Engagement — July 25

Ortiz-Garcia Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception […]

Curry County Sheriff’s Office takes over jail

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A spokesman said Monday that Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray anticipates remaining in command of the jail for up to 90 days, until a new administrator can be hired. The sheriff took over command of the jail early Sunday morning after an escape attempt by four inmates prompted resignations […]

Roosevelt pitcher dominates

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By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — It wasn’t long into the game before the Clovis American players realized that Louis Ortiz was something different than they were used to. Ortiz, a right-handed pitcher for Roosevelt County, struck out 16 batters to pitch his team to a 4-1 win in an 11-12-year-old District 3 game […]

ENMU’s Festival Romanico hosts area high school students

By Tony Parra The 25th Annual Festival Romanico enticed 400 to 600 high school students to the campus of Eastern New Mexico University for Spanish-speaking competitions. The high school students came from eastern New Mexico and west Texas. They competed against each other in artwork, skits, poetry, essays and for the grand finale, a talent […]

Mini bikes ruling the road; authorities work to curb riders

By David Irvin They’re the trendiest wheels on the road. But yes, you do need a license to operate a pocket bike on local streets. And at least one retail store owner said last week the mini-motorcycles are not safe in city traffic. Mary Ortiz said pocket bikes are just too small to be seen […]

Obits Mar 9

Charlie Lucero, 81 Mr. Charlie Lucero, 81, of Portales, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina, to Juliana and Gaspar Lucero. He married Julia Urioste on Nov. 28, 1946, in Clovis. They moved to Portales in 1951. He worked as a […]