Salmonella investigation expanded

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]

Portales man assaulted, hospitalized

PNT Staff Report A 48-year-old Portales assault victim was listed in stable condition Tuesday afternoon at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, according to hospital spokesperson. Officers found Michael Aguilar lying in the street in the 800 block of East Amazon about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. He sustained injuries to his […]

Floyd News July 30, 2008

Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays and anniversariesSaturday — Tina LeeSunday — Mary Lou KroppMonday — Crystal SmithTuesday — Mitzi Miller; Clovis and Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lion’s Club will […]

Local Briefs July 30, 2008

Bank receives MainStreet award First Community Bank of Portales received a community award from the New Mexico MainStreet program at its annual awards program Saturday in Raton, according to a press release. First Community Bank is among 12 statewide recipients of the award. The program serves 21 affiliated communities in New Mexico. Open meetings/records seminar […]

Events Calendar July 30, 2008

FridayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SaturdayOld Lincoln Days — 8:30 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. SundayOld Lincoln Days — 3 p.m., downtown Lincoln. Information: 354-3067. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item call 356-4481, ext. 33 […]

Easing government regulation is best medicine for trade

Editorial With national election campaigns shifting into high gear, one subject voters aren’t hearing much about is trade. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the domestic economy on the front burners, international trade is shunted aside, to be trotted out when a candidate needs to score points by pointing out how he or […]

Politics, football and monopoly mulled

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Just a few ramblings while I wonder if I should see “The Dark Knight” for a fourth time or “Hellboy 2” for the first: l I sent a postcard to a friend the other day, and I’ve come to realize there’s no better thing to write than, “I’ll e-mail […]

Rules relaxed for combat-related disability

By Tom New groups of disabled retirees will be able this year to draw Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or higher amounts of Concurrent Retired Disability Payments (CRDP) under legislation passed in January. Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials explained in an interview how they are implementing the changes. Again it will involve DFAS and the […]

Ram soccer goes camping

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer With a new head coach at the helm, and one year of competition under their belts, the Portales High School soccer team hopes to build on their surprising start last season, and they’ve begun that challenge with an off-season camp this week. First-year Ram head coach Jonathan Smith and […]

Strong quake shakes Southern California

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A strong earthquake shook Southern California on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. No immediate damage was reported. The jolt was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and slightly in Las Vegas. Preliminary information from the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake at magnitude […]

Clovis police investigating another home invasion

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Freedom New Mexico staff Clovis police are investigating an early Tuesday morning home invasion, according to department officials.

A Portales man is the victim of an assault

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was transported to a Lubbock hospital for injuries received in an assault Monday night.

Police probe pair of armed home hold-ups

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to […]

Area weathering nursing shortage with local recruits

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to […]

Ruidoso suffering worst flooding in decades

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

New ad director refocuses efforts

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Ian Cooke, new advertising director for Freedom New Mexico, wants to provide local businesses consistent advertising packages to help them achieve their marketing goals. Freedom New Mexico includes the Clovis News Journal, Portales-News Tribune and Quay County Sun newspapers and Web sites. Cooke moved to Clovis in March from […]

Foot Soldiers

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These Portales Ram High School soccer players work on ball control during the first day of a week-long soccer camp held by Clovis Wildcats soccer coach Don Aragon. The camp is for students from grades 8-12.

Hound soccer names new head coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a week before […]

Police investigating string of home invasion robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appear to be random.Two males in their […]

Two missing in Ruidoso flood

The Associated Press