August 31, 1976

• The Governer’s Office announced that Portales had been granted $16,000 by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation funds to improve city parks, with an additional $6,000 of state funds for the improvements.
• Shari Killeen, of Las Cruces, was hired by the Portales Police Department to work as a patrolman. A certified police officer, Killeen was the first woman to be hired by the department for this position.
• A package of two Country Patchwork receiving blankets were advertised for $2.57 a package at Thriftway.