Portales past: June 28, 1960

June 28, 1960: A hot June continued in Portales with a high temperature of 101 — the sixth day of triple-digit heat during the month. The year’s high temperature was 104, reached on June 20.

ENMU students bring ‘space’ Nazis to life

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Hot glue, fiberglass and “sanding, sanding, sanding,” followed by paint are what it takes to make a helmet. Combine that with about 20 people, more than 300 hours, many, many sleepless nights, chopped up roller blades, Worcestershire sauce, paint, toy guns and countless other odds and ends and the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Hot chickens and calling all writers

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Hot chicken Who knew prairie chickens were such a hot item? Turns out all 100 spots to watch the birds’ annual courtship dances have already sold out for the April 16-18 High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. Heck, they just announced tickets three weeks ago — at $95 […]

Nov. 19, 1961

Portales Rotarians dined on barbecued beef, hot rolls and country butter with pumpkin pie for dessert Friday at the Christian Children’s Home, according to the Portales News-Tribune archives.

Oct. 23, 1964

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Greyhound quarterback Benjy Dial would find the going hot and heavy Saturday afternoon in Sequin, Texas, when ENMU took on the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs.

Clothing store moving to the square

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Hot Threads is moving to the square over the weekend and will be setting up shop next to Crafty Creations and Jackson Hewitt tax service. The retail store is planning to open its doors Tuesday. Owner Debbie Christiansen moved back to Portales two years ago so her children could be closer to their grandparents. She […]

No errand trumps leaving child in hot car

Freedom New Mexico A South Texas tragedy is a good reminder for eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle these days: Never leave a child unattended in a car, especially when it’s hot out. Felicitas Alexandra Cordova died Sunday after she was found in her family’s Ford Expedition at a flea market just north of […]

Earmarks not going away anytime soon

Freedom New Mexico During his hot-blooded adolescence, while grappling with the urgency of conversion and the pleasures of the flesh, St. Augustine, of the famous “Confessions,” is said to have prayed: “Lord, grant me chastity and self-control — but not just yet.” President Obama may have uttered something similar to himself last week, as he […]

Garage sale date changed

PNT Staff Report The date of the garage sale to help fund the new non-profit Focused and Full of Hope: The Kacee Lovato Foundation has been changed to March 21 due to weather concerns, said organizer Debbie Christiansen. The sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1115 S. Abilene St. To donate: […]

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at West Texas A&M, third-ranked Central Oklahoma was in no mood to fool around on Saturday. The Bronchos hit three consecutive 3-pointers — two by guard Chance Hardaker — and opened an 11-0 lead over Eastern New Mexico University en route […]

ENMU sponsors hot air balloon

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slogan for the university’s hot air balloon at the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fiesta goers will have the opportunity […]

Motherhood plays strong part in politics

By Anita Doberman It seems that parenting has become a hot ticket when it comes to politics. This has always been the case in one way or another. A single candidate has always been viewed with suspicion, even by single voters, and having children has always been a basic credential. Fair or not, those were […]

Parkgoers to help celebrate Oasis’ 75th

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer A hot dog dinner and star party will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Parks Service. Oasis has been a part of New Mexico State Parks Service for 47 years, according to park manager Jim Whary. Hot dogs […]

It’s Their Job: Hot Threads

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PNT Correspondent: Chris Romero Name: Debbie Christiansen Job: Owner of Hot Threads. Background: Debbie Christiansen is from Lake Havasu City, Ariz. and has managed Chevron employees at convenience stores, worked in retail and grocery stores, and managed a copy office for the last seven years where printers, computers, copy machines were serviced. A future goal

Weather tough on seedlings, crops

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor High winds and hot temperatures have tested the skills of gardeners and farmers and tried the patience of everyone this spring. “We’ve certainly seen our share of warm and windy weather,” said Todd Shoemake, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “We’re getting a little sick of it […]

Three charged in zoo incident

Freedom New Mexico Police charged a man and two juveniles with misdemeanor animal cruelty Friday for feeding hot peppers to primates at the Hillcrest Park Zoo, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The charges stem from a March 30 incident where two families were detained by zoo officials after it was discovered spider monkeys […]

Dora Highway, U.S. 70 hot topics

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation Commission announced a $7 million plan to correct a failed pavement project on the Dora Highway and plans for an engineering design for U.S. 70 in downtown Portales Thursday. In a meeting at Eastern New Mexico University, the six-member commission also heard traffic […]

This chile is red, not red hot

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By Helena Rodriguez The official state question of New Mexico is “Red or green?” Chile breeders, however, are not only saying “Red!” but are seeing red with NuMex Garnet, a new pepper being bred specifically for its pigment. Stephanie Walker, a vegetable specialist from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, will talk about this […]

Hot lunches available over summer

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Hot, fresh and nutritious meals are being served to children in the community as part of the Seamless Summer Program through the Portales Municipal Schools. According to Shirley Chatterton, director of food services for the schools, the program was created five years ago through the Public Education Department. For […]

Pothole woes require creativity

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor How many chuckholes would a highway worker chuck with asphalt if a highway worker could chuck chuckholes? With Groundhog Day bearing down on us we should have known that pothole season would arrive the same week. The adaptation of the old tongue-twister is especially meaningful this week as the […]