Car accident kills teen, injures another

Freedom Newspapers A one-vehicle crash north of Clovis early Saturday morning left one Clovis teen dead and another in critical condition. Adam Romero, 15, the passenger, died at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Wesley Waller of the New Mexico State Police. The driver, Charles Valero, 16, of Clovis, was in critical condition […]

Coffee helps end early morning standoff

PNT Staff A cup of coffee helped end a two-hour standoff, and an arrest was made early Tuesday morning on drug and weapons charges, according to the Portales Police Department. Dorenda Teston, 41, of Portales, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and negligent use of a deadly weapon following an incident in which she barricaded […]

Dora’s 2004 marked by tragedies

By Tony Parra Before 2004, most of the news that occurred in the tiny eastern plains farming community of Dora took place at the school and involved a sport. Residents are longing for those days again as they close the door on a tragic year that saw two teenagers and a former pastor killed in […]

Traffic accident claims life of former local pastor

By Tony Parra A former Dora Baptist church pastor died after he was struck by a vehicle in Wolfforth, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Phillip Shelton, 63, was struck by a 2003 Cadillac Escalade at 5:33 p.m. on Wednesday on U.S. Highway 62-82 and was transferred to University […]

Two killed, two injured in St. Vrain crash

By David Irvin Two pickup trucks collided head-on Monday morning near Saint Vrain on U.S. 60/84, leaving two dead and sending two to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a […]

Rodgers arraigned on probation violation

By Tony Parra A former Eastern New Mexico University student, convicted of vehicular homicide last year, was back in court on Wednesday. This time, Tiffany Rodgers is accused of violating terms of her probation. Rodgers, 21, was convicted last summer in connection with the death of 15-year-old Matt Foley. She was sentenced to six months […]

ENMU students evacuated after bomb scare

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By Kevin Wilson A bomb scare caused the evacuation of two Eastern New Mexico University residence halls on Thursday, but no explosive devices were found. “What happened was ENMU police saw a suspicious vehicle and they called us with a mutual aid request,” said Airman 1st Class Jason Marquis of the 27th Fighter Wing Public […]

Accident kills infant

Freedom Newspapers An eight-month-old boy was killed Tuesday in a one-car accident on NM 206, near mile marker 49, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. Bryston Miller was ejected from a 1994 Saturn, driven by Leigh A. Miller. According to the report, the vehicle was traveling southbound on NM 206 (Cacahuate Road), […]

Lopez named new county chairman

Tony Parra A move at the top of the board, the purchase of a 2003 Chevy Blazer and $150,000 for small-county assistance were among the top issues discussed in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. During the beginning of the meeting there was a change at the top when Dennis Lopez was chosen as the new […]

Clovis man shot to death

Michelle Seeber A Clovis man was shot to death early Sunday morning as he apparently raced through Clovis in his Sport Utility Vehicle in an attempt to flee his assailants. Carlos Murillo, 27, died about 3:40 a.m., police said, after he was shot at the intersection of Concord Street and Marvin Hass Boulevard in north […]

Attempt at good deed ends in robbery

By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours said he was just trying to be a good Samaritan when he heard a vehicle crash outside his Pleasant Hill farmhouse about 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. He didn’t expect one of the people involved in the crash to take his pickup truck and leave the scene. “The worst […]

Two from Moriarity being held on drug charges

Tony Parra Two transients who attempted to steal a gallon of iodine from a local feed store were arrested Wednesday for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, among other charges. Clorinda Lopez, 23, and Vincent Duran, 30, both from Moriarity, are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center. They are charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, […]

Tornado safety tips

The National Weather Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross offer these tips on preparing for a tornado: Tornado safety – Develop a plan for yourself and your family, at home, at work or at school. – Know your community and keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement. – Have […]