Documenting destruction

Freedom Newspapers: Helena Rodriguez Paul Hunton of Portales works on footage on his computer he is compiling for a documentary, “Cranked Out Clowns.” By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the effects of methamphetamine addiction and its growing impact on local communities. Paul Hunton wants […]

Mother uses “Sad Story” in attempt to curb meth

Freedom Newspapers: Helena Rodriguez Sheila Savitz, left, visits the grave of her son, Rob, in Portales Cemetery with her daughter, Amanda Ziegler. A copy of Rob’s last letter, “My Sad Story,” is embedded in the gravestone for all to read. The letter is as a warning to would-be meth users. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers […]

Women hope to open Christian-based drug rehab center

Martha McNeil, left, Viola Burk, center, and Sheila Savitz read a letter from an inmate in Los Lunas. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: Freedom Newspapers The three women behind Life Changers ministry home are hopeful that this year their dreams of building a drug rehab center to serve Clovis and Portales will come […]