Plans rolling for state-of-the-art museum

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to its UFO museum every year. In Lubbock, they flock to the Buddy Holly Museum. Clovis officials hope to get visitors rolling into town, too, with the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ’N’ Roll Museum. “One thing we have that is unique to […]

Director weighs in on state Republican party

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Scott Darnell, communications director for the Republican Party of New Mexico, visited Clovis this week to speak at a joint meeting of Curry County’s Republican Party and Federated Republican Women. Darnell, 23, managed Vickie Perea’s unsuccessful run in 2006 for secretary of state. He spoke to the Clovis News Journal […]

One man dead in Clovis shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A 39-year-old Clovis man is dead and police are searching for an armed suspect who fled the scene following a shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Eladio Valdez Robledo died at Plains Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m., Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. An arrest warrant for Albert Ramirez, 18, […]

People must stand strong

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Several years ago I planted holly hock flower seeds. They never came up and I thought “so much for holly hocks. The abundance of rain this spring and summer has brought a vigorous growth to our yard. Imagine my surprise when I discovered holly hocks growing profusely. Not only that, they […]

Julio: Popular month, name in family

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named Julio. […]

Cause concerts won’t solve problems

Editorial We didn’t catch much of Al Gore’s “Live Earth” extravaganza last weekend. A Gilligan’s Island marathon was running on TV Land and we couldn’t tear ourselves away. But we weren’t surprised to read that it was a poorly received, and reviewed, dud. Some “cause concerts,” like some causes, are better than others. And while […]

July 22,1977

• Clovis Magistrate judges Ralph Duty and Wandel Massey were assigned to cover cases in Roosevelt County due to Judge Jesse Porter being in the hospital with a hand injury and Judge Fred Hensley attending the National Judge’s College in Reno, Nevada. • The Colts claimed the Pee-Wee league title in boys baseball recording a […]

July 20, 1977

• Thirteen downtown businesses were preparing for a joint half-day sale that would be held from noon to 8 p.m. The merchants were offering summer clearance specials and bargains on selected merchandise. • John Wayne and Lauren Bacall starred in The Shootist, the featured showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. • A Rinsenvac professional do-it-yourself […]

July 19, 1977

• Portales resident Kay Quisenberry returned home after spending nearly a year on Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia. While there, she attended Summerside High school as an exchange student. Quisenberry was sponsored by the Portales Rotary Club. • The Blue Jays won the league championship of Junior League boys baseball. • Eighty acres of productive land […]

July 18, 1977

• A “shu-fly” was completed around the 12 derailed freight cars at the Elida Crossing. The “shu-fly” allowed restoration of freight service on the Pecos Valley Branch of the Santa Fe Railroad. • Members of the Portales 13 year-old Babe Ruth All-stars defeated Jal-Eunice 15-5 during the district tournament in Portales. • Tuesday was double […]

July 17, 1977

• Twelve rail cars hauling potash and one car hauling anhydrous ammonia derailed at the Elida Crossing in front of the Worley Mills Elevator. • Mr. and Mrs. ernest Propes received the Yard of the Month award for July. The award was presented by the Portales Garden Club. • A two pound package of Lynden Farm French […]

July 15, 1977

• Portales resident Larry Key showed off some of the sunflowers that he had planted at his home on South Avenue H. Some of the sunflowers had reached heights of 12 feet and were 12 inches in diameter. • Members of the Portales Altrusa Club were preparing to host a picnic for neighboring clubs from […]

July 13, 1977

• The Portales Board of Education approved Mrs. Dolores Trujillo to fill a fifth grade teaching vacancy at Lindsey School. • Jimmie Lees scored her first ever hole-in-one on the number six hole at the Portales Country Club. Lees made the shot with a four iron on a 135 yard hole. • A four quart […]

Roosevelt County’s season ends at Zia

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Clovis Zia used an eight-run second inning to grab the lead and hold on for an 11-9 win against the Roosevelt County All-Stars in the 9-10 year old District 3 Little League semifinals Wednesday night at Zia Field. “Our backs were against the wall and we had to come […]

University hires new vice president

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PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University has hired Judith Haislett as the new vice president for student affairs. She succeeds Gary Musgrave, who retires Sept. 30. Haislett, who has been the vice president for student affairs at Black Hills State University in South Dakota since 1994, is expected to start at ENMU in mid-August. […]

Authority seeks federal approval

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Referencing the recently released “Believe In Me” film partially filmed in eastern New Mexico, Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines used a basketball term in seeking federal authorization for the pipeline project. “I think there is a consensus it is time for a full court press,” Verhines said […]

Senators fight for Cannon funding

Freedom Newspapers U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said Wednesday they continue to seek up to $68 million in funding for military construction at Cannon Air Force Base to support the new Air Force Special Operations Command mission. The senators offered three amendments to a defense policy bill on Wednesday intended to […]

Roosevelt Zaps Zia 15-0

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 10-11 year old All-Stars are headed to the New Mexico state championship tournament in Taos later this month after beating the Clovis Zia All-Stars 15-0 in four innings in the District 3 championship game Tuesday night at Portales’ Rotary Park. “Today we hit the ball well,” […]

Roosevelt no-hits Quay 11-12 year olds

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Reyes Chavez pitched a five-inning no-hitter and got home run support from Will Murdock and Reyes Chavez Tuesday night as Roosevelt County beat Quay County 10-0 in an elimination game of the District 3 Little League 11-12 year old tournament at Dickenson Field. Chavez recorded nine strikeouts and […]

Racers cruise through Portales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty […]