Lady Rams sweep Roswell

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PNT Staff Report The Portales Lady Rams got back to .500 Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader against Roswell 5-4, 6-3 at the Portales softball park. “It feels good,” coach Robbie Crowley said. “With the girls back from basketball it’s good to kind of get a rotation I feel comfortable with.” In game one, the Lady Rams […]

Incumbents make sweep in municipal races

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By William P. Thompson All Portales incumbent city councilors kept their seats on the council after Tuesday’s municipal election and Municipal Judge Fred Arnold retained his seat on the bench. A total of 997 voters participated in the election, about 15 percent of the city’s 6,322 registered voters. The closest race was in Ward D […]

Municipal candidates sound off

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By William Thompson Portales city council candidates shared hope for continued ecomomic growth at a political forum Monday while differing on ways to achieve that growth. About 50 people attended the forum sponsored by city government and the Portales Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Monday night at the Memorial Building to hear candidates for city […]

Charges filed against uncle in baby fall case

By Karl Terry The uncle of a 10-month-old boy who fell from a deck on Oct. 4 has been arrested in connection with the case. Derek Parker, 22, of Clovis, was charged with abandonment abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Parker turned himself into Portales police on Monday […]

Police: Vehicle mishap results in death

PNT Staff A vehicle mishap late Monday night caused the death of a Portales man. Police believe Roy Parker, 51, was killed when his 1993 Dodge truck pinned him to a building. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said sometime before 11 p.m., Parker attempted to start his truck outside of Goober McCool’s. Parker started his […]

States launching animal identification system

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Branding has long identified a farm animal’s owner. Now New Mexico ranching industry leaders are finding ways to track their animals with advances in technology, such as the National Identification System in its early stages within the state. The Tri-National Animal Health and Identification Consortium recently launched a pilot series […]

May 5 Obituaries

J.T. Wilson, 96 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Sumner Cemetery. J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school […]

Lovington rallies for split with Lady Rams

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PNT Staff Lovington broke a scoreless tie with a six-run seventh and defeated the Portales High Lady Rams 6-0 on Tuesday at the PHS softball field, earning a split of their District 4-3A doubleheader. The Lady Rams (14-8) won the opener 6-3. With the split, the teams share the district lead with 3-1 records. Sophomore […]

Community to get together to pick up trash

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Organizers of the Keep New Mexico Clean and Beautiful event in the city of Portales are hoping for a big turnout on Saturday. Veda Urioste, one of the coordinators of the event, said last year there were 274 participants and 714 trash bags were filled with garbage from around […]

Students observe day of silence

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor For Eastern New Mexico University freshman Jenny Gheer, the sign hanging from her neck said everything she needed to say. And if it didn’t, she had a pen to help. Gheer was one of many in the community who took part Wednesday in Day of Silence, a national program […]

Lady Rams rout shorthanded foes

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams really didn’t have to hit the ball much — or very far — against District 4-3A rivals Lovington and Ruidoso on Saturday. Portales collected 22 hits — including five bunt singles and five others of the infield variety — and also benefitted from 19 walks, three hit batsmen […]

4/3 Weddings, engagement

Weddings Buzard Jennifer Harrer of Clovis and Dan Buzard of Portales were joined in marriage June 5, 2004 at The Landing. Father Tobin Hitt and R. L. Richards performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Sally Harrer of Albuquerque. She is the granddaughter of Clarinda Harrer of Beloit, Wisc. […]

PHS notches sweep over Lady Demons

By Dave Wagner Sophomore pitchers Shareesa Nusser and Sasha Parker combined to strike out 30 Dexter batters and Portales High’s softball team cruised to 14-6 and 16-4 wins over the Lady Demons on Monday at the PHS softball field. Nusser struck out 18 batters in the opener while also contributing three hits and three RBIs […]

Portales woman pleads guilty

By Tony Parra Ninth District Judge Joe Parker wrapped up the fraud case of two New Mexico Department of Human Services employees on Tuesday with a guilty plea from a woman accused of one count of theft of identity. Parker sentenced Julia Tapia, 50, of Portales to three years of supervised probation. Tapia was also […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Judge declines request to reopen public records case

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A state district court judge on Tuesday denied a Clovis News Journal request to reconsider a public records case against Curry County ruled on last year. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Joe Parker ruled he had no jurisdiction in the case because the CNJ’s motion to reconsider was not heard within […]

Counterfeit bills making rounds

By Tony Parra Portales residents may be carrying counterfeit bills in their wallets and purses and not even know it. The Portales Police Department will conduct a seminar on how to detect counterfeit money at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Memorial Building to help those people. Portales Police Department Detective Johnny Parker said the […]

Lawsuit against Curry County thrown out

By Mike Linn A district judge threw out a public records lawsuit filed against Curry County on Monday because of what he said was a procedural error. District Judge Joe Parker said Freedom Communications, parent company of the Clovis News Journal, incorrectly sued Curry County when it sought the salaries of county employees. Parker said […]

Sept. 3 Obituaries

Bill Ward, 52 Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned to Ruidoso for […]

Organizers hope to make derby a popular trend

By Tony Parra Organizers of the demolition derby at the Roosevelt County Fair are hoping to create a tradition which will last for a long time, with the second annual derby on Saturday night. The second annual demolition derby will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the special events arena. Scott Tucker, one […]