In search of ponies: Animal ‘collecting’ takes balance

“Exactly how many animals do you have?” asked a man who said he reads my column regularly. I have to admit, I had to run a quick count. And a couple weeks ago when a nasty funk developed in the garage, the smell of death led me to conduct a head-count to make sure the [...]

Portales past: Aug. 28, 1950

Aug. 28, 1950: City police court had one of its busiest days in months, collecting more than $500 in fines.

Resident seeks to donate windmill collection to county

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Jared Tucker A Portales man wants to donate his life-long windmill collection to the county to be used as a tourist attraction, an idea the city turned down several years ago. Bill Dalley brought the matter to the Roosevelt County Commission on Tuesday. Dalley has been collecting windmills for 30 years. “I would like to [...]

Group collecting supplies for military personnel

Freedom New Mexico The 73rd SOS Wombat Wives Group is collecting personal supplies for wounded servicemen and women starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Clovis. Donated supplies will be part of Soldiers’ Angels First Response Backpacks for patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Kleber outpatient barracks, according to information from [...]

Official: Fair entries up

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Entries were up at the Roosevelt County Fair this year, even though gate receipts were down. Organizers are still collecting data and finalizing counts for the fair, but they have some information. Overall, fair board president Sheila Hays had good things to say about the fair. “Our barns were [...]

Annual Relay for Life event next week

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Police Department is producing a video to help kick off the Relay for Life fundraiser to fight cancer next Friday. The department has been collecting photographs and information from people affected by cancer. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry, himself a cancer survivor, has been helping gather the information. [...]

Fire department collecting toys

The Portales Fire Department and Movie Gallery are teaming up on Saturday for “Christmas in July.” People are asked to bring gently used or new toys to the Movie Gallery at 1031 W. Second St. The fire department mascot Sparky will be on location. The toys will be donated to the fire department’s annual refurbished [...]

Firefighters try to fill the boot

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By Tony Parra The Portales Firefighter department members are out in full force again this year with “Fill the Boot”, and people can see signs of of the fund-raising effort for muscular dystrophy and Jerry’s Kids across the city. “This is our only major fund-raiser of the year,” Portales Fire Marshall Mike Running said. “This [...]