East Valley Tribune purchased

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

Nov. 22, 1972

In the Portales News-Tribune, Tastee-Freez advertised a Tastee burger deluxe with golden-taste fries for 45 cents.

Nov. 21, 1971

In the Portales News-Tribune, Gibson’s Discount Center advertised a Westmark nine-cup aluminum percolator for $6.88.

Nov. 20, 1970

The 1969 fellowship dinner at Portales First Baptist church was such a delightful occasion that it was repeated this year, according to the Portales News-Tribune. However, the dinner was held in the cafeteria of Portales High School.

Nov. 14, 1962

Jim Warnica, News-Tribune mechanical superintendent, came home with his six-point buck, and reported that three other Portales hunters who were camped in the same general area also shot bucks, according to Portales News-Tribune archives.

Oct. 31, 1971

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the local weather was: Increasing high cloudiness Sunday and Sunday night and warmer. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Monday. Portales high Sunday 68, low Sunday night 63.

Oct. 27, 1972

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Ozzie’s Drive-In off of West Second Street advertised a Friday, Saturday and Sunday special on a hamburger and shake for 59 cents plus tax.

Oct. 26, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU regents wanted a president who could walk on water but had settled for one who could merely fly. Warren B. Armstrong of St. Cloud, Minn., was introduced Saturday as the sixth president of Eastern New Mexico University.

Oct. 24, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, a few days of sun and clear skies had put a brighter outlook on everything, according to most farmers and produce buyers in the area. The harvest had resumed and was beginning to pick up speed, and there was hope that most all crops except grain and cotton would be […]

Oct. 17, 1982

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales school system has received its new computer and equipment to be used for payroll, attendance, grading and class scheduling. The system, which cost $40,145.50, includes an IBM computer, a printer and three mini-terminals, purchased from IBM in Lubbock, Texas.

Oct. 19, 1979

The Portales News-Tribune reported that showing at the Twin Tower was “A Little Romance” with Laurence Oliver. Show times were 7:15 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.

Oct. 18, 1985

According to the Portales News-Tribune, the Etc Shoe and Sports Store advertised a storewide sport clothing sale with 20 percent off of warm-up suits, swimsuits, sport shirts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, all shorts, all pants and danskin products.

Oct. 16, 1964

The Portales News-Tribune reported that “Prayer with a Question Mark” would be the sermon subject for the morning worship service at 10:45 at the Presbyterian Church. The Chancel Choir would sing “Psalm 117” by Milan Kaderavek, with Donald Paschke directing and Jane Scott as organist.

Oct. 15, 1976

The Portales News-Tribune reported that the ENMU School of Music opened its stage season the previous night with “An Evening at the Opera,” composed of three short operas under the direction of Richard Cage. The production in the ENMU University Theatre will run again that night only, beginning at 8 p.m.

Oct. 14, 1960

According to the Portales News-Tribune, there were eight petitions being circulated in Portales for a local option election to repeal the county’s bone-dry condition. Some Portales businessmen felt Portales trade would suffer when Clovis got its taverns and package stores in about 60 days.

Oct. 13, 1971

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Becky Burns presented a copy of “Man Without A Country” to Mrs. W.A. Stroud of the Portales Public Library to be included in their collection of books. The book was the gift of the Yucca Society of Children of the American Revolution as a memorial to Mrs. Rose White, who […]

Oct. 12, 1975

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Mark Baca and Christine Gutierrez were named “Carrier of the Year” and runner-up of Portales News-Tribune carriers this week.

Oct. 11, 1968

The Portales News-Tribune reported that rings for juniors and announcements for seniors headed the agenda at PHS the previous week. The rings juniors picked would bear the individuals’ initials, the year they would graduate and the letter “P” in the center of the red stone.

Oct. 8, 1978

In the Portales News-Tribune, Poppa Pat’s Steakhouse advertised their dinner steak for $3.45. This price included homemade soup and salad, a baked potato or wide fries, and a loaf of sourdough bread. Customers could also top off their meal with homemade ice cream and cookies.

Oct. 6, 1972

For $1, according to the Portales News-Tribune, members of the Portales High School Student Council would neatly stencil street numbers on the curb in front of houses. The students planned to cover the town Saturday, and money raised in the activity was to all go to the Cancer Society’s campaign. Local dealers were donating paint […]