Police analyzing autopsy results of fatal crash

PNT staff report Portales police have autopsy results for a 71-year-old woman who died after being struck by a vehicle Oct. 30. Police said Thursday they are expecting to decide whether to charge the driver in a matter of days. Trevor Nuckols, 16, of Portales, was identified as the driver of the pickup truck that […]

Driver charged with felony manslaughter

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards, is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated manslaughter for the death of Richards, 21. Police said on Oct. […]

Registration open for AARP driver safety course

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for an AARP driver safety class tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, Portales. The course covers issues for drivers older than 50. Pre-registration is required. Registration: George Lees at 742-2271.

Police release name of motorcycle crash victim

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CNJ staff Police have identified 39-year-old Robert Bianco as the motorcycle rider killed Tuesday in a crash south of Clovis. Bianco, of Clovis, died when his 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan struck the side of a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Mark Ulibarri of Clovis. New Mexico State Police were called to the scene about 1 p.m. […]

Police investigating pedestrian’s death

Freedom New Mexico Portales police released new details Monday about the death of 71-year-old Gloria Ann Inge, killed after being struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street. Inge was hit Friday by a 16-year-old driver at Second and Abilene streets. Inge was taken to Roosevelt General Hospital and later airlifted to a […]

AARP Driver Safety class offered

Freedom New Mexico A new, four-hour Driver Safety Program is scheduled for 8 a.m. June 17 in the Community Services Center Community Room.

AARP offering senior driver program

PNT Staff Report A four-hour senior citizens driver safety program is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at the Community Service Center.

Family: Students’ conditions improving after wreck

Freedom New Mexico Portales High School students injured in a one-car crash Monday morning are improving. Front-seat passenger Selene Valladarez, 15, is in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit in Lubbock, said her brother, Jesus Valladarez Jr. After being unconscious all day Monday, she was improving in responsiveness to nurses Tuesday. Passenger […]

Driver safety course set

Freedom New Mexico The new four-hour senior citizens Driver Safety Program is set for April 17 in the Community Room at the Community Services Center.

Web portal necessity for state MVD

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in Friday’s PNT. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a vehicle registration, we ask that person to entrust us with a lot of personal and […]

Former Cannon airman pulls truck driver from overturned vehicle

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Briefs 11-16

Instructor cancels driver safety The driver safety program at the Community Services Center scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been canceled because the instructor, George Lees, is handling family medical concerns. People who have enrolled or want to enroll can join the Clovis class held on the same days. To register: Joe Urban at 769-1824. […]

Immigration status irrelevant to driver’s license

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Local Briefs Oct. 19

PNT Staff Reports Food bank to distribute commodities The Life Saver Food Bank will be distributing commodities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building.To receive commodities, individuals must be residents of Portales, not receive assistance from other organizations and meet income guidelines.Information: 356-2005. Tickets available for Pops Dinner Concert The 2008 Pops Dinner […]

Events Calendar Aug. 20, 2008

TodayAARP Driver Safety program — 8 a.m. to noon, Community Service CenterRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.Women’s Community Prayer Alliance — 11:45 a.m., Roosevelt General Hospital conference room.Portales town hall — 10:30 a.m. Campus Union BUilding, Eastern New Mexico University. Congressman Tom Udall, D-N.M. is holding a town hall meeting as part of his […]

Accepting lack of control a big challenge

Anita Doberman I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control over most things that […]

Sanchez takes 7th in tourney, clubs pay price

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A broken driver on the first day didn’t stop him, and a broken three-wood on the last day certainly didn’t stop him. Portales Ram golfer Donavin Sanchez pushed through the two unlucky events, and took seventh place in the 2008 Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament this week in Wichita […]

What’s in your wallet? New driver’s license debuts

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis and Portales Motor Vehicle Division offices are now issuing new licenses equipped with 12 security features. The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division released the new driver’s licenses to protect the public from identity theft. The new license procedure now starts with a temporary license first. Since the […]

Two killed in Saturday morning crash

PNT Staff Report Two men were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on North Roosevelt Road 3, state police said. Jorge Ceniceros-Herrada, 29, and Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, 21, were driving west in the eastbound lane in a 1995 Lincoln at 4:15 a.m. When they saw an eastbound vehicle, the driver swerved but overcorrected and went […]

Local Brief May 25, 2008

AARP offers driver safety program The AARP Driver Safety Program is offering a two-for-the-price-of-one