Cobre ousts Rams in Class 3A semifinals

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — For the second consecutive year, the Portales Rams made it to the final four of New Mexico Class 3A baseball — and once again, they’re coming home one game shy of the finals. The top-seeded Cobre Indians jumped on top early and never lost their lead in a 10-7 win against […]

Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

Urlacher success surprises former opponents

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Brian Urlacher helped the Lovington Wildcats go undefeated and win the Class 3A state football title in his senior season. However, area players and coaches who faced Urlacher while he was at Lovington are mildly surprised he became an NFL superstar with the Chicago Bears. The five-time All-Pro middle linebacker […]

Back in session

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Kasey Martinez cashes out Krista Montoya of Portales on Tuesday at the Clovis Community College Bookstore. Tuesday was the first day of the spring semester. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The first day of the spring semester started Tuesday at Clovis Community College By the numbers 5 Price in […]

Rams rush by Ruidoso

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier tries to avoid the tackle of Ruidoso senior Peter Zagone during the second quarter of Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams grabbed the lead early, and rushed their way to a district-opening win Friday night […]

Raids in Portales lead to several arrests

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Area law enforcement officials arrested eight people in a series of raids late this week, including a Portales man for the second time in less than a month. Armando Ontiveros, 38, was charged Friday with disposal of stolen property. Portales police officers and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Ontiveros […]

Police net $1,700 worth of meth

Freedom Newspapers More than a dozen Portales police and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officers swooped down on a county residence — in a borrowed ambulance — Wednesday night to serve a search warrant. They came away with three arrests and $1,700 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Using information provided by an informant, police obtained the warrant […]

La Llorona legend still wails by riverbank

By Tony Parra The Hispanic horror tale of “La Llorona” has always been used by parents to scare their children and keep them from staying out late at night and for some eight- and nine-year-olds from Portales, the tale reiterated their fears. “My mom told me that story first,” Andrea Ontiveros of Portales said. “My […]

Soledad Ontiveros

Mrs. Soledad Ontiveros, 69, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1935, to Tomasa and Alejandro Leyba in Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Abel Ontiveros on Jan. 25, 1950, in Ojinaga, Mexico. They made their home in Mexico until 1959 when they moved to […]

Montano, Andruw

Andruw Montano, 11-day-old infant, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 19, 2005, in Clovis to Delilah Zamora and T. J. Montano. Survivors include his parents, Delilah and T. J.; two sisters, Daejriana and Deandre Haney of Portales; three aunts, Chris Ontiveros of Portales, Tina Moore […]