Inmate dies after being transported to hospital

CNJ staff A 59-year-old Curry County jail inmate died Sunday night from heart-related issues. Jose Segovia was pronounced dead at 8:05 p.m. after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center complaining of chest pains, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Segovia was on medication for a heart condition and was being treated by the […]

Rams advance to 3A title game

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Portales junior quarterback Chris Mosier escapes defenders while gaining 22 yards to the St. Michael’s 1-yard line late in Saturday’s Class 3A semifinal game in Santa Fe. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — The Portales Rams unexpected ride through the Class 3A playoffs continues, all the way to the […]

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 […]

Rams reach .500 mark

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers RATON — The Portales Rams gave first year head coach Andy Correll his first win as a Ram, as the Portales defense dominated the younger Raton Tigers (0-2) in Raton’s home opener, 13-0 Friday night. “I’m glad we got this, these kids deserve it,” Correll said. “I’m proud of our […]

Texico routs Jal for district title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Just in time for a seeding committee near you: A statement game from the Texico Wolverines. With more struggles than they’ve been accustomed to over the last two state championship years, the Wolverines capped off the 2005 regular season by clobbering Jal 47-7 on Friday night in a […]

10/21 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 12 through Oct. 19: • Orson Keith Thompson, 29, to Anna Marie Dominguez, 27, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. • Roy Lee Turley, 73, to Mary Jones Turner, 63, both of Lockney, Texas • Gilbert Phillip Garcia, 52, to Sharon June Taylor, 48, both […]

Rams lead early, but fall to Coyotes

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Portales junior Kevin Gonzales wraps up Roswell running back Julian Grado as Jesse Villa comes in to help on the play in the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — The first few minutes saw nothing go right for the […]

Portales boy dies in riding accident

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ivan Bordayo died doing what made him happy. A horse ride Monday evening ended tragically for the 11-year-old when he died from injuries resulting from a horseback accident west of Portales. Family members didn’t like to relive the accident, but they said they couldn’t imagine him doing anything […]

Rams defeat Dons in home opener

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales junior Eric Segovia sprints towards the end zone on a 51-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Friday’s game against West Las Vegas at Greyhound Stadium. Segovia rushed for 201 yards and five TDs. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Here’s about all you need to know about […]

Court rules in favor of auto dealership

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales auto dealership and its owner in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Portales resident Marla Segovia and three other women. Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley […]