ENMU republican named state director

Tony Parra A month away from the presidential election year, the New Mexico Federation of College Republicans chose Eastern New Mexico University’s Bob Cornelius to be their Executive Director in preparation for the election season. “He is very committed and involved with the political issues,” ENMU President Dr. Steven Gamble. “From the first moment that […]

Buried memories

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Michelle Seeber The old First United Methodist Church of Portales, where services first were held when it was only half a basement and later became a three-story building, will always be remembered by its ministers and members. Recently demolished for about $145,000, the church — now replaced by a new one at the intersection of […]

Program helps students prepare for ACT test

Tony Parra High school students with schedules that include basketball practice, band and cheerleading are trying to make time to prepare for the American College Test, which can make or break a student’s acceptance into a quality university. “Time is one of the biggest problems in conducting tests and preparing for the ACT,” Thomas Tafoya […]

Holiday decorating taken up a notch

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Helena Rodriguez It’s not too late to start decking the halls, and tables, and chairs, and place setting and whatever else you want to use to spread holiday cheer with. More than 500 people turned out to the Sixth Annual Holiday Happenings event Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom to get ideas on […]

Public Record 12-7

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Randy Joe Ornelas, 22, and Victoria Carol Gomez, 23, both of Portales. Daniel C. Horn, 44, and Linda J. Brown, 42, both of Portales. Carl Jean Roybal, 31, and Ivon Aide Moncada, 22, both of Portales. The following dispositions were recently filed […]

Officials optimistic bases will stay open

Darrell Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com New Mexico’s military bases have a good shot at remaining open despite an upcoming Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process in 2005, according to officials of the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission. However, members asked the commission chair, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, to meet with […]

L.A. murder suspect arrested in Tucumcari

Ryan Lengerich A California man was arrested last month in Tucumcari after police said he shot and killed a man in North Hollywood, Calif., then disappeared from the scene. New Mexico State Police learned on Nov. 22 that Marchell Wilson, 27, of Lancaster, Calif., was wanted for firearms violations and homicide. Officials in California said […]

Rape suspect reports to Curry County jail for testing

Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com A 21-year-old accused of sexual assault reported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center Thursday evening for 60 days of sexual offender diagnostic testing. John Jacobs faces up to 18 months in state prison after entering into a plea agreement with prosecutors to one count […]

County rancher, wife win achievement award

Mike Linn Some may know Chad Davis as the chairman of the Roosevelt County Commission, where he likes to call meetings to order with his fist rather than a gavel. But the young politician is much more than a commissioner. He is also a Roosevelt County rancher, a board member of the New Mexico Farm […]

Officials: Cannon closure unlikely

Darrell Todd Maurina A special committee of business and government leaders appointed to help keep New Mexico’s military bases is coming to Clovis today. The group’s chair, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, said she’s optimistic the state will present enough incentives to keep not only Cannon Air Force Base but also the state’s other three bases […]