Roosevelt fire requires neighbor’s aid

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Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column of smoke to the south was noticeable to residents in downtown Portales late in the morning. Acting Portales Fire Lt. Steven Cain said firefighters and road crews cut [...]

Aug. 19, 2007 Local Briefs

Pioneers should register Roosevelt County Pioneer Day at the Roosevelt County Fair is Thursday. Residents who came to the county in 1956 or earlier will be honored. Pioneers can register beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Jake Lopez Building. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Those attending are asked to bring a vegetable, [...]

Highway problems baffling

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A section of road between Portales and Dora on N.M. 206 has been the center of controversy after the recently refurbished road began to ripple and come apart, causing area residents concern for the safety of the highway. According to Gary Shubert, District II Engineer for the New Mexico [...]

April, 25, 1980

• During an interview with the Portales News Tribune Dora Schools Superintendent announced that Dora Schools would change to a four day school week during the next school year. Students would attend school Tuesday through Friday. • Roller Boogie and Convoy were the selected movie features playing at the Varsity Drive-in, located on the Roswell highway. [...]

Feb. 6, 1978

Deputy Jeff Wilkerson said today he is still investigating a shooting incident which occured about 11 p.m. Saturday on the Floyd highway. He said an argument apparently erupted at a local drive-in parking lot, and when one of the participants departed in his car, the others followed in his car. Several shots were fired with [...]

Portales girl killed in accident

Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on N.M. 88 when she was struck, according to investigating officer [...]

County filled with fires Sunday

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Lightning strikes caused havoc Sunday, starting more than 12 fires in Roosevelt County that burned more than 24,000 acres, according to local firefighters. There were no injuries or damaged structures reported because of the grass fires that occurred near Elida, Floyd, Arch, Milnesand, Highway and Crossroads. Firefighters from Roosevelt [...]

Obituaries for April 27, 2006

Mary Sue Booth Services: Have been held. Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a [...]

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 22, 2006

Resident begs to differ on road I read with some interest Tony Parra’ s article about paving State Highway 206 (Jan. 13 PNT). I drive a 13-mile stretch of that road twice daily. My windshield has at least four new cracks to show for it. I am puzzled by a couple of things: First, it [...]

Construction company discusses N.M. 206 paving

By Tony Parra Brazier Construction officials are hopeful to start repaving of New Mexico Highway 206 by mid-March. A three-mile portion of loose gravel leading into the town of Dora has left area residents and travelers to deal with poor road conditions throughout the winter. Anthony Pacheco, a Brazier Construction paving supervisor for the project, [...]