Sept. 28, 1967

David Lead’s film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, “Doctor Zhivago,” was showing at the “Scientifically Cool” Tower Theatre, according to an advertisement in the Portales News-Tribune.

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

KENW tower coming down this week

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the taller landmarks on the High Plains and easily the tallest in Portales is coming down. The 300-foot tower at the old KENW-TV studios will be taken apart this week by Advanced Tower Services of Albuquerque. Work began Tuesday and depending on the weather, the tower could […]

Feb. 22, 1963

• “Tara Bulba” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner. • “The Fastest Gun Alive” was playing at the Tower Theater and starred Glenn Ford.

Feb. 3, 1957

• ENMU Greyhounds over came a seven point halftime disadvantage and after a nip and tuck battle came out on top of a close 77-74 count. • Julie plays at the tower starring Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan and Frank Lovejoy.

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Jan. 25, 1963 The Comancheros played at the Tower starring John Wayne. Levi Jeans were priced at $3.88, size 29-36 waist at Criswell’s 220 W. Second St.

Dec. 11, 1953

• Dr. H.T. Brasell, chief of staff at Roosevelt General Hospital was preparing to host 22 area doctors in the Roosevelt-Curry County Medical Society for a chicken fry. Brasell raised and fried the fowl himself. • The Greyhound basketball team was on a five-game slide as they dropped a game to Westminister College in Wilmington, […]

Nov. 27, 1960

• Gamble’s was advertising a “Johnny Ringo Set” including to “fast-drawing six-shooters with leather holster and 12 bullets for $2.99 in a Christmas toy ad. • The Tower Theater was showing “I Aim At the Stars, The Werner Von Braun Story.” • The Monday special at Mac’s Drive In was a bacon burger with combination […]

November 9, 1993

• Though nothing was official the Portales News Tribune announced that Eastern New Mexico University officials were expecting head football coach Howard Stearns to turn in a letter of resignation. • Malice and Demolition Man were the featured movies showing at the Tower Twin. • A steak sandwich and an order of onion rings were […]

Oct. 31, 1951

• Tommy and Brooks’ Foodmarket advertised biscuits two cans for 25 cents, eggs 49 cents a dozen and sausage three pounds for $1. • Humphrey Bogart starred in “The Enforcer” at the Tower theater and “Molly” starring Gertrude Berg and Peter Hanson was showing at the Yam theater. As a bonus, the Tower was showing […]

October 24, 1970

• Boy Scout Troop 125, sponsored by the American Legion, were preparing to travel to Roswell to participate in the Veterans Appreciation Day event. • An open house for state senator candidate Dave Turner was being held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Schlenker. • Walt Disney’s “Son of Flubber” and “The Horse in […]

July 11, 1982

• Rocky III and One Dark Night were the featured movies showing at the Tower Twin. • The 1939 Dora High School graduating class held their first class reunion at the Dora Community Center. • Sew & Go offered a “Little People’s Pals” doll making class.

June 17, 1980

• Bronco Billy, starring Clint Eastwood and Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta, were both showing at the Tower Twin. • In junior league girls softball, the Blue Jays defeated the Bobcats 21- 9 at Morrison Field. • A 19 ounce package of Oreo cookies was on sale at Gibson’s Discount Center for 99 cents.

May 15,1960

• Suddenly Last Summer was playing at the Tower Theatre. Tickets were 85 cents for adults and 65 for students. • Seven students from Eastern New Mexico University who were studying Historical Geology were spending time in the Carlsbad area studying various formations. • Plains Motor Hotel Coffee Shop offered a special buffet dinner for […]

April 24, 1980

• Wayne Moore, former men’s basketball coach at Melrose and Clayton High Schools, was named Eastern New Mexico University head women’s basketball coach. • Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, and Coal Miner’s Daughter, were two of the five movies that were showing at the Tower Twin. • Whole frying chickens were on sale at Hatch Country […]

Portales residents prepare to receive red carpet treatment

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Plans are being put into motion to bring the locally-filmed movie “Believe in Me” for a Hollywood-styled premiere at the Tower Twin in Portales. Utilizing the communities in Portales and Clovis for filming during October of 2004, the film is based on the true story of a 1960s Oklahoma […]

Some tragedies one never forgets

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Historic events good and bad stick in our memories but tragic historic events and where we were as they happened are burned onto our souls. So it seems with Sept. 11, 2001. Anyone who was school-age or older can quickly recall the horrible details of that day, the despair […]

Tours give outsiders insight to operations

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Capt. Kathryn Gaetke, 523 Fighter Squadron pilot, gave the Girls Town USA base tour a second chance to visit the flight simulators and try their skills at the controls. The tour gave the girls a glimpse of Cannon’s mission. Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Some children take field trips to fire and police stations with […]

Village of Dora granted new water tower

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer There’s a new look to the Village of Dora. Standing against the skyline, just east of the Dora Church of Christ, is the new water tower. Completed in July, the tower stands approximately 110 feet tall and holds 93,000 gallons of water. The capacity of the old tower was […]