Press release: Portales man gets 12 years

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Epigmenio (Pete) Baltazar, age 36, was sentenced to serve twelve (12) years in prison for one (1) count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The charges stem from July of 2009 when Portales Police Department and Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office received tips regarding the sale […]

President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one […]

Domenici’s fashion faux pas makes waves

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Here’s the deal. You go to the Vatican and expect to find Pete Domenici holding forth in St. Peter’s Square and Pope Benedict taking notes. When Pete Domenici walks into a building, doors open before him, rooms grow quiet in his presence. You wonder when is the last time Pete […]

Nevaeh Amber Lopez

Nevaeh Amber Lopez, infant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was born Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was the daughter of Asia Skye Pena and Jake Lopez of Portales. A graveside service will be held. The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate. Arrangements are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Smith, Alton “Al”

Mr. Alton “Al” Price Smith of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Mr. Smith retired from the Air Force after 20 years and was also a retired truck driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 3015 and also was a MOC member of AHO 5. He was preceded in death by […]

Baber, Braden J.

Braden Janea Baber, infant daughter of Lyndsey Baber, was born and died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Truman Welch; and a grandfather, Jim Henry. Survivors include her mother; grandmother, Tami Spriggs of Portales; great-grandparents, Rosie Henry and Don Lee of […]

Disarming Pistol Pete strike against tradition

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let’s paint the Statue of Liberty pink. Let’s trash the Zia symbol and adopt the Fleur de Leis as our New Mexico emblem. Isn’t it the International Aeronautical Festival held each fall in Albuquerque? As for that state question — “red or green?” — let’s change colors. By the way, […]

Domenici shopping for compromise

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So I wrote this column about lap dancing and how a couple of young guys ran up a $2,500 bill in one night at the Fantasy Club in Albuquerque and how that isn’t very fair and how Sen. Pete Domenici ought to do something about the soaring price of lap […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]