Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]

Mesalands board announces presidential finalists

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are as follows: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the […]

Police: Man’s arrest not related to fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A 26-year-old man charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest following a Thursday morning fatality near Dora was a friend of the woman killed. When officers arrived at the crash, they noted in a report, Joshua Robin, “appeared to be looking in the immediate area for any victims of the crash.” […]

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Clovis couple bringing crucifix back to life

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Freedom New Mexico: Dianna Hernandez Gene Lovato his wife, Inez, found a crucifix that could be hundreds of years old, according to one expert. The Clovis couple plans to have it restored and put it on exhibit at area churches. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Gene Lovato was flooded with a mix of emotions […]

Poetry doubles as therapy

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nico Barela, of Las Vegas, N.M., says “my poems are my life story.” By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer On paper and off, Nico Barela, 17, can break your heart. “Have you ever lived my life? Spent one minute in my shoes? If you haven’t, then tell me why you […]