Portales teen arrested on murder charge

By Kevin Wilson A Portales teenager was charged with murder on Wednesday. Richard Baca, who turned 18 on May 2, is accused of killing Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales. Robinson’s body was discovered fully intact Friday afternoon, buried in the back yard of a residence at 717 N. Ave. J, where Baca lives. Portales Police [...]

May 13 Obituaries

Amber Robinson Services: 2 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Portales. Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales, was born on Dec. 3, 1984, in Portales, to Joann Martinez and Rodney Robinson. She grew up in Portales, where she attended school. Family members said she was artistic and enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting, painting and crafting. [...]

City expresses grief after identification

By Mike Linn Portales residents expressed shock and grief on Tuesday after police identified the body of a woman found on Friday, buried in a Portales back yard. Amber Robinson, 20, a former student at Broad Horizons in Portales, made a lasting impression on friends, who described her as a joy to be around. “She [...]

Seniors let the games begin

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By Tony Parra There were many smiles and laughs when the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics kicked off the week of local events with the potato relays on Monday in Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center. Mary Lucero, director of Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center and coordinator of the Senior Citizens Olympics, said she has coordinated the [...]

Friends of Eastern pay tribute to alumni, Gov. Richardson

Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming festivities began with the 28th Annual Friends of Eastern Foundation Breakfast honoring Gov. Bill Richardson and four ENMU alumni at the Campus Union Ballroom on Saturday. ENMU presented Judge Robert C. Brack with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Brack graduated from ENMU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree [...]

ENMU to honor alumni, governor

MIke Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lends support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the Eastern [...]