Two teens, adult arrested in Portales homicide case

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell On Monday morning, Sgt. Kane Wyatt and Detective Sgt. Kirk Wilson walk the crime scene where the body of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya was found Sunday night. A 16-year-old Arch area native, Erick Pina, was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico For the second time in […]

Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan High Plains Quilt Festival organizer Elizabeth Lawrence with the quilt “Exiting Eden with Eve Firing Up the Pickup” by Ellie Kreneck of Lubbock. The piece is one of about 175 on display at the Memorial Building this week. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced […]

Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

Irrigation water released

News from Arch Hurley Conservancy District near Tucumcari: The irrigation water will flow today.

Hillcrest entry arch could make historic register

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter points out a marker on the Hillcrest Park archway that explains who built the structure. By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The Hillcrest Park entry arch has welcomed visitors for nearly 68 years, and it could soon be listed on the New Mexico […]

Fire consumes 7,000 acres south of Portales

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Freedom news: Karl Terry A fire truck drives toward a grass fire in rural Roosevelt County about 10 miles south of Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column […]

Nov. 4, 1929

Warren Davis, circulation manager of the Evening News-Journal, was appointed by Bishop F.B. Howden of Albuquerque as lay reader of the Episcopal Church of the district of New Mexico. … Eyebrow arch services were 35 cents at the Studio Beauty Shop. … Smiling Irish Eyes, featuring Colleen Moore, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre.

Pheasant frenzy to begin

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The […]

Rain replenishing Conchas Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest it’s been in at least five years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. With higher water levels, more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranch operations south of the dam as […]

Arnold, Tildon

Tildon Arnold, 84, of Arch died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born June 15, 1921, in Alamo to Diana Lorraine and Robert Jerome Arnold. He worked on ranches around Santa Rosa for several years. He moved to Arch to find work in 1940. He married Imogene Riley on […]

Corbin, Clifford

Mr. Clifford Eugene Corbin, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at his residence in Arch. He was born Aug. 16, 1927, in Causey to Ada Alice and Stephen A. Corbin. He attended school in Causey and graduated in 1945. He entered the Army Air Force in March 1946 and was stationed in Japan. He was […]

Partin, Eva

Eva Partin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Eva Mae Partin, 82, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Oct. 31, 1922, near Big Spring, Texas, to Ima Orene and Jerry Scott Riley. She grew up in Arch and graduated from Portales High School. She married […]

Stokes, Nell

Nell Stokes Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nell Riley Stokes, 88, of Portales died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. She was born on March 19, 1917, in Big Spring, Texas, to Ima Orene and Jerry Scott Riley. She grew up in the Arch community at Portales Springs. She graduated from […]

Stokes, Raymond

Raymond Stokes Services: Have been held. Mr. Raymond F. Stokes, 89, of the Arch community, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Arch. He was born on Dec. 14, 1914, in Iredell, Texas, to Ida Pearl and Francis H. Stokes. He moved from O’Donnell, Texas, to the Arch community in 1934. On March 1, 1936, in […]

Kennedy, Casey

Casey Kennedy Services: Have been held. Mr. Casey “Cal” Kennedy, 46, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Dec. 16, 1956, in Portales to Dell and Nolan Luce. He attended the Portales Public Schools. He was raised in the Arch community by his grandparents, H.B. and Ina Mae […]

Area residents see different sides of thunderstorm

By Janet Bresenham A powerful storm cell packing heavy rain, pounding hail and high winds that cut a swath across Portales and Roosevelt County Wednesday night left a trail of stranded motorists, damaged property and nervous residents. Here are some of their stories: Maryann Pawlyshyn got more than she bargained for when she ventured out […]