Shoutouts — May 29

Grandson returns from Afghanistan Bob and Mary Trujillo of San Diego Calif., have lived in Clovis for the last eight years. They are the very proud grandparents of 20-year-old Seaman Zachairah Trujillo, also from San Diego. He is the third generation serving in the armed forces. Zachairah is a medic attached to the Marine Corp. […]

Portales rodeo champ gets own day

Kevin Wilson Michael Trujillo’s had a few days to remember over the last two years. Add Friday to the list. That day has been declared Michael Trujillo College National Finals Rodeo Day by Gov. Bill Richardson. “It’s pretty crazy that day’s going to come up Friday,” said Trujillo, a Portales High graduate who found out […]

Press Release: ENMU’s Kiehne and Trujillo second in college finals roping

CASPER, WYO – After taking fifth in the second go and fourth in the third go of the team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo, the duo of Chance Kiehne (Fr., Springerville, Ariz./Springerville HS) and Michael Trujillo (Fr. Portales, N.M./Portales HS) from the Eastern Mew Mexico University are currently in second place, with a […]

Local crowds cheer Wildcats on TV

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The tables at Kelley’s Bar and Grill were filled Friday night with football fans and at every fumble, interception and touchdown, the crowd groaned and/or cheered. Kelley’s Manager Lisa Heenan said the bar is usually full Mondays for Monday Night Football, but this game hit closer to home. The […]

Labor Day: Some work, some play

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For many in Portales, Labor Day signified another day to work, rather than to play or enjoy an extra day off from work. Adam Gutierrez, manager of Soapy Springs Car Wash, was busier than normal helping customers and working to keep the facility cleaned up on Monday. “It’s been […]

Church resumes fiesta

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer St. Helen Catholic Church members are hoping to revive their annual fiesta. This weekend’s fiesta is the first in about four years, according to fiesta organizer Sandra Salguero. She said the fiesta is not just for church members but also the community. “We want to get it going again,” […]

Barber bows out of business

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly, of Sands Barber Shop, retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and worked in California, before moving back to Portales. For awhile in California, he owned a 10-chair shop. […]

Cats lose home opener on the road

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats bent — a lot — on Friday night, and they finally broke. Playing with their backs to the wall much of the way, the Cats hung tough before Mayfield broke though in the final moments for a season-opening 7-0 victory at the Field of Dreams. […]

Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady […]

Rams escape challenge from Raton

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — The Raton Tigers went for the biggest upset of the high school football season. They ended up with a moral victory instead. The host Portales Rams stayed perfect on the season when a two-point conversion from the visiting Tigers came up short in a 14-13 Ram win at Greyhound […]

PHS grads look forward to the future

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Mike Linn After years of education, Portales High School seniors finally were able to toss their graduation caps in the air, the age-old symbol that high school now can be viewed through life’s rear-view mirror. Before they know it, the graduates will be looking ahead: attending college, finding a job, meeting new friends, shaking the […]