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 […]