My turn: Portales is fabric of my life

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Does the Portales News-Tribune flow through your life like it does through mine? I grew up in Portales, so my scrapbooks are filled with clippings of spelling bees, talent shows, wedding announcements and obituaries. I’ve also lived far away from Portales, and I have fond memories of opening letters to find articles from this paper […]

PNT ownership changes hands

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

My turn: A little good news

Three decades or so ago, two things that affected me happened within a 12-month period: I spent a summer working at the Portales News-Tribune under the watchful eye of my lifelong friend Gordon Greaves, and singer Anne Murray released a song called “A Little Good News.” Gordon taught me a lot about news writing that […]

Our towns: Dora once called ‘hub of the country’

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell The General Store next to the Dora school district will be re-opening Sept. 7 after being closed for a few years. Becky Fraze, the village clerk, said the store opening will be very good for local residents, because it will give them somewhere nearby to go to and eat. Alisa Boswell […]

Newspaper should reflect interests of community

I remember when President George W. Bush was in office the mockery that was made of him. The GOP was offended and so was I. I am not a Republican. Bush was however, our president and deserving of our respect for that office. It is now equally offensive that the Portales News-Tribune continuously does the […]

Portales past: March 25, 1962

March 25, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: With 20 lively coyotes in captivity Saturday morning, Floyd’s veteran coyote hunters were hard at work through the day to round up another 10 for today’s unique coyote rodeo at Elida.

Portales past: March 21, 1962

March 21, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: The firing of all kinds of guns, whether they shoot pellets, darts or real bullets, is illegal in the city limits, Police Chief Keith Rowland reminded residents.

Portales past: March 18, 1962

March 18, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: The Portales High School track team proved the “better late than never” rule quite conclusively Saturday as they took second place in the opening meet at Tucumcari, in spite of a delayed arrival that left them out of the first five events.

Portales past: March 11, 1962

March 11, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Ad from Turner’s Dept. Store: dress heels, $6.99; ladies summer shoes, $3.98; ladies large Pixies, $3.98; and a 3-button coachman brunchcoat in 100% wash-n-wear cotton, $5.95.

Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

ENMU typography students reimagine newspaper for class

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Alisa Boswell Is it time to redesign the Portales News-Tribune? It was for Eastern New Mexico University students in Brad Hamann’s Typography class. Hamann, an ENMU graphic design instructor, decided to give the 16 students in his fall design class a new challenge by having them critique and redesign the local Portales newspaper. “I wanted […]

My turn: Headlines predicted to come

Here are some Portales News-Tribune headlines I expect to see: • Portales Builds Hydroelectric Plant Powered by City Gutters — Will Operate Four Days a Year • New Portales Restaurant Serves Vegetables; Sued by National Rifle Association • Portales First City in Nation to Have More Gas Stations Than Restaurants — But No KFC • […]

Portales past: Feb. 28, 1954

Feb. 28, 1954: The Portales Tribune: in the “I Saw” column: The belated auto license buyers’ line was extending out of the Armstrong office into the snowy street Saturday morning.

Portales past: Feb. 27, 1959

Feb. 27, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Voters in Causey School District gave an overwhelming approval on Feb. 26 to becoming a municipal school district. Causey was the last remaining school under the county school supervision.

Portales past: Feb. 23, 1954

Feb. 23, 1954: The Portales Tribune: From the “I Heard” column: Mrs. Willis Slaten made apricot blossoms into very acceptable cherry blossoms for a George Washington party this week.

Portales past: Feb. 22, 1959

Feb. 22, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Tumbling weeds from soil bank’s acreages have just about put the cattle back on the basis of the open range. Fence posts have snapped all across the plains from the strain of tumbleweeds pushed before high winds.

Portales past: Feb. 20, 1959

Feb. 20, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Movies currently showing at Tower Theater: “Bend of the River” starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy and Rock Hudson. Also showing was “World in His Arms” with Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Both movies were in Technicolor.

Portales past: Feb. 16, 1954

Feb. 16, 1954: The Portales Tribune: Jack Burns was moving here from Roswell to organize a merchants police or night watchman’s service in Portales. To date, 24 firms had joined the organization. Membership fees were $5 per year.

Portales past: Feb. 15, 1959

Feb. 15, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A “cow pool” in which dairy farmers could place their milk cows for a period of three years and receive payment for the milk after deduction of expenses, was due to open soon near Portales.

Portales past: Feb. 13, 1959

Feb. 13, 1959: The Portales News-Tribune: Births: Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Burney of Baileyboro, Texas, were the parents of a daughter, Bonita Kay, who was born Feb. 8 at Roosevelt General Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.