Stock market’s rough ride has locals nervous

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Dow Jones industrial average closed Monday at 11,350, marking the worst June for the market since the Great Depression of the 1930’s and it’s lowest point since Sept. 2006. In addition to the current condition of the market, the price of oil hit another record high at mid-day […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

New ag business on way

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales has landed a business that will distribute and repair agricultural equipment, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at […]

Nov. 21, 1960

• Jerry Skinner of Dora High School scored 17 points as the Dora Coyotes beat Hagerman 55-42 in basketball. Larry Hays added 10 points for the Coyotes • Tower Theaters was advertising a special Thanksgiving morning “Mothers’ Helper Cartoon Show.” The price was 35 cents for kids 6 to 60. • Fresh Grade A tom […]

Government can’t soften blow to U.S. economy

Editorial No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the worst year […]

Aug. 24, 1965

• The Portales Chapter of DeMolay recently had their official visit from the State Master Councilor DeMolay Jim Flagstead, of Albuquerque. • Shurfine Cake Mixes were on sale at Parkway Super Market, 4 for $1. • The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Basketball team had 19 scheduled games for the 1965- 1966 season.

Fairgoers treated to update facilities

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Visitors to the 2007 Roosevelt County Fair will be treated to spruced-up fairgrounds. New bathrooms have been added, while those in the Pavilion have been refurbished. New air conditioning units have also been installed in the Pavilion. Several 4-H clubs in the area have worked on landscaping and beautification […]

(Live)stock market

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 times her size in front of a crowd of bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. After months of feeding, walking and washing the 1,300-pound steer, it was time to part ways. The auction […]

Fresh pickings

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As local farmers set up their produce, customers mingled, awaiting the signal that would officially open the Portales Farmers’ Market for the afternoon. In a flurry of activity Thursday at the corner of First Street and Avenue B, seven farmers’ market vendors sold a variety of produce to customers, […]

Government proposals will hinder market

Editorial T he House of Representatives voted last week to impose $16 billion in new taxes on the oil industry and give away billions of dollars in tax breaks for so-called “renewable” energy schemes. The proposals will only drive energy costs higher, while limiting availability and giving foreign oil producers more sway in the U.S. […]