Mayor Ortega considers state politics

Mike Linn Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega is seriously considering expanding his political aspirations to the stately stage of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Democrat said there’s a 50 percent chance he will run for the District 66 position. He said he will make his decision on Monday morning. If he decides to run, [...]

Lady Rams open against Los Alamos

PNT Staff PNT Staff What better way to do forget about losing in a tournament championship game than winning one the next week. Portales (4-2) plays the Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round Lady Horseman Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “They have some good [...]

Public Record July 20

Recent dispositions from Magistrate Court: • Erika Lucero, 22, found guilty of minor in possession of alcohol and will perform 30 hours of community service. The following marriage certificates were filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Johnny Michael Quintana, 49, of Santa Fe, and Cindy C. Quintana, 45, of Santa Fe.

Joe Melendez, 78

Joe Melendez, 78 Mr. Joe Melendez, 78, of Santa Barbara County, Calif., died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. He was born on April 26, 1925, in Roswell, to Eduardo and Urbana Juarez Melendez. He was educated in Roswell Public Schools, Eastern New Mexico University and University of New Mexico, earning a bachelor of science degree in [...]

Lawmakers face new governor, packed agenda

Deborah Baker Santa Fe – The winds of change blowing through the state Capitol amount to welcome fresh air for some – but may give others the chills – as the annual meeting of the Legislature gets under way. Lawmakers return to Santa Fe on Jan. 21 for what promises to be a jam-packed 60-day [...]