Obituaries for March 12, 2006

Sue Dennis Dean Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery in Portales. Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a […]

Ram tennis team places third at Hereford invite

HEREFORD, Texas — Portales boys finished third and its girls ranked fifth in their first team tennis tournaments of the spring this weekend in Hereford. “This was our second match and our first tournament,” coach Michelle Wallis said. “They improved tremendously this weekend. As far as doubles, they were playing together; as far as fundamentals, […]

Lopez new state police commander

By Andy Jackson Stationed in Clovis for seven years as a narcotics agent in the 1990s, veteran State Police Officer Daniel Lopez is returning to the area he considers home. Lopez, who got into law enforcement shortly after graduating from Tucumcari High School, will take over Monday as commander of District 9, which includes Curry, […]

Portales pushes win streak to three

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer They were the type of numbers that Roswell should have been happy with heading into the second half. The visiting Lady Coyotes had just four turnovers and held host Portales without a field goal for a 7:20 stretch. The only numbers that mattered, however, belonged to Portales with a […]

Roswell holds off Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Clarence Cheadle scored a game-high 18 points, and the visiting Roswell Coyotes closed out their regular season on a high note with a 73-54 victory over the Portales Rams. Cheadle led four Coyotes in double figures and hit an early 3-pointer to give Roswell (15-5) a lead they never […]

Portales wins fourth-straight game

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ashleah Richards scored 13 points and Portales won its seventh game in eight tries Thursday with a 45-35 win on the road at Roswell High. Morgan Hill added 11 and Megan Kabrick eight for Portales (12-5), which jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. “We did really well,” […]

Ticket: Roswell concert features Broadway flavor

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The sounds of one of the world’s most famous Broadway shows is on its way to Roswell. A benefit concert for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Pearson Auditorium, located on the campus of New Mexico Military Institute. The concert features pianist […]

Portales teams suffer double-digit losses

PNT Staff SUDAN, Texas — Apparently, the Portales girls team left its offense in New Mexico. In its only visit to Texas this season, the Portales girls team suffered its second-straight defeat, 33-20, to Sudan Tuesday night. Portales (2-2) fell into a 13-5 hole after the first quarter and was blanked in the third for […]

Roswell museums offer variety

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Complied by Mike Jimenez There are very few cities in this area with as varied a choice in museums a Roswell, just a short 90 minutes to the west of Portales. For a quick and easy day trip to Roswell, visitors can begin their day at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, then drive a […]

Ford Obituary (Nov. 25)

Clayton Ford Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Elida Gymnasium in Elida. Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members […]

Losses help lead Portales on winning path

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In high school volleyball, 22 wins say a lot about a team. In Portales’ case, three losses said just as much. After Portales survived five-game battles against St. Michael’s and Pojoaque to claim its fourth Class 3A title in six years, it could be said those three losses that […]

Our state claims most UFO sightings

Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you’re a distinguished UFO-ologist emeritus like I am, you know that New Mexico holds the record for the most ballyhooed assaults from outer space. In fact, the coveted Black Hole Cup has been won by so many communities in this state that Rush Limbaugh has labeled them prime examples of […]

Local man accidental witness to first A-Bomb explosion near Roswell

Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers John Ellison’s mission that morning focused on endurance. The B-29 commander, along with a flight engineer and four trainees, took off from Roswell Air Field just before 5 a.m. on July 16, 1945. Their purpose, Ellison said, was to condition the trainees for their World War II bombing missions over Japan. […]

Bitter Lakes Refuge offers variety of diversions

The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area their winter home. The wetlands provide a wintering habitat for lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese, and about 20 species of ducks. Where it is: The Bitterlakes National Wildlife […]

Valentin Mendoza

Services: 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Roswell. Valentin V. Mendoza, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at his residence. He was born on Feb. 14, 1932, in Mesilla to Pete Mendoza and Juana Valencia Mendoza. He also lived in Hobbs. He married Esperanza “Hope” Rosales on March 26, […]

Coyotes dominate late to hand Rams 48-27 loss

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The first few minutes saw nothing go right for the Roswell Coyotes, but the breaks eventually evened out. The Coyotes rolled to 443 yards of offense, had a pair of defensive touchdowns and a safety on an interception miscue by Portales to cruise to a 48-27 […]

Rams, Roswell in similar positions

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though they feel they have played well at points, the Portales Rams come into their homecoming game with a record that indicates they haven’t played well since mid-September. Tonight’s opponent certainly understands such struggles. Tonight’s matchup between the Rams and the Roswell Coyotes pits a pair of teams that […]

Day Trip: Pinatafest celebrates party tradition

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell is home to the Coyotes of Roswell High, the Rockets of Goddard High and UFO fanatics. It’s also home to the annual “Pinatafest.” The festival is set to be held Friday through Sept. 11. The event is sponsored by the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with […]

Portales volleyball squad rallies for win

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales and Roswell hit the volleyball court Tuesday night wearing almost identical uniforms. In fact, the only difference between the squads — attired in red shirts and black shorts – was the “RHS” on the Coyotes’ jerseys. By the end of the contest, the squads were also just as even […]

July 5 Obituaries

Ina Derrick-Delay, 81 Services: 2 p.m. (CDT) today at Sunset Terrace Memorial Cemetery in Farwell. Ina V. Derrick-Delay, 81, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924, to Harvey and Lula Bell Vowell Belyeu in Haskell, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. […]