A flying tribute

Tony Heiman, left, admires the flag collection at 213 E. 11th St. that he and his longtime friend Paul Ulibarri began building six months ago. They want the flags to unify Clovis. Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman hopes the collection of flags flying in his front yard in Clovis can inspire a sense of harmony and […]

Portales plans veterans memorial

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry, left, and Roosevelt County War Memorial Project Committee chairman Larry Smith look over a brochure in the chamber of commerce conference room. Terry created the brochure as a way to advertise and raise funds at the county fair for the $20,000 war memorial […]

Group raising funds for war memorial

lpmxbg-lpmxab89memorial2web.jpg

Alisa Boswell Another project for the Portales Town Square is currently in the fundraising process, needing $20,000 to be accomplished. The project is the construction of a 3 1/2 foot tall and 15 foot long war memorial on the southeast corner of the town square, which will list the names of Roosevelt County veterans killed […]

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot hotel bill

I think it is noble to want to save Hotel Clovis from decay or destruction. Personally, I love to see historic buildings preserved and put back to use. I’m somewhat less enthusiastic over the plan to use it for subsidized housing. If you own the building, I think it is yours to use as you […]

Portales past: Feb. 12, 1952

Feb. 12, 1952: The Portales Daily News: San Andres oil well for Roosevelt County was located in the extreme southeastern corner of the county. The 4,845-foot well, with 2-inch tubing in place, was making an estimated one barrel of oil per hour.

Coloring the sky

Sam Pedregon’s 300 foot dragon kite is the length of a football field. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections A dragon kite the length of a football field welcomed attendees to the seventh annual Kite Karnival. The 300-foot kite belonged to Sam Pedregon of Colorado. Its colorful striped tale was one of the kites that dotted […]

New currency goes against Reagan policies

Freedom New Mexico An airport in Washington. A highway in Illinois. A 7-foot-tall statue in the Capitol Rotunda. And, of course, a library in California. When it comes to our 40th president, the landscape of everyday life has no shortage of reminders. Nevertheless, a North Carolina congressman wants to add Ronald Reagan’s cachet to America’s […]

Jan. 15, 1967

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a dust explosion cracked through the basement and tunnels beneath the Worley Elevator grain bins Saturday, wrecking grain handling machinery in 120-foot high concrete structure.

ENMU rodeo program receives donation from wind farm operator

Freedom New Mexico The rodeo program at Eastern New Mexico University got a $10,000 boost from a local wind generating company for a covered practice facility. Edison, which operated wind turbines near Elida, donated the money to go to the 120 x 240-foot facility which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

Fire destroys dairy building

PNT Staff Report A Thursday afternoon fire destroyed a building used to store dry milk at Western Star Dairy near Floyd. No one was injured. Floyd Fire Department Lt. Steven Cain said Thursday night the 40-foot-by-40-foot shop was a total loss. According to Cain: • the cause of the fire was still under investigation. • […]

Hounds add three JC players

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has added three more players to its 2009-10 arsenal, all from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Reggie Nelson, Alan Branch and Tyler Jefferson helped lead the Apaches to a 24-6 record and a Region XIV semifinal berth in 2009. Nelson, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 20.5 points during the […]

Recreation center offers activities for youth

kb8k8s-122rockclimber.jpg

Basketball It is little league basketball season. Both boys and girls have three leagues. Pee Wee is for first- and second-graders, playing on an 8-foot goal at Valencia school. Junior league is for third- and fourth-graders playing on a 10-foot goal at Portales Junior High School. Senior League is for fifth- and sixth-graders playing on […]

Roch goes distance for vote

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Dennis Roch won more than one race this election season. Roch, who will represent Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties as the new District 67 representative, was challenged to a foot race while campaigning in Portales. Roch was knocking on voters doors on East Amazon Street in Portales. “I introduced […]

July 24, 1952

The Portales City Council was asked to give Portales citizens another chance to pave their streets on a volunteer basis. The rates for a 32-foot street were $4.95 and up to an 80-foot street was $9.35 and would be completed by a contractor.

Zias pick up win on Sunday

jzcn6g-413ziasoftball2web.jpg

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico At 5-foot-4, Laura Thompson doesn’t exactly look like the home run type. She put a charge into one on Sunday, though, and all but clinched a Lone Star Conference South Division series victory for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team. With runners at first and second and one […]

New emergency response vehicle arrives

By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs It looks pretty much like any 26,000 pound, 39-foot RV going down the road, if you ignore the enormous gold signage that says “Emergency Management Cannon AFB.” The Mobile Emergency Operations Center vehicle made its official appearance at Cannon Air Force Base on March 27, as […]

Dec. 14, 1987

• Fire destroyed the John Gentry home, located on the Bethel Highway. The couple and their two children were sleeping in the home but escaped the blaze. • School closed after about a foot of snow fell with drifts up to five feet deep reported in Roosevelt County. • The Ramettes beat Carlsbad to win […]

Housing unit estimates too pricey for councilors’ comfort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors are concerned pricing estimates for putting together an affordable workforce housing project may not be affordable enough. Councilors met in a special meeting Tuesday morning to revisit the project, which has been under study for several months by UniDev of Bethesda, Md. on the city’s behalf. […]

Karnival offers high-flying fun

1177820418-429kitekarnival1.jpg

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday and captivated the crowd below at Cannon Air Force Base’s fourth annual Kite Karnival. “At a good kite festival, you want color on the ground and in the air,” Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso explained as he corrected terminology for an […]

Clovis’ Mounted Patrol Arena welcomes calf ropers

PNT Staff Report Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we […]