Arrest made in connection with slaying in Portales

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES – A 46-year-old Portales man has been arrested in connection with the Monday stabbing death of a 69-year-old man.Police are citing robbery as a motive for the slaying of Don Chapman. A warrant for an open count of murder and robbery was signed by a Roosevelt County judge […]

Little league advances, Lady Longhorns silver champs, Basketball camp,

Robert Ciolli Little league teams advanceThe Tucumcari Rockies junior little league team split a doubleheader with the Portales Astros Saturday at Jennings Field.The Rockies lost the first game 15-9, but came back to win the second with a score of 13-3.The win puts them in second place among the four-team league that includes two teams […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

Birthdays, wedding announcement

High five with Spiderman… Garrett Bollinger is celebrating his fifth birthday today with family and friends at a Spiderman party. Garrett was born on Feb. 28, 2003 and is the son or Justin and Kerri Bollinger of Tucumcari. He has one brother, Greyson. His grandparents are Mona Rutter of Logan, and Darrel and Brenda Bollinger […]

Donald Gordon Strope

Services: At 2 p.m. Monday services will be at the San Jon Cemetery in San Jon. Donald Gordon Strope, 51, of Tucumcari died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at his daughter’s home in Portales. Mr. Strope was born May 23, 1956 in Waverly, N.Y, to Alice and Robert G. Strope. He came to New Mexico as […]

Births, Art classes, on the ‘Net

Birthday duo… Skyler Jobe’s fifth birthday was Sept. 23 and Tyler Jobe’s seventh birthday is Oct. 17. Their parents are Barbara and Elmer Jobe, Jr. of Logan. Their grandparents are Elmer and Carol Jobe of Tucumcari and George and Anna Gail Grassie of Capitan and Ronnie and Dianna Kimbell of Aztec. And their great-grandparents are […]

Ram ground game leads to comeback win against Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Portales Rams recovered from an upstart Rattler team on the road, scoring 20 unanswered for its first win of the season, 20-14. “We came out and just really controlled the ground game,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. “I really felt like we played the best that we’ve played […]

Fire destroys Portales business

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze early Friday morning. Portales Fire Department units were dispatched to Pioneer Woodworkers on State Highway 88 — the Arch Highway […]

Troy J. Thomas

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Troy J. Thomas, 91, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Muleshoe, Texas. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Abernathy, Texas, to Reba and William J. Thomas. He grew up in Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School.  While in school, ran track […]

Mildred Marie Gates

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. with Jim Gammon officiating. Mildred Marie Gates, 70, of Clovis died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Beehive Assisted Living in Clovis. She was born July 29, 1936 to Bob W. and Musette Kennedy Terry in Portales. She married Monroe Gates June […]