Sept. 21, 1973

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 20, 1955

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that

Sept. 18, 1956

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that

Sept. 17, 1969

The Portales News Tribune reported the city council officially accepted the library building at the regular council meeting the night before and scheduled an open house to show off the new facility. Mayor James Kiker said he and his committee went over the building carefully and described it as “a good job, the best seen […]

Sept. 16, 1964

The Portales News Tribune reported that two new pests had appeared in the Portales valley peanut fields, one which posed an immediate threat and the other a less immediate, but severe, problem. Spider mites were found in every peanut field checked, with heavy infestations in several fields just east of town. Entomologists reported

Sept. 15, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 13, 1973

Portales News Tribune reported that if there was a grand champion of the Kiwanis pet show at the fair the night before, it had to be a cat that ran up a steel pole at the urging of a police dog as big as a polo pony. The cat was retrieved from its slippery perch, […]

Sept. 12, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 6, 1962

The Portales News-Tribune reported that

Sept. 4, 1956

The Portales Daily Tribune reported that city, county and state police reported a very quiet Labor Day weekend with no deaths on the road and only one man was arrested over the three days. In Portales, city police investigated two minor accidents Monday and arrested a man from Amarillo, Texas, on charges of drunken driving. […]

Sept. 1, 1949

The Portales Tribune reported hail damages to crops the previous Saturday west of Portales. The main blunt of the storm fell in the vicinity of the Tom Terry farm. Terry reported that 15 acres of his cotton were stripped of foliage and bolls. He also reported considerable damage to his sweet potato crop.

Clovis PD seek missing man

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis police are asking public help to find an 87-year-old man reported missing Wednesday by his family. Police said Ramon Duran was last seen about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Duran is known to walk in the alleys on the west side of Clovis while pulling a small black cart. Duran uses […]

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog, then died, a press release said. The dog will euthanized to prevent it from developing rabies and potentially exposing other animals and people, a press […]

May 21, 1972

May 12, 1947

The Portales Daily News reported that four Portales high school students

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

Texas native took plea deal in ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

April 8, 1940

The Portales Daily News reported that a local fruit grower, J.A. Sanders, saved his fruit during a recent heavy snow storm by burning crude oil, automobile tires and old batteries among the trees. The blossoms of 1,000 peach trees, 450 pear trees, 400 plum trees and 150 apple trees all seemed to be in good

April 5, 1978

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Robert Garcia, who ran fifth behind the four elected councilmen in the recent city election, was appointed to the position vacated

Bailey County woman attacked in home

Freedom New Mexico A 30-year-old Bailey County woman is in a Lubbock hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds after a man invaded her home and attacked her while she slept Friday morning. Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills said Gloria Lisa Estrada was sleeping in her home just north of Enochs on Highway 214, when an […]