Colon and Sanchez win party nominations for lieutenant governor

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrat Brian Colon and Republican John Sanchez have won their parties’ nominations for New Mexico lieutenant governor. Tuesday’s results mean Colon will be paired on the Democratic ticket with gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish in the November general election. Sanchez will run on the GOP side with Susana […]

PJHS student wins county spelling bee for second time

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Hard work and study paid off for the winners of Saturday’s annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee at Eastern New Mexico University. A dozen Roosevelt County students competed in the event. Winners included Portales Junior High School seventh-grader Mathew Sanchez, 12, who competed in the senior division, and Floyd Elementary […]

Getting to know: Engineer began volunteer work in college

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Name: Antonio Sanchez Job: Engineering manager for Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Inc. and owner of Eastern New Mexico Engineering. Background: Sanchez grew up in Raton and moved to Portales in September 1999. He is married to Layle and has three children under the age of 9. Where he’s volunteered: Rotary Club and Roosevelt County Chamber […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Airman Velia Bravo, 25, greets well-wishers on Monday at the Cannon clinic with daughters Annabel, 7, and Alex, 5, at her side. Bravo works at the clinic but spent the last four months on the USNS Comfort before returning on Sunday. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections In the Air Force […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the Air Force for 16 years, Tech Sgt. Carlos Ramos Sanchez had been overseas a few times. For his first deployment, something lasting longer than a few days or a couple of weeks, Sanchez was on the seas. Sanchez and four other medics stationed at Cannon Air Force […]

Clovis man faces felony child abuse charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is in jail after attacking a teen he said threw something at his vehicle Thursday night, police said. Police found Freddy Sanchez hiding in a dumpster a few blocks from where witnesses said he climbed into a vehicle and struck the teen, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sanchez is […]

Long day, night at Roundhouse

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican In any other year, three days out from the Legislature’s adjournment, the Roundhouse hallways by 9:30 a.m. can be frenetic with lawmakers and lobbyists pondering the fate of their bills. Instead, the halls are mostly quiet, and the coffee maker of the Society of Association Executives is just rumbling […]

Partnership bill falls short in Senate

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Some senators and domestic-partnership advocates said Thursday’s lopsided defeated of a bill to establish domestic partnerships in New Mexico was due to the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, which had been neutral on the issue in previous years, coming out against the bill this time. Meanwhile, a lobbyist […]

Domestic partners bill revived

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican A stalled bill that would establish domestic partnerships for unmarried couples in New Mexico got new life Monday when a senator who had opposed the idea decided to let the entire Senate consider it. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 Monday to pass Senate Bill 12, without recommendation, to […]

Portales 11-year-old to compete in state spelling bee

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Ergonomic, E-R-G-O-N-O-M-I-C, ergonomic. With those nine letters, Portales 11-year-old Mathew Sanchez punched his ticket to the state spelling bee in March. Instead of watching American Idol or ESPN, the Portales 6th-grader was studying word origins and etymology, and it paid off in a big way. Sanchez correctly spelled ‘ergonomic’ […]

Feb. 4, 2009 Legislature Tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Sen. Sanchez meets the press: Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, on Wednesday unexpectedly dropped in the Capitol Media Room to give an impromptu, informal press conference. Sanchez said he believes there’s a very good chance that serious ethics legislation will pass the Legislature this year. The mounting number of […]

Former Clovis resident arrested in Texas

Freedom New Mexico A 43-year-old former Clovis resident was arrested Friday in Rockdale, Texas, on four counts of child solicitation. Frank Sanchez’ arrest stems from an Internet investigation conducted by the Curry County Sheriff’s Department, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Sanchez, a registered sex offender, contacted a decoy Internet profile used by sheriff’s investigators and […]

Ram takes two consecutive golf tournaments

Portales High School senior golfer Donavin Sanchez is 2-for-2. Two golf tournament wins in two days. Sanchez placed first at Clovis’ Chaparral golf course Monday, firing a two-under-par 70 — a full 11 strokes better than the next best score. Donavin followed up that victory with another on Tuesday at Clovis’ municipal golf course. The […]

Sanchez takes 7th in tourney, clubs pay price

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A broken driver on the first day didn’t stop him, and a broken three-wood on the last day certainly didn’t stop him. Portales Ram golfer Donavin Sanchez pushed through the two unlucky events, and took seventh place in the 2008 Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament this week in Wichita […]

Sanchez makes cut in Texas

PNT Staff Report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Portales High School golfer Donavin Sanchez is tied for 10th place in the Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament going into the final round today. According to his father, Martin Sanchez, Donavin made the 40-player cut to be included in the final round of the three-day tournament which features […]

Albuquerque man drowns at Conchas

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico CONCHAS — A 25-year-old Albuquerque man died Sunday in Conchas Lake after cliff diving near Conchas Dam, New Mexico State Police said. Julian Sanchez was diving with friends and did not come up from a dive about 4:30 p.m.,

Couple named ‘Good Samericans’

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition […]

Clovis couple wins inaugural Samerican award

By Gabriel Monte Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition Thursday from Clovis […]

December 2, 1989

• Sid Chapman was named the 1989 “Workhorse of the Year” during the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet. • Vickie Aguilar and Elaine Sanchez were the winners of the Saturday Great Cash Giveaway. Aguilar received $250 worth of script for her first place win, while Sanchez received $75 of script that could be used […]

Quilters gather at annual festival

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors and patterns that were on display during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building. “We’ve really enjoyed coming to Portales. The people have been so nice,” said DeeAnn Adams, owner of Country Store […]