McDonald’s owners search for Wendy

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo appears in a 6-inch-long Clovis News Journal advertisement; a $500 reward and free hamburgers are promised for her return. Her owners, Clovis residents […]

New evidence found in death penalty case against area dentist

Freedom Newspapers New evidence was discovered Tuesday in the death penalty case against a Clovis dentist accused of killing a 30-year-old mother of two and leaving her body in a rural ditch, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Members of the Curry County Major Crimes Unit found the evidence during a search at 316 […]

Police respond to shots at business

PNT Staff Portales Police Department officers were called to a report of shots fired shortly before 5 p.m. Friday at the Milk Transport Services yard on Industrial Drive in Portales. According to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, two people were arrested and a weapon was recovered in an altercation at the site. Berry said police […]

ENMU lands large TRIO program grant

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will benefit from $1 million in federally funded grant money awarded to several post-secondary education institutions in the state which will be funded over a five-year period, a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office said. Domenici announced Wednesday the Department of Education (DoEd) awarded […]

Portales police arrest one for cocaine trafficking

PNT Staff Report Efrain Castillo-Najera, 24, of Portales was arrested Tuesday by Portales Police for trafficking cocaine, according to a Portales Police report. After being pulled over for blocked tail lights, Castillo-Najera was detained for being unable to provide sufficient Immigration and Naturalization Service paperwork to officers. Officers called for a K-9 unit which indicated […]

Supreme Court now handling tougher cases, more controversy

Editorial The U.S. Supreme Court is moving from a period when it has been handling some of the easier cases on its docket, resulting in a surprising number of unanimous decisions, to handling more controversial decisions that will almost surely split the high court. One case decided last week led newly installed Chief Justice John […]

Police briefing from Dec. 16

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation into the homicide of 30 year-old Laura McNaughton. To further update the media, please be advised that approximately four additional search warrants were served in Curry County today. This makes approximately twenty search warrants that have been served throughout […]

ENMU campus evacuated after receiving bomb threat

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University campus was evacuated Friday morning after the Portales Police Department dispatcher received a bomb threat, according to school officials. After a three-hour search with nothing suspicious found, the campus was re-opened around 1 p.m. Campus police and resident hall assistants evacuated faculty and students from […]

Sept. 28 Elida News

By Dianne Kemp Field Trip Mrs. Kemp’s psychology class took a field trip to the ENMU Speech and Hearing Clinic to observe how psychology was integrated into an educational mental health resource clinic. Mrs. Bird gave a tour of the clinic and explained how clients were evaluated and admitted into programs offered at the ENMU […]

Charges still pending in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A search warrant was carried out Friday at the residence where two people were shot earlier this week as a Clovis bail bondsman was revoking a bond. Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said officers found a small amount of marijuana at 305 Gayland Drive, Apartment 3. He said he did not […]