Coyotes fall to Magdalena in regional final

PNT staff MAGDALENA — Host Magdalena used two big innings to beat Dora 13-4 on Tuesday in the finals of a Class 1A regional tournament. The tourney was one of two three-team events involving district runnersup to determine the final two spots in next week’s 1A state tournament. The other six berths were filled by [...]

Muleshoe accident kills mother and son

By Sharna Johnson A week away from her 23rd birthday, Jennifer Olivares was excited about her approaching marriage and hoping to have another child — this one a girl. Olivares and her oldest son, Alejandro “A.J” Lomas Jr., 4, were killed about 8:30 p.m. (CDT) Monday just outside of Muleshoe when the vehicle they were [...]

Lopez new state police commander

By Andy Jackson Stationed in Clovis for seven years as a narcotics agent in the 1990s, veteran State Police Officer Daniel Lopez is returning to the area he considers home. Lopez, who got into law enforcement shortly after graduating from Tucumcari High School, will take over Monday as commander of District 9, which includes Curry, [...]

Dora improves to 2-0

Freedom Newspapers J.R. Gonzales had 17 points to lead a balanced effort as the Dora Coyotes improved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-45 victory Monday at Clovis Christian. Gonzales was one of two Coyote scorers in double figures, along with Tyler Wilhoit (10 points), and 10 Coyotes scored against the Eagles. The Coyotes [...]

Police out in full force holiday weekend

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers There will be an increased police presence this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to local agencies. New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints around the clock today through Saturday in every district of the state, according to State Police Capt. Oscar Gonzales. Eight to 10 officers will monitor each [...]

Coyotes have eyes on the prize in 3-1A

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A new season is giving the Dora Boys’ basketball team new hope to challenge for the top spot in District 3-1A. The Dora Coyotes host the San Jon Coyotes on Friday with the junior varsity team tipping off the action at 4 p.m. The Coyotes lost three seniors from [...]

9-8 Obituaries

Beverly Pinkert, 67 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Beverly Pinkert, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 24, 1938 in Pendleton, Ore., to Annabelle and Harvey Exum. Pinkert grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Athena High School. She [...]

Rams retool defense

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor It’s obvious during a trip to the campus of Portales High School that a lot of renovation has happened, and plans for an expanded football weight room show that renovation is continuing. The renovation is applying to more than just buildings, though, as the Ram defense is renovating itself [...]

Health fair scheduled for Roosevelt County

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Third Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration is set to keep Roosevelt County residents healthy in Portales just before the youth of Roosevelt County heads back to school. Professionals in health care will assist residents in any of their needs with check-ups and information to stay healthy. The [...]

Deaths in Fort Sumner investigated

Freedom Newspapers State Police are investigating a pair of deaths just southeast of Fort Sumner. Agapito Lucero, 55, and his wife, Margaret Lucero, 48, were found dead Thursday morning on Cottonwood Drive in the valley just outside of Fort Sumner, state police said. The bodies were found in the morning by a family member outside [...]