Public Record 10-5

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Victor Sanchez, 64, of Portales, and Maria Engracia Diaz Salinas, 46, of Juarez, Mexico. Sidney D. Price, 44, and Betty D. McGee, 46, both of Elida. Armando F. Dominguez, 31, and Dorothy L. Collins, 34, both of Clovis. The following dispositions were recently […]

Judge denies reduced bail for sex offender suspect

Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with children failed on Wednesday in an effort to have his bail reduced. Billy Martin, 49, scratched his head and shuffled paperwork during his Tuesday afternoon video arraignment in Curry County Magistrate Court as he tried to persuade Magistrate Judge Doug Miller to reduce […]

Fort Sumner sweeps past Floyd

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — Tobea Patterson had a match-high 12 kills, and the Fort Sumner Vixens left Floyd with an easy sweep Saturday afternoon. Fort Sumner (9-2) struggled to put away the host Lady Broncos late, but had little trouble with anything else in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-20 win. The Vixens took less than […]

Looper took care of kids, clinic

By Tony Parra Mrs. Loretta Looper had a passion for bowling, liked a camping trip every now and again, and loved spending time with her family. Looper belonged to the Women’s International Bowling Association, and competed in state competitions and traveled to Reno, Nev. every year to bowl in the national competitions. According to her […]

Rams to face rebuilding Raton

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Rams are striving for perfection, despite a flurry of injuries. The Raton Tigers are just looking to get better. Portales (2-0) hosts Raton (0-2) at 7 p.m. tonight at Greyhound Stadium, and Rams coach Glen Johnson expects the rebuilding Tigers to challenge his team like they always do. “It’s always […]

Zias snap three-match losing streak

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team battled back from a 2-1 deficit, earning its second win of the season at New Mexico Highlands Thursday evening. The Zias (2-4) snapped a three-match losing streak with the 25-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-21, 15-11 victory at the John A. Wilson Complex. Anna […]

Obits 9/5

Loretta Looper, 56 Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. She married John […]

Local schools promote student integrity

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Tony Parra Character and responsibility are what Portales Public School officials are trying to instill in students with a nationwide program implemented in Portales schools. The Character Counts Organization promotes activities to instill characteristics of a student. Each state and each school has it’s own Character Counts Program, and various schools in each state implement […]

Floyd teams earn first wins of season

PNT Staff The Floyd Broncos changed the outlook on the six-man football rankings on Saturday, blowing out No. 3 Mountainair 66-20 on the road. Senior Chance Chenault caught two touchdown passes from Jerrod Long, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jason Martinez, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a surprisingly easy win […]

Coast Guard adventures were less than thrilling

Bob Huber When I was a kid — a period that hung over my head willy-nilly until I was 60 — Don Winslow of the Coast Guard was an icon of American patriotism. During World War II he spent many colorful Saturday matinees chasing Nazi submarines off Catalina Island. I’ll bet you didn’t know the […]