Man arrested following search

PNT Staff Law enforcement officers arrested a Roosevelt County man and seized items suspected to be used in methamphetamine production Tuesday. According to a news release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Cody Banister, 27 was arrested on probation violation and RCSO officials say numerous other charges related to the production of methamphetamine are pending. […]

Parade staple of homecoming

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The starting point for the 2007 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade was a flurry of activity Saturday morning as coordinator Brooke Parker lined up the floats. “This is actually my first homecoming parade to organize,” said Parker, who is also the secretary for alumni affairs at ENMU. A […]

Portales soccer swept at Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls soccer teams traveled into the mountains Tuesday afternoon to play the Ruidoso varsity, and both the Rams and Lady Rams exited with a 10-0 loss. Both games were cut short, and Ruidoso led both games 8-0 at the half. “We played pretty well,” Ram […]

Trial set to start Monday in Portales

Freedom New Mexico Staff The first-degree murder trial of two men accused of shooting a 10-year-old boy while he slept in his Clovis home will begin Monday in Portales. Demetrio Salas, 21, and David Griego, 31, are scheduled to have a 10-day trial. Jury selection will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. District Judge Pro Tem […]

Officials battle copper wire theft

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt and Curry County law enforcement officials are joining forces to combat the theft of copper wire from pivot sprinklers in the area. According to Chief Deputy Malin Parker of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, the department has been receiving an average of two calls per week concerning the […]

City councilors officially adopt transportation committee’s study

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council officially adopted the year-long study that has produced the Portales Transportation Plan along with its recommendations. Work on the plan, done by a citizen and stakeholder group called the Portales Transportation Planning Committee, was directed by G.C. Engineering. It is wide-ranging, from a recommended northwest alignment […]

Parker decides to leave district judge post

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers District Judge Joe Parker has resigned his position, effective today, citing an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. Though it may seem like a sudden announcement, Parker said it was a very difficult decision that he and his wife talked and prayed about at length. “In reality my wife and I […]

Large pot bust made during saturation patrol Friday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Nine and one-half pounds of marijuana were recovered after two Portales residents were arrested on Friday evening during a criminal interdiction patrol that took place in Roosevelt County for the first time, according to a press release issued by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Patricia Villanueva, 26, was arrested […]

Automobile crash kills local man

PNT Staff Report A Portales man was killed Saturday in a one-vehicle accident east of Portales, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office officials. Isabel Ornelas, 51 lost control of his vehicle around 1:15 p.m. on N.M. 467 (Airbase Highway) between Milepost 2 and 3. The vehicle overturned, pinning the man underneath, according to Chief Deputy […]

PHS softball duo ready for North/South

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer In the past eight years, the Lady Ram softball team has placed only one player on the New Mexico South All-Star team. This weekend in Clovis, two Portales girls will be representing the South. Portales High School graduates Sasha Parker and Amanda Terry were selected following a successful run […]