Portales past: Oct. 16, 1947

Oct. 16, 1947 The Portales Daily News: Giant hailstones fell early Saturday morning, devastating cotton, peanuts and castor beans on some farms in the Arch, Portales and Floyd communities.

Portales past: Oct. 15, 1953

Oct. 15, 1953 The Portales Daily News: The owner of a calf that strayed onto a highway and caused a vehicle to overturn was held liable for damages in a district court case here.

Portales past: Oct. 14, 1960

Oct. 14, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: Lindsey Grade School did right well for itself in a city-wide grade school flag football tournament played at the old high school Monday and Tuesday.

Portales past: Oct. 13, 1953

Oct. 13, 1953 The Portales Daily News: A fishing hole on the high dusty plains was an immediate prospect, if J.M. Foster’s plans worked out as he figured. Foster was ready to scoop a 3-acre lake on his place 9 miles east of Portales. His plan was to stock it with yellow cat, bluegill, and […]

Portales past: Oct. 12, 1960

Oct. 12, 1960 The Portales News-Tribune: Bill Martin, Portales service station owner, showed Mayor Heck Harris that $1 of the $3.20 he just paid for 10 gallons of gasoline represented state and federal taxes.

Portales past: Oct. 11, 1960

Oct. 11, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: Eastern New Mexico University has received approval from the Board of Education Finance for the purchase of 64 acres of land west of the railroad tracks and four city blocks south of the campus for additional men’s dormitory sites.

Portales past: Oct. 10, 1947

Oct. 10, 1947 The Portales Daily News: Miss Cleo Bacon was elected president of the Portales Junior High School Student Body in a run-off election.

Portales past: Oct. 9, 1960

Oct. 9, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: By last night, 2,500 bushels of Portales Valley sweet potatoes had been stored in the Sweet Potato Association shed, according to manager J.D. Ray, after only a week’s operation.

Portales past: Oct. 8, 1953

Oct. 8, 1953 The Portales Daily News: Total on-campus enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University for the fall semester was 757, reported Miss Ruth Wheeler, registrar.

Portales past: Oct. 7, 1960

Oct. 7, 1960 Portales News-Tribune: The Highway Department ordered eight new road-building projects and indicated two others might be awarded a contract at the same time.