Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, was airlifted [...]

Breezin’ Past the Barrels

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Ten-year-old Kasey Tibbs competes in the exhibition phase of Saturday’s Heritage Days barrel racing competition in Portales. Cindy Smith, of Hobbs, won the open competition. Janesa Garcia, of Las Vegas, NM, won the 19-and-under group, and Texico’s Hannah Hughes took first in the 8-and-under contest.