County approves new pet rules

During their meeting Tuesday the Roosevelt County Commission: • Unanimously approved an ordinance requiring police to give two warning citations to owners of dogs and cats running loose before citing them into court, unless the animal was threatening people or livestock, or damaging property. The issue was tabled last month. • Approved the preliminary plat […]

Press Release: Two arrested in drug bust

On Friday April 16, 2010, deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search warrant in the 700 Block of West 17th Lane.

It’s their job: Kimberly Terry

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Kimberly Terry serves as records supervisor at the Roosevelt County Law Enforcement Center. She has been in the position for about a year, and worked in dispatch for about eight years before that.

Zias push nationally-ranked WT in three-game series

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — It may not be much consolation, but Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has shown at times that it can be competitive. Mired in last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias (13-32, 1-10 South) played their second quality game in a rain-delayed three-game […]

No opposition voiced on proposed street closure

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer If there are Portales residents opposed to closing a section of Commercial Street adjacent to a feed production plant, none of them voiced that opposition Monday night. That’s when the Portales City Council held a public meeting to discuss a closure request made by J.D. Heiskell and Co. The […]

Banda records ace at Portales CC

PNT staff Meno Banda hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor-made golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Portales teen shaves head to support cancer-stricken relative

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 16-year-old Portales girl went bald for the love of her great-grandmother undergoing chemotherapy. About a month ago, Portales High School sophomore Mercedes Reynolds shaved her head to show support for her great-grandmother, Louise Reynolds of Binghamton, N.Y., and all other cancer patients. Mercedes’ mother, Stephanie Reynolds, said Louise, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Concerts and golfing for a cause

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Free concert The Clovis High School and Freshman Academy are presenting

My turn: The one that got away

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Charley Johns and his son Peter, from Lubbock, went hunting in Texas a few years ago. Peter was looking to get his first kill. After a lot of waiting and changing locations, they finally saw a huge buck coming their way. Charley wasn’t close enough to get a clean […]

Elida school news — April 20

• Today: Fort Sumner junior high track meet, SBA make-up testing • Wednesday: SBA makeup testing • Thursday: Eastern Plains Athletic Conference track meet (junior high and varsity) at Fort Sumner; SBA make-up testing • Friday: Baseball — Dora at Elida (varsity, junior varsity), 3 p.m. doubleheader. • Saturday: Junior/Senior Prom, “Mystical Evening,” 7 p.m., […]

Portales High School news — April 20

Spring Fling scheduled at Portales High School The Portales High School/Gear-Up Class of 2012 would like to invite all PHS students to attend the “Spring Fling” dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Cafeteria. The cost is $1 at the door with food and drinks being provided. Music will provided by […]

Floyd school news — April 20

Bake sale to benefit elementary track The Floyd Booster Club annual bake sale will be held Thursday at the school. Proceeds will help the elementary track team purchase T-shirts for the track meet to be held at Elida this year. Any supporter is invited to help by sending decorated cookies, brownies, cupcakes, grab bags or […]

Dora school news — April 20

Five qualified for state Track coach Pablo Pena said that so far, five students have qualified for May’s state track meet — Kelli Merrick (high jump), and Anthony Pena, Sergio Arzate, Jacob Arzola, and Michael Puebla (1,600-meter relay). Sports schedule • Today — Junior high track at Fort Sumner • Thursday — Eastern Plains Athletic […]

Portales Junior High news — April 20

Spring band concert The junior high and high school bands will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center on the high school campus. Job shadowing Eighth-grade students were able to experience being in the workforce Friday as they job shadowed at various places in our community. The students were […]

Hole-in-one hit at Portales Country Club

Freedom New Mexico Meno Banda hit his first hole in one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

Crime Victim’s Rights Week starts

Freedom New Mexico The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is kicking off national Crime Victim’s Rights Week with its Sixth Annual Community Breakfast Tuesday. Scheduled for 7 a.m. at the Clovis Civic Center, the breakfast is held to honor crime victims and their families and those who serve them, according to a press release. Crime […]

Monday morning briefing: A recital, registration and revolution

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the relentless research team of

Police blotter —

Recent calls received by Portales dispatch April 14 through April 16. April 14 • At 4:14 a.m. a caller in the 1700 block of South Avenue O reported an unknown subject outside in the shed. • At 7 a.m. a caller in the 1400 block of South Avenue H reported two pitbulls running south from […]

Volunteer profile: Melveta B. Walker

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Name: Melveta B. Walker Residence: Portales Occupation: Director of Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library Volunteer work: Friends of Portales Public Library, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and the ENMU Foundation board. Why she does it: Walker believes she is fortunate to get an education at ENMU and wants to share the resources it […]

Offense dominates in ENMU scrimmage

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — The Greyhounds coaching staff didn’t like the sight of the offense scoring at will Saturday morning. So they made the defense watch the same thing. Saturday marked a win for the offense in the final Eastern New Mexico University football scrimmage before the upcoming Green and […]