Outdoor guide: Villanueva State Park

Courtesy photo: New Mexico State Parks Villanueva State Park features adobe style picnic shelters, hiking, and fishing along the Pecos River. Villanueva State Park • Location: Villanueva State Park is located 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas N.M. and ten miles south of San Jose off of I-25. It is 179 miles or 3 hours […]

Portales resident, pet goat reunited

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Robert Villanueva and Margie, his pet goat, sit Wednesday on the deck of Villanueva’s home. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered […]

Roosevelt wins 10-11 crown

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Zia pitcher Aycell Villalobos fires one to the plate during the third inning of Tuesday’s District 3 Little League 10-11 year old championship game at Portales. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Roosevelt County 10-11 year old All-Stars are headed to the New Mexico state championship tournament in Taos […]

Zia strikes final blow against Roosevelt

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Jeramiah Beaman of Clovis Zia slides safely past Roosevelt County catcher Jarret Faust during Saturday’s 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star game in Portales. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — First, the Roosevelt County All-Stars had the game in hand. Then, it was Clovis Zia. Then Roosevelt County. Zia struck the […]

Roosevelt County 12-year-old champs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Roosevelt County finished the District 3 12-year-old Little League all-star tournament undefeated, but not without a little last-inning excitement. Andrew Villanueva pitched a complete game to lead Roosevelt County to a 6-3 win over Quay County in Thursday’s title game of the double-elimination tournament. With the win, Roosevelt County earned […]

Late homer beats Zia

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Zia Little League third baseman Phillip Martinez fields a ground in the first inning of a District 3 Tournament game Wednesday in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel CNJ staff PORTALES — Travis Stobb hit a walk-off solo home run to left field, giving Roosevelt County a 7-6 win over Clovis Zia in the first […]

Silence speaks volumes

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — For Eastern New Mexico University freshman Jenny Gheer, the sign hanging from her neck said everything she needed to say. And if it didn’t, she had a pen to help. Gheer was one of many in the community who took part Wednesday in Day of Silence, a national […]

Villanueva, Daniel

Services: have been held. Mr. Daniel G. Villanueva, 88, of Portales, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the home of his daughter. He was born on April 17, 1916, in LaQuesta, near Villanueva, to Margarita and Florian Villanueva. He married Antonia Lucero on Dec. 28, 1936, in Santa Fe. He was a hard-working man who […]

Salazar, Filomena

Filomena Salazar Services: Have been held. Filomena Sena Salazar, 100, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on July 5, 1904, in Sena, to Regina and Antonio Sena. She grew up in the area near Sena and Villanueva. She married Antonio Salazar on Oct. 24, 1927. They made […]

Villanueva, Pedro

Pedro Villanueva Services: Have been held. Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva. The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and […]