Portales past: June 1, 1950

June 1, 1950: Eastern New Mexico University formally dedicated three new buildings — the student union, science hall and girls’ dormitory.

Local veterans recall Korean War

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

Lieutenant governor candidates attend forum

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The three lieutenant governor candidates who visited Clovis Thursday had little differentiation from each other on most audience questions at the High Plains Patriots forum. Most of all, the three Republican candidates all carried the same message — if you want conservative government, elect one of us and some […]

Their view: Candidates respond to essay question

New Mexico has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to respond to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrat responses will be published in Friday’s Portales News-Tribune. Here is a sampling of Republican responses […]

Young artist wins international competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales boy has taken third place in an international art competition. Nolan Riggin, 9, won the placing in the 6- to 9-year-old age division of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest. Nolan, son of Ronda Hutcherson and Caid Riggin, said he learned of the award late last month. […]

Portales Past: May 1, 1955

May 1, 1955: Portales Valley Mills workers discovered the company safe had been cracked the night before while three employees worked in an adjoining warehouse. Employees noticed a strange car in the parking lot, but hadn’t noticed anything out of place. The thieves took $70.

Burglary arrest made

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police say they have arrested a man believed to be behind burglaries dating back to last September. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said Jesse Aranda, 20, of Portales, confessed to a burglary Jan. 10 in the 100 block of North Main. Berry said Aranda also confessed to committing five other […]

Zias push nationally-ranked WT in three-game series

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — It may not be much consolation, but Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has shown at times that it can be competitive. Mired in last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias (13-32, 1-10 South) played their second quality game in a rain-delayed three-game […]

Zias pick up power forward from Las Cruces High

Freedom New Mexico Las Cruces High forward Jade Brown has signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball for Eastern New Mexico University next season. The 5-foot-9 Brown was a three-time district selection, averaging 14.1 points per game on 57 percent shooting as a senior. She is a McDonald’s All-American nominee and a South representative in this […]

Portales Past: April 21, 1955

April 21, 1955: Three dogs were blamed for killing 30 of Jim Wade’s chickens on the western edge of Portales. Wade said his grandson witnessed the dawn attack. The dogs, who did not eat any of their kill, ran away when Wade opened the door to the hen house.

New fishing rule changes take effect

The next New Mexico fishing license year began Thursday. Three rule changes you might want to know about are: • The length of the Special Trout Water on the upper Pecos River has been reduced by about half a mile. • The bag limit on striped bass has been decreased to two fish. • Unlimited […]

ACU takes three games from Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — The first “tripleheader” in Eastern New Mexico University baseball history — actually, a doubleheader plus the completion of a game suspended after three batters on Friday night — didn’t go too well for the Greyhounds. ENMU, which won Friday’s seven-inning Lone Star Conference series opener at Abilene Christian 4-3 […]

Ticket feature: ENMU’s Saturday Night Lab series features student-directed plays

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Freedom New Mexico Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University starts its Saturday Night Lab series, featuring student directed plays. There are three 45-minute plays — “Poe Poe Poe,” “Copenhagen” and “Gildenstern and Rosencrantz are Dead”. Students are given 45 minute time limits in which to present a self-directed adaptation of plays they have selected, editing the […]

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for work of FBI

Thankful for work of FBI I have lost all faith in the New Mexico state criminal justice system. Donald Taylor only served about 4 1/2 years in prison for the attempted armed robbery of Wal-Mart in Portales and the parole board released him. Within two months, he shot my father, Bo Chunn. We heard Donald […]

Hounds rally to earn split with Highlands

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore first baseman Mitch Wolfe went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including a game-tying, two-run single in a six-run fourth, and five relievers each threw one scoreless inning as Eastern New Mexico University beat New Mexico Highlands 8-6 on Tuesday for a split of their baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (9-7) […]

Students soar ahead in competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales students zoomed past the competition in a recent state aviation art poster contest. One James Elementary School student and four Portales Junior High School students scored among the top three places in their age categories at the state level of the 2010 International Aviation Art Contest earlier this […]

Feb. 8, 1976

Three building permits totaling $39,790 were applied for during the month of January in the City of Portales, the Portales News-Tribune reported.

Girl scouts prepare for cookie drive

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers: It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have been selling cookies in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties since Jan. 15. The troops, which consist of 250 […]

Cement distibutor to create three to six jobs in Elida

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A cement distribution facility expected to employ three to six local residents is moving to Elida. The terminal is to distribute bulk cement products around eastern New Mexico and west Texas for GCC America Inc., a subsidiary of cement company Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, according to a news release […]

Three Portales residents arrested in break in

PNT staff report Three Portales residents have been arrested for breaking into a home, taking items and spraying tear gas on a 26-year-old woman and two girls, ages 5 years old and 6 months old, according to a news release from the Portales Police Department. According to police, the incident happened Monday in the 1900 […]