Software helps find online predators

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Sharna Johnson It’s not the casual downloader they are targeting, or even the occasional person who blunders into dangerous territory on a peer-to-peer network. Instead they are hunting those who intentionally seek and collect or share child pornography. Using specially designed software based on geographical location, quantity and frequency, among other factors, they target users […]

Monday morning briefing: Local fireworks video and relatives in Texas

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day Check out our videos of the fun and fireworks in case you missed them in…or saw them and just can’t get enough. Relative help Are you looking for ancestors from Texas? The General James Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic […]

Veterans share thoughts on Fourth of July

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Because it is the Fourth of July. The Portales News-Tribune asked several local veterans what Independence Day means to them. What follows are a variety of perspectives from five people who sacrificed and speak from heart-felt experience.

My Turn: Freedom of speech must be respected

Wendel Sloan Tonight I will join thousands in watching Portales’ fireworks. Although I am not a knee-jerk “America: Love It or Leave It” type, I revere the freedom that Independence Day celebrates. While I agree with some of our government’s military decisions, and disagree with others—especially when I think that better options could have been […]

Police blotter — July 4

Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Wednesday • At 6:42 a.m., a caller in the Floyd area of N.M. 267 reported someone had vandalized the school. • At 8:44 a.m., a caller on Main in Causey requested an officer to report a break-in at her residence. • At 4:14 p.m., […]

Reader submitted content: RGH auxiliary purchases two cribs to pediatrics department

Recently, the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary approved and purchased two cribs for pediatric patients at the hospital. These cribs can be used for general pediatric purposes and in an intensive care and critical care scenario. The cribs provide access to the patient on all four sides, allowing treatment on both sides and at the foot […]

Reader submitted content: Soldiers helped bring comrade’s body to Portales

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Johnny Morgan On March 11, 1941, 26 young men from Roosevelt County left Portales to be drafted into the U.S. Army in Santa Fe. We walked from our hotel to the armory for our physicals. I will never forget what the major said when he saw us: “What do we have here? A bunch of […]

Buddy Holly musical coming to Clovis

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The story of Buddy Holly’s rise to fame presented in musical form will kick off this year’s Clovis Music Festival. A group of Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce employees went to watch “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock ‘n’ roll musical last year in Lubbock […]

Firefighters investigating small fire at residence

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Portales Firefighters responded to a house fire at 720 South Dallas Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Firefighters had the small fire put out in a short time. The cause of the fire is under investigation and more information will be posted soon.

Portales man charged with cocaine trafficking

PNT staff A Portales man faces felony charges after police say a raid at his home Thursday netted a “substantial quantity” of cocaine. According to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, deputies from Roosevelt County, Curry County, and the Clovis Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block of […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met your spouse. Dragging Main Street in downtown Clovis. He was with his friends and I was with my […]

Portales man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

PNT staff Issac Montano Jr., 48, of Portales, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was accused in the July 2008 death of Donald Chapman of Portales. “The credit for this conviction goes to the quick response and investigation by the Portales Police Department,” […]

Officials dish about Fourth of July menus

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Jared Tucker The Independence Day weekend is here which means the patio table is set, the American Flag is flying proudly in the front yard, and it’s time to fire up that grill. So what are area officials and residents throwing on the grill this year? Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said he likes a […]

Press Release: Montano gets 20 years for second degree murder

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Isaac Montano, Jr., age 48, was sentenced to serve twenty (20) years in the Department of Corrections for Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.

Yard sale-ing has rules

By Grant McGee: Freedom New Mexico It was Saturday morning and I was deftly shooting through the streets, handling the four-door family car like a Formula 1 racer at Le Mans, hurrying to the next big yard sale. I had the situation under control. The Lady of the House saw it differently. “Playing ‘chicken’ with […]

Press release: Roosevelt County man arrested for trafficking cocaine

(Roosevelt County, NM) – On Thursday July, 02, 2010, deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Curry County Sheriff’s Office, and Clovis Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 Block of South Ave G. In Portales.

Let’s keep tax dollars in Portales

Portales’ construction worker Danny Smith is unhappy with a recent Portales school board decision to hire an Amarillo contractor for a roofing project. Here’s his letter to the editor:

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U. S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results […]

Internet should remain free of censorship

Freedom New Mexico Google and China continue to spar over Internet freedom in the Communist nation. Google is trying to stay as clear of government censorship as possible; China wants to control information flow with a heavy hand. The two could be reaching a pivotal moment, and the outcome could have lasting implications for the […]

Friday morning briefing: Ute Lake fun and the Civil Rights Act

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. If your headed north Ute Lake State Park is scheduled to host its traditional all-day July 4 celebration again this year. The day begins with a parade at 10 a.m. in Logan, followed by a horseshoe contest at the park. The fireworks display is […]