Portales Past: April 28, 1910

April 28, 1910: Portales was on the lookout for a man known only as “Dutch” who was allegedly selling whiskey in violation of town ordinance. Some suspected “Dutch” was “a shield to protect some well-known Portales citizen,” the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Portales Past: March 9, 1960

March 9, 1960: Portales police were on the lookout for rock throwers. Frank’s University Food Store and Cooper-Hobbs Chevrolet both lost large plate-glass windows to the vandals within a week. Police Chief L.D. Baker said he knew of only one reason anyone would break the business’ windows: “Meanness.”

Watch out for Old Man Clonch this holiday season

Bib Huber (Christmas carols playing.) Ah the holidays, that time of year for fireplaces and hot spiced cider, the sounds of crinkling wrapping paper and children squealing, and, of course — THE CURSE OF OLD MAN CLONCH! (Carols segue to ominous music.) When I was a kid, it was tough being bad during the holidays, [...]