It’s their job: Portales man went from trucking to towing

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David Welch is owner and operator of A-1 Towing in Portales. Background: Welch grew up in Portales and graduated Portales High School in 1969. He and his wife, Pam, who does the bookkeeping for the business, have three sons and a daughter. Welch started in the trucking business right after high school. “I hauled cattle […]

Two killed in train, truck collision

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Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers BOVINA — The driver and passenger in a truck died Friday afternoon after the vehicle collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near U.S. 60, a mile north of Bovina. The bodies of a male driver and a female passenger of the Peterbilt truck were located along the side of […]

Dairy Farmers of America proposes massive milk haulers merger

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers More business will soon be hauled into eastern New Mexico — by the milk trucking industry. And Dairy Farmers of America representative Walter Bradley said last week the national dairyman’s organization is working on a plan that would increase its trucking fleet by at least eight fold. Bradley said DFA, […]

Sept. 10 Obituaries

Marvin Craig, 60 Mr. Marvin Craig, 60, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 17, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill., to Edith L. and Richard A. Craig. He spent his early childhood in Illinois and lived for a short time in Arizona before coming to Portales as a […]