Two killed in auto accident

Freedom New Mexico Two Portales residents died in a roll-over this weekend. Rochelle A. Pettigrew, 33, and Charles J. Paiz, 39, both of Portales, died in a single-vehicle crash on South Roosevelt Road 2 near Roosevelt Road X, according to a news release from the State Police. Glascock said the owner of the property where […]

Business feature: J.J. Jumbo Burger

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer J.J. Jumbo Burger is a staple in Portales. Pete Paiz has been running J.J. Jumbo Burgers for 15 years. He bought the restaurant from his father, Johnny Paiz, who owned the business for 20 years before he sold it. Back then it was called Jose’s. Altogether the business has […]

On the road to recovery

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Ray Paiz is looking forward to the new year a little more than most people. The 35-year-old Portales man said he has a lot to be thankful for today and a lot to look forward to in the new year. Nearly killed in when a tractor ran over him […]

City plans fund-raiser for Paiz

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer By Casey Peacock PNT Staff Writer Casey_Peacock@link.freedom.com Portales residents and employees of Russell’s Super Save are pulling together to help a local resident who has been in the hospital for more than a week following a farm accident. Ray Paiz said he sustained a major pelvic fracture and a […]

9-23 Elida School News

Students compete at state fair Elida students who competed at the New Mexico State Fair include: Sixto Paiz,Champion Charolais steer; Raena Sanders, first place meat goat; Kinsey Criswell, second place Southdown lamb; Ryan Best, second place Finewool Cross lamb and second in the Calf Scramble Showmanship contest; Reavis Best, first place light Blackface lamb in […]

Fresh pickings

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As local farmers set up their produce, customers mingled, awaiting the signal that would officially open the Portales Farmers’ Market for the afternoon. In a flurry of activity Thursday at the corner of First Street and Avenue B, seven farmers’ market vendors sold a variety of produce to customers, […]

Citizens air concerns over lagoon

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Emotions were running high Thursday evening as residents filled the Memorial Building to participate in a public hearing on operation of a sewer lagoon at dairy just south of Portales. The New Mexico Environment Department hearing was called by Environment Secretary Ron Curry after response, including a petition with […]

City looks to combat odor problems

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors spent a good portion of Tuesday’s regular meeting dealing with odor issues — both their own wastewater treatment plant and a complaint that a dairy south of the city could potentially add to the smell. Councilors heard an update from Public Works Director Tom Howell on […]

Dairy defends lagoon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The owner of a dairy that was the source of a complaint before the Roosevelt County Commission said he is following state regulations and is doing everything possible to be a good neighbor. Kevin Breshears, owner of the Stepping Stone Dairy south of Portales, said the runoff lagoon he […]

Foul odor concerns neighbors

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Zoning and nuisance issues dominated Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Roosevelt County Commission. County residents Butch and Tommy Allen raised concerns about a neighbor who has moved in approximately 80 calf hutches on adjoining property near their home just west of the city limits. Not only are the hutches […]

Not all rest on Labor Day

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Labor Day is just how it sounds to many people in Roosevelt County. The first Monday in September has long been designated as Labor Day, a creation of the labor movement giving workers an extra day off during the year, but many people work whether they choose to or […]

Tatum stops Lady Tigers in semifinal action

By Jesse Wolfersberger ALBUQUERQUE — In the first quarter, the Elida Lady Tigers looked unintimidated and confident against top-seeded Tatum. By the fourth, they looked like a team that was rattled and overmatched. Tatum guard Reahannon Lizardo scored 23 points to lead the Lady Coyotes over fourth-seeded Elida 55-36 in the semifinals of the Class […]

Texico downs Elida to end four-year EPAC title drought

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The 11-3 Texico Lady Woverines ended the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference Tournament looking more like a team ready for the playoffs than a team just about to start its league season. They hardly missed a beat as they defeated Elida 55-42 in Saturday’s championship at Greyhound Arena in Portales, […]

Elida cruises into EPAC title game

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers spent Friday afternoon filling up the stat sheet, and the team was able to fill in its name to the final game in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Jewlie Paiz scored 16 points and stole eight Floyd passes and freshman guard Lindsey Bob Smith […]

Elida wins Route 66 to move to 9-1

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent SANTA ROSA — Just call them the unofficial champs of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament, those Elida Tigers. Although the girls four-team basketball tourney was technically a round-robin event, with each school facing the other three squads once, the Tigers proved themselves the queens of their temporary northern domain by […]

Oct. 24 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Picture retakes are Thursday. • The Junior Carnival has been moved from Friday to Saturday night. • Booster Club meets Nov. 1st. Athletics Football: Quarterfinals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced. FFA Floyd FFA Chapter Officers for 2004-05 are: President: Ricardo Navarrate Vice President: […]

Paiz continues family tradition with business

By Laurie Stone This story is part of a News-Tribune weekly feature on business owners who have been at their respective business for five years or more. The Paiz family has been feeding Portales for almost two decades at JJ’s Jumbo Burgers. Pete Paiz is continuing that tradition, as he has run the restaurant for […]

Sept. 26 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Friday will be an ELS day. • The homecoming bonfire will be Oct. 15th. Homecoming will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • Junior Carnival will be October 29. Changes regarding ELS Day The school has sent home letters to all parents regarding changes to ELS day. All Elementary […]

Portales woman lassos state queen title.

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Mike Linn Since Silver Paiz was a young girl she dreamed of becoming the New Mexico State Fair Queen. Little did she know then she would be the first from Roosevelt County. Paiz, 19, won overall honors in the state pageant Saturday in Albuquerque, edging 14 other county queens. She also placed first in the […]

Partners reap rewards racing reptiles

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Mike Linn The last foot-long stretch of the turtle race at Saturday’s Roosevelt County Fair had one turtle owner leaping in the air, yelling like an NFL football coach on Super Bowl Sunday, and waving his cowboy hat in an attempt to coax his new pet to victory. It worked. Sixto Paiz, 11, and Randall […]