Portales family has near miss with fire

Alisa Boswell The Grubbs family of Roosevelt County had a close shave with Sunday’s fire. Scott Grubb said he and his wife had only been home for 30 minutes when they realized there was smoke nearing their house. Grubbs said he stepped into the back yard to look and realized the fire was nearing them. […]

Honors — Dec. 12

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Grubbs Stacy Grubbs was selected the November Employee of the Month by Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Grubbs is a Referral and Prior Authorization Specialist in the RGH Physicians Clinic and has been employed for the last three years with RGH. Beginning her employment as a clinic receptionist, Grubbs has a smile for everyone and […]

South wins defensive battle in 3A contest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — It was an offensive standstill or a defensive slugfest, depending on the point of view, but for the South, the result was just fine. The South earned a 7-6 victory in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association Class 3A all-star game, claiming its fifth triumph […]

Many fear cockfighting ban isn’t last action

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Ruby Burden of Portales holds a rooster that she’s working with so he can be handled. Burden and her husband, Badger, raise and fight gamecocks. They say it’s apparent the sport of cockfighting will soon be outlawed. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Crowing roosters can be heard through the open back […]

Prep hoops: Rams reloading

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Like their female counterparts, the Portales High Ram basketball players are coming off of a Class 3A runnerup performance. Like the Lady Rams, the Rams are hosting Muleshoe on Tuesday night. That’s about where the similarities end for the Portales squads. “(Girls coach Brenda Gomez) basically returns most of her […]

Newcomers could help Cats, Rams this fall

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Clovis High junior Rishard Matthews is playing football for the first time after his family moved from California to Clovis earlier this year. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Avid football fans are quick to notice when an unfamiliar name pops up on the roster of their favorite team. If it […]