Rape trial postponed

Darrell Maurina The trial for a Clovis man accused of rape has been postponed until Feb. 2. John Jacobs’ trial had been scheduled for today and Wednesday in Curry County District Court. Jacobs’ attorney Gerald Baca said he was not prepared for the Clovis trial because he defended Jacobs in a Portales trial on Thursday […]

Homecoming features week full of events

Helena Rodriguez By Helena Rodriguez Freedom Newspapers Helena_Rodriguez@link.freedom.com Things are already starting to look green around town this week as Eastern New Mexico University kicks off its 2003 homecoming celebration. Under the theme “Classic Movies,” events have already kicked off, with many more planned throughout the week, all leading up to Saturday’s big homecoming parade […]

Rape suspect found innocent

Darrell Todd Maurina PORTALES — A Roosevelt County jury late Friday found John Jacobs innocent of raping a fellow Eastern New Mexico University student. The courtroom audience then erupted — some in tears and others in relief. Judge Stephen Quinn ordered one supporter of the alleged victim restrained and removed from the courtroom after she […]

Grant to assist rural counties with emergency equipment

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Tony Parra U.S. Representative Tom Udall has announced $252,760 in grant funding to the New Mexico Department of Health to increase access to on-the-spot help for people who suffer heart attacks in rural counties in New Mexico. “These are going to be for government facilities such as the sheriff’s office or facilities where they hold […]

ENMU student dies at rodeo

Mike Linn Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — “Rojo,” to his friends — had a contagious, fun-loving spirit. “The memories we have of Rojo are sitting around on our balcony and telling stories and the guy didn’t stop laughing for an hour straight,” said Brett Trembly, president of Kappa Sigma, a fraternity to which Ellsworth had pledged. […]

Red Cross worker to direct N.M. shelter

Gary Mitchell A former American Red Cross worker whose travels have taken her to war-torn regions around the world, has been named the new executive director for eastern New Mexico’s Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. Catharine Johnson, currently the executive director of the Clovis Downtown Revitalization Committee, was offered the $40,000 position on Thursday […]

Public Record 10-5

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Victor Sanchez, 64, of Portales, and Maria Engracia Diaz Salinas, 46, of Juarez, Mexico. Sidney D. Price, 44, and Betty D. McGee, 46, both of Elida. Armando F. Dominguez, 31, and Dorothy L. Collins, 34, both of Clovis. The following dispositions were recently […]

Hounds look to break streak against ACU

By Dave Wagner Gary Gaines has had a tough time against most teams in his three-plus seasons as the Abilene Christian football coach. But even though the Wildcats are 3-0 against ENMU in that time — and have won four in a row in the series overall — Gaines isn’t exactly licking his chops at […]

Forum focuses on city’s future

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Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Members of the Portales community gathered in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University for the Portales/Roosevelt County Economic Development Forum to discuss where the community is heading in 10 years. Community members wrote on pieces of notepad paper the […]

Freedom board meets

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — The board of Freedom Communications Inc. met all day Wednesday to discuss bids from potential buyers but did not decide what to recommend to the shareholders for a vote, the company said in a statement. Irvine, California-based Freedom, parent of the Portales News-Tribune, said the board told its investment […]