Portales residents accused of stealing scrap metal

Freedom New Mexico Three Portales residents have been arrested and accused of stealing scrap metal and irrigation pumps while a child slept in their vehicle, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, deputies were sent to the 2200 block of South Roosevelt Road 4 after someone called to report possible […]

My turn: Give metal a chance

New Year’s Eve was a successful night for me, as I hope it was for many others in the community. I started the evening off by attending the heavy metal concert on Main Street in Clovis. It was a pretty successful concert and had a fairly large turn out. Saturday, I took a trip to […]

Local businesses offer recycling services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Where do you go if you want to recycle metal, cardboard or that old personal computer? Not too far if you live in Portales or Clovis. Ed’s Recycling Center, Inc., in Clovis recycles almost any kind of metal. Mike Lingnau and his dad, Ed Lingau, have owned the business […]

Old trailer lost in fire

Freedom New Mexico A fire burned the remains of an old trailer house Monday night near U.S. 70 across from Greyhound Stadium. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Golden said firefighters received the call about the fire around 7 p.m. and finished extinguishing it in about two hours. He said firefighters believe a saw used […]

Small fire at Sunland peanuts

PNT staff report Portales firefighters responded to a small fire at Sunland Peanuts about 7:30 p.m. Monday. The plant is located north of the city on U.S. 70. The blaze, according to Sunland employees on site, was restricted to one metal bin of peanuts in the “salter” building. No structural damage occurred, and production delays […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

Freedom New Mexico The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, […]

Scrap metal dealers see prices fall

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Following the financial slowdown, scrap metal prices have fallen and local recycles are feeling the pressure. Maria Chavarria, who owns Clovis Recycling with her husband Francisco, said supplies of scrap metal have dwindled in the last two months because of the drop in scrap metal prices. She said residents […]

Monster truck tour coming to Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The American Monster Truck Association is bringing its Steel Thunder Tour to Clovis this weekend. Five monster trucks and their metal victims will swarm Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday night. The tour’s shows include side-by-side monster truck racing and freestyle monster truck competitions. Comeptitions include wheelies, […]

27th SOEMS tests newest torch

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Justin Darland, 27th SOEMS, demonstrates the new oxy-acetylene torch on Sept. 5. From left to right, Maj. Michelle Estes, 27th SOEMS commander, 27th SOW Command Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer and Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th SOW commander. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]

CAFB exercise tests special ops communication

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future of special operations communications technology. Tethered by cables tied to four metal plates, the inflatable satellite was surrounded by three tents housing millions of dollars worth of communications equipment. The mobile […]

Clovis High students help put together veterans tribute at school

cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School football player Sergio Hernandez checks to be sure a panel of the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica is level before it is anchored Friday morning. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections The steady clanging of mallets hitting metal stakes and shouting voices mingled with the low roar of the wind […]

Three arrested for metal theft

Freedom New Mexico Three Clovis residents were arrested this week in unrelated incidents of copper and scrap metal theft, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said the arrests have helped his office gain ground in the battle against scrap metal thefts in the county. “This is helping […]

RCSO makes scrap metal theft arrest

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Portales men Friday in connection with the theft of scrap metal from a rural Roosevelt County residence, according to a RCSO press release. Sanford Long, 28, and Steven Long, 51, both of Portales were arrested at a scrap metal recycling center in Clovis after a […]

Air Force couple endures long distance love

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Cannon airman said good-bye to his new wife in September and departed for Iraq to repair wings of war. Senior Airman Chris Redman is stationed at Balad Air Base in Iraq and is part of a five-man team of metal technicians assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, according […]

Welding class a hot item at CCC

By Marlena Hartz Behind red and yellow plastic curtains, away from the carpeted halls of the campus, Clovis Community College welding students work diligently in their lab. As orange sparks spew like water from their torches, future welders hone their skills daily, using electricity to fuse metal together. “The first time I picked up a […]