Stores prepare for busy, safe Black Friday

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Mike Hall has worked a lot of Black Fridays, but he doesn’t really consider the day to be that dark. “The worst part is thinking about it coming, but once it gets here, it’s fun,” said Hall, store manager for Wal-Mart in Portales. “You get to do a lot […]

Clovis man shot in abdomen

Freedom New Mexico A 28-year-old Clovis man was in surgery Monday night after police said he was shot in the abdomen that afternoon. Clovis Police Sgt. Mike Harmer said Francisco Elvedo’s condition was unknown Monday night and he was undergoing surgery at Plains Regional Medical Center. At the time the shooting was reported to police, […]

Shenandoah to play at Curry County Events Center

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Freedom New Mexico Grammy award winning country band Shenandoah is playing the Curry County Events Center 7 p.m. Saturday. The band began with drummer Mike McGuire and guitarist Jim Seales in a house in Muscle Shoals, Ala. in 1984. The band grew to five members over the next year. Shenandoah is best known for it’s […]

New ENMU coach signs St. Mike’s star

Freedom New Mexico Andrew Helton didn’t take long to land his first in-state hoops star for Eastern New Mexico University. Jordan Romero, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard from St. Michael’s, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Greyhounds, who introduced Helton as their new coach April 28. Romero was a five-year varsity member […]

No one hurt in structure fire

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Fire Department responded to a structure fire 10:48 p.m. Thursday at a residence at 1401 North Ave. K, according to officials.Portales Fire Department Lt. Mike Golden said the fire caused extensive damage but there were no injuries.

Animals set for auction

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th anniversary Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock auction this morning. The bidding begins at 9 a.m., livestock superintendent Mike O’Connor said. “It’s a financial incentive to […]

Aug. 12, 1975

Children of non-commissioned officers at Kirtland Air Force Base visited Portales; guests of Farm Bureau and met with Mayor Mike Brown while spending three nights and two days at farms in the Portales area.

Petitioners ask commissioners to consider road proposal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A petition to open a county road from N.M. 202 to County Line Road was presented Tuesday to Roosevelt County commissioners. The petition seeks to have the county take over maintenance of the private road, which runs approximately three miles through the sandhills from N.M. 202 (Cacahuate Road) to […]

Rejection can be positive thing

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Let the rejection begin. I recently began looking for a full-time job in the academic arena, which I can hold while continuing work on a second master’s degree in English, and voila, I’ve received my first rejection letter. It reads: “While your skills are certainly impressive, we have decided to […]

Lady Rams fall in finals

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE — It was a day of ups and downs for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday at the Class 1A-3A team tournament at Albuquerque Academy. Following an emotional 5-4 morning semifinal victory over St. Michael’s, the Lady Rams were quickly swept by top-seeded and top-ranked Bosque School […]