Portales Past: March 21, 1945

March 21, 1945: Portales school teachers knocked on doors across town in search of school census information. “Every unmarried person between the age of 5 and 18 needs to be counted,” The Portales Daily News reported.

My turn: Small towns still memorable

I grew up in Muleshoe and in 1979 started writing about small towns in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. Name a town located between Canadian, Texas, and Melrose, and I’ll tell you something memorable about it. Here’s one of the things I think about when I think about … … Portales: Dallan Sanders, […]

City crews work to fill potholes

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Road crews have been working to fix those pesky potholes springing up like wildflowers in Spring. Three city crews have been scattered around town fixing holes created by the combination of cold and wet, snowy weather. Street department Director Jerry Rose said potholes start when moisture penetrates the asphalt. […]

U.S. 70 closed for disabled truck

Police closed U.S. 70 at Johnston Hill until a wrecker could move a disabled tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the axles came off the truck, but no one was injured. He said traffic was backed up from Johnston Hill, about 4.5 miles north of Portales, back to town. Parker […]

Grant will assist Elida with beautification efforts

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Elida has been undergoing a four-year-long cleanup aimed at making it a more attractive place to live. Led by members of the town government, volunteers have removed old cars, landscaped, picked up trash and otherwise cleaned up. Now, a $700,000 grant from Gov. Richardson’s Investment Partnership II is paying […]

Friday morning briefing: Cowboys in town

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing. Video of the day In your backyard – Blackwater Draw Museum. Cowboys in town The Board of Directors of the North American Corriente Association are in Clovis today to scope out the new location for their national annual Convention Show and Roping. They met in the Bank […]

Oct. 9 Cannon Community

Medical town hall — A medical town hall meeting will be held Oct. 15 at noon in the Wingman’s Conference Hall (the Atrium area). This is a forum for the 27th Special Operations Medical Group and its beneficiaries to interact and address concerns.

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

Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

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Bingaman to host health care town hall meeting

PNT Staff Report U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a health care town hall meeting at 4:15 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs and hear from constituents, according to a […]

Press release: Bingaman hosting town hall meeting in Clovis

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be hosting a health care town hall in Clovis at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs, and hear from constituents. Bingaman’s complete public schedule is as follows: […]

Town reunion brings back memories of youth

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist Last weekend my brother, my husband and I attended a community activity that gave me a reassurance of wonderful people who love God and this country. All three of us at one time lived and grew up in Melrose. The celebration and reunion of those who once lived and loved […]

Border residents gather for annual celebration

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is a permanent fixture on his calendar. The end of July celebration features a parade from Texico to Farwell, barbecue, music, games and vendors. But for Christian, Border Town Days is a time for friends. “It’s just a chance to get […]

Organizer: Border Town Days ‘hometown thing’

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Border Town Days isn’t a huge event, organizers say. It’s more like a family barbecue — with two really big families. The communities of Texico and Farwell, which share the Texas-New Mexico border, will celebrate the last weekend of July as they have for the last 43 years — with […]

Family describes victim as loner

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico He lived in the same town but family rarely heard from him. Maybe it was his mother’s death when he was 11, or it might have been something else.

Udall discusses health care, North Korea at town hall meeting

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., says the federal government won’t force people into a national health care plan and the United States won’t go to war with North Korea. Udall led a town hill meeting in a packed room at Eastern New Mexico University on Friday evening. The freshman senator said he wants […]

Obama to hold town hall at Rio Rancho HS

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Rio Rancho High School, where he is expected to discuss his efforts to stop credit card companies from taking advantage of consumers. Obama used his weekend radio and Internet address to outline proposed reforms. He challenged congressional leaders to send him […]

Trailer fire contained in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Fire Department responded Friday night to a structure fire at the Town Talk trailer park in Clovis.

Council will consider greenery for entry points, courthouse

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The comprehensive plan for the Portales downtown area includes greenery around the Roosevelt County Courthouse and gateway structures at key points. At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in City Hall, Lee D. Einsweiler of Code Studio design company from Austin, Texas, presented the comprehensive plan. Einsweiler suggested five […]

Portales youth speak up

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer About 60 Portales-area high school and college students made their voices heard over the last six months, culminating in a town-hall style event Wednesday at Portales’ Memorial Building. The event is called Tomorrow’s Leaders — but event facilitator Nicole Wilkening thinks that title is a bit misleading. “They are […]