Press release: City of Portales supports low altitude training area

During the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the Portales City Council adopted a resolution of support for the establishment of a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) area in New Mexico and Colorado. The United States Air Force is proposing a LATN area of 94,000 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern [...]

Portales past: Dec. 17, 1941

Dec. 17, 1941: The Portales Daily News: Another group of Portales citizens who know how the beaches of the Philippines and Hawaii look over the sights of a rifle are the United States War Veterans, who officially declared war, not only on the Japanese, but also on Italy and Germany.

State engineer: Ute project one of most critical in U.S.

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Argen Duncan The proposed $500 million Ute Pipeline is one of the most critical rural drinking water projects in the United States, New Mexico’s state engineer said Thursday. As one of several speakers at the Ute Pipeline news conference Thursday at the Yam event center in Portales, State Engineer John D’Antonio also said federal money [...]

State election totals

United States Representative District 1• Martin T. Heinrich (D) — 110,046• Jonathan L. Barela (R) — 103,207 United States Representative District 2• Harry Teague (D) — 74,466• Steve Pearce (R) — 93,124 United States Representative District 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 118,842• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 90,209 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. [...]

General election results

Roosevelt County United States RepresentativeDistrict 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 1,348• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 3,033 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. Denish and Brian S. Colon (D) — 1,239• Susana Martinez and John A. Sanchez (R) — 3,157 Secretary of State• Mary Herrera (D) — 1,135• Dianna J. Duran (R) — 3,200 [...]

My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back [...]

Encouraging to see states stand up to government

Freedom New Mexico The states are restless. Increasingly, states across America are resisting encroachments on their liberties by the federal government. The most recent examples concern objections by two states to the forced adoption of President Barack Obama’s health-care law. Voters in Missouri approved Tuesday, 71 percent to 29 percent, Measure C, the Health Care [...]

Portales Past: March 27, 1960

March 27, 1960: Mountain States Telephone Co. and Roosevelt County Telephone Co-op began “extended area service” for county telephone users. It meant subscribers in Dora, Causey, Milnesand and Elida could call Portales (and vice versa) directly, without going through a toll operator. About 3,800 telephones were in use in the county.

ENMU’S Murphy invited to tryouts

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior libero Caitlin Murphy has been invited to try out for the United States national volleyball team. The tryouts will be conducted by U.S. head coach Hugh McCutcheon in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the United States Olympic Training Center. Murphy, from Amarillo, will be seeking a position for [...]

Education data encouraging for Hispanics

Freedom New Mexico A new study of Hispanic youth in the United States offers interesting data about one of the country’s fastest-growing groups. For political and social leaders, it has valuable information about their attitudes and risks for the future. It also can help dispel many myths and assumptions about them. The Pew Hispanic Center [...]