2:19 p.m. a caller reported a suspected drunk driver at the drive through window at a restaurant […]