Logan bridge problem temporarily halts traffic

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a 2-foot by 6-foot gap in the westbound lane that forced the bridge to be shut down for four hours, state transportation officials said. Crews were able to reopen the eastbound lane to traffic […]

Richardson orders review of four bridges

Freedom Newspapers LOGAN — A bridge on U.S. 54 near Logan is one of four steel-truss bridges in New Mexico that will undergo a comprehensive inspection, Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday. The bridges are built similar to the one that collapsed Wednesday on 1-35 in Minneapolis, which resulted in four deaths, 79 injured and at […]

March 28, 1982

A Howell movement was used for Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game with the following winners: first, Mrs. Luna Rundell and Mrs. Ollie Tipton; second, Mrs. B.C. Copper and Mrs. Betty Lynch; third, Mrs. Chester Barnett and Mrs. Art Welker; fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thornton and fifth, Mrs. Max Meadors and Mrs. Vernon Imoe. This club […]

March 25, 1979

Winners in Tuesday’s duplicate bridge game were as follows: north-south, first were Mrs. Edward Crouse and Mrs. Harry Patton; second were Mrs. Fred Chandler and Mrs. Bill Meeks and third were Mrs. Grady Beard and Mrs. B.C. Cooper. East-west winners were: first, Mrs. H.T. Prince and Mrs. Vernon Imoe; second were Mrs. H.O Lehman and […]

Urban water rafting a sight to see

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Runoff conditions were optimal to run the rapids to Dead Man’s Bridge last weekend but likely no young men got the chance. Maybe that’s a good thing. Growing up in arid eastern New Mexico, rain is a novelty. Enough rain to cover the streets is extremely rare and enough […]

Portales fight for social justice important

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Welcome winners …. insurgents and rabble-rousers. Those are the words that greeted people Sunday at a presentation at the Memorial Building in Portales called “The Struggle for Social Justice in Roosevelt County, 1965-1980.” Dolores Penrod, an event organizer, said those are the words the Portales News-Tribune published in reference to […]

Lamb plus bridge game equals trouble

By Bob Huber Before they come after me with that final funny jacket, I have to tell you that the night the lamb broke up our bridge party ranks as a high-water mark in my otherwise serene life. Of course, it doesn’t live up to the time our neighbor lady shut down her husband’s drunken […]

Belle Cox Lifestory

By Laurie Stone Belle McCall Cox was a woman known for her style, grace class and humor. She touched the lives of many by conveying the importance of family unity and treating others as she wanted to be treated. Family members said she lived for the game of bridge, teaching most of her grandchildren to […]

Take the bridge to heaven

Joan Clayton I have always wanted a garden bridge, but not a pond with fish in it. The fish could eat the mosquitoes, but my cats could eat the fish. So I just wanted a cute little bridge in the backyard. To look from my window and envision surrounding it with honeysuckle or roses became […]