ENMU hires new business VP

Mike Linn After more than 40 winters living in a city where temperatures sink dangerously below zero, Scott Smart decided it was time for a change. So the 44-year-old set his sights on the warm, arid climate of Portales, where temperatures meander around 100 degrees in the summer and winter snowfall is not a seasonal [...]

Personality Plus-Peggy Hahn

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Name: Peggy Hahn Job: Retired teacher Age (and birth date): 72 Hometown: Portales Family: Henry Hahn What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Shopping.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “Our country.” Tell us about your pet(s): “Two dogs – a pug and a pound puppy” What is your theme song? “ ‘Amazing [...]

Firefighter enjoys his time here

Portales resident Harlin Stobb fights fires, but likes the hot sound of Texas blues. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sleeping in late on a cool summer morning and going to a Yankees game that afternoon with my kids. That would be a great day. It doesn’t matter who wins — it’s just being [...]

Thousands turn out for county celebration

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Janet Bresenham Adrianna Acosta, 7, of Portales, and her Clovis cousins Julie Garcia, 8, and Serena Garcia, 5, giggled and showed off their green and pink hair as they described the doughnuts, snow cones and all the other food they had eaten during the Roosevelt County Heritage Days celebration. “I got these at the paint [...]

Obits 6/26

Margaret Coleman, 63 Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, 1960, in Portales. She [...]

Obits June 22

Mary Hallford, 96 Mary Hallford, 96, of Portales, died Friday, June 21, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on July 7, 1906, in Hall County, Texas, to Ollie and Alexander Cooper. She was the oldest of her family. She lived her early life in the area where she was born. [...]

Obits June 19

Shaylyn Wise, 14 Shaylyn Marie Wise, 14, of Lakewood, Colo., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in Lakewood. She was born on May 4, 1989. She was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers; a great-grandmother; and a great-uncle. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lori Wise and Eddie Chavez of Lakewood; a sister, Sydney [...]

Obits June 18

Herman Baxley, 54 Mr. Herman Gene Baxley, 54, of Longmont, Colo., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Peaks Care Center in Longmont. He was born on Jan. 17, 1949, in Portales, to John and Ruth Stanley Baxley. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Johnny Baxley. He is survived two brothers, [...]

Obituaries June 10

Alma Atkins, 83 Alma Atkins, 83, of Exeter, Calif., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Visalia. She was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Dora, to Zeneth and Janie Wilmoth. She married John W. Atkins on March 3, 1940, in Roswell. They moved to Exeter in 1945. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, playing [...]

Q&A with Carmen Pacheco

By Angela Peacock Carmen Pacheco, executive assistant for the La Casa Family Health Center, is trying to pass on the lessons she learned growing up as part of a large, close-knit family on to her two daughters. What do you think about Portales? “I have lived in Portales for 18 years, moving from Tucumcari to [...]