Portales past: Jan. 1, 1951

Jan. 1, 1951: The Portales Daily News: The two-way radio for the county sheriff arrived Saturday, just before Sheriff J.E. “Ping” Evetts was sworn in to succeed J.N. McCall.

Portales Past: July 4, 1950

July 4, 1950: Roosevelt County Sheriff J.N. McCall complimented citizens for their holiday behavior. “We didn’t have a bit of business,” he said. “No wrecks, no arrests.”

Other bases await Cannon’s fate

By Marlena Hartz The future of Cannon Air Force Base is being watched closely even beyond eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Six Air Force bases across the United States stand to inherit F-16 fighter jets if Cannon is closed, including Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. “I can’t say there is a direct […]

Sept. 14 Obituaries

Belle Cox, 85 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. […]