Press release: Portales man gets 12 years

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Epigmenio (Pete) Baltazar, age 36, was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in prison for one (1) count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charges stem from July of 2009 when Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office received tips regarding the sale [...]

Twelve area students to compete in county-wide spelling contest

By Carol Erwin: Roosevelt County Spelling Bee director Twelve students from area schools will compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee on Jan. 30 at Eastern New Mexico University. The competition for junior division spellers, fifth-graders and younger, begins at 9 a.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in ENMU’s College of Business. Senior spellers [...]

Pastor follows calling

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David Bennett has been a pastor for the Church of Christ (3rd and Kilgore) for eight and half years. Why did you choose to be a pastor? From the time I was twelve years old it is all I ever wanted to do. It probably had to do with my upbringing. It also had to [...]

Dec. 22, 1938

The annual turkey scramble took place. Twenty turkeys were caught after a number had been let loose among 1,500 people hoping to catch a Christmas dinner dish. Twelve guineas were also let loose, and all were captured. A shortage of turkeys had left the scramble scant compared to

July 12, 1983

• Twelve young ladies from Roosevelt County were vying for the titles of Roosevelt County Fair queen and princess. • A Herculan Fabric sofa and matching chair were on sale for $675.00 at Calton Furniture Company. • The Portales Merchants baseball team won a tournament over the previous weekend that had been played in Lubbock, [...]

June 10, 1975

• One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three students were enrolled in summer school at Eastern New Mexico University at the end of the first day of registration. • Twelve ounce cans of Shasta canned pop were on sale seven cans for $1 at Thriftway. • The Roosevelt County Historical Society listed 25 historical sites for marking [...]