ENMU briefs — June 8

Blackwater Draw hosting demonstration of prehistoric technology The Blackwater Draw National Landmark, operated by Eastern New Mexico University, is hosting “Technology of Prehistoric New Mexico” June 25-26 at Blackwater Draw, six miles north of Portales on N.M. 467. The event is free and open to the public. Activities include pottery demonstrations, cooking, hide-working, flint-knapping, Yucca […]

March 18, 1947

The Mesa school district, which last operated in 1945 with one teacher, was officially consolidated with the Floyd district by the State Board of Education in Santa Fe. Fifteen students from the Mesa school would now be transported to Floyd. Until two years earlier, the grade school students stayed at Mesa while the high school […]

La Hacienda closing after 33 years

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Sarah Meyer: PNT staff writer Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing its doors. Esther Ornelas, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Crespin, said the decision to close the restaurant has been difficult. “We’ve been wrestling with it since September,” […]

Business Feature: Joe Boy’s used furniture and antiques

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Ginger Boone of Portales has owned and operated Joe Boy’s used furniture and antique store since 2006. She enjoys sharing her love of antique collecting with others at her store, located at 521 West 17th Street. Getting an early start: “I have been collecting antiques since I was 20. […]