Rural dumping angers resident

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Jared Tucker A Portales man is outraged because he said someone keeps dumping trash, furniture and dead calves near his farm on Roosevelt Road Y. The farm owner, Tim Mitchell, blames local dairies but Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said he has not been able to substantiate such a charge. Mitchell said he finds three […]

Public record — July 11

The following cases were closed through the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court from June 18-23.

Police blotter — July 11

Clarence Plank Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Their view: Hispanics should be proud of heritage

Portales’ Geni Flores had this to say about last Sunday’s letter to the editor from Bill Cathey of Dora:

GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

Governor honors ENMU ropers with day

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Clarence Plank Friday, he was one of the toughest cowboys in New Mexico. It hasn’t always been that way for Michael Trujillo. Eastern New Mexico’s collegiate rodeo national champion was once afraid of horses. “I hated it every day,” Trujillo said, explaining how his parents insisted he work and be around horses. “Until one day […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Our people: Healing souls

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Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to Clovis six years ago after planning to retire in Arizona. She even bought a house there. But she felt uncomfortable. She […]

A parting gift from ‘The Girls’

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I was enjoying my early morning bicycle commute to work and the sounds of birds of all kinds welcoming the dawn: Robins, mockingbirds, Western kingbirds, a rooster. A rooster? In town? Sure you can have chickens in town…as long as your neighbors don’t care or animal control doesn’t come a-callin’. […]

In search of joy and companionship

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: Sharna Johnson has been writing about critters in a weblog for three years. Now she’s taking her dog and pony show to the printed product. Her weekly column begins today, with the introduction she offered her blog readers on Nov. 2, 2007.

Police release name of Portales drowning victim

LOGAN — Mu’Allum Thayer, 31, of Portales drowned Friday morning at Ute Lake. A spokesperson for New Mexico State Police said Thayer’s body was discovered about 2 p.m. Friday in eight feet of water about 30 yards from shore. State Police were called to Ute Lake early Friday morning by two women who were swimming […]

Their view: Gross receipts tax hampers state businesses

Paul Gessing, president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say in a recent column on New Mexico’s gross receipts tax:

Determinists fail to step up

The doctrine of free will is not faring very well these days among most philosophers, although a few who work on the topic, even among neuro-scientists, do defend it. I am one of them.

Energy assistance program latest boondoggle

Freedom New Mexico Even as the federal government continues its grandiose mission of redistributing your tax money, we continue to learn how unaccountable its corrupt system already is. The Government Accounting Office, which monitors how Washington manages tax money, has uncovered yet another expensive boondoggle amid the well-intentioned federal giveaway of billions of dollars, this […]

Roosevelt man arrested for meth

PNT staff report A Roosevelt County man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine Tuesday. Pedro Villalovos, 21, of Portales was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after Roosevelt and Curry County dep- uties along with Portales and Clovis Police officers executed a search warrant in the 1100 block of North Main […]

Clovis woman wins $50,000 lottery

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis woman won $50,000 on an Aerosmith scratcher game Wed- nesday, according to a news release from the New Mexico Lottery. Gloria Bock was waiting to meet her husband for lunch at Kripple Creek restaurant on Prince Street when she decided to buy a $5 scratcher to pass the time, said […]

Former resident ‘hometown hero’

Courtesy photo Capt. Louisa Jones, second from the right, is midway through her third deployment in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Capt. Louisa Jones hasn’t lived in Portales for nearly 15 years but she still remembers the peanuts. The single mother of two was one of 50 servicemen and women featured in the “My Hometown Marne Hero” […]

U.S. citizenship precious to all

Baxter Black What a country! July Fourth, Independence Day 2010 — as dissent and malaise fill the headlines, and bitter diatribe and blame mongering flood the airwaves, the question we should each ask each ourselves is, “Where would we rather be?” Would I have a happier life if I took my family and moved to […]

Entrust your worries to God

Joan Clayton Of all the things you have ever worried about, tell me something good that came about as a result. What is worry? I define it as “rehearsing calamity” or meditating on the worse thing that can happen. It is to feel anxious and uneasy, to be disturbed, harassed or annoyed, to be troubled. […]

Triathlon triumph

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano Liliana Castillo Capt. Ken Corigliano of the 11th Intelligence Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base was a member of the Air Force triathlon team that took all of the 25 gold medals available at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship. Corigliano finished 12th overall with a time […]