Checkpoints coming this month

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short updated the Roosevelt County commissioners about cracking down on drunk drivers in the late part of August and into September in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. It’s part of a national crackdown campaign on drunk driving which is called “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”, according […]

Rash of robberies hits county

By Tony Parra A rash of robberies in Roosevelt County involving televisions, VCRs and, in one robbery, guns, have tainted the summer for county residents. Richard Short of the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department said the related robberies happen within the span of June and July. He said there have been nine related robberies similar to […]

Lady Rams rely on Self to defend title

ALBUQERUQUE — Things didn’t look good for the Portales Lady Rams tennis team Saturday morning. But it’s amazing how a prayer can turn things around. Portales’ Rachelle Self had just dropped the second set — a set she could have won — to Sandia Prep’s Kathryn Short during the 1A-3A girls tennis team championships at […]

Standing up for the vertically challenged

By Helena Rodriguez “Hellooooooo!” “Down here!” “Excuse me sir, but …” “I … I … ouch! You stepped on my toe!” “What? Not even an ‘Excuse me, ma’am?” It’s like I’m not there at all. If you’re vertically challenged like me, this is a typical day shopping. You know what I’m talking about. Being shoved […]

New female deputy first in 100 years

Tony Parra A female deputy sheriff is on patrol for the first time in 100 years at the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, according to department executive secretary Bekki Hall. Natalie Broglie earned the deputy position on Sept. 17. She is currently training for the position, and will be a full-fledge deputy after two weeks of […]

Crime Stoppers 8/31

The Portales Police Department is searching for an armed robbery suspect possibly in his late 20s or early 30s. The suspect robbed the Allsup’s on North Main of $100 on Aug. 15, using a knife or switchblade to commit the crime. Suspect has very short hair, is approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and has a tattoo on […]

Gillilan, Morris win team roping

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — James Gillilan of Eastern New Mexico University combined with Josh Morris of West Texas A&M University to win team roping at the Tarleton State University Rodeo, held in Stephenville, Texas, Apri 24-26. With the win, the junior scored all 40 of ENMU’s points as the Greyhounds finished ninth in the […]